Cisco, Snowden, Canberra and Hacking…. Has Australia’s Parliament House been bugged?

Over the past couple of weeks since Edward Snowden started making accusations against the US Intelligence community as a whistleblower, there’s been a lot of focus on the level of engagement that IT companies such as Google, Skype, Microsoft, Apple and Yahoo have with the more clandestine elements of the US government. But while there’s […]

A peruse through Prime Minister Gillard’s financial interests……

One of the more peculiar things that I’ve noticed about the current parliament is that nobody’s done a really thorough analysis of Prime Minister Julia Gillard‘s Pecuniary Interests (aka “Members’ Interests”) over the course of the past three years.  While there’s been the occasional reference to her house in the Electorate of Lalor and Mr […]

Playing politics with same sex and gender diverse people’s lives…

Over the past six months, I’ve been getting pretty disillusioned with the entire “Marriage Equality” debate and a lot of the federal politicians that have been supporting it. Like a Bull with a sore head, some of them have been consistently pursuing something that they know won’t happen in the current parliament, regardless of how […]

The Turnbulls and an investment in the NBN…..

If there’s one thing that never ceases to amaze me, it’s that both state and federal politicians don’t think that people check their pecuniary interests, policy statements and voting records, then contrast them against the business interests that said politicians and their families hold. Take The Honourable Shadow Minister for Communications Malcolm Turnbull and his […]