Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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June 14th, 2018

CillizzaCNN “Very big numbers” means, um, nothing twitter.com/realDonaldTrum…

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dfg77 I’d try to intervene in my son’s Fortnite addiction, but I’m too busy because of the satanic rituals that I got suc..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…iE

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NYTArchives North and South Korea’s presidents reached a broad agreement to work for peace and unity, on this day in 2000, as a..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…X1

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EricTlozek Angry supporters of a losing election candidate have burned an Air Niugini plane in ’s Southern Highlands. pic.twitter.com/41nCoYmW1Y

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I think the main lesson from this list is that annoying bubble-dwelling cunts with a narrow concept of “success” ha..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…sX

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ColinKahl The German foreign minister identifies three illiberal great powers that challenge international order: Russia, Chi..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…fR

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oldshopsoz Yes kids, back in the day we hopped in the bus to come here and watch public floggings. pic.twitter.com/3a2PIfY2kE

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I do love Trump’s programmatic specificity… pic.twitter.com/8gX7rrpkoD

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Tonight I learned that Saturn’s rings open and close on a 27-year cycle. (You can finish this tweet for yourselves.)

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@Gin_ev_ra No no, the passion was there, and as a speech it was a good speech. Us journos up the back have just hea..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…nk

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I’m not saying that’s bad. The same issues arise. I’m just having a sook because I’ve heard it all before. That’s m..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Og

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I reckon you could take the government’s standard cyber stump, replace “cyber” with “space”, and get this speech. I..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…4Q

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OK, this is the same stuff as before on space situational awareness (SSA), forces that can operate in a degraded sp..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…oL

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Payne mentions again the Joint Space Operations Centre with the US and our friends. I believe this is not knew knowledge.

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Apparently both of the LHDs are heading out into the Pacific currently. [Is that right?] Hurrah for neo-colonialism..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…YT

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Now we’re onto the boilerplate, some of which we’ve already heard from Cash this morning. We’re hearing it less nas..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…sy

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Payne just referred to Cash as her “bench buddy”, and said that while Cash does the colour and movement, she does t..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…6u

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Payne has come here directly after her RAAF flight back from the Solomon Islands where she’d been with an RAN LHD…twitter.com/i/web/status/1…2S

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@ari_hall It’s more that a bunch of vendors ordered too many, and now when those vendors sponsor anything you can’t..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…AZ

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There’s also a gaggle of media outside expecting to do a doorstop. Has Payne got an announceable tonight?

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There’s a lot of Order of Australia pins in this room. I should nick one.

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The intern at the registration desk can’t find me on the list. I’m not on the list! A bunch of @ASPI_org staff, all..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…ul

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The @ASPI_org dinner is being held in Gandel Hall at the National Gallery of Australia. I should’ve frocked up. It’..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…CL

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mattliddy A stunning number of Australians can’t pick the ABC from a line-up when asked which media outlet doesn’t rely prima..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…gJ

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I’ve decided that a brisk walk across the lake* will perk me up. It’s 8C out there, apparent temperature… 3.4C. Hmmtwitter.com/i/web/status/1…btrr

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grahamgreenleaf This monstrous centralised biometric ID plan is a complete abandonment of all previous government commitment to a d..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Cb

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@tacticalmaid That last session was definitely the best. I learned a bunch.

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@KarlskiB Heh. In the scenario as set, it was clearly a military satellite doing the RPO, and the other strategic f..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…V7

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End of the day’s proceedings! The conference dinner is across the lake at the National Gallery of Australia, starti..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Sv

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There were nuanced answers, but the real message for me was that the phrase “The Grey Zone” was repeated a few times.

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China, in the scenario, could put an offensive or electronic warfare module on a commercial satellite. Opinions var..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…EJ

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I just asked this question. First answer was from the commercial lawyer: “Then we’ll just sue them.” But there were..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…km

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Answer is that the “real” wargames do indeed include more people. (I once did a cyber thing with @RANDCorporation a..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…eb

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Q from audience: Do we need wider range of people to explore scenarios? Crisis as an opportunity? (Does he meat get..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…F8

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Panel thinks no. The jamming was wrong, it caused damage, you’ve got the moral high ground.

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Q from audience: In scenario 1, how do you handle advertising the GPS jam? Doesn’t pranging a billion-dollar warshi..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Hf

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Previous results: Naval players escalate harder; attacking ground stations is a thing, like a cruise missile…twitter.com/i/web/status/1…e4

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One theme here is “reversibility”. Is your response something that can be turned off or rolled back? (Think of a DD..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…xy

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Cooper says this will become more complicated when there’s multiple nations’ payloads hosted on the one satellite.

