Tag Archives: Australia

links for 2011-05-11

What is the typical Australian’s income? « We are all dead. An interesting dissection of what makes a person ‘middle class’ in Australia. How much to they have to earn. And that the average person misunderstands what makes middle class. … Continue reading

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Federal Election 2010 flickr group #AusVotes

Today was the Australian Federal election. After creating a flicker group for the 2007 election, I realised I should do one for this election too. Go visit the Federal Election 2010 flickr group. Add your photos and peruse the photos … Continue reading

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HHGG – RC Sensitive Sunglasses

Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy Entry: RC Sensitive Sunglasses Description: Eye wear proscribed by the Australian Government, designed to go black, preventing ‘inadvertent exposure’. Always keep your cool when viewing the Internet.

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Australian Internet Blackout v1.0 released

Just updated my Australian Internet Blackout WordPress plugin to version 1.0. Version 1.0 makes use of the wp_enqueue_script() function to load the Blackout JavaScript. This should stop the double loading of jQuery, and avert possible conflicts (that is the theory … Continue reading

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Australian Internet Blackout WordPress Plugin

I have been a bit lax recently about posting to my blog, and updating the Conroy’s Christmas present list. But my spare time has been taken up learning to write WordPress plugins. For my first WordPress plugin I present the … Continue reading

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Which anti filter group should you belong to?

One of the big problems is the anti filter campaign at the moment is its divided front. There is no clear leader giving direction to the campaign. The No Internet Censorship site, run by the Australian Democrats, has an interesting … Continue reading

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Conroy’s Christmas present, Internet censorship #nocleanfeed

Stephen Conroy has delivered his Christmas present early, ISP level Internet filter. Tuesday afternoon the government announced that was giving the green light to its controversial censorship plan. And Conroy stated that we can look forward to legislation being introduced … Continue reading

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Australia only 3rd most mono lingual

A recent SMH article[1] says that Australia is the 3rd most mono lingual country in the world. According to a report[4] by Griffith Asia Institute we come almost last on the list of the language proficient. With over three quarters, … Continue reading

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NBN awarded unto itself

Today the Australian government announced its decision on submission to build the new National Broadband Network. Telstra put itself out of the bid last year by putting in an incomplete submission. So who of the remaining tenders were to take … Continue reading

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Conroy backtracks on Internet Censorship policy

Australian politician Stephen Conroy has begun distancing himself from his highly controversial internet censorship policy. Although this is not a complete backdown. There still the intention to implement a list of filtered sites, just changing what is deemed to be … Continue reading

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