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Weird Al isn't the weirdest when you put him up in the same video with one or more of the US presidential candidates.
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20-or-so DFAT trough-snouters flown to a swish Paris hotel for a two-day in-house meeting on saving money?

I suppose they needed to understand obscene waste first hand so they could understand the problem.

What else are they getting away with? And the first thing this government does is crack down on those below the poverty line?

Still not as wasteful as a million a year for one offshore detention torture victim, and the millions more we'll have to fork out in compensation to them, and the squillions we'll spend in and out of court defending the deplorables who order and run the concentration camps. So I suppose that's something.

Entourage included a departmental pyschologist, a conduct and ethics manager, and a health and safety officer.
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Defence Minister cannot say whether she is or isn't the senior minister in the Defence portfolio. The bar for the biggest fustercluck in Australian politics just got raised.

The LNP has basically admitted it isn't organized enough to be trusted with national security issues by anyone other than a moron.

(Dare I suggest that the American government and the defence contractors have more say in strategic decisions than any Australian parliamentarian?)
Defence Minister Marise Payne is unable to say whether she or Defence Industry Minister Christopher Pyne is considered the senior minister in the portfolio.
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The escalation of the comment wars, on a post about a cake, is priceless.
This is just a really special moment for humanity. We take you to the website for Fox 101.9, a radio station in Melbourne, Australia, where "Web Guy Josh" has published a peppy, harmless instructional post for the making of an "Amazing Rainbow Tie-Dye Number Surprise Cake."
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What kind of idiot ever thought this would be a good idea?
Probably someone positive for Toxo antibodies.
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Probably a stunt more than an actual working police cat ☺
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Schroeder never listens to Lucy and keeps playing his piano.
Be like Schroeder.
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It's not Lucy, it's her husband Malcolm.
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Brandis and Turnbull taking turns banging more nails into the coffin of liberal democracy in Australia.

Has there ever been an Attorney General in ANY jurisdiction that labels itself as a Westminster system that has shown such malice towards the fundamental processes of proper government and procedural fairness? (The Guardian)

Burke to Turnbull: Just days before caretaker, the attorney-general [George Brandis] announced 37 new appointments to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal. During Senate estimates last night it was revealed none of these positions were advertised, there was no merit-based selection process or departmental advice. None of the candidates were recommended by department. There was no consideration of any conflicts of interest. Given the 37 jobs have a salary of up to $370,000 each year, does the PM consider this process acceptable?

Turnbull: The appointment of Australians to offices of this kind is a very important responsibility of government. The government takes that responsibility very seriously. The attorney general is an officeholder of considerable discernment. I have no doubt that all the persons appointed were excellently qualified for the position that they have been selected for.

(Turnbull better watch out ... Brandis might just decide replace the entire HCA overnight with those who will say that the Attorney General can pre-empt or override any and all decisions of parliament, the executive, or the High Court. Honestly, it is hard to figure out where Brandis would draw the line.)

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Because if you are going to link to the story of Bartel retiring, it wouldn't be right to link to anywhere else but The Addy.

(And even if you don't read it all, but are an AFL fan, scroll down to the photo of Bartel and Ablett ... when Ablett was a blond-mopped moppet)
JIMMY Bartel was the highly-touted teenager. Then he became the young Geelong star.
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In the '80s, fans who wanted a Doctor Who scarf couldn't order one online. They had to make it.
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By training a biologist, by work an IT geek, but mostly a grumpy greybeard lefty softened by Bach and being sole carer for my grandson
  • "Find out what you are good at, and do Good with it" - Me

  • "What is bad for the hive cannot be good for the bee." - Marcus Aurelius

  • "Whatever the world may say or do, your job is to be as an emerald and keep your color true." - Marcus Aurelius

  • Roslyn Primary School
    Playgound injuries
  • Geelong College
    Annoying principals who wanted me to be just arts or just sciences
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Open Ticket Request System (OTRS), also well known as Trouble Ticket System, is a web-based application allowing users to manage customer te

Week in review: monstrous incompetence is the new black | First Dog on t...

Rule of law, attorney general’s office, the Pope, crossbench senators and Bill Shorten – in the bin, the lot of you!

Irreproducible biology research costs put at $28 billion per year

Study calculates cost of flawed biomedical research in the United States.

Get a Good Job in Joe Hockey’s Office

The Treasurer said if you want a house, get a good job. We hear Hockey offers a good job so apply here today!

Curiosity Mars rover takes a rock along for the ride

The rover snapped a picture of something stuck on its wheel, but NASA says it's no cause for alarm

Exotic atom struggles to find its place in the periodic table

Experiment on chemistry of lawrencium reignites a decades-old debate.

Federal Government to spend $4m on TV drama to deter would-be asylum see...

The Federal Government is spending $4.1 million to make a telemovie designed to deter asylum seekers from coming to Australia by boat.

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Softly was developed by CSIRO's Tom Pressley in the 1960s in response to the claim by a British microbiologist that woollen blankets were a

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When Gordon the unemployed Ibis accidentally applies for a job with Nauru operator Transfield Services, he gets more than he bargained for

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xkcd: Fundamental Forces

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Google Sheets - create and edit spreadsheets online, for free.

Create a new spreadsheet and edit with others at the same time -- from your computer, phone or tablet. Get stuff done with or without an int

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My high-school calculus teacher had a mustache like a walrus’s and shoulders like a rower’s. At 8:05 AM, he would demand my class’s question

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People Caught Entering Parliament House With Their Agendas Hidden – The ...

A special investigation has revealed serious security breaches at Parliament House in Canberra, with evidence to suggest people have regular

Respect Research

Australia depends on research, but governments repeatedly threaten research funds when setting federal budgets. This is short-sighted. Resea

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Telescope to track space junk using youth radio station

A combination of pop songs, talkback radio and cutting-edge science has enabled Australian astronomers to identify a way to prevent catastro

Been there a couple of times since it opened a few weeks back. Great to have a half-arthouse half-mainstream selection available in Glenferrie Road, with lots of small comfortable cinemas rather than one big one. ... and a good selection of cakes, nibbles and drinks (including coffee and mulled wine) with a sit-down area while waiting. We'll be back.
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I eat in the Malvern Glenferrie Road shopping centre every day - and Eden Espresso is by far the cafe I use the most, especially for brunch and breakfast. The french toast is the best I've ever had, anywhere.
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A delight - staff who know their books, make a good selection to have in the store, and are prepared to put the effort in to talk with the customer for long enough to help make a good selection ... and particularly good at figuring out the interests and reading levels of children. Whether it is asking the right questions of a one-off customer (such as my friends who visit), or keeping track of my child, and now grandchild, as they grow, this is the kind of service you simply cannot get online, no matter how many reviews you read.
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