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Keating’s Privacy Protection
Paul Keating never left anyone wondering about the real Prime Minister and he shared his opinions on privacy laws at a Melbourne University last night.
Lateline reported that Keating’s serve on the media’s invasion of privacy. The former PM lambasted the media saying “Whole industries now revolve around so-called celebrity, fame, rumour and gossip, often more correctly straight fiction, which is published these days…
Government “Ugly… Beautiful in its Ugliness”
Finally Australia has a government but public debate and language have been through the wringer so much they’re barely recognisable.
Yesterday, Rob Oakeshott milked his 15 minutes of fame in a long announcement that offered the contradiction that Parliament was “going to be ugly, but it’s going to be beautiful in its ugliness!”
In The Drum, Annabel Crabb called it a “drawn-out preamble…
Lunchbox / Soapbox
Glyn Davis: Leader of The Gang: How Political Parties Choose Numero Uno
The Psychology of Looting
“In constituency, it’s most similar to a prison riot: what will happen is that, usually in the segregation unit, nobody will ever know exactly, but a rumour will emanate that someone has been hurt in some way. There will be some form of moral outrage that takes its expression in self-interested revenge. There is no higher purpose, you just have a high volume of…
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