Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

In Sydney NSW AU to 31 Aug

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February 14th, 2022

stilgherrian Friday will be fun, ‘cos 18 Feb is:

National Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day
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National Dri..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…x5

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@D_Keating I am ashamed to have missed that pun.

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This isn’t a covid thing. It’s just a hobby. twitter.com/Mike_Eckel/sta…

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Well that was quite a long day for me, despite a refreshing afternoon nap, so I’m heading off soon.

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@paulkidd @Leo_Puglisi6 @6NewsAU It isn’t, and that is a very triggering TRIGGER WORD indeed, but I’m sure we’ll be..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…89

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If you’re a supporter of the pod and haven’t blocked my emails then you’ll get an email with all those deadlines some time tomorrow.

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OK, I have a further reveal. The final episode in the Summer Series will be with the delightful David F Porteous..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Xd

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I will refrain from commenting on the quality of Senator Roberts’ questions. And that’s it for ASIO.

The final hal..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…DM

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Senator Malcolm Roberts is up now. Why are Australians objecting to vaccination mandates being monitored? Burgess s..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…CG

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Keneally is back on. She’s alluding to things Peter Dutton said, his phrase “intelligence he sees” the other day. B..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…BI

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@jpwarren I’ll let you know when it’s up. If nothing else, it’s interesting for the way language is used. Many nuances.

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Lol FFS! Senator Kimberley Kitching just ask directly “I believe the person referred to in the media was Chau Chak-..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…T7

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Interesting that Senator Thorpe asked a question based on SBS’s reporting of Burgess’ speech, not the speech itself..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…de

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That exchange between Burgess and Keneally was quite, quite interesting. pic.twitter.com/9dfsHqkgeP

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I get the feeling that she’s trying to build an evidence base to have a go at the government (or many the media?) f..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Gj

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Keneally is now exploring the impression people might get of ASIO and any politicisation in the context of the Hope..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…3K

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Burgess says he gave an “outline” of his planned speech to the Home Affairs minister’s office but no other minister..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…9N

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Keneally is trying to winkle out whether someone might have committed a crime. Burgess is trying very hard not to b..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…WV

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Oh wow she’s asking whether anonymous ‘intelligence sources” giving information to the media would be authorised to..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…xx

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Senator Keneally is asking directly whether ASIO has any concerns about any Labor candidates in the forthcoming ele..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…IP

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Burgess is talking about foreign political interference, per his threat assessment speech last week. Worth reading..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…6r

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Right, ASIO up now. Mike Burgess in da House. Well, Senate. Etc etc. pic.twitter.com/4IzyWqjFNq

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@SMinney Yeah even the other week they were saying they had 1% or even 2% of Australia’s population there. Like, no lol.

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@SMinney Yeah there wasn’t anywhere near that level of fullness in the area. Ta for the estimating site.

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Also says protesters were saying their video streams were dropping out and was that the AFP’s doing. That’s a no. (..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…cW

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I see where Antic is going here. He’s saying Extinction Rebellion had fewer people but more arrests, gets Commissio..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…oc

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Now he’s following up Senator Malcolm Roberts’ question about long-range sound devices being deployed. Chair remind..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Zc

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Haha. Senator Antic reckons the estimate of 7,000 to 10,000 at the Canberra protests on the weekend is way too low…twitter.com/i/web/status/1…fa

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They’re back after the coffee break. There’s some questions relating to drug decriminalisation. AFP Commissioner is very much agin it.

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@yabbie5674 @R_Chirgwin Oh yes, that. One of my tech clients ages back was a retired ENT surgeon. Long story, but b..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Xz

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drphiliplee1 Roses are red
The sheets are also red
The floor is red
Medical major haemorrhage to ED resus, code red

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@yabbie5674 @R_Chirgwin Wait, what? I just searched for it but couldn’t find it.

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Altsurrealist Happy birthday to one of the most insane tweets ever pic.twitter.com/QrqNV0nLTq

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I’m still figuring out who’ll be the final guest in the Summer Series and who will be scheduled into the Autumn Ser..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Bs

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The following episode will be with @jpwarren, who’s been on the pod previously. the9pmedict.com/edict/00147/

We’re actu..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…tR

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It is my great pleasure to reveal — might as well do it now — that my next guest on “The 9pm Edict” podcast will betwitter.com/i/web/status/1…ZMHh

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SuperCroup In what sense is this “tiny”? twitter.com/acnh_kayleen/s…

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@R_Chirgwin Cocaine, Sir! That’ll soon get rid of them.

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I missed which Senator asked this, but…

Senator: “Why does organised crime want to traffic drugs into Australia?..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…sA

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Tedious opening remarks from the Commissioner ensue.

(I’m sure this is a tactic, reading lengthy waffle into Hansa..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…0Z

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Finally moving on to the Australian Federal Police.

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@ktxby This is about the NSW figures for the federal election.

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jason_om Anyone had a racist experience in Woollahra? There must be heaps along with elitism. Let’s start a thread. twitter.com/jason_om/statu…

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@whiteswine I don’t recall there being this many things when I was young,. Were there always this many things?

