Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

In Sydney NSW AU to 31 Aug

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February 15th, 2022

@sylmobile Cheers. But was it worth it? :)

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“The Moist Machine” by Joel Haver and accomplices (6m54s) youtube.com/watch?v=YEC6Sj…

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I’m bailing from Estimates, sorry. I don’t have a particular paying project for this and my brain is turning to mus..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Gf

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Now they’re getting into the data on the rate of pre-poll voting. Short answer: It’s all over the place.

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There’s a discussion about non-English speakers and the election. A lot of detail on their programs.

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@TooheyMatthew I have some photos in my stream, of course, but no consistent coverage.

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matttburke WA Newspapers have locked out their printers without pay because they refuse to sign an EBA that slashes their cond..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…aU

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AEC is scheduled to be before this committee until 2300 AEDT. Wondering if they’ll go the full distance. Wondering..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Vp

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Discussion now on processes for reconciling discrepancies in funding disclosures.

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CovertShores **NEW** ’s New Submarine Is Unlike Anything In Western Navies.

Don’t forget China.

It represents a much..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…0v

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Proposal: Someone should just randomly erase names on office doors and send photos to the media. All hail Eris! pic.twitter.com/wvhr0noTdb

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Short answer: There’s no way to look into Kooyong 200 under the Electoral Act. Unless there’s a compliance investig..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Pf

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Senator Larissa Waters up now. First question is about the Kooyong 200 and related. Commissioner is saying he’s rel..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…oW

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@rohan_p @cameronwilson @dobes Are there sufficient people making the effort to support a proper Twitter account or blogue?

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Commissioner and his staff are saying that thus far they haven’t seen a breach of the Electoral Act. Mirabella is n..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…49

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rohan_p Parliament’s online safety inquiry has been extended aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_… pic.twitter.com/yPw0smRvqS

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Questions now from Mirabella on the Zali Steggall donations kerfuffle. theguardian.com/australia-news…

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Senator Greg Mirabella compliments the Electoral commission on his tie, the style of which Mirabella has chosen to..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…IZ

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The questions from Senator Farrell are all very nuts and bolts. But now he’s asking that if there were a split elec..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…c6

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@DrLachie @dowdyism @imyke Or pen. You can bring a pencil or pen. So many options!

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They have contingency plans for if health orders affects specific polling places. They have a pandemic health advis..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Cs

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@mithrilrat Sounds like they’ve got a much better system these days. And the implication was that this year they’ve..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…rU

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Voters will have to wear a mask. So there will be some fun there. No vaccine mandate for voters, but there are stat..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…7y

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@jetztgibtshaue I’m giving the poor AEC social media team an easier ride this week by not being a troublemaker. :)

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There’s nearly 8,000 polling places.

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Questions about consistency of training of the temporary polling place staff.

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@AndrewColley @ScottRhodie “Still be a member” don’t you mean, @ScottRhodie? The PM doesn’t have the power to kick..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…lp

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In response to a question about police at polling places, this is the first election with a command and control cen..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…vs

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AEC notes that in Australia you can vote in a number of places, whereas in certain other overseas places you have t..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…25

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Outreach includes the YouTube channel AEC TV. youtube.com/c/AECTV

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This is the first election with BYO pencils. The rules were changed to allow this.

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You can also also BYO pens or pencils. And this deals with the conspiracy theory that AEC erases ballots.

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Normally they use 100,000 pencils at a federal election. This year it’s 4.5 million pencils and they’ll have to be..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…VD

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Senator Don Farrell asking about larger venues for social distancing at polling places, etc.

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Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee is starting with the Australian Electoral Commission now. S..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…86

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LCA has finished with OAIC. Now on to the National Archives but I’ll skip that.

