Tag Archives: government

Sentencing by plebiscite

The State Government in Victoria is running a survey to find out public opinions with regard to criminal sentences in Victoria. The Government press release touts it as a grand opportunity to seek public opinion on sentencing: All Victorians now have the opportunity to have their say on sentencing through taking part in a survey […]

ERA journal rankings are dead – hurrah, hurrah!

I haven’t heard of an academic yet who is sad about the end of the ERA journal rankings, announced yesterday by Minster Kim Carr. Carr said in his press release: There is clear and consistent evidence that the [ERA journal] rankings were being deployed inappropriately within some quarters of the sector, in ways that could […]

Stop policing our food already

We were watching TV last night when a report came on about children and food. “Experts” said that children were coming home from school and drinking full cream milk and juice, along with chocolate biscuits and junk. And it had to stop because otherwise children would become obese. Long time readers of the blog will […]