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Press gallery reform Sunday, October 18, 2020 - 15:38 Source

I don't need to know about that bit. 
- Gladys Berejiklian to Daryl Maguire

An earlier version of this post focused on the fact that the budget was announced last week, and right now there are compromises and horse-trading underway to get it passed into law, and that any member of the federal parliamentary press gallery worth their salt should be onto this and what it might mean for our country in these uncertain times.

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Politically homeless Sunday, October 18, 2020 - 15:38 Source

I don't need to know about that bit. 
- Gladys Berejiklian to Daryl Maguire

An earlier version of this post focused on the fact that the budget was announced last week, and right now there are compromises and horse-trading underway to get it passed into law, and that any member of the federal parliamentary press gallery worth their salt should be onto this and what it might mean for our country in these uncertain times.

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Left Focus Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 10:17 Source

 

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Digitopoly Monday, October 12, 2020 - 22:50 Source

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News today that my PhD Supervisor, Paul Milgrom, won the Nobel prize for economics. He won it with his PhD Supervisor, Bob Wilson. Both were long overdue for the honor.

There are so many things one could say about Paul but it turned out that I said what I wanted to say back in 2013 at a conference in his honor to celebrate his 65th Birthday. Here were my remarks.

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Politically homeless Tuesday, September 8, 2020 - 19:56 Source

When one major party is in government in Australia, the most significant figure of the opposing party is usually the opposition leader.

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Press gallery reform Tuesday, September 8, 2020 - 19:56 Source

When one major party is in government in Australia, the most significant figure of the opposing party is usually the opposition leader.

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oecomuse Saturday, August 15, 2020 - 22:25 Source

On Saturday 4 January 2020, after returning from his overseas holiday during the worst bushfires this continent has ever experienced, prime minister Scott Morrison called a joint press conference with former Army Reserves Brigadier, Liberal Party staffer and current defence minister Linda Reynolds, and current Defence Force chief General Angus Campbell.

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oecomuse Tuesday, July 21, 2020 - 16:51 Source

A: No. Why ask such a ridiculous question?

When it eventually dawned on the Australian government that a global pandemic requires governments to spend money, the prime minister was devastated. As treasurer, Morrison handed down the 2016-17, 2017-18 and 2018-19 federal budgets. All were in deficit. Morrison and the Canberra press gallery called these deficits ‘bringing the budget back into surplus’, a typical tory time machine lie.

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The Melbourne Urbanist Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - 09:19 Source

The pandemic might’ve reduced the competitiveness of public transport, but it hasn’t altered the main game appreciably – that still remains civilising cars Is public transport the future of our cities?  

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The Melbourne Urbanist Thursday, May 21, 2020 - 10:25 Source

Cars aren’t going away so it’s time to stop ignoring their downsides and take action to civilise them – make private vehicles smaller, slower, quieter, cleaner, and safer What should we do to civilise driving?

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Left Focus Wednesday, May 13, 2020 - 16:53 Source

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The Melbourne Urbanist Monday, May 4, 2020 - 12:31 Source

Building a network of safe cycling routes in our major cities isn’t a post-pandemic ‘nice to have’; it’s a necessity. The immediate priority is putting it together very, very quickly Is this the hour of the two-wheeler?

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The Melbourne Urbanist Monday, April 27, 2020 - 08:49 Source

Public transport is likely to take a post-lockdown hit from the pandemic and will have to adapt; but it will remain critical to the functioning of Australia’s cities How will the pandemic impact public transport?

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The Melbourne Urbanist Sunday, April 19, 2020 - 18:56 Source

Yet again politicians reach for the High Speed Rail elixir – this time as a prescription for national economic recovery from the pandemic. But it’s snake oil Is High Speed Rail the game-changer we need now?  

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