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Here are the axes of response that usually come up in these simulations. pic.twitter.com/MCXgDCGrzc

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Cooper is saying that both scenarios could have been avoided if we had red lines to begin with, i.e. coherent deterrence.

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@KarlskiB Heh. I am hoping there’s time for questions. I’ll throw that in.

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@ja_clarence And consensus would be difficult to obtain during a crisis, as opposed to through a Tallinn-manual sort of process.

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Davis is reminding us — again — that cyber warfare blurs into space warfare. You can disable a satellite with cybertwitter.com/i/web/status/1…Ea9N

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Hmmm. Dolman just said it’s “unequivocally” an act of war. But we should also try to de-escalate the situation. War..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…2f

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My understanding of the law of armed conflict learned in the cyber realm, basic though it is, tells me that calling..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…O7

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Davis just said disabling a satellite is an act of war. At my table there was pushback against that characterisatio..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…ka

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So my question is what we CAN conceptualise it as. Perhaps we even need new metaphors. twitter.com/ja_clarence/st…

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Hmmm. Last time a broadcast satellite was being hassled, the response was the CEO going on Twitter and Facebook to..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…A6

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Note that RPO is “rendezvous and proximity operation”, i.e. rolling your satellite up to some adversary’s target sa..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…T4

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And here are the initial options on the table, and the questions to consider. pic.twitter.com/eNF6D4hjAm

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OK, here is the second COMPLETELY HYPOTHETICAL scenario. pic.twitter.com/UiWaetxnqc

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Lawler said we need to establish up front if the trawler is the source of the spoofing. My suggestion for that is t..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…sR

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@munin Heh. This is a fascinating scenario, and I’m learning heaps. I can’t begin to capture the flavour in these tweets.

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Hmmm. Moving a satellite to block the view of a Chinese observation satellite? That’s an interesting space-based ap..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…PL

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A consensus is emerging to call out the GPS jamming because it’s a public safety issue. Withdraw the AWD? No, it ha..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Ot

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Related: “Ships fooled in GPS spoofing attack suggest Russian cyberweapon” (10 Aug 2017) newscientist.com/article/214349…

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What I’m hearing: Needs space savvy through all govt levels to respond well, so we need education. What’s the legal..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…um

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@pblakez Not directly. Indeed, the industry-focused stuff has been quite inward-looking.

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There’s two injured on the AWD, a Chinese fishing boat presumed to be the signal source, no PLAN vessels nearby…twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Cj

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OK, the simulations. Here’s the first COMPLETELY HYPOTHETICAL scenario. Didn’t management to capture the second or..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…lP

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So @ZackCooper is running through the differences between the First Space Age, the current Second Space Age, and hi..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…rD

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Elon Musk! Drink! (To be fair, at 1612 AEST this is the first time that he’s been mentioned by name, so we’ve done well.)

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@ASPI_org Ah, there’s also six people on stage, speakers from earlier, and we’re going to run through two completel..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Dv

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@Epigrammist We live in strange and dangerous times.

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PARTY PIES BUT NO TOMATO SAUCE SOMETHING IS DEEPLY DEEPLY WRONG HERE.

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This is the tweet that was deleted. Dunno why. It seems a fair summary of what Lundy said. pic.twitter.com/mhPl8P4SvZ

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It’s coffee break time at the @ASPI_org “Building Australia’s Strategy for Space” conference…twitter.com/i/web/status/1…bt

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Hear hear! Apart from the terrible pun from Dr Scully-Power, STEM really is a term that should die. twitter.com/dianeemonster/…

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@rohan_p I had one of the original “Fat Mac” machines from 1985, the Mac 512k, and then the 20MB external hard drive. Luxury!

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jonkudelka Australia’s most consistently incorrect person has spoken. twitter.com/mrobertsqld/st…

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@rohan_p You say that like it’s a bad thing.

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Davidramli Here’s how you can tell 1/1:

The original poster is a comedian who writes satire. twitter.com/janellecshane/…

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International Slide Rule Museum! sliderulemuseum.com “ISRM is the world’s largest free digital repository of al..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…qs

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@dobes Trust me to walk out of the room just as something actually reportable happens. Sigh. I’ll have to grab Scul..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Uv

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I hinted at this earlier. I should probably dig out the slides and put together some of those “facts”. twitter.com/ASPI_org/statu…

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This is just one reason why SA may well get the space agency HQ. The other one is The Hon Dr Pork Barrel. twitter.com/ToryShepherd/s…

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dahowlett Q0TD via @jonerp: I received a Github PR pitch which said:

Hi Jon – Looks like developers are leaving in droves atwitter.com/i/web/status/1…RrV7

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@ja_clarence This is why I’ve bailed out. There’ll be another four months of this jockeying.

