apparent failure to vote

apparent failure to vote

After years of watching the local government election process and being underwhelmed by its mediocrity, I decided to do something to reflect how it looks from a typical voter’s perspective. Prior to the last local government elections in October 2016 I wrote how the requirements are so inadequate that candidates do not have to publish sufficient information about their policies to enable voters to make informed choices.…

all quiet on the northern front

The City of Yarra’s ban on alcohol in Edinburgh Gardens resulted in it being a ghost town over new years eve. Without the fuel to encourage them to defecate in children’s playgrounds and to destroy infrastructure, suburban losers went elsewhere.

The basic controversy is how the City of Yarra spent more money this year on preventing the gardens being trashed than they did last year cleaning up after they were trashed.…

it’s time

When the mural facing Whitlam Place (the small park on the corner of Moor and Napier streets opposite the Fitzroy Town Hall and the Napier hotel) was recently painted over in lurid yellow with the Whitlam election campaign phrase ‘it’s time’, it was initially interpreted as simply a political statement, perhaps with reference to the forthcoming state election.…

everything you’re being told about internet piracy is wrong

Yesterday’s Online Copyright Infringement Forum was a joke. It can be argued that the unauthorised reproduction of digital goods cannot be considered theft in the physical sense according to existing laws. Australian consumers are being exploited by content owners, who charge unreasonable amounts for content with no justification for the price differences between other countries and Australia.…