Tuesday, August 9, 2016

The minister and his interpreter

Australia's new Disability Discrimination Commissioner Alastair McEwin is interviewed on  ABC News 24. Note the great job his Auslan interpreter does.


Monday, February 1, 2016


This is a good interview to practise note-taking skills for simultaneous and consecutive interpreting.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Environment-Liverpool Planes and Mining Licenses

TEDxDubbo - Fiona Simson - Fuel vs Food, a Personal Passion

Listen (and take notes) to Fiona Samson's Ted Talk about the situation in the Liverpool plains regarding mining.  She believes that the current legislation favours mining over agriculture, water and food and is passionate about mining not being allowed if it poses a threat to agricultural areas or to valuable natural resources.  

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Vicarious Trauma

Our last 2014 post was on the dilemmas facing interpreters in the course of their practice. Coincidentally 2015 starts with a very similar topic, vicarious trauma. Listen to this episode of The Law Report, ABC Radio National.

SBS had this piece on the same topic in this audio:
Trauma takes toll on interpreters

And SBS TV also talked about it:
Interpreters scarred by traumatic assignments

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Interpreter Dilemmas

Listen to Jingjing Yu Lipski's story as she receives a Voltaire Award at Liberty Victoria.  A great example of the ethical dilemmas that confront interpreters. Check minute 19:35 for her definition of what an interpreter does.
Read more about it on Liberty's Victoria press release.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014


Consecutive practice
Check Michael Caton's short speech at the Our Land Our Water Our Future campaign at the Sydney Mint in April 2014.

Michael Caton speaking at OLOWOF launch from David Lowe on Vimeo.