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I note that the Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee was due to start with the Australian Electo..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…RF

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HamillHimself I finally watched an episode of Shark Tank & was very disappointed there were no sharks or marine life of any kind.🦈

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@dowhatonemustdo @jpwarren They’re at dinner break now, until 1930 AEDT, but it’s always at aph.gov.au/Watch_Read_Lis…

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@FrKarlSinclair @DizLizzle It goes, but perhaps Cliev or someone is poisoning the odds, or someone things Craig Kel..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…q2

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The Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee breaks for dinner. They’ll be back in an hour at 1930 AE..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…YP

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The much-bearded Senator Carr is up first with three questions, all well-focused as you’d expect from him. Some OAI..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Tc

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The Commissioner is tabling her opening statement, but mentions that some of the things it highlights are the Clear..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…IY

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OK, the committee has now called the OAIC with 10 minutes before the scheduled dinner break. They’re going to try t..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…aG

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Strange creatures, 2 of 2. Ping @upulie. They’re almost identical! twitter.com/tardigradopedi…

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I stuffed up the threading. This Senate Estimates stuff continues over here. twitter.com/stilgherrian/s…

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The Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee has just moved on to the High Court of Australia, which..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…u4

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Oops I stuffed up the threading. Here are some Senate Estimates tweets that should be in this thread. twitter.com/stilgherrian/s…

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It’s hell when your inner sanctum is leaky. twitter.com/10NewsFirst/st…

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@aleeb88 They should become a Senator because Estimates would be their element. twitter.com/stilgherrian/s…

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Anyway, ACMA has left the building. I’ll switch to another committee now. Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislat..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Hw

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Some of this “How does X work?” stuff can be learned from Wikipedia or the agency’s website.

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@bastardsheep Lol and we only tweet the interesting bits!

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Dear Senators, save Estimates for the questions where you really need to grill the minister and department over the..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…BU

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One of the things I loathe* about Estimates is the number of Senators who use it to have things explained to them w..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…A6

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@dawnstarau Where they didn’t actually work lol.

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Last I saw Sportsbet had Dutton at $1.90. The odds here, well, “substantially narrower” is the phrase. twitter.com/the_red_heifer…

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@DizLizzle No, that’s betting in the election. I mean this one. twitter.com/stilgherrian/s…

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“Minister Tudge set to be sacked: report” (25 minutes ago) perthnow.com.au/politics/labor…

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@steampowerednet It totally has to be On this week. After Thursday parliament then doesn’t sit until Budget Night o..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…dj

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Meanwhile, fwiw Sportsbet has closed the book on its Next Liberal Leader market. Too volatile I guess. ;)

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@samanthamaiden The Environment and Communications Legislation Committee is already onto the ACMA, but I think that..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Ah

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From earlier today: “Liberal Senator Hollie Hughes clashes with ex-staffer Rachelle Miller over Alan Tudge bullying..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…KU

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SpiceBoyJoey mom asked if Grindr is for “ordering subs” and i just walked out of the room

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Going back to the Australia Post session this morning: “Aus Post lashed over mammoth ‘out of touch’ bonuses for sta..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…40

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@paulkidd @noreasonspec Well, we all know it’s On. It’s just a matter of who’s going to pull the trigger, and when.

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What I’m also enjoying is that it’s not immediately obvious who should go. So many choices!

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@noreasonspec @paulkidd Indeed, so that’s not it. Morrison may make mistakes, but surely he wouldn’t be so stupid as to roll himself.

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paulkidd Who’s getting shafted?

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I also love how if I RT or QT a tweet with the cursed hashtag in it, my own tweet mutes itself.

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If I were Scott Morrison, I’d be seeding different rumours to different ministers, so when PVO names a name I know..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…kl

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antsharwood @Colgo a “Marrickville”

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Well I certainly needed that nap. So, where are we up to?

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RobCoco aůşpöl twitter is about to go nuclear twitter.com/AusElectoralCo…

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no_good_wyfe TEDDY BEARS AS MOST POWERFUL FACTOR IN “RACE SUICIDE DANGER” the moral panic white supremacist f&ckos sure stay f&c..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Ah

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TrainLinkWest Trains are not running between Springwood and Penrith due to urgent track repairs at Lapstone…twitter.com/i/web/status/1…iC

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The next hour and a half is about Program 6.1: Arts and Cultural Development. I’ll skip this one and deal with a little matter called lunch.

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Senator Pratt does seem to like asking much the same question over and over again.

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Senator Pratt seems unable to understand the program for the day, either the document or what the chair is saying t..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…sU

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The eSafety Commissioner’s opening statement was tabled rather than read out. Here it is. twitter.com/eSafetyOffice/…

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They’re taking a long time to discuss this one issue. twitter.com/cameronwilson/…

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@skwashd I think we’ve left their internet up. Only the gods know why.

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Discussions now on how eSafety Commissioner interacts with WA Police.

