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Welcome to the Meta Meta Monkey Punk #auspol weekly wrap up. Once again, we’re going to try something new. No podcast this week, because you guys seem to prefer reading to listening – so just the post. And we’ll delve into a dark corner of #auspol, but then instead of just leaving you feeling awful,…


Why is the NBN failing?

If you care about decent internet, and wonder why Australia still doesn’t have it (we’re behind Kazakhstan), this video is a must-watch. Businessman turned political commentator, Kim Wingerei, founder of The Independents, speaks to former NBNCo CTO, Gary McLaren, about what’s gone wrong with the infrastructure that’s critical to functioning in the 21st century. Also…


Failures of Automation: Misunderstanding the Hierarchy of Evidence

Folks who are into methodological blood sports would be hard pressed to find a more engaging fight than that between the Cochraneists and the Clinicians over oseltamivir (Tamiflu). You may or may not remember the rush to stockpile this anti-viral drug after the bird flu pandemic of 2005. The stockpiling came on the back of…


The Hypocritic Oath – A Song

The song with subtitles and translation on Youtube – Or listen on Soundcloud – This song is dedicated to survivors of abuse in religious institutions.Please know, you are loved and you are believed.This is a song of solidarity with – and deep appreciation for – the valiant way in which you have battled injustice and…

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  • Corporatocracy: inside the Cash Ban September 20, 2019
    The Government and Opposition are about to push through laws to hobble the cash economy, laws based on advice from KPMG. Michael West looks at the real reasons behind the jihad on cash.
    Michael West
  • Josh Frydenberg’s quest for a surplus holds a nation to ransom September 19, 2019
    The Morrison Government has put the entire economy at risk to get his "balanced budget". Instead of spending to revive a floundering economy, the Treasurer has sat on his hands for months to pull off a surplus and grab the political bragging rights
    Michael West
  • Money for Jam Land: enviro review not as independent as it’s Craik’ed up to be? September 17, 2019
    To allow the poisoning of critically endangered grasslands by a company which he part-owned, Angus Taylor pushed to have the environment legislation reviewed. The review was chaired by Dr Wendy Craik, a regular reviewer for government. Will it be a "win-win" for the wealthy financier?
    Jommy Tee
  • Abbott & Turnbull right on the NBN … for all the wrong reasons September 15, 2019
    The National Broadband Network is an unmitigated disaster not just for broadband delivery in Australia, but for how it has contributed to the devaluation of a whole industry sector.
    Kim Wingerei
  • Australia a classic study in how not to build a productive economy September 15, 2019
    Productivity has tanked under this Government and Treasurer, Josh Frydenberg, is floundering. Result? Australia is providing a class study in what not to do to build a productive economy. Alan Austin reports.
    Alan Austin

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  • Climate strike: global climate change protest kicks off in Australia and Pacific – live updates September 20, 2019
    On Friday 20 September millions of people led by Greta Thunberg and students from Sydney to Delhi and Melbourne to London and New York will march for urgent action on climate change. Follow for all the latest school strike 4 climate newsClimate strike in Australia: everything you need to know about Friday’s protestWhy the Guardian […]
    Naaman Zhou in Sydney
  • LA ‘predator’ Ed Buck had at least 10 victims and drugged unconscious men, complaint says September 20, 2019
    Court records reveal disturbing details about how Buck allegedly targeted and assaulted homeless men struggling with addictionEd Buck, the Los Angeles political activist accused of preying on gay black men and forcibly injecting them with fatal doses of drugs, had at least 10 victims, would drug them while they were unconscious and was known locally […]
    Sam Levin Levin in Los Angeles
  • Matt Okine: ‘I wish we were taught as boys that it’s OK to be hurt’ September 20, 2019
    The former Triple J presenter’s mother died when he was 12. He doesn’t talk much about it publicly, but his new novel ‘is a way to remember her’Matt Okine’s mother died on a Good Friday. On the way home from the hospital in the car with family friends he cracked a joke. It’s all good, […]
    Celina Ribeiro
  • Australian Jock Palfreeman paroled after 11 years in Bulgarian jail September 20, 2019
    Palfreeman was sentenced to 20 years for murder but has always maintained he was trying to help a man who was being attacked in SofiaAn Australian, Jock Palfreeman, has been unexpectedly granted parole after serving 11 years behind bars for murder in Bulgaria.Palfreeman, now 32, was serving a 20-year sentence for fatally stabbing a Bulgarian […]
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  • Home Affairs argues staff identities should be kept secret to avoid 'keyboard commentators' September 20, 2019
    Department says redaction of public servants’ names from documents released under freedom of information protects them from harmThe home affairs department has argued the identities of its staff should be kept secret because they may be targeted by “keyboard commentators” and says they “have a right to use social media … without feeling the impact […]
    Christopher Knaus and Josh Taylor

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  • Integrity news: WA hospital manager pinged for $500k in overtime, Qld Health ex-CIO in the clear September 20, 2019
    Undocumented overtime claims have landed a Western Australian hospital manager in hot water, with the Corruption and Crime Commission accusing her of clocking up over half a million dollars of extra pay in about five years without the proper paperwork.The watchdog reports Judith Innes-Rowe racked up the additional paymentsThe post Integrity news: WA hospital manager […]
  • Stakeholders slam APVMA’s new ‘non-controversial’ board September 20, 2019
    Representatives from the agriculture and veterinary sector have opposed the federal government’s decision to reintroduce a board to the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA), arguing it was politically motivated.CropLife Australia and Animal Medicines Australia both spoke out against the new board, undermining a claim from the MinisterThe post Stakeholders slam APVMA’s new ‘non-controversial’ […]
  • If your values don’t push back, they’re probably principles September 20, 2019
    During what passes for idle chatter during coffee and networking at a recent event, the throw-away comment, “I think values are a load of rubbish” got my attention. Because too often rubbish is what companies big and small peddle.We continued to talk and agreed that when people say values,The post If your values don’t push […]
  • Setting up a social impact bond requires thinking through many barriers around data and measuring success. Amy Auster is stewarding two rollouts with an eye to early intervention September 20, 2019
    It is widely acknowledged that government needs to shift away from acute services and towards prevention. But that doesn’t mean it’s easy.“Early intervention is a bit of a nirvana,” says Amy Auster, deputy secretary economic at the Victorian Department of Treasury and Finance.“It’s a bit likeThe post Setting up a social impact bond requires thinking […]
  • Movers & shakers: women take the lead September 20, 2019
    The latest senior public sector appointments from across the country. APS senior executives Band 2 Rachael JacksonRachael Jackson has been appointed Chief Operating Officer in the National Indigenous Australians Agency in the Prime Minister and Cabinet portfolio. She was most recently a General Manager in the Department of Industry,The post Movers & shakers: women take […]

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