Top five drone video tips from a pro drone videographer – DroneDJ

The other day, we posted a video we quite liked from Thailand. It included some great drone and photography shots, so we thought we’d track down the person responsible. Turns out that quest led us to Australia, where — after negotiating the crazy time difference from Toronto — we got a chance to speak with Max Harach. And Max had some great things to say, including some tips for drone videographers!

It was the look …

China pursues ‘all-around influence’ in Australia – The Australian

From Inquirer

August 1, 2020

August 1, 2020

13 minute read

Just four years ago, the Chinese went close to pulling off what would have been a masterclass in propaganda.

To mark the 40th anniversary of the death of Mao Zedong — the man responsible for the deaths of millions of people during the Cultural Revolution — plans were in place for a Chinese troupe to perform a series of concerts at two of Australia’s …

What’s On July 31 – August 7 – Neos Kosmos

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FREE ONLINE LECTURE: BIZIM PAOK – OUR PAOK: REFUGEES, SPORTS, AND VENIZELISM IN INTERWAR THESSALONIKIThe Greek Community of Melbourne is hosting an online lecture as part of their Greek history and culture seminars program. The lecture will be presented by French-Greek historian at the École Normale Supérieure Lukas Tsiptsios, who aims to do a social history of Thessaloniki in the Interwar period through PAOK, by following the paths of the Constantinopolitan elite that founded …

Carriageworks companies offered lifeline – Sydney Morning Herald

Six resident arts companies based at Carriageworks have shared in long-term funding from Create NSW totalling almost $5 million, as the multi-arts venue is poised to reopen its doors to the public.

Over the next four years, Contemporary Asian Australian Performance will receive $500,000 to bring diverse multicultural stories to the stage, Sydney Chamber Opera $600,000, Marrugeku $400,000, the dance company Force Majeure $600,000, Moogahlin Performing Arts $800,000 and Performance Space $1.8 million.

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Fears proposed changes to Tasmania’s Multicultural Council could leave communities without a voice – ABC News

A government-funded organisation representing Tasmania’s multicultural communities has been criticised for moving to dramatically reduce its board — and surveying members on the surprise proposal using only English.

Key points: The Multicultural Council of Tasmania is funded to represent the interests of culturally and linguistically diverse community groups The body has proposed reducing board membership from 14 members to five Some member groups have raised concerns it will make the peak body less representative

The …

KIDS OF SPIRIT: Hello library, goodbye teacher – Daily Examiner

St Joseph’s Primary School South Grafton

WELCOME back to Term 3! It was wonderful to see the students return full of excitement and enthusiasm.

ST JOSEPH’S NEW LIBRARY UP AND RUNNING!

Our beautiful library is now complete and the students and staff are so excited to use this wonderful resource. There are comfortable seating areas, fabulous display shelving and as well as our existing assortment of books, a huge collection donated by Mrs Denton. A …

Arts for all – The ArtsHubbub looks at making the arts more accessible – ArtsHub

In the seventh episode of The ArtsHubbub we look at how the arts can support all artists regardless of their cultural background or their level of ability. We wanted to hear directly from artists and arts leaders who are working to make our sector more equitable, more diverse. We know there are more voices to hear from and many more issues to unpack; this episode aims to start a conversation for arts organisations rather than …

We’re not a ‘one-size-fits-all’ country, so we can’t approach coronavirus with the same mindset – ABC News

When the Opposition last week called on the Government to hand over $500,000 worth of grants to multicultural community leaders to break down communication barriers during the coronavirus pandemic, Acting Immigration Minister Alan Tudge was quick to accuse Labor of trying to establish a link between race and COVID-19.

“This has nothing to do with ethnicity and it is wrong for Labor to suggest this,” he said in a statement.

“We’ve had outbreaks on cruise …

What’s On 24 July – 30 July – Neos Kosmos

ONLINE

FREE ONLINE LECTURE: BIZIM PAOK – OUR PAOK: REFUGEES, SPORTS, AND VENIZELISM IN INTERWAR THESSALONIKIThe Greek Community of Melbourne is hosting an online lecture as part of their Greek history and culture seminars program. The lecture will be presented by French-Greek historian at the École Normale Supérieure Lukas Tsiptsios, who aims to do a social history of Thessaloniki in the Interwar period through PAOK, by following the paths of the Constantinopolitan elite that founded …

Outstanding efforts at 2020 Local Government awards – Mirage News

The outstanding work of Liverpool City Council staff members has been recognised by two local government awards panels.

Council Administration Officer Elizabeth Pirolo has won the Young Achievers’ Award in the 2020 Minister’s Awards for Women in Local Government.

The Minister’s Awards are organised by the Office of Local Government.

Liverpool City Council’s focus on innovation, improving liveability and celebrating cultural diversity has also been recognised at the NSW Local Government Excellence Awards run by …