Vodafone’s Nightmare Scenario Just the Tip of the Wire

Tweet Vodafone has published a global report on government access to its networks, including data on the number of warrants issued for legal interception of content. The report reveals confirms the existence of direct-access systems that allow agencies to listen in on pretty much any call they want, and for which telcos have no information ...

Bart vs Australia

Tweet An episode that once deeply offended me is now one of my favourites in a long line of classics from The Simpsons. Here are my comments on Bart vs Australia from my honours thesis. Page 13: it is worth noting that there are occasions where audiences, broadcasters and governments in countries like Australia, Brazil ...

I’m no economist, but…

Tweet Australia’s consumer price index measures the changes in costs of average goods to most households. If the CPI rises, then wages and pensions need to rise so people have the same amount of money, in real terms, to spend on everyday items. That’s the simple explanation. A longer one is provided by the Australian ...

It’s Not Easy to be a Green

Tweet Warning: Rant Ahead. One of Bob Brown’s major tag lines is that the majority of the population agrees with the Greens on issues like climate change and social policy. I suspect he’s right. But the problem for the Greens is the majority of the population – those who see the world and politics in ...

Disturbing News for Democracy

Tweet As you read this post, please bear in mind that I am certainly not a Greens supporter. If you want to read about my political convictions, check out this post. I am fundamentally disturbed at suggestions the Federal Government may have authorised or participated in the covert surveillance on a member of the Federal ...