Archival layering in the 21st Biennale of Sydney

Tess Maunder, 2017 Mittelheuser Scholar-in-Residence

Guest blogger: Tess Maunder – 2017 Mittelheuser Scholar-in-Residence As the 2017 Mittelheuser Scholar-in-Residence, my research has focused on the intersection of contemporary curatorial practice, digital futures and archives. As I’ve spoken about in previous blog posts, curatorial practices today have a wide variety of formats. Today for this post I am focusing on the role … Read more

‘Immoral and illegal’: Inquiry warns against threats to Muffin Break and Jamaica Blue franchisees

A leaked letter from Foodco Group, the franchisor behind Muffin Break and Jamaica Blue, has attracted the ire of the parliamentary inquiry into the Franchising Code of Conduct. The letter was sent to all franchisees and claims Foodco welcomes the inquiry but then goes on to warn franchisees of “unsubstantiated allegations” against Foodco. “I assure you … Read more

Advancing Queensland: an age-friendly community grant program NOW OPEN

The Advancing Queensland: an age-friendly community grants program is now open. This grants program will provide $1 million per annum for three years from 2017-18 to seed fund community projects that involve partnerships between local government, community and not-for-profit organisations, research organisations and the private sector to co-develop, implement and promote innovate age-friendly projects. This … Read more

New FinTech Australia chief Brad Kitschke wants to replicate Uber’s success in the fintech world

FinTech Australia’s new chief executive, Brad Kitschke, is an ex-Uber exec with big plans to replicate the car-sharing giant’s success for the Australian fintech industry. Kitschke was head of public policy and government relations at Uber in Australia between November 2014 and May 2017, and in a statement on Thursday, he said “there is no … Read more

Queensland Places – Ludwig Leichhardt’s explorations in Cape York

Settlers Hut, Gilbert River District, ca. 1869. John Oxley Librart, State Library of Queensland Neg 24556

The European exploration of the Cape York land area commenced with the journey of the well-known historical figure, Ludwig Leichhardt, a Prussian naturalist and explorer, in the 1840s.  Having already developed a wide range of experience through his exploratory and scientific work, Leichhardt began his journey to Cape York Peninsula on 1 October 1844, with … Read more