Monthly Archives: March 2010
The Bligh Government will tomorrow be hosting a two day summit to deal with population growth in South East Queensland.
Simon Baltais of the Queensland Conservation Council has criticised the summit as being focused on managing population growth as opposed to controlling it.
The event will be held at the Queensland State library, and will feature panel discussions and speeches on topics such as sustainability and growth management at local, state and federal levels.
A rare diary recording debauchery and sin on an eighteenth-century emigration ship from Great Britain has finally come back to Australia.
The Private Journal of a Voyage to Australia 1838-39 was a diary kept by James Bell on his passage to Adelaide on ship The Planter.
The book, which apparently contains shocking stories of revelry and raunchiness, was bought by the State library of Adelaide at auction in London.
A recent American study shows that hand-sanitiser may be better at stopping the spread of colds than washing hands with soap and water.
The research found that hand-santisers containing ethanol and organic acids were more effective at removing and keeping away rhinovirus, the cause of around 30% of adult colds.