The 9pm Everything in Brief on Tuesday with Two Days to Go

Crowdfunding for The 9pm Edict’s autumn series closes in less than 48 hours. This season teaser contains some personal observations on the war, the plague, and the election, as well as a final request for you to pledge your support .

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  • The 2003 invasion of Iraq was the first stage of the Iraq War. The invasion phase began on 19 March 2003 (air) and 20 March 2003 (ground) and lasted just over one month, including 26 days of major combat operations, in which a combined force of troops from the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia and Poland invaded Iraq. The capital city of Baghdad was captured by Coalition forces on 9 April 2003 after the six day long Battle of Baghdad.
  • This is an archive of erisk.net, the publisher of Energy Weekly News, from Trove at the National Library of Australia. Clearly the site is no more. But if you click around you'll find a sample edition of "Energy Daily", the daily newsletter I wrote for.
  • This is the full map of Iraq’s oil infrastructure, though from a blog which credits it to Royal Dutch Shell in 2010. (CIA’s public maps are US government products so therefore public domain. always fun.)
  • On 5 April 1986, three people were killed and 229 injured when La Belle discothèque was bombed in the Friedenau district of West Berlin. The entertainment venue was commonly frequented by United States soldiers, and two of the dead and 79 of the injured were Americans.
  • The 1986 United States bombing of Libya, code-named Operation El Dorado Canyon, consisted of air strikes by the United States against Libya on Tuesday 15 April 1986. The attack was carried out by the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps via air strikes, in retaliation for the West Berlin discotheque bombing ten days earlier.
  • The Ash Wednesday bushfires, known in South Australia as Ash Wednesday II, were a series of bushfires that occurred in south-eastern Australia on 16 February 1983, which was Ash Wednesday. Within twelve hours, more than 180 fires fanned by hot winds of up to 110 km/h (68 mph) caused widespread destruction across the states of Victoria and South Australia.
  • [3 May 2010] Journalist and broadcaster Murray Nicoll has died after a fight with cancer. Nicoll worked in newspapers, radio and television, including with ABC Radio in Adelaide and 3AW in Melbourne. He is best-remembered for winning a Walkley Award after he broadcast on Adelaide radio 5DN a harrowing Ash Wednesday bushfire report about his own house burning down as he sheltered from the firestorm.
  • Lawfare currently hosts eight podcasts offering a variety of perspectives on national security. In cooperation with Goat Rodeo, Lawfare produces The Lawfare Podcast, Rational Security, Chatter and Lawfare No Bull. Additionally, The Lawfare Podcast has a longrunning series Arbiters of Truth, and Lawfare regularly produces special deep-dive narrative podcast series. We also provide information on four independently-produced podcasts: the Cyberlaw Podcast, ChinaTalk, the National Security Law Podcast and Tech Tank. On this page, you can browse and listen to episodes from all of the podcasts we host.
  • There is growing anxiety in the parliamentary Liberal Party. They are worried they are doomed to oblivion with Scott Morrison and are beginning to look for a way out.
  • The prime minister has been accused of resorting to "schoolyard" tactics.
  • Prime Minister Scott Morrison answered voters' questions live from the Central Coast with Sky News Australia host Paul Murray in "The PM Pub Test".
  • Hairdresser and part-time welder Scott Morrison has today slammed Labor Leader Anthony Albanese of pretending to be someone he isn’t, before throwing on a high-vis and hard hat and pretending to mop a basketball court.
  • Pays on party which supplies the Prime Minister following the next Federal election. Bets settled at time of swearing in. All bets carry over if the Gov General does not swear in a PM because supply cannot be guaranteed.
  • #savotes SA (state) 56-44 to Labor. Lib 33 ALP 41 Green 11 others 15.

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