ZDNet: Canberra still in denial over My Health Record concerns. “Denial, anger, bargaining, depression, acceptance. The Australian government’s response to the grief it’s getting over the controversial My Health Record is now up to stage three. Provided you call a PR barrage ‘bargaining’. Which is isn’t. No, they’re still just getting angry.”
InDaily: ABC’s Adelaide sound archive dismantled in sad free-for-all. “ABC staff and a few outsiders are picking over what remains of the national broadcaster’s archive of CDs at Collinswood. With the local sound librarians sacked and unique material meant to have been shipped to the ABC in Sydney and Melbourne, the doors have been thrown open to the huge CD collection, believed to have originally contained around 100,000 items. InDaily understands duplicate CDs were offered first to major cultural institutions, such as the National Film and Sound Archive, before those left were offered to employees.”
ABC News (Australia): High Court allows Milorad Trkulja to sue Google for defamation over images linked to crime bosses. “A man who claims to be defamed by Google has now been given the green light to sue the search engine by the High Court. Milorad Trkulja was shot in the back by an unknown gunman in Melbourne in 2004, at the time of a series of underworld killings.”
The National Library of Australia: has a new Daisy Bates collection online (this links to a Facebook post.) “The controversial ethnographer Daisy Bates recorded many Aboriginal languages in the early 20th century, which would otherwise be lost today. Now her papers have been digitised and are available through the new platform Bates Online.”
Sydney Morning Herald: National Archives wants more money and a new building. “There’s a lot to keep you awake at night when you’re the director of a national institution. For National Archives of Australia director David Fricker, it’s the thought of what parts of Australia’s story might be lost if funding for collecting institutions continues to be cut. The national collection of government records includes hundreds of thousands of audio-visual items, most of which will become inaccessible within the next 10 years, if not sooner, Mr Fricker says.”
The Guardian: Deadly Questions: ask Aboriginal champions anything about being Indigenous. “The Victorian government has launched a new website that will allow non-Indigenous people to ask questions of and about Aboriginal people in an attempt to build understanding as part of a push towards signing a treaty. Called Deadly Questions, the website allows users to write in questions and receive a personal response from one or more ‘champions’.” I visited the site and was immediately asked to submit a question, so I don’t think it’s Australians-only.
Mirage News: Rare Jimmy Barnes footage published in new online exhibition. “Four decades after the release of Cold Chisel’s self-titled debut album, the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) is celebrating the career of iconic rock singer Jimmy Barnes with a new online exhibition titled Working Class Man, which includes a grab bag of rarely-seen interviews, performances and photos.”