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She’s asked about stories like this one: “Tik Tok blamed for crime spree after teens commit crimes and post online” news.com.au/technology/onl…

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eSafety Commissioner is up. Begins by saying the Online Safety Act came into effect three weeks ago. So far they’ve..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…EV

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NASAJPL After some dusty weather delays, it’s time to celebrate the ’s first flight of 2022! The rotorcraft..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…AJ

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I’m sure there’s nothing to worry about. Ping @jpwarren and other fans of process and due diligence. twitter.com/ayrestim/statu…

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The the Environment and Communications Legislation Committee has gone to coffee break and will come back with the e..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Rh

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The discussion has moved on to covid’s impact on the arts community and the lack of continuing government support.

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Answer: To provide certainly of funding. Pratt is political point-scoring about whether this was in response to Lab..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…t0

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Finally onto the Dept of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications. Senator Pratt kicks of..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…VW

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The Environment and Communications Legislation Committee is still doing Australia Post. They seem to be focused on..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…nU

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“Sydney Light Rail (L2/L3) speeds up, unannounced” (30 Sep 2021) transportsydney.wordpress.com/2021/09/30/syd…

If you encounter drips wh..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…TD

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I’ll only tweet from that first bit if something happens that’s relevant to my interests.

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Today I’ll start with the Environment and Communications Legislation Committee from 0945 AEDT, for general question..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…wK

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Tuesday Senate Estimates Thread: This is where I’ll tweet any comments on Estimates today.

The programs are at..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…aC

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PhilJamesson reading the first page of any sci-fi novel pic.twitter.com/WZZLTCVBaz

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@kcarruthers @Leo_Puglisi6 @6NewsAU Wait no that was the previous series. As you were.

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@kcarruthers @Leo_Puglisi6 @6NewsAU I need to rework the page, but for you (and everyone else) TRIGGER WORDS are he..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…zE

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@jsleeio Just his One Nation membership pin. Now the question becomes “What are those other two?” But the red one m..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…pj

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Background: “ABC, Nine ordered to pay Chau Chak Wing $590,000 in damages” (2 Feb 2021) smh.com.au/national/abc-n…

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Sigh. “Mission Accomplished” from Senator Kitching, I guess. After Senator Keneally’s forensic examination of ASIO’..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…VD

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dcuthbert I really feel we need a hacking Uncle Roger.

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@mithrilrat Oh tosh and piffle! I’m sure that would never happen. :)

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I also tweeted the podcast plans last night. In this thread. But there isn’t a photograph of a slug…twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Ui

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Further plans may be found in the Weekly Wrap, of course, and that’s just been updated with all the new podcast rec..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Fy

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Tue plan, the three parallel threads edition: Senate Estimates, poking at a technical document, and the laundry. Me..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…JG

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@mithrilrat The vibe I got was that whole Home Affairs may do policy, it’s Infrastructure who has to fund it, and t..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…2F

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@mithrilrat There wasn’t a lot, but I should also say that there was a big chunk I didn’t listen to because I don’t..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Pi

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cameronwilson using this data, I found that 588 Australians gave US$33,734 to the Canadian Convoy protests twitter.com/daithaigilbert…

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Look, the status of “karaoke superstar” is a bold claim, and since @dfpiii and I haven’t met, well, one can’t be to..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…tk

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jeamland Did you just tell me to go duck myself? twitter.com/roxytall/statu…

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PessimistsArc 🗓 This day in 1946 the first electronic computer (ENIAC) was unveiled, by 1952 there would be almost *50* of them. ..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…47

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TrainLinkWest Trains are not running between Springwood and Penrith due to urgent track repairs at Lapstone…twitter.com/i/web/status/1…zH

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Here’s the Graun’s report on what ASIO chief Mike Burgess was saying last night in Estimates, with most questions c..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…5B

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@NewtonMark To their credit, both the AFP Commissioner and ASIO D-G kept straight faces as they gently explained th..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…cI

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@NewtonMark Last night he was asking the AFP about sonic weapons, and both ASIO and the AFP about whether they were..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…rY

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Today, Tuesday 15 February, is World Hippo Day. daysoftheyear.com/days/hippo-day/

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It’s going to be a sunny day in the Blue Mountains today. pic.twitter.com/WNkkWC9niZ

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Tuesday. Your eyes open. You shake your head to shake off the blurriness. Then you see it at the end of the bed, al..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…X0

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