Tag Archives: Australian Politics

Government announces resolution plan to Bronwyn Bishop situation

Standing in front of a record 35 flags today, government officials announced a plan to resolve the Bronwyn Bishop problem. “The problem, clearly, is the travel”, said the officials. “We’ve projected that by 2019, the speaker’s travel entitlements will grow to consume 75% of GDP, which well, yes, that’s a somewhat unsustainable rate.” Since the Prime… Read More »

Teetering on the edge of Godwin’s Law

Godwin’s law was originally put forward in the 1990s as an explanation of how discussions ran in Usenet newsgroups. Put simply, it states: The longer an online discussion continues, the probability of a comparison to Nazis or Hitler approaches. Having been on the Internet since the mid-90s, I’ve seen Godwin’s law in action quite a few times of the… Read More »

From the horse’s mouth

It’s election year. Like it or not, this year Australia gets to go to the polls federally, and we have a choice between Tony Abbott and Julia Gillard [*ahem* Kevin Rudd]. Tony Abbott has abysmal “preferred PM” ratings, but the ALP has struggled in the polls consistently under the minority government thanks to a relentless… Read More »