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I suppose this is why Canberra is where it is to begin with. twitter.com/ja_clarence/st…

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I think I might leave Team Australia in Space for the moment. Taking a break so that I’m back fresh for the 1600 session.

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@_midofo_ @RachaelHasIdeas @acatinatree Maybe it IS a diamondback then. They do have a huge range of scale patterns..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…ek

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Lundy: “We need to be Team Australia in Space if we want to succeed.”

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Lundy is joining the voices saying there shouldn’t be competition between states over where the space agency should..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Oa

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The Hon @KateLundy is up now, but I’m in my mid-afternoon slump and finding it hard to focus. I’ll probably just be..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…gg

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@dobes WE CAN FILL THEM WITH CHOCOLATE.

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@_midofo_ @RachaelHasIdeas @acatinatree I’m pretty sure it’s a python of some sort, but 3m long seems a bit big for a local python?

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@acatinatree @RachaelHasIdeas That doesn’t look like a diamondback, though.

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Now Richard Price, CEO of Defence SA and the SA Space Industry Centre. Flat reading of prepared script alert.

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Is this session meant to be “state perspectives” or “state pitches for federal space funding and commercial investment”?

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The area where the SKA lives is the size of the Netherlands and a population of 131 people.

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Klinker notes that WA has lots of empty space, and it’s handy to have.

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First up: Prof Peter Klinken, chief scientist of WA. who introduces himself in his local indigenous language from WA. Classy.

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Will they all be throwing rotten fruit at each other?

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Next panel: “State Perspectives on Space in Australia”, see program for details. ivvy.com.au/event/1N1AFT/p… pic.twitter.com/vSTzjigcSJ

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ericgeller My story on Apple turning off data transfer through the Lightning port on devices that have been locked for an hour..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…0U

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@NuclearAnthro So are you saying that the smugglers of weapons-grade nuclear material need to lift their game?

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Less of a golden opportunity, more of a golden shower.

(Oh get over yourselves, I know you were thinking it too.) twitter.com/MediaActive/st…

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@ja_clarence And we’re a big, open space for de-orbiting satellite to crash into. ;)

(I’ll check the recording about the other thing.)

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Next is Scott Wallis, founder of Equatorial Launch Australia, which is trying to get that old dream of an AU launch..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…c1

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@ja_clarence Is that right? I thought that the one-sixth of the Earth’s surface thing was the territory that Austra..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Ky

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That said, Australian startups are going to fly 300 to 400 satellites over the next 4 to 5 years [check year values].

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Held: “Startups are great and they’re cute and they’re fun, but the real engine room of the economy is mid-sized co..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…zB

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patstokes Ah yes, that great Classical Liberal value of [checks notes] the State controlling the outcome of intellectual inqu..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…9k

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hughstephens “Teen-ups” is trying to be the new “Mumpreneur” and this is not a good thing twitter.com/westpacwire/st…

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Next up is Dr Jason Held, founder of Saber Astronautics. You can look ‘em up for yourselves. saberastro.com

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@ja_clarence You want rockets, don’t you. I can tell.

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Michael Davis is running through what the Chair of Space Industry Association of Australia does. You can probably g..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…nR

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MWhitbourn ventures to the MLC Centre to scratch around for his own lunch. He wants people to know success hasn’..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…0q

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DDsD Blockchain, but for cheating on diesel emissions tests. twitter.com/JohannJungwirt…

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TheOnion Woman Digs Excitedly Into Ingrown Hair Around Bikini Line Like Grave Robber Pillaging Spoils Of The Dead..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…YY

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Me at @zdnetaustralia Wednesday: “Australia’s semantic sleight of hand on encrypted messaging revealed” zdnet.com/article/austra…

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Cunin says STEM education needs to work in parallel to STEM recruitment [my paraphrase] to get the mix right, presu..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…IK

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Solange Cunin is up first. She leads the NSW STEM Initiative at CSIRO, but was the founder of Cuberider…twitter.com/i/web/status/1…7p

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Next up: “How an Australian space industry might develop”. See program for details. ivvy.com.au/event/1N1AFT/p…..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…jQ

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AusCERT Wish you could re-live all over again?! Watch all the videos at youtube.com/user/auscert. Acc..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Zs

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@drspacejunk @misosusanowa There’s some fun things happening. Very military, of course, given it’s an @ASPI_org eve..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…1S

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JanelleCShane These “I forced a bot to watch X” posts are almost certainly 100% human-written with no bot involved. Here’s how yo..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Ai

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@gathgwyn Have you considered being a different kind of helpful?

