Weekly Wrap 509: Politics in a podcast, cybers, and more politics in words

The week of Monday 24 February to Sunday 1 March 2020 began in a rainy Melbourne and ended in a sunny Sydney, and I made a good podcast.


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The remaining stories from the APRICOT / APNIC 49 conference, as well as another feature for ZDNet, will be published in the coming week.

Media Appearances

Corporate Largesse


The Week Ahead

I start the week in Sydney, On Monday, I’m writing ZDNet through the day, then in the evening there’s a panel discussion Leadership for good: combating viral panic, misinformation and racism at the University of Sydney. After that, a nightcap with a visiting friend.

On Tuesday, after a morning of writing I return to Wentworth Falls for a couple of days on the newly-restored railway line before heading back down to Sydney again on Thursday for a week and a bit of cat-sitting through to 15 March. There will also be writing.

On Thursday lunchtime there’s a Lowy Institute event, What are the right encryption laws for Australia?, with the Independent National Security Legislation Monitor (INSLM). See last week for two stories related to that.

I’ve kept the weekend clear.

Further Ahead

So many little events pencilled in!

Please let me know if there’s anything I should add. Send airline tickets if it’s outside the Sydney region, yeah?

[Photo: Cloudscape, being the view while climbing out of Melbourne on the evening of 25 February 2020.]