Thanks to the legislation drafted to protect us, numerous government agencies are free to access our metadata.
An op-shop formal, a rainbow bullet in the foot and a blunt attempt to hang with the cool kids all found themselves in the pit of #Auspol this week. So, who won?
George Brandis seems to have a problem with privacy, namely how our generation uses it. Perhaps if he did his research instead of making generalisations, he’d see we’re trying to safeguard it.
To think 18C’s defeat puts an end to the Libs’ totalitarian crusade is erroneous, as more laws exist which greater impede freedom to public discourse.
A spot of legal vandalism, an incorrect choice of aircraft and a budding buddy movie in the pipe…the week in #AusPol had many things, all of them stupid.
Well, much like Highlander, there could only be one… One #AusPol topic this week, that is, as 18C drunkenly steered RMS Political Discourse awry.
“What do we have here?”, we coyly ask, as we pry open the pages of George Brandis’ diary, eyes ravenously scanning for the juiciest of goss. Turns out…we have a lot of nothing.
A Webster’s worthy dose of doublespeak, the re-emergence of the colour line, and a musical interlude all featured in #AusPol this week. But who won? Well…
O, Humpday. What happened while you were asleep? Well, the US people defended their President, George Brandis forgot important stuff, and the A-League expansion is off for the moment.
The final form of Malcolm, the re-return of the returning returner and one very sad panda. What a week of #AusPol it was. We survived it. At least until Sunday, you know, when I have to work, yeah?
Once more into the blergh dear friends. A surprise defection, twin insults and the brilliance of being disliked. What a week in #AusPol it was. So, who won?
Morning! What happened while you were asleep? Well, Brandis made things awkies passing judgment, but the Pope forgave, and there is no forgiveness for combat juggling.
Morning! What happened while you were asleep? Well, people wanted to sup the blood of Brandis, and the NSA suffered its own Snowden remake, as Disney search for a Chinese lead in theirs.
With George Brandis set to meet Mark Dreyfus to organise the terms of the plebiscite, one reader had something to get off his chest.
Last night, I agreed with a man I thought I never would. So, this morning I’m making my peace. I’m sorry, George Brandis. I am for real.
Rob Idol regales us with the week that was, including Mugabe’s award, Abetz’s (latest) gaffe and Bieber’s member.
Pesky writer Jordan King Lacroix has penned a letter to outgoing Arts Minister George Brandis, congratulating him on the new job.
After an unsatisfactory conclusion, Ugur Nedim questions the effectiveness of the ALRC inquiry into the impact of new laws on our civil liberties.
Mathew Mackie might be starving due to his art, and rightfully so, but after the cuts to the Australia Council, he fears that George Brandis might have caused a famine.
If government is supposed to be about nation building, Halifax Bennett marks down recent funding cuts to the Australia Council to a “triple D” rating – destabilising, devaluing and devolving.
David Leyonhjelm sensitively handled indigenous affairs this week, and George Brandis really palled up to Gillian Triggs. Michael Burrill delivers the highlights in this week’s #CurrentAffairsWrap.
Jordan King Lacroix says forget metadata…as our lives are entirely documented online these days, why don’t we just start submitting ALL of our data to the government?