[book] The Sea is Ours: Tales From Steampunk Southeast Asia

Cover of The Sea is Ours: Tales of Steampunk Southeast AsiaToday we have a guest review from Friend of No Award Rivqa, who is reviewing The Sea is Ours: Tales From Steampunk Southeast Asia, eds Jaymee Goh and Joyce Chng. Rosarium Publishing, 2015.

Stephanie was approached by Rosarium Publishing to review The Sea is Ours, then after she said yes palmed it off on Rivqa on the grounds that Steph is friends with both Jaymee and Joyce and it’s probably not super appropriate.

Some editorial comments from Steph remain, cos she’s Southeast Asian and Rivqa isn’t.

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Activism for Aussies: penalty rates

Last Thursday, the Fair Work Commission announced a cut to Sunday penalty rates for the retail, pharmacy and hospitality industries. Casual workers are unaffected, but full- and part-time employees in those areas will see their Sunday and public holiday pay drop.

News.com.au has an outline of who is affected and how.

Below the cut: more information, and action points.

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