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A bio of Mercurius Goldstein
By Mercurius on March 11, 2013
No sooner has the reanimated corpse of LP arisen from its crypt, than tonight the ABC’s Q&A program is hosting a cage match between Peter Garrett and Christopher Pyne. In keeping with zombie-LP’s themes of Policy, Process, Politics and Polls, I am choosing to focus tonight’s live blog on those first three, and ignoring polls.
By Mercurius on February 20, 2012
This is the thread to discuss schools funding related matters arising from the release of the Gonski Report (Feb 20, 2011). *PLAYGROUND DUTY UPDATE* Hat-tip to Chris for finding the link to the report [PDF] before teh Google !
By Mercurius on November 30, 2011
Scenes from this evening’s rally before QLD Parliament House in support of Deputy Premier Andrew Fraser’s private members bill to create same-sex civil unions in Queensland. Hi res: Rally for QLD Civil Unions bill 2011 (M4V Video 25Mb 2min) Low […]
By Mercurius on November 27, 2011
Good. Good, I’ve started with a tendentious question that presents both sides of a story that actually has about sixty sides or, in this case, no sides at all. At least there’s not a blank page any more. Should I […]
By Mercurius on July 13, 2011
If we remain complacent, it is quite likely that children born this year will be the last to enjoy free, secular and universal secondary education in NSW. (OH&S warning: Long and winding post. No overtaking for 2000 words. Snack recommended.) […]
By Mercurius on June 13, 2011
It is my humble honour and privilege to inform LP readers that today, at long last, the other two-thirds of The Goodies — Tim Brooke-Taylor and Graeme Garden — got their OBEs (Bill Oddie got his in 2003).
By Mercurius on April 9, 2011
This post is a follow-up to Political brains under the microscope from Brian. Following months of peer review, a University College London study which identified correlations between certain brain structures and political views in young adults has been published in […]
By Mercurius on April 2, 2011
With counting completed, the NSW Electoral Commission has provisionally declared the NSW State Legislative Assembly seat of Balmain for the Greens. There’s only a couple of hundred hotly-contested preferences in it, so a recount would appear likely. According to the […]
By Mercurius on March 26, 2011
ABC Nyooz is reporting that the NBN bills have passed the Senate. Naturally, the first thing Aunty reports on this momentous event is what the Opposition Spokesflunky has to say about it. Later this week, I’m attending a seminar on […]
By Mercurius on December 23, 2010
Your regretful online conduct in the Great Blog Stoush of 2005, and that purchase on your March 2007 credit card statement, might soon be not-even-a-digital-memory, thanks to new data privacy statues being cooked up by the EU, known as ‘the […]
By Mercurius on December 19, 2010
Just in time for school holidays! Following on from this recent discussion about effective spending investment in education, the CEO of the Australian College of Educators, Margaret Clark, has published a dissection of recent claims: http://www.apo.org.au/commentary/jensens-class-size-claims-need-be-unpacked Policy boffins, and those […]