Monthly Archives: August 2010

Do Bureaucrats (Not) Understand Plain English?

I have been researching an article for ********** *********** magazine for some months now about photography and freedom of expression. Recently I put some questions to the Minister for Local Government in New South Wales regarding the photographic policies of both … Continue reading

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Arts Freedom Australia Rally in Sydney

I wanted to post something of my own about the Arts Freedom Australia rally at Campbells Cove on August 29th but my brain is still a little addled. So I am grabbing the words from Beth’s post at the Exposed and … Continue reading

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Testing … 1, 2, 3 (Am I Being Censored?)

The post that I put up just yesterday seems to have disappeared from Search when I use Google. This is strange because I was able to locate it some 12 hours or so ago. Has WordPress done something to it? … Continue reading

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Responding to Baloney (aka lies) about Uluru

The ABC News website has today run a story based on an interview with the panoramic photographer, Ken Duncan. The story, titled “Snappers want ‘Ulu-rules’ eased” can be seen here: http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/08/26/2993756.htm The story was posted just after 9 am this (Thursday) morning … Continue reading

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Taputji at Uluru … as seen from Way Above

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Kata Tjuta … as seen from Way Above

If there is anything that makes a total mockery of the ineffectual attempts by park administrators at the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to rid the world of so-called “inappropriate” images of the park’s World Heritage-listed landscape, then it is the astounding footage … Continue reading

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Does Parks Australia Have a New Agenda?

I was browsing the internet this morning and did a search for Parks Australia … and this is what I found on their home page. Smack in the middle of the page was a delightful colour image from the Kosciuszko National Park … Continue reading

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Are Sydney Councils That Require Photography Permits Acting Illegally?

The issue of photographers’ rights and access to public open spaces has been in the news again over the past week. On Tuesday (August 10th) the Wentworth Courier ran a story about the upcoming Arts Freedom Australia rally against “out … Continue reading

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“Framing Innocence” by Lynn Powell

Many years ago when my youngest son (now 18 years old and in Year 12 at high school) was in kindergarten, we were friends with an American couple who had a boy in the same class as him. They were … Continue reading

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This “Captured Image” Supports Freedom of Expression

This image shows an erosion feature on the north-east side of Uluru. It is known to Anangu as Mala Wati but for most non-Anangu it was often referred to as “The Brain”. And for a fairly obvious reason. It looks like a … Continue reading

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