geekgirl