Is there a moat around the National Library of Australia?

Is there a moat around the National Library of Australia?

Updated October 24, 2016 17:40:50 Many surprising features are hidden within this iconic Canberra building. Photo: The National Library sits beside Lake Burley Griffin in Canberra. (ABC News Canberra) External Link: Listen to the podcast This week’s Curious Canberra question comes from Emma Datson, and it’s a quirky one. She asked: Is there a moat around the National Library of Australia? Emma knows more than your average visitor, she used to work in the building in the early 2000s. “There are two levels underground at the National Library, where the…

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How too much screen time is harming kids

How too much screen time is harming kids

TOO much time parked in front of a screen could harm much more than children’s physical development, experts warn as Go for 2&5 Children’s Week kicks off across WA. Leslie Moreschi, chief executive of Meerilinga Young Children’s Foundation which runs Children’s Week in WA, said children who spent too much time in front of a screen were losing the chance to learn how human interactions worked. “If children are looking down they are not looking up and learning how relationships work,” Ms Moreschi said. “They are missing out on hugs…

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Gamer sexually assaulted…in VR

Gamer sexually assaulted…in VR

Jordan Belamire has been sexually assaulted three times. Twice in real life, and once in virtual reality. Belamire who goes by a pseudonym to protect her privacy, was playing a game called QuiVr on her brother-in-law’s HTC Vive VR system. She was shooting zombies with strangers in QuiVr’s multiplayer mode when another player began to virtually rub her chest. “I’ve been groped in real life, once in a Starbucks in broad daylight. I know what it’s like to happen in person,” Belamire, 30, told CNNMoney. “The shock and disgust I…

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44 killed after attackers storm Pakistani police academy

44 killed after attackers storm Pakistani police academy

Sarfraz Bugti, Pakistan’s Minister for Home and Tribal Affairs, told reporters that the assault had ended in the early hours of Tuesday and the area had been cleared for attackers. One attacker was killed by security forces; two others died when they detonated bombs they were carrying, he said. It was not immediately clear whether the three dead attackers were among the total number of dead cited by Bugti. Two police officers were also killed during the assault. The attackers focused on a hostel at the academy where as many…

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Grazier wants compensation over possible national park bungle

Grazier wants compensation over possible national park bungle

Posted October 25, 2016 07:55:45 Pressure is mounting on the Queensland Government to apologise and compensate graziers whose cattle properties may have been mistakenly made into national parks. Documents obtained by grazier Sharon Lohse, under Freedom of Information laws, showed that no proper assessment was done before her family’s cattle grazing lease was turned into a national park by the Beattie Labor government. “Other families that have already left the business, what is there for them now? Hearing this?” Ms Lohse said. “How will they feel, knowing that now all…

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