Tuesday 28th of June 2016

no music to the minister's ears...

the whistleblower and the minister...

Whistleblower Edward Snowden wants Australians to care more about protecting their privacy, describing it as “the right to individuality.”

oil on water...

The ForstersThe Forsters

Benjamin Franklin was a polymath, a revolutionary and a lightning conductor. 

the dead cat strategy ...

the dead cat strategy ...

It’s called the dead cat strategy.  Here, according to Sam Delaney in the Guardian, is how Boris Johnson describes it:

of conservatives, CONservatives and a bottler...

TRUMP

There are various formats of conservatives in the USA. The two main branches are the mildish conservatives and the CONservatives — or in other words the paleoconservatives and the neocons, with some crossover due to the religious traditionalists and evangelicals.

 

nothing new: malcolm NBN stinks...

malcolm NBN

The Australian Federal Police are raiding Labor Party offices in Melbourne over the alleged leak of documents from the National Broadband Network.

Shadow finance spokesman Tony Burke confirmed the raids on Thursday, saying they were in relation to allegations about documents which revealed that the NBN roll-out was slower and more expensive under the Coalition than under Labor. 

back to the future...

coal future is bright

A new report from the CSIRO mapping Australia’s innovation and investment priorities out to 2030 has put its energy focus squarely on fossil fuel exports and the technologies required to best exploit them, under a number of different possible future scenarios.

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