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FROM PRESSTITUTES TO AL DESKO … THE LATEST IN OFFICE JARGON
Have you ever been under the influence of a Presstitute or, preferably, been fortunate enough to experience OTTS?   Perhaps you never had the chance, as you were going Al Desko. The impact of technology and other workplace trends are also delivering sweeping change to the way we communicate.  Despite all the morphing, our jargon actually seems to be keeping pace.


SEPT 1 – MICHELLE PAYNE AND BROTHER STEVE WIN 2016 GOLDEN WATTLE AWARD
Melbourne Cup winning jockey Michelle Payne and her champion strapper brother, Steve, are joint winners of the 2016 Golden Wattle Award. The award is conferred each year, around the time of National Wattle Day (1 September), by the Wattle Day Association to recognise a person(s) who has brought Gold to Australia through their actions or achievements.

CELEBRATING GREAT DADS THIS FATHER’S DAY
Too many 'men” have been in the news for all the wrong reasons in recent times, especially with the scourge of domestic violence being rightly exposed and discussed more openly than ever before.   But this Father’s Day (Sept 4) gives all of us the chance to acknowledge the many great Australian men who make their families a far better place.
 
 

SEPT 1 - NATIONAL WATTLE DAY GROWS AS THE ‘NEW AUSTRALIA DAY’
As the great witness to the whole Australian story, wattle has welcomed us all, Aboriginal, colonial and 20th and 21st century migrants. Wattle fuses our land and our people. That is why it is such a great symbol, and National Wattle Day (September 1) a great occasion to celebrate our land and the Australian people.  Wattle continues to serve us well as a symbol without par and without baggage.



LIFELINE LAUNCHES LONELINESS SURVEY – ARE WE MORE CONNECTED OR LONELIER THAN EVER?
Lifeline Australia has launched the on-line Lifeline Loneliness Survey, which seeks to understand people’s feelings of loneliness in Australian society in the midst of our current national suicide emergency.
 
 
 
CSIRO PUBLISHING: CAN AUSTRALIA FEED THE WORLD?  
By 2050 our planet will have a staggering two-billion extra mouths to feed, as the world population rockets towards 10-billion. Against this pressure, Australia has been touted as a key part of the solution with the potential to expand our agriculture across vast areas. But just how feasible is it really, and what sort of cost would it come at?
 



AIHW REPORT: HIGH USE OF HOMELESSNESS SERVICES FOR THOSE IN ALCOHOL AND DRUG TREATMENT
Almost 40,000 Australians received both alcohol and drug treatment and specialist homelessness services over a 3 year period, according to a report released by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).

 
 
 

CELEBRATING GREAT DADS THIS FATHER’S DAY
Too many 'men” have been in the news for all the wrong reasons in recent times, especially with the scourge of domestic violence being rightly exposed and discussed more openly than ever before.   But this Father’s Day (Sept 4) gives all of us the chance to acknowledge the many great Australian men who make their families a far better place.