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The Media isn’t letting Vice-Admiral Briggs escape without talking about the Nazi flag or the US-DPRK thing about c..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…FK

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hottestsingles Sex is great but have you ever tried holding the still beating heart of God in your hands as all his creations turn..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…kS

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Thompson says that owning and running the entire suite of sovereign space systems is too expensive for any nation,..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Rz

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I’m liking Briggs more and more as the day goes on. twitter.com/ToryShepherd/s…

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Briggs mentions, as Thomson did earlier, the No. 1 Remote Sensor Unit (1RSU) at Edinburgh. Someone needs to update..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…lH

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@jonoabroad @SnarkyPlatypus Pffft. It’ll never happen. The sea will rise and swallow Dee Why before then.

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Thompson says we need two things, citing another person. A space-savvy joint force, and a joint-savvy space force.

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Q; Do we need a space force wiht its own culture? Briggs saw we have enough domains already. We need a domain limit..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…tl

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Q from Stephen Loosley about using Woomera. Thompson says other locations might be more useful. Briggs says Woomera..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Zk

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Onto Q&A. Thompson notes that “space traffic management” in the US is not Dept Commerce issue, not Defense [as they..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…DM

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Griggs on resilience: “We need to be able to continue to fight and win in a space-denied environment.” Says we need..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…We

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TheOnion Saudi Arabia Announces Escalation Of Human Rights Abuses To Curry More Favor With U.S. trib.al/2t3J55N pic.twitter.com/DJrueZsjJ7

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“Our force structure is completely reliant on space’, and it’s not just “5th generation” (i.e. F-35 and the like)…twitter.com/i/web/status/1…i8

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Griggs says it’s important for the ADF to move from space situational awareness to “space control”.

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joshgnosis The slippery slope Lyle warns us about. twitter.com/TheUniverse/st…

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Griggs is continuing to throw shade, talking about “knowing how to swing a sextant”. Reminiscing about the time the..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…oy

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Vice-Adm Griggs is up now. First comment: Space is not as air force issue. Polite laughter.

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@juhasaarinen Once they are detectted they can be stoped.

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Interesting comments — will transcribe later — about Australia and “several” partners being part of the integratedtwitter.com/i/web/status/1…xrXR

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Subtle hat-tip to Australia’s role in “missile detection” and in other ways.

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ASPI_org Deterrence plays an important role in avoiding conflict in the space domain, says Lt Gen Thompson

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austdefence “I believe Australia has put itself on a course to play a fundamental role in the free use, open use, and peaceful..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Ct

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ASPI_org Lt Gen David Thompson says that more important than geography in our region is the nature and character of Australi..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…NQ

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LauraWalkerKC Trump claims parents of people who fought in the Korean War have been coming up to him thanking him …
The Kore..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…1t

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It’s not just geography, but also the character of the Australian people that helps lead to peace and stability in..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Wk

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Lt-Gen Thomson is up first, Like all visiting Americans, he begins by saying how much he likes Australia and how mu..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Ve

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Williams says there’s space ambitions in companies, universities, etc, and in nations, so the trick for the new AU..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…wW

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Next panel: “Opportunities for Space Cooperation: US and Australian Perspectives”, see program for details…twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Ij

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I’ve just been mugged by @KateLundy.

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Looking around at the break, I can see a lot more blue uniforms than when I first arrived. The USAF full dress unif..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…9A

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Turnbull just noted that while we’re allied with “large and powerful friends”, as a smaller nation we can be more a..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…5Z

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anguslivingston a full page ad on page 8 of the Hobart Mercury today pic.twitter.com/BTu4wfuJDk

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I think this is the paper just mentioned “White Paper on Defence and National Security” (2013)..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…HY

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ASPI_org France’s Security White Paper highlights importance of the space sector for both military and civilian applications..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…cv

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stonecold2050 Trump told Germany he didn’t want them “sending cars to the USA” anymore. Angela informed him-most German cars are..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Vp

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Next up: Nicolas Chamussy, Executive Vice President Space Systems in the Airbus Defence and Space Division.

