21 cinematic insights into the Nordic universe07/02/15
Next week, the Scandinavian Film Festival opens in Australia for the second consecutive year, and among the 21 Nordic films, which will be presented - many of them for the first time here in this part of the world - there are four award-winning...
Denmark's new political landscape
Last Sunday, on 28 July 2015, Denmark's new prime minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen prodly unveiled his team of 17 ministers for the press cameras after they had paid a visit to the Queen. But the pictures had barely run across the screen, before a n...(I...
New research perspectives on The Australian Dream
As we rush to 'have it all', psychological studies show that the more we have, the less happy we are. Is "affluenza" the latest disease in our modern society? Affluenza is defined as an "epidemic of stress, overwork, waste and indebtedness...
Rising inequality in the Australian society
Monash University in Melbourne is fortunate to have a professor of economics, James Brøchner Madsen, who comes from one of the world's most egalitarian societies, namely: Denmark. Jakob Brøchner Madsen has studied the question of why inequality ...(På...
The burst of the housing bubble - is it scaremongering?
Some market watchers have been calling or predicting a house price crash for more than 50 years and so far, it hasn't happened. The latest is former strategy consultant and macroeconomic researcher Lindsay David. He's warning a housing bubble i...(I...
New ways to save money and energy
There is money to be saved if you are redesigning your house and your garden - or your apartment - in new and more energy-efficient ways. Meet Damien Fraser, co-owner of the construction company Damgar Property Group in Melbourne,...(Der er penge at...
Explaining the meaning of news in a finance report
The ASX, Gold, Crude Oil, shares and the Aussie dollar. We hear the finance report on the news every day. It may sound alien or foreign, and you might feel it has nothing to do with you. But do you know what it means? · Whats in a Fina...(ASX, Gold,...
Report from the Danish parliamentary election
It is a very close election in Denmark this year. "It will be a thriller," commented the newspaper Jyllands-Posten, because according to polls, 750,000 voters are said to be still in doubt - and these doubters can move around 22 seats in the...
Danish family life threatened by stress
A study estimates that nearly half a million Danes feel burned out, and up to 900,000 are facing challenges with making ends meet between family and work life . Especially life among families with children is under pressure. Liter...(En undersøgelse...
Farewell to coal and carbon pollution
Politics and good intentions or not, the technological developments are rolling fast in order to limit the world's CO2 emissions. South Australia has announced that they will close two of its coal mines. The same has Victoria, whe...(Politik og gode...
Encyclical from Pope makes special challenge to Catholic...
On Thursday 18 June 2015 the Catholic Pope will publish an encyclical - a letter to the entire world's population. It is a letter which the Australian Prime Minister is likely to be asked to relate to, since he himself is a devout Catholic. As a...
Kids & Broccoli 4: A dosis anti-smack
So how to do it: Keeping your fingers from crossing that physical line in the upbringing of your small brats when once in a while they behave inexcusably rude and unreasonable? How can a parent of a toddler learn to tackle the challenge of...
Smacking your children? Then this is for you
In our series 'Children & Broccoli', we have reached the gut-wrenching chapter that every parent has close up front during all those years when the children are small. To smack or not to smack... Thats a question many parents ask themselves whe...(I...
Dane leads research team close to scientific breakthrough
Together with researchers from around the world, an Australian research team is on trail of one of great - and at the same time incredibly tiny - discoveries that may change our understanding of the universe and how the universe began. (Et australsk...
Election in Denmark: Refugees and figures on the agenda
In Denmark, meat-free days and real estate tax is being discussed side by side with questions around chothes teasing and asylum seekers... - these are just some of today's headlines in the Danish newspapers and TV station websites - because this...
Danish school solar boat breaks awareness waves
Join us for a trip to the green Denmark - to Ry in mid-Jutland, covered with beautiful light-green beech trees - where we're going to sail on a lake with a new Danish innovation: a community-based school-solar boat. Amid a busy el...(Ta' med en tur...
Mikkel Kjøge is pursuing his AFL dream in Melbourne
Mikkel Kjøge, 20, lives in Melbourne where he plays for the Old Xavs team. Here he talks about his great passion for the Australian Football League. (20-årige Mikkel Kjøge bor i øjeblikket i Melbourne, hvor han spiller for Old Xavs. Her fortæller han...
Several Danish films are shown at the Sydney Film Festival
Nashen Moodley is the director at the Sydney Film Festival. Here he explains which Scandinavian films are shown at this year's festival. (Nashen Moodley er leder af Sydney Film Festival. Her fortæller han om de skandinaviske film, man kan se på...
Cook With a Local unites strangers through cooking
Christopher Pilgrim is the co-founder of Cook With a Local, a new Danish start-up where people from all over the world can offer their kitchen and cooking skills or come dine as a guest.(Christopher Pilgrim er medstifter af Cook With a Local, som er...
1000 visitors at the Scandinavian market in Sydney
The market was a collaboration between the Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Finish and Estonian churches. Marianne Houmøller from the Danish church explains here what was popular and if the event will continue.(Markedet var et samarbejde mellem den danske,...
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