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“Splitting Hairs” Hair and Discrimination in Employment, Milne Alexander

Workplace policies on men’s hair styles have recently received a great deal of attention by Australian courts and tribunals. In the past several months, there have been decisions from the Fair Work Commission and the Supreme Court of Victoria in relation to employer directives regarding the wearing of facial hair by male employees.In James Felton v BHP Billiton Pty Ltd [2015] FWC 1838, Commissioner Hampton of the Fair Work Commission upheld the dismissal of an underground mineworker on the basis that his repeated refusal to shave his beard had safety implications relating to the effective operation of his respirator.BHP Billiton had promoted a clean-shaven policy for many years, stating as...

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The 13 Greatest Scientists (By Beard)

13. Alexander Graham-BellNationality: Canadian/ScottishContributions: The telephone, but also tons of inventions from later in his lifeBeard: The classic big bushy white beard like a Father Christmas with inventions instead of presents. 12. Gilbert LewisI...

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Buttons up: Victorian brewers make beer from belly button fluff -

The Belly Button Beer is made using yeast grown from navel fluff. (7 Cent Brewery)A group of Victorian brewers have come up with a navel way of making beer, growing a yeast strain from their own belly button fluff and savouring the results.While the idea of Belly Button Beer may be stomach-turning for some, 7 Cent Brewery co-founder Doug Bremner said the yeast strains were carefully studied and grown to ensure they were sterile."It's perfectly safe. Yeast is yeast...

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Victorian beard craze inspired false 'mechanical' whiskers

Victorian men unable to grow beards or bushy whiskers down each cheek grew so anxious a market in 'preparations' guaranteed to increase facial hair flourished.Beards and masculinity were so closely associated in the 19th century that some men resorted to wearing a wig with false 'mechanical' whiskers they attached to their face with springs and wires.The 19th century mania for beards extended to side-burns and moustaches, inspired by hirsute soldiers serving in the Crimea, leading to the some of the first beard-grooming products.They included preparations designed to make beards bigger and more luxuriant, Victorian "beard-generating" growth potions, a range of scented beard oils and even...

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