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Public Address 16 August 2011 - News and Weather

Public Address 16 August 2011 - News and Weather

Something for Your Snow Day
11:26 Aug 16, 2011 in Up Front by Emma Hart
You deserve a column. I know you do. But my brain has been locked in the house—or more specifically, the lounge—for two days with the rest of the family, and frankly coherent prose is beyond me. Emma not...
http://publicaddress.net/up-front/something-for-your-snow-day/

The new riot reporter
11:14 Aug 16, 2011 in Hard News by Russell Brown
For those of us in the business, there was no more intriguing figure to watch in the English riot coverage last week than Guardian reporter Paul Lewis, who filed night after night from a series of locations -- hoodie-up, so...
http://publicaddress.net/hardnews/the-new-riot-reporter/

When the Weather is the News
7:56 Aug 16, 2011 in Hard News by Russell Brown
It’s hardly unusual for the weather to be news in New Zealand, but you know something up when it’s news on the other side of the world. But there we are, in the Guardian, the Telegraph and juxtaposed with any...
http://publicaddress.net/hardnews/when-the-weather-is-the-news/

Is that it?
10:17 Aug 15, 2011 in Hard News by Russell Brown
On the face of it, a promise from the government to spend $20 million to provide “guidance and support” for vulnerable young beneficiaries -- about 1600 16 and 17 year-olds drawing the Independent Youth Benefit and 2400 parents under...
http://publicaddress.net/hardnews/is-that-it/

Crowdsourcing the referendum
17:58 Aug 14, 2011 in Legal Beagle by Graeme Edgeler
With a little over three months until the election (and the Referendum!), it seems about time to get people thinking about what they want in a voting system, and what voting system on offer comes closest to ...
http://publicaddress.net/legalbeagle/crowdsourcing-the-referendum/

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