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I am being told: “59-41 is a 11% swing from the 2019 election NSW 2pp result”.

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Senator Kennealy is STILL grilling Australian Border Force about the Novak Djokovic thing. pic.twitter.com/AALQIRHZUk

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I’ve bailed out of the Bureau of Meteorology questioning. I’ve gone back to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Le..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Au

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The guts of the question is about the cost of engaging contractors to fix cybersecurity and how long that will be n..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…qs

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The BoM has just been asked to provide their cybersecurity roadmap. The CEO is dissembling about it being sensitive..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…q2

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@manindotblack No, it’s selected by Dept of Parliamentary Services’ broadcast team. There are rules about what’s acceptable.

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MichaelH_PhD “How dare you! Racism is definitely welcome here!” twitter.com/CityHubSydney/…

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Sorry, @BOM_au, such shitty audio is unacceptable this far into the pandemic. Well, at any time, but by 2022 there’s no excuse.

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BoM is in da House! Well, in the Senate. OK, so in a Senate Estimates heating. Look, OK, to be totally accurate, ju..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…r2

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@TheNehad @oberonsghost I’ll be heading down that rabbit-hole while listening to Estimates this evening.

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dobes +1 for eyebrows to scale

However, still haunted twitter.com/OzKitsch/statu…

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karaschlegl Reminded of this perfect Betoota headline. pic.twitter.com/cDN0td0Csg

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I do love seeing me a bit of Fan Ho. twitter.com/DailyLifePeopl…

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That’d be a great band name: Definitions of Meat.

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I just noticed that the report of the Senate committee inquiry into Definitions of Meat is due to be tabled by the..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…GR

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“Australian [Senate] inquiry wants more Fair Work powers to hold gig economy accountable” by @campbell_kwan zdnet.com/article/austra…

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Yeah they’ve gone to their dinner break now,. BoM will be up at 1930 AEDT.

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Mind you, this Greens (!) senator ripping into the department on the lack of progress on a protection plan for Lead..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…hq

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@patentology @paulwallbank @sleepingdingo Yeah, this is what I am now going to refer as the Christensen’s Banned from Facebook Sookage Bill.

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@campbell_kwan Meanwhile the Environment and Communications Legislation Committee stil hasn’t started with the Bureau of Meteorology. Sigh.

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From discussions earlier today, Mike Pezzullo on the cybers, a story by @campbell_kwan. twitter.com/zdnetaustralia…

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@sleepingdingo In the government’s defence (!) this new bill is a private member’s bill from George Christensen him..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…XS

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Actually, the Environment and Communications Legislation Committee has the Bureau of Meteorology on at 1745 AEDT, s..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…3d

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@sleepingdingo No that’s the other one, the one that’s allegedly about trolling.

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I’m pretty sure this isn’t how reality works. twitter.com/MichaelM_ACT/s…

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coolfacejane In one of the biggest power moves I’ve ever seen, someone has redirected GiveSendGo’s site to this domain, GiveSend..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…EG

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rodger everybody born between 1985 and 1995 saw the Super Bowl halftime show lineup and was like “sweet, instead of doing..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Az

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LowyInstitute Military operations in a more transparent world | Victor Abramowicz ift.tt/hpZqui3

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Danjite Ah, NZ… Well played. pic.twitter.com/9jBQpRl0Nb

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link_layer this meter has one purpose and it refuses to waste your time with irrelevant details pic.twitter.com/vikKFnDi37

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“Republicans losing interest in NFL, think it does too much for Black players, poll shows” - Los Angeles Times latimes.com/politics/story…

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I’ll come back in after 1930 AEDT when AFP, ASIO, etc are up. pic.twitter.com/HL4mbVjLP0

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And now, more than an hour behind schedule, they’ve moved on to Outcome 2 which is all about the immigration side s..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…8C

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There was a discussion of politicians on WeChat there, with Pezzullo saying he has no concerns about it being used..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Ws

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Also introduced in the House today: Social Media (Protecting Australians from Censorship) Bill 2022. parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/searc…

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Introduced into the House today: Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Faster Internet for Regional Australia)..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…rI

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@jetztgibtshaue Indeed. It wasn’t just a passing moment but a major theme of his speech.

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Yes, this senior public servant has a very good tie indeed. pic.twitter.com/VYsy2zygkB

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amyyqin The sweet women doing our daily covid tests in the Olympic bubble spelled out Happy Valentine’s Day using the sampl..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…uu

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AnarchyCoo MU! LET’S MAKE IT BETTER! pic.twitter.com/faYkoExyj2

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Friday will be fun, ‘cos 18 Feb is:

National Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day
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National Dri..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…x5

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Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee is back from lunch and they’re still on Outcome 1.

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As each day goes by he just seems nicer and nicer. twitter.com/GuardianAus/st…

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@TheRealPembo A mistake, I guess. It’s being reported today as a thing.

