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When you hate on Mirabella, you’re one step from the fruit bowl

When you hate on Mirabella, you’re one step from the fruit bowl

Cathy AlexanderSep 13, 201359 Comments

It's become the hobby du jour in Leftie ghettoes to hate on Sophie Mirabella as she struggles to hold her seat. Mirabella's crime? She is apparently annoying and unlikeable. Let's stop and think about that.

Cannold resigns as WikiLeaks Party candidate

Bernard KeaneAug 21, 2013

Prominent writer and ethicist Leslie Cannold has resigned from her position as a WikiLeaks Senate candidate, citing concerns about the party's decisions relating to preferences and othe

Attorney-General's Department reveals more about data retention

Bernard KeaneJul 12, 2013

With the speed and ease of tooth-pulling, the Attorney-General's Department continues to reveal information about its pursuit of a data retention régime. Late today

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Attorney-General's Department changes tack on data retention

Bernard KeaneJul 5, 2013

In a significant admission, the Attorney-General's Department has corrected its evidence to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee to reveal two provisions for a data ret

Kevin #2, election dates, and Yom Kippur

Shakira HusseinJun 28, 2013

For those trying to work out the details of the lessons learned by the revamped Prime Minister Rudd, one of them seems to be "check the calendar for the dates of major religious festiva

20 years on, revelations about police smears in the case of Stephen Lawrence

Shakira HusseinJun 24, 2013

It took 18 years to convict two of the killers who slaughtered Stephen Lawrence in a

A short note on information asymmetry

Bernard KeaneJun 7, 20131 Comment

The revelations over the last 48 hours of the near-complete extent of the Obama Administration's surveillance of US citizens via phone records and internet traffic prompted a response f

ASIC accidentally blocked 250,000 sites in scam campaign

Bernard KeaneJun 4, 20131 Comment

The finance industry regulator admits that its new internet blocking campaign has caused some collateral damage.

Racism, childishness and bullies

Shakira HusseinMay 30, 20131 Comment

The suspension of ABC radio announcer David Morrow after his "joke" about the difficulty of seeing dark-skinned footballers in the dark catapulted me back to a childhood memory that I h

Tony Abbott's Budget Reply Speech 16 May 2013

Bernard KeaneMay 16, 2013

Tonight, I want to directly address you, the Australian people. While it’s easy, and understandable, that you should be pessimistic about this government, everyone should be optimi

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