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We’ve just been shown a video of the Amos-6 launch vehicle explosion. Here’s a different one, with added audio anal..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Ay

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Lawler says that under some US laws, all satellites are military equipment, so in her own way she’s an arms dealer.

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On the other hand, it’s my core business model. twitter.com/SwiftOnSecurit…

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NathalieBlakely Deputy Chief of Air Force makes the point that space law is not currently normalised @NZAustralia

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When she was six years old, Lawler used to throw rocks — well, she said “pebbles” — at passing cars. Coolce

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Next up: Donna Lawler, Assistant General Counsel for Optus Satellite.

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ASPI_org On opportunities and threats: the cost of emerging space technologies is falling and becoming more affordable. But..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…s6

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ASPI_org @Aus_AirForce says nations are going to have to decide how dependence and independence in space are balanced, & how..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…rq

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Interestingly, the language being used here about military-commercial cooperation, resilient systems, less well def..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…ps

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SimonTsianikas “Why start the conversation by saying space is a war fighting domain? Is war in space really inevitable? It’s a mis..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…7U

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First up: Air Vice-Marshal Gavin Turnbull.

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Pete Trainer from BAE Systems is not on the panel. “Unforseen circumstances”, as they say.

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Prof Steven Freeland just noted the “creeping colonisation of space”, and that war in space is “inevitable” so we’d..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…hS

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Huawei Bauer Media One Nation Space Nazi! pic.twitter.com/seu76wk4DN

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Next up, a panel: “Understanding the strategic implications of the space domain”. Details in the program…twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Ti

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Huge call from Marles for Australia to change of culture with regard to science. Marles out. Applause.

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This is the best quote so far. Marles is getting genuinely emotional about the wonders of space science and the dis..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…oU

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dobes true story: The rest of the company is going to play bubble soccer in the park this afternoon, and @ashabeeeee and..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…cC

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dobes “Feel like you are in the newsroom!”

Okay then, your wage is now cut in half, our corporate overlords are thinking..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…e5

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@rgmerk I think you’re also forgetting the Secret Antarctic Moon Nazi Flying Saucers.

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Polite applause. Now we’ve got 10 minutes for Q&A. This will be interesting*.

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dobes It’s going down with that emoji use, I’ll be honest. twitter.com/abcnews/status…

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@ToryShepherd You say this like it’s a bad thing.

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Marles: “We need to be climbing the technological ladder, and we need to be climbing it far faster than we are now…twitter.com/i/web/status/1…K9

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TheKouk Bitcoin down about 60% from its peak
Getting closer to my price target of zero.

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dobes “Bitcoin’s rise might be linked to price manipulation, study indicates”

HAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHA..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…hp

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A bit too much of Marles’ commentary are things this room full of air force and space industry folks already know a..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…il

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lanesainty BREAKING: Rebel Wilson’s $4.5 million defamation payment has been reduced to $600,000 after Bauer Media appeal.

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Marles is losing the room. half of us are checking email now.

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Challenge accepted! And I think we’re getting very, very close. Marles just mentioned the private sector. twitter.com/wolfcat/status…

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austdefence “There’s been a reluctance on the part of government to engage in the full-throated pursuit of an Australian space..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Q1

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“Space-junk RAYGUN wins Australian government funding: Plan calls for lasers to nudge junk into fall-to-earth orbit..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…pr

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Marles says we seem to have a bipartisan interest in space right now. (He notes, of course, that Labor made a commi..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…J0

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ja_clarence Australia’s national destiny is tied to our relationship with space, says @RichardMarlesMP @ASPI_org pic.twitter.com/DaMrFuV439

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astroduff As an example of space excellence in Australia @RichardMarlesMP references the world class productivity of..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Z3

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SimonTsianikas GPS accuracy be increased from 5 m to 3 cm. It can lead to farmers cutting costs & reducing waste through livestock..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…SE

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ToryShepherd Richard Marles covering off on crucial question of smuggling booze into space … side note: Might be possible to m..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…ig

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International Geophysical Year! Drink! Sputnik! Drink! Woomera! Drink!

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ArmsControlWonk Mike Pompeo lies like a pee-stained mattress. twitter.com/michaelcrowley…

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Next up: Richard Marles MP, Shadow Minister for Defence.

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Cash out. Some of those next steps might be new, but I’ll have to check. A plan and a home for the space agency by..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…2Q

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MissyLiberatore Strategic priorities of 🇦🇺’s space agency: developing world class satellite technologies, earth observation capabil..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…0H

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[Big grab-bag of spacey things which we’ll be good at soonly.]