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mcrandley My daughter are playing a game we call “worst cover cover.” You have to match an artist and song to make the worst..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…5U

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@mattgillard But yes, AU government is WAY behind UK in this.

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@mattgillard But as you’ll have read, all this was explained in the article. :)

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@mattgillard It’s a more complex network than you might think. Parliamentarians’ local offices and their staff as w..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Z0

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Hi there @raejohnston! The indigenous technology panel has begun. pic.twitter.com/ilKLdDO1bG

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@rohan_p A curious contrast with the moustache.

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The Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee is now on lunch break.

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No scratch that. The photos stay with the state agency. However some states have provided photos, but currently the..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…TU

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However this does include processing existing drivers licence photos etc provided by the states to the federal gove..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…7T

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Good question now. Why has Home Affairs tendered for an identity-matching system when PJCIS threw out the biometric..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…OC

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I should mention that this airport security screening is currently funded out of Infrastructure, but that agreement..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Or

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Senator Patrick says it sounds like no one is working on this. Home Affairs is the lead in terms of policy, says Pe..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…bA

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voltagex ABS, this is main. twitter.com/absstats/statu…

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Senator Patrick is asking about the cost of security screening at regional airports. Apparently at an airport like..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…vG

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Nah, it was a general chat about the structure of responses. Nothing in there felt like news.

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Senator Scarr has question on ransomware. A general what is the threat and where is the department up to question…twitter.com/i/web/status/1…1t

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This panel on indigenous technology is coming up at midday AEDT. There’s still time to register. It’s free. I may o..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…y5

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@awelder Gotcha. Yes you’re quite right. Not even those espousing freedom and individual rights walk the walk.

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Waratah sequence 2021, day 167. I posted a close-up yesterday, so today I’ve zoomed right out to show the waratah i..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…LW

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@awelder There is, but the government doesn’t listen to them.

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DarylTractor For the record, the Prime Minister of Australia didn’t dismiss Dolly Parton as “just a big pair of tits”.

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DarylTractor Last night I tweeted a bunch of increasingly-ridiculous David Brent quotes instead of live-tweeting the PM’s 60 Min..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…so

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Right now the committee is on coffee break. The hold music is the same Strauss waltz that’s used for the space stat..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Y8

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The committee is finally moving to Outcome 1, which was meant to start at 0930. They’re kicking off with emergency..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…hZ

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@TimdeSousa Yeah but all the ones labelled “to implement an election commitment” fulfil that commitment merely by e..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…2x

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@devalara44 Yeah I know, but occasionally news emerges.

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Monday Senate Estimates Thread: This is where I’ll tweet any comments on Estimates today. I’ll start with the Legal..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…qS

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@stevo_twistie Yeah I don’t have those skills, and that’s probably for the best.

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According to a press release received today, “The Great Australian Retail Dream is to ditch lengthy queues and dras..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…f5

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EliotHiggins Keep in mind The Russian Ministry of Defence was caught using a screenshot from a computer game as “irrefutable evi..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…7k

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ASPI_ICPC 🚨The @ASPI_org is back with a session on Indigenous technology.🚨

Featuring the NZ-Aotearoa Foreig..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…4d

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And apart from all this, of course, it’s On. Lol.

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This is ambitious. They have to be introduced to the House this week, then maybe through committees, then through t..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…v5

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Also the Security Legislation Amendment (Critical Infrastructure Protection) Bill. pic.twitter.com/B3GKpNRcNU

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So the government wants to get the Privacy Legislation Amendment (Enhancing Online Privacy and Other Measures) Bill..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…fu

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@JayStephens Gotcha. Yes, that is too many scorpions. Your policy of “No surprise scorpions” seems appropriate. :)

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@jpwarren I’m still browsing the documents. Home Affairs is up before Senate Estimates at 9am AEDT so that should be fun.

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@JayStephens What is that number? And what would be the correct and acceptable number of scorpions?

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@foursaken Lol it’s not THAT dangerous. :)

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But for the REAL excitement, here are all the programs for Senate Estimates this week. Thrills and spills of commit..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…S0

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And here’s “Legislation Proposed for Introduction in the 2022 Autumn Sittings”, which presumably includes the few d..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…7A

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If you’re planning to follow the drama in Canberra this week, here’s the draft legislation program for the House of..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…mS

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@NickyWill100 And Happy NCOYCD to you too, Nicky! :) As it happens, I did my big clean-out a week or two ago, so I..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…xz

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“Morrison draws on Bible story to explain refusal to compromise on religious discrimination package” by..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Dv

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Further plans may be found in the Weekly Wrap, of course, along with links to interesting things and a slug. twitter.com/stilgherrian/s…

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Mon plan: Primarily a blend of writing up a technical specification and listening to Senate Estimates; break at 120..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Ks

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It’s a perfectly average day in the Blue Mountains today. pic.twitter.com/5fiLaUaHXZ

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Today, Monday 14 February, is National Clean Out Your Computer Day. daysoftheyear.com/days/clean-out…

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Monday. Put all the toys into a large bowl, then fill it with water. The survivors represent your personality. This..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…ro

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