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- Winter is Coming (motto) at the Game of Thrones Wikia.
- Emotion and Cognition: The Case of Automatic Vigilance, Psychological Science Agenda, November 2004.
- Counter-terrorism chief appointed, Ten Eyewitness News, 25 May 2015.
- Sydney siege inquest recap, The Guardian.
- Cabinet revolt over Tony Abbott and Peter Dutton plan to strip Australians of citizenship, The Sydney Morning Herald, 26 May 2016.
- “The good news is youâ€™ll be able to play to win your citizenship back on a new Immigration Department/Channel Seven co-produced TV series”, @rpy, 26 May 2015.
- Australia Dumbs Down as Abbott Bets on Baristas Over Brains, Bloomberg Business, 26 May 2015.
- Two new species of suicidal sex marsupials discovered, ABC Radio’s The World Today, 29 May 2013.
- Unless kids are working, coding should not be taught: Abbott, ZDNet, 28 May 2015.
- Questions without Notice: Education, House of Representatives, 27 May 2015. Audio courtesy Australian Parliament House.
- Australian Curriculum: Digital Technologies.
- Heffernan’s chairman duties blasted by anonymous letter as Agriculture Estimates kicks off in Canberra, ABC Rural, 25 May 2015. Audio courtesy Australian Parliament House.
- You can find Nicholas Fryer on Twitter.
- New air strike campaign needed against jihadis, The Australian, 26 May 2015.
- B-52s in Massive Mid-East Carpet Bombing Exercise, War is Boring, 28 May 2015.
- A State of Fear: What ISIS Is, and What It Is Not, ABC Religion & Ethics, 22 May 2015.
- Blood Year: Terror and the Islamic State, Quarterly Essay.
- Vietnamese asylum seekers secretly held at sea for more than a month, commander tells Senate estimates, ABC News, 26 May 2015. Audio courtesy Australian Parliament House.
- No Pressure To Be Funny, series 9 episode 4, 26 April 2015.
- The 9pm Edict theme by mansardian via The Freesound Project.
- Edict fanfare by neonaeon, via The Freesound Project.
- Elephant Stamp theme by Joshua Mehlman.
- Photograph of the Trinity atmospheric nuclear test, July 1945, by the US Government via Wikimedia Commons.
[Photo: Michael Pezzullo, Secretary of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection, giving evidence to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee, 25 May 2015.]
2 Replies to “The 9pm Orgy of Confusion”
Interesting that Moriarty will be reporting to the Justice Minister. The way you put it about how he’s not reporting to any of the logical ministers (Attorney General, Defence etc) but to someone else reminded me of my studies of the Third Reich. Hitler would, when there was overlap issues between two agencies, involve a *third* agency to further confuse the mix and as a result, the duplication of effort and the competing of agencies for the Fuhrer’s favour would be horrendously inefficient.
I found it interesting in light of things recently I’d noticed where, for example on the execution of the Bali drug smugglers, the government were being represented the next day by Turnbull in much of the media – a communications minister, when it would have been far more appropriate for the foreign affairs, or prime ministers to be fronting the morning radio & TV that day.
Also Stilgherrian, your ‘tag’ for Michael Pezzullo in this post is spelled wrong 🙂
@Dermott Banana: The last point, at least, I have fixed.
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