Employers face 20-years in prison
Australia is a fantastic freedom-loving democracy. We sit halfway between the social democratic Scandinavian model of democracy and the neoliberal survival of the fittest of Reagan and Thatcher. Guns are banned, voting is compulsory, and we drive on the wrong side of the road!
Our Federal and state governments came together to form a united apolitical response to COVID, which has been successful.
The strategy's goal is suppression, not elimination. It has come at a massive cost to all aspects of our lives - income, health, and civil liberties. On the whole, Australians accept this suppression of our rights in the name of of the greater good.
I learnt the four Ps of the lizard world
We've had a pet lizard living with us for more than 2 years. I've learnt how he thinks, and he's clearly very impressed with my mating habits.
It's hard to imagine, but lizards make interesting pets, at least, the type we have is a good pet. It is a protected native animal of Australia - a Bearded Dragon - for which we have a wildlife permit to keep at home.
Managing fatigue, rest, recovery and technique to avoid injuries
On my local running trails, people know me as the old guy that runs daily. Some shake their head in disbelief as this 72-year old makes a good pace along the track, and some shake their head in disbelief that I should be so foolish. (MostlyI get cheery smiles and nods.)
What I notice is how many other runners fall by the wayside, with injuries. Running every day is fine if you can do it without injuring yourself. Here's how I manage fatigue, rest, recovery, awareness, breathing and natural time to avoid injuries.
Since I was diagnosed at 50 with Type 2 diabetes I've been learning how to do bone-building fitness training which lowers my age. You can too. It's your choice. Walter