Tagged: Law Enforcement

Is your genome really your own? The public and forensic value of DNA - News

Guest Author May 02, 2018

Nathan Scudder, University of Canberra and Dennis McNevin, University of Technology Sydney This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. Technologies for amplifying, sequencing and matching DNA have created new opportunities in genomic science. In this series When DNA Talks we look at the ethical and social implications. When Joseph … Read More

Ivory up in flames, but who really noticed? How messages on elephant poaching might be missed - Guest Work

Guest Author Mar 13, 2018

Matthew H. Holden, The University of Queensland; Alexander Richard Braczkowski, The University of Queensland; Christopher O’Bryan, The University of Queensland; Duan Biggs, Griffith University; Hugh Possingham, The University of Queensland; James Allan, The University of Queensland, and James Watson, The University of Queensland This article was … Read More

Check Your Target - MacDoctor

Jim McVeagh Jan 04, 2012

A survivor of a hunting “accident” asks the question “Why are people still being shot?“. The MacDoctor can help with this one. He was an ED doctor for 9 years in Southland, literally the “Happy Hunting Ground” of New Zealand. Of the dozens of shooting incidents he has seen, he has yet to see one […] Related posts: … Read More

Hard to Get - MacDoctor

Jim McVeagh Dec 28, 2010

Dean Scanlen makes an impassioned plea for stricter driving license laws in the Herald today. I have much sympathy with his call to make the driving test more comprehensive. I have long been an advocate of making the defensive driving and the advanced driving courses compulsory for learner drivers. This would certainly provide new drivers [...] Related posts: … Read More

The Worm in the Apple - MacDoctor

Jim McVeagh Oct 22, 2010

Readers of MacDoctor will know that I always find virus scares on Macs vastly amusing. While there have been the odd trojan and plenty of those nasty phishing scams, there has never been a virus reported in the wild on Mac OSX. It is not surprising that I viewed the following headline with great skepticism: [...] Related posts: … Read More

Booze Scoop - MacDoctor

Jim McVeagh Apr 22, 2010

David Farrar appears to have scooped the newspapers with a leaked version of The Law Commission proposals on alcohol. The Stuff version is here. David’s summary runs: A massive 50% increase in the excise tax on alcohol. This would result in an extra $500 million of revenue to the Crown at the expense of everyone who drinks. Banning the sale [...] Related posts: … Read More

Licensed to Kill - MacDoctor

Jim McVeagh Apr 16, 2010

Yesterday Steven Joyce finally announced he was raising the driving age. Unfortunately, he is only raising it to a timid 16 years. Still, at least we won’t have the lowest driving age in the developed world and one of the highest youth fatality rates. I find it hard to believe that there is so much [...] Related posts: … Read More

Fit To Drive - MacDoctor

Jim McVeagh Apr 10, 2010

Once more the media appear to be wading in to the campaign to lower the legal driving limit for blood alcohol to 0.05%. Strangely, they quote the recent spate of road traffic fatalities as if this somehow bolsters their argument. This is simply lazy journalism. There is plenty of evidence that lowering the legal Blood [...] Related posts: … Read More

Drug Driving - MacDoctor

Jim McVeagh Sep 22, 2009

While no-one disputes that driving under the influence of the drug alcohol makes your driving worse, a new survey reports that people driving under the influence of cannabis say their driving is unaffected or even improved by cannabis. Unfortunately, this is simply not true. Although the dose of cannabis per smoke is variable, a single [...] … Read More