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Governance

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Citizens' Senate
People often ask how current political representation might be improved, to avoid the cheap point scoring and sloganeering of elected/campaigning politicians. One option might be to trial an Upper House selected by lot - a Citizens' Senate - with an advisory role, to start with. Senators (say 99) would be recruited at random - like a jury - from the Australian population, with a third rotated out every 2 to 3 years. Consider it paid National Service. If nothing else, there'd be 50% women, and it would provide an insight into the thinking of everyday Australians, away from the parti-political machinations of elected representatives. www.newdemocracy.com.au
26 August 2017 by bill-joiner
 
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Artistic

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An 18 carat solid gold public toilet
The Guggenheim Museum in New York has replaced one of its standard porcelain unisex toilets with an upscale equivalent of an 18-carat, solid gold, toilet that's fully functional. It's an artwork by Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan, titled America. Allow some extra time at the Museum if you want to use it as there are queues to see it.
30 December 2016 by lynnwood
 
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Wellbeing

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A ban on alcohol supported by women
Village women are enforcing a new prohibition law in Bihar, one of India?s poorest, most agrarian states. Since the law was introduced the crime rate has fallen sharply, brick houses are starting to be built instead of the usual mud huts and spending on things like motorbikes and appliances has risen significantly. https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/04/15/world/asia/india-bihar-alcohol-ban-women.html?
18 April 2017 by oliver
 
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Startup

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18 October 2017 by massey
 
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AI

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Shark spotting drone voted top idea at boardroom lunch
Three ideas from IdeaSpies were presented at the Ashurst October 2017 boardroom lunch addressed by Adam Creighton of The Australian. The idea receiving the most votes was a drone equipped with artificial intelligence that can help identify and warn swimmers and surfers of nearby sharks, developed by Westpac Little Ripper Lifesavers with UTS researchers. This idea now goes to the final at the December boardroom lunch to select the top idea for the year. http://littleripper.com/world-first-for-shark-spotting-algorithm/
18 October 2017 by lynnwood
 
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Climate

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Global ClimateStrike - Plant a Tree for Every Employee
Today the United Nations gives us 11 years to prevent irreversible damage to our planet. With a 1.5 degree global warming scena
17 September 2019 by ReadyFundGo
 
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