Professional communicators strive to get people to think in particular ways. Whether it’s a health agency promoting immunisation or a local company flogging surfboards, the underlying techniques are quite similar.
The techniques aim to engage audiences and get them to build in their minds the meanings intended for them. Those working in the business would rarely, if ever, stop to consider the impacts of their work from a feminist view.
Sport, whether football or any other, does not give a player the right to deliberately assault or inflict harm on somebody else. So why is it that the same incident occurring on a football field is unlikely to lead to criminal charges?
There are various laws aimed at indecency, offensive behaviour, filming for sexual gratification, defamation and commercial use. Yet, for the most part, taking a picture of someone without consent in a public place is more of an ethical and moral issue than a legal one.
No Treasurer can please all the people all the time in a tough economic climate, but each federal budget manages to have a funding centrepiece that shines like a beacon among the inevitable winners and losers.
Do you donate your time to a non-profit organisation? Or money to charity? By world standards, Australians are a generous mob when it comes to donating money to charities, and time and effort to non-profits.
Can increasing your fruit and vegetable intake improve your skin colour and appearance? A University of Newcastle study is searching for the answer with the hope it could be a powerful motivator to encourage people to eat healthier.
Opinion article published in the Newcastle Herald by Professor John Wiggers, Dr Luke Wolfenden and Melanie Kingsland, of the School of Medicine and Public Health at the University of Newcastle.
IN Australia, one in four people are members of, or participate in, community sport. Community sports clubs make an important contribution to our way of life, providing an opportunity for physical activity, recreation, social interaction, volunteering, and social cohesion for young and old alike.
Opinion article published in the Newcastle Herald co-authored by Professor Scott Holmes, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research) and Dean of Graduate Studies, and Sam Bright, a research officer, from the University of Newcastle.