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Cash now cites the Space Activities Amendment (Launches and Returns) Bill 2018, introduced on 30 May. aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_…

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These space agency tasks are those listed in the material announced at Budget time. industry.gov.au/INDUSTRY/Indus…

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ASPI_WDSN Speaking on 🇦🇺’s space strategy to date, @SenatorCash argues that 🇦🇺has substantial space-related infrastructure &..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…HY

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ASPI_org Australia already possesses the capabilities to lead space technologies: from automated mining to satellite imagery..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…fl

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First tasks of Australia’s new national space agency will be to develop an industry strategy, and an investment pla..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…8Z

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Cash says that Australia is the only nation using lasers to shoot space junk. Is that right?

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“I’m from Western Australia so I know this: Australia’s miners and famers are best in the world at using space technology”.

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So far it’s a stump. Australia’s leadership in space tracking. Apollo 11. List of current missions. The movie “The..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…YM

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Australia says only 0.8% of the global space economy, Cash says. We can triple that, and generate 20,000 new jobs…twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Iy

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@ToryShepherd Ah, the insignia of the 2nd/5th Australian Light Llama Regiment!

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Senator Michaelia Cash is up. Either that or someone is scraping their fingernails down a blackboard.

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So I’m sitting at a table with the Dutch defence attaché, the NZ defence delegation to Australia, and some RAAF and BAE Systems.

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“We see the pasta nachos. They’re warm and defeated.” twitter.com/KeatonPatti/st…

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“Australia in Space: Views from The Strategist”, a compilation I probably should have read last night. aspi.org.au/report/austral…

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There’s seating for about 280 people here. Mostly charcoal suits and the occasional power dress, with a smattering..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…wi

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@ToryShepherd @austdefence I’ve gone into the main room so I can have a quiet moment before this descends into hilarity*.

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@jpwarren I’ve decided that setting fire to Parliament House could be a career-limiting move.

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justine_hyde 7 year old: “Is lesbian the same as librarian?”
Me: draws Venn diagram

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@ToryShepherd @austdefence It’s going to be one of those days. :)

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First up at 0845 is Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash, Minister Jobs and Innovation, so we’re all looking forward to that.

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Today I’m tweeting from the @ASPI_org conference “Building Australia’s Strategy for Space” in Canberra…twitter.com/i/web/status/1…oj

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Compulsory Parliament House photograph. pic.twitter.com/CauEXHOaXr

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GreenJ Ramsay Centre latest… pic.twitter.com/sduLmfMfgQ

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Gosh. Thank you @RidT and @riskybusiness for bringing this to my attention. twitter.com/RidT/status/10…

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My favourite morning game in the cafe at the @littlenational is to look at the people queueing for coffee and guessing “DFAT or ANAO?”

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@daniels_den The rest of that image, I have no idea. Where was it?

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bencubby These journo job applications close at the end of the week. Don’t leave it til 4.59pm on Friday like I did in 2003. twitter.com/bencubby/statu…

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KetanJ0 The raccoon takes twitter.com/aggerchez/stat…

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snurbbotinfo Anyway, I’m not Malcolm Turnbull.

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best_in_dumbest Let’s extract the
“Meow” from
“Homeownership” pic.twitter.com/MVzWLj3B5W

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The understanding levels seem a bit high. Some years ago, a vox pop I did in AU indicated that 60% don’t know what..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…8i

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@jplonie It’s OK, there’s plenty of copper deposits in Bougainville.

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@ASPI_org Oh thank you. Also, OMFG that GIF. :) Anyway, one can never do too much listening to the defence minister.

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@rgmerk I’m sure it has nothing at all to do with China offering cheap infrastructure loans and gifts and shit.

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@jeamland @NewtonMark @ndrewreid I already know the answer to that and the answer is @jeamland you are an idiot.

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TURNBULL: Dear Solomon Islands, Australia would like to provide you with interne…
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@NewtonMark @jeamland @ndrewreid That’s true. Which means it’ll have to look for some quick-hit announceables up fr..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…TZ

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@jeamland @NewtonMark @ndrewreid That’s why we have new space agency headed by Megan Clarke from 1 July. Which is s..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…ex

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@NewtonMark @jeamland @ndrewreid On a sort-of-related note, do you have any questions for the leaders of Australia’s space industries today?

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Thu plan, draft: Quick breakfast; 0845-1730 @ASPI_org conference “Building Australia’s Strategy for Space”..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…vu

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Thursday. A whole bag full, all at once. Thursday.

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