Turned to writing at 60, reckon that’ll do for the next 30 years, then I’ll become a musician – after that, who knows, maybe a wizard…

A Ministry of Mediocrity

A Ministry of Mediocrity

In the (in)famous words of Donald Horne: “Australia is a lucky country run by mainly second-rate people who share its luck.” The new Morrison Government is a mostly uninspiring group lacking in diversity and bereft of vision.

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The climate election that wasn’t

The climate election that wasn’t

Climate inaction continues to be official government policy in Australia – it is a travesty and the blame is on everyone – including Labor and The Greens who had the opportunity to seize the day, but didn’t. Yet again.

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Game of Votes

Game of Votes

Just as Game of Thrones seems likely to end with a whimper, leaving someone in charge as corrupted by the process of getting there as the psychopath who crumbled under the weight of the rubble that killed the incumbent – Cersei Lannister – the Game of Votes may well end up proving that the more things change, the more they stay the same…

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Yet Another Slapdown for TPG

Yet Another Slapdown for TPG

This post first appeared on the 13th May 2019 in the Australian telco newsletter CommsDay under the heading “TPG continues to be the whipping boy of policy inconsistency”. TPG became a successful operator through keeping to itself while building its...

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No Person is Above the Law

No Person is Above the Law

As the title of this post makes clear what follows is not about the Network Economy and especially not about the need for Deep Fibre Broadband. Readers who aren’t interested in my opinion on mainstream political matters may want to skip this read. The release of...

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Oregon Pain – Experts on Fakery

Oregon Pain – Experts on Fakery

The so called Oregon Petition is a good example of how to create an illusion of scientific argument by using the language of expertise and ignoring relevance.

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