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Antipodean links

The NSW Supreme Court decides that, actually, one does not have a God-given right to drive. Via newredshoes

Bogan culture being appreciated in South Africa. (Read it for the included Mount Gambier newspaper article with best opening sentence ever.)

Don Bradman may be the greatest outlier in sports history.

Oz has a female G-G. It is nice to see the politicians catch up with the monarchy.

About encouraging more teaching of philosophy in Oz schools.

Some biographical fragments about various characters from the Oz art community in the earlier part of the C20th.

A water-entitlements buy-back program. Via p_cat.

Suggesting think tanks should be judged by policy outcomes, not partisan labels.

Suggesting that PM Rudd may have missed Hayek’s insights.

Not being impressed by the proposed guest worker scheme.

WA voters have maybe sacked their Labor Government, with Labor suffering big swings against it in the suburbs of Perth. We also see a standard complaint of losers, that the media was biased. Via tcpip. (And when folk complain about bias on the ABC, they are just being silly, of course.)

NSW voters failed to sack the Iemma Government last State election, so it seems to be doing the job itself losing a Deputy Premier, Treasurer and Premier in quick succession. An exchange in the comments here says it amusingly: Is there a brief, one-paragraph explanation of what all this means and why it came about for us non-Aussies out here? Just the basic story so we can understand the significance of it. Thanks.
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The Soprano’s was a TV show. For the Denizens of N.S.W it’s their government.
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