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The wall, two years later

posted 04.15 in news.

Kegs lined up against the wall, c. 1980s (VHD) An old brick wall collapsed in central Melbourne two years ago, killing three young students walking past on a busy footpath. I cobbled together a history of the wall and published it. Then time...

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Sparks

posted 02.10 in news.

Environment minister Peter Garrett is under fire tonight for not banning foil insulation from the $2.45B insulation rebate scheme. After the deaths of four young installers ( artificially-heated market – some failing to take the necessary...

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Asbestos in driveways

posted 08.09 in news.

A foul fact has been revealed in a new book by Matt Peacock about James Hardie, “Killer Company”. Until the ’60s, the company gave away asbestos waste to its employees to add to concrete mixes for driveways, paths, and garages....

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Bushbunker

posted 07.09 in resources.

“Bushbunker is an architecturally designed bushfire safety bunker concept that has been envisioned in response to the horrific Black Saturday bushfires of February 2009. The design addresses the limitations of the Victorian Governments...

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