The spring series continues with special guest artist and political cartoonist Jon Kudelka, recorded on Tuesday in the actual Hobart.Continue reading “The 9pm Rampant Gerontophilia with Jon Kudelka”
For the last few weeks I’ve been collecting your thoughts about the kind of podcasts you’d like me to make. Here are the results.Continue reading “The 9pm Edict podcast: This is whaddyawant, apparently”
It was quite a productive week, my week of Monday 8 to Sunday 14 May 2023, despite me being completely unproductive on Thursday because long lunch. Lots of client work, a podcast, and a long blog post.Continue reading “Weekly Wrap 676: Two parrots, one Budget, and much productivity”
During the week of Monday 13 to Sunday 19 January 2020, I was attacked by a cat, and I produced a podcast, but was also distracted by some personal matters which won’t be described here.Continue reading “Weekly Wrap 503: A podcast was created, but have the bushfires ended?”
Monday 23 to Sunday 29 December 2019 was a curious Christmas week, and a week of cat-sitting. I went to an actual Christmas Lunch for the first time in 15 or maybe even 20 years. And then there was… well… you’d better read on.Continue reading “Weekly Wrap 500: Cats, cat-sitting, Christmas, and trains”
- “The 9pm Arch Window of the Baked Goods”, being The 9pm Edict episode 81. It’s also on Spreaker and SoundCloud. My guest co-host was Nicholas Fryer. Please let me know if you like this format. We’ll be doing a second one before Christmas, and I may do another episode or two in different formats before the end of the year.
- The real future of healthcare is cultural change, not just AI and other technology, ZDNet Australia, 23 November 2018.
I also wrote a piece about the Assistance and Access Bill, which will appear on Monday.
Media Appearances, Corporate Largesse
The Week Ahead
The week will be dominated by action in the Australian Parliament, namely debate over the controversial anti-encryption legislation, the Telecommunications and Other Legislation Amendment (Assistance and Access) Bill 2018.
The powerful Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) is still conducting hearings as part of its inquiry, but home affair minister Peter Dutton is pressuring the committee to hurry up, and prime minister Scott Morrison has said he wants the legislation passed in the next two weeks.
Hearings are now scheduled for Monday, Tuesday, and Friday this week. I’m writing some analysis for ZDNet for Monday, and we’ll see what happens after that.
Meanwhile, I’ll be in Sydney on Tuesday for a lunchtime briefing on “Countering Advanced Threats” by Cybereason, and on Friday for a media lunch with executives from Symantec.
There don’t seem to be any major commitments between now and Christmas, just some single-day or overnight trips to Sydney for media briefings, end-of-year events, and social activities.
There will be at least one episode of The 9pm Edict wth Nicholas Fryer, however, and perhaps one that’s more of a long-form interview.
[Photo: Freelancer Life. Watching the Australian Senate live while grabbing a late breakfast of noodle soup at the Sussex Centre food court in Sydney’s Chinatown, photographed on 14 November 2018. So not this week.]