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May 2016

Malcolm Turnbull's done the PM thing, so what now?

Submitted by Rick Eyre on May 28, 2016 - 11:13am

We're now at the end of week three of the eight-week federal election campaign, and all the body language I see from Turnbull is the same as he has displayed for the last few months beforehand: He looks bored with the Prime Ministership. That "ok I've done this Prime Minister thing, what's next?" languidness.

Greg Hunt's Christmas giveaways

Submitted by Rick Eyre on May 25, 2016 - 8:27am

Whilst doing a totally unrelated search of my Twitter archive today, I found these two gems from consecutive Christmases 2013 and 2014 about Minister Against The Environment, Greg Hunt. Did I miss something in 2015?


Open Zika project launched on World Community Grid

Submitted by Rick Eyre on May 20, 2016 - 3:47pm

I've been contributing some of my computer's idle time to the World Community Grid for about three years, helping with the computation of research tasks relating to Ebola, TB, HIV/AIDS, as well as general cancer research.
Today they've added a Zika research project and I've signed up.

Election time again... the 2016 edition

Submitted by Rick Eyre on May 9, 2016 - 3:26pm

Here we go again. It may be a couple of months earlier than expected, it may be for twice as much of the Senate as expected, but we're off to another federal election. And, for the third time running, the Prime Minister at this election is not the Prime Minister Australia had at the start of this term.