Thursday, December 31, 2009
Friday, December 4, 2009
The Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth) makes it unlawful to refuse or fail to employ a person, refuse or fail to offer a person the same terms of employment, conditions of work and opportunities for training and promotion or to dismiss a person by reason of race, colour, national or ethnic origin.
The Sex Discrimination Act 1984 (Cth) prohibits discrimination on the grounds of sex, marital status or pregnancy, prohibits sexual harassment and promotes recognition of the principles of the equality of women and men.
The Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (WA) prohibits discrimination on the grounds of including sex, marital status, pregnancy, race, age, religious or political conviction, impairment, family responsibilities or family status, prohibits sexual and racial harassment and promotes recognition and acceptance of the equality of all people.
The Disability Services Act 1992 (WA) promotes the furtherance of principles applicable to people with disabilities.
The Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (Cth) prohibits discrimination on the grounds of disability, ensures that persons with disabilities have the same rights before the law as the rest of the community, and promotes recognition of the principle that persons with disabilities have the same fundamental rights as the rest of the community.
The Racial Hatred Act 1995 (Cth) prohibits the certain conduct involving the hatred of other people on the ground of race, colour, national or ethnic origin.
The Workplace Relations Act 1996 (Cth) prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, colour, sex, sexual preference, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, family responsibilities, pregnancy, religion, political opinion, national extraction or social origin.
The Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Act 1999 (Cth) promotes:
· The principle that employment for women should be dealt with on the basis of merit; and
· The elimination of discrimination against, and the provision of equal opportunity for, women in relation to employment matters; and
· Workplace consultation between employers and employees on issues concerning equal opportunity for women in relation to employment.
Monday, November 30, 2009
Sunday, October 18, 2009
This evening, had dinner at cousin Kek's residence in Singapore.
Tomorrow morning will be having breakfast in Perth.
I hope I will ultimately find a place that I can call home.
Monday, October 5, 2009
It's a good break from the routine, need to reconcile what I am heading for and when and why and where...
Will arrive in Fukuoka tomorrow morning, returning to Kumamoto by noon!
Saturday, August 15, 2009
'Devil' typhoon leaves Taiwan reeling
我欲甲你攬牢牢 不免驚驚 驚見笑
世事乎人 想袂曉 需要一個肩甲頭
分擔你的憂 你的愁甲你的哭 哭完心事著無了了
往事放乎空 人生啊才有望 乎我陪你渡難關
我欲甲你攬牢牢 不免驚驚 驚見笑
世事乎人 想袂曉 你 需要一個肩甲頭
分擔你的憂 你的愁甲你的哭 哭完心事著無了了
往事放乎空 人生啊才有望 乎我陪你渡難關
往事放乎空 人生啊才有望 乎我甲你攬緊緊
Sunday, August 9, 2009
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Taken from WHO
What can I do to protect myself from catching influenza A(H1N1)?
The main route of transmission of the new influenza A(H1N1) virus seems to be similar to seasonal influenza, via droplets that are expelled by speaking, sneezing or coughing. You can prevent getting infected by avoiding close contact with people who show influenza-like symptoms (trying to maintain a distance of about 1 metre if possible) and taking the following measures:
•avoid touching your mouth and nose;
•clean hands thoroughly with soap and water, or cleanse them with an alcohol-based hand rub on a regular basis (especially if touching the mouth and nose, or surfaces that are potentially contaminated);
•avoid close contact with people who might be ill;
•reduce the time spent in crowded settings if possible;
•improve airflow in your living space by opening windows;
•practise good health habits including adequate sleep, eating nutritious food, and keeping physically active.
What about using a mask? What does WHO recommend?If you are not sick you do not have to wear a mask.
If you are caring for a sick person, you can wear a mask when you are in close contact with the ill person and dispose of it immediately after contact, and cleanse your hands thoroughly afterwards.
When and how to use a mask?
If you are sick and must travel or be around others, cover your mouth and nose.
Using a mask correctly in all situations is essential. Incorrect use actually increases the chance of spreading infection.
How do I know if I have influenza A(H1N1)?
You will not be able to tell the difference between seasonal flu and influenza A(H1N1) without medical help. Typical symptoms to watch for are similar to seasonal viruses and include fever, cough, headache, body aches, sore throat and runny nose. Only your medical practitioner and local health authority can confirm a case of influenza A(H1N1).
What should I do if I think I have the illness?
If you feel unwell, have high fever, cough or sore throat:
•stay at home and keep away from work, school or crowds;
•rest and take plenty of fluids;
•cover your nose and mouth when coughing and sneezing and, if using tissues, make sure you dispose of them carefully. Clean your hands immediately after with soap and water or cleanse them with an alcohol-based hand rub;
•if you do not have a tissue close by when you cough or sneeze, cover your mouth as much as possible with the crook of your elbow;
•use a mask to help you contain the spread of droplets when you are around others, but be sure to do so correctly;
•inform family and friends about your illness and try to avoid contact with other people;
•If possible, contact a health professional before traveling to a health facility to discuss whether a medical examination is necessary.
Should I take an antiviral now just in case I catch the new virus?
No. You should only take an antiviral, such as oseltamivir or zanamivir, if your health care provider advises you to do so. Individuals should not buy medicines to prevent or fight this new influenza without a prescription, and they should exercise caution in buying antivirals over the Internet.
Warning on purchase of antivirals without a prescription [pdf 35kb]
What about breastfeeding? Should I stop if I am ill?
No, not unless your health care provider advises it. Studies on other influenza infections show that breastfeeding is most likely protective for babies - it passes on helpful maternal immunities and lowers the risk of respiratory disease. Breastfeeding provides the best overall nutrition for babies and increases their defense factors to fight illness.
When should someone seek medical care?
A person should seek medical care if they experience shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, or if a fever continues more than three days. For parents with a young child who is ill, seek medical care if a child has fast or labored breathing, continuing fever or convulsions (seizures).
Supportive care at home - resting, drinking plenty of fluids and using a pain reliever for aches - is adequate for recovery in most cases. (A non-aspirin pain reliever should be used by children and young adults because of the risk of Reye's syndrome.)
Should I go to work if I have the flu but am feeling OK?
No. Whether you have influenza A(H1N1) or a seasonal influenza, you should stay home and away from work through the duration of your symptoms. This is a precaution that can protect your work colleagues and others.
Can I travel?
If you are feeling unwell or have symptoms of influenza, you should not travel. If you have any doubts about your health, you should check with your health care provider.
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
The receptionist asked if I had tried to reignite the pilot flame as the water heater operates on gas. She then told me that she could telephone the plumber to come and have a look, but if the issue can be solved by just pushing the correct button then I will need to pay for the call out fee. The landlord will only pay the cost of repair if the heater was proven to be faulty.
I told her that I had tried to do so for almost two hours last night, so I don't think I could revive the heater. I asked her if I were to pay the cost, how much would it be.
"80 dollars." She answered.
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Monday, June 29, 2009
Monday, June 1, 2009
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Monday, February 2, 2009
話を聞いてて、なぜか先週旧お正月のころUSJ Subang Jayaの街で撮った看板の写真を脳裏に浮かべた：
Adore your parents the way they adored you when you were small