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Sachin Tendulkar AM, but what's the fuss?

On Tuesday, Australia's Prime Minister Julia Gillard announced while on a state visit to New Delhi that Sachin Tendulkar would be made an honorary Member of the Order of Australia. . Yet on Wednesday morning, the Australian media is full of outrage. How can such a seemingly safe and popular decision be so controversial?

This social media #fail is brought to you by the USA Cricket Association

On Saturday, a representative of the United States of America Cricket Association posted to its Facebook page, linking to an article on Cricinfo referring to reports of internal dysfunctionality within the Association.

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Will Channel Nine lose its hold on Australian cricket?

For a third of a century, Australia’s Channel Nine has been, to use its long-running advertising slogan, Still The One for telecasting international cricket. This maybe soon to come to an end. Next March, following the end of the 2012-13 domestic Australian season, the current contract to televise Cricket Australia’s home fixtures in Australia will expire. The Nine Network, holders of those rights continuously since 1979, are currently in a battle to avoid entering administration.

An historically great speech from Prime Minister Gillard

History loves great speeches, and much of the time ignores their backstories. Prime Minister Julia Gillard gave a brilliant address to the House of Representatives on October 9, 2012 excoriating the current opposition leader Tony Abbott.

Daily Twitter Posts - 08/10/2012

22:49 wondering why none of the tweets about #lateline matched what I was seeing on TV. Just realised I'm watching SBS News. #doh #
22:40 Kevin Rudd sound bite on Alan Jones with cardboard cutouts of Fitzy and Wippa falling over in the background. Totally priceless. #lateline #
21:44 You mean to say you're watching #qanda instead of #BlackMirror?!? #
21:02 analysis of Archbishop Jensen's address to the #sydsynod today, via @EternityNews - http://t.co/4JNEYBCZ #
20:59 Peter Jensen's final presidential address as Archbishop to the Sydney Anglican Synod, given this afternoon: http://t.co/jl89ymNU #sydsynod #
20:45 The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2012 awarded jointly to John B. Gurdon and Shinya Yamanaka - http://t.co/kJ9XgARu #
20:30 not even the slightest possibility that I will watch #qanda tonight #
20:02 Australian Story. Rod Laver. Now. #abc1 #
20:00 ouch. Pinched nerve in the right buttock. What a pain in the arse that is #

Daily Twitter Posts - 07/10/2012

22:59 Australia wooooooooooooooooo #
22:36 what was that URL for the credits again? #underground #ch10fail #
22:29 at last #underground is starting to look like a Crawford Production #
22:24 this would have made a great episode of Division 4. #underground #
21:37 LOAD "$", 8 #c64basic #underground #sigh #
21:14 #sigh RT @channelten: From Commodore 64 to Amiga 500, go behind the scenes of #Underground’s tech here: http://t.co/CBOR9O4i #
20:59 I could whistle to Philip Glass music all day. #koyaanisqatsi #underground #

Daily Twitter Posts - 06/10/2012

21:48 Bob Carr in with a nomination for Tweet of the Year #
21:23 all we need now, of course, is for lightning to strike the replacement transformer #
21:21 Ha. No sooner does the #blackout end than the #thunder begins! #innerwest #
21:12 My #storify is done. http://t.co/ntWRPkrk Thank you linesmen, thank you ballboys, thank you @ausgrid. #innerwest #blackout #
21:06 now what was I doing 2 and a quarter hours ago when I was so rudely interrupted? #innerwest #blackout #
21:00 Power on at 8.59pm in Stanmore! All ye who doubted @Ausgrid's 9pm promise. #innerwest #blackout #
20:56 Oh no! My daughter's Nintendo DS has gone flat! #innerwest #blackout #
20:48 I must say that @ausgrid is doing a really good job in keeping everyone informed on the progress. #innerwest #blackout #
20:34 thinking of changing tonight's hashtag to #wipeout #
20:29 My #storify page of the #innerwest #blackout http://t.co/ntWRPkrk May have to stop soon when wifi battery dies. Follow @Ausgrid for updates #
20:10 is Lewisham blacked out? Haven't seen any reports from there (That's Lewisham, Australia, not Lewisham, Greater London) #innerwest #blackout #
19:48 My #Storify page of the #innerwest #blackout, updating till the batteries in my wifi modem runs out http://t.co/ntWRPkrk #
19:42 The Sydney Mashable Herald is on the case http://t.co/9rDqYElR #