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About petermaus

Former journalist, political and current affairs reporter/producer. Former media adviser to ALP and later Senior Adviser to Federal Minister. More recently, 20 years as technical writer in the computer industry, so entitled to claim to have demonstrated evidence of true penitence.

Black Jack’s Pacific revolution, soft journalism and Annabel Crabb

Dear Annabel: I note you have a problem with email.  That’s understandable. Thought I’d drop you a Twitter link to this though, in case you’re feeling beset.,, again.   Some stuff will probably keep coming at you. It’s about soft TV … Continue reading

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Gallipoli’d out already

Dunno about you, but they’ve got me wishing already that it was about say, the 28th of April, and it was all over — for another year — maybe 100 years… It seems to have got that way that there’s … Continue reading

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Letter to Stephen Cooper, wind farm syndrome pollster

Dear Mr Cooper: I’m wondering if you can include me and my family in your ongoing study of sickening noises which you say you can detect near wind farms. I’m not near a wind farm, but it’s something similar. I … Continue reading

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Climate Change Lies: Tony Abbot

Pick which untruth you want today, or, A Case of  Early Alzheimers? July 2011, Star FM Gippsland (T. Abbott): Yeah look I never said it was a myth. I once used some colourful language describing the so-called settled science of … Continue reading

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Triumphs of Intelligent Design — NOT

Who else but a great idiot designer…. Would design a birth canal that causes trauma to all concerned at such a crucial time, having earlier convinced us it was the source of the greatest joy ? Would set up the … Continue reading

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NBN and Roads: Why the city should pay the bill

NBN and Roads: Why the city should pay the bill I’ve been a bit of a fan of Ross Gittins of the Sydney Morning Herald as a writer on economics:  he is one of the few of his kind who … Continue reading

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None of the Above Party Needed

Compulsory Voting and “None of the Above” If there is one thing evident from elections at both State and Federal level over the past years, it is the crying need for a way for voters to cast a  vote “None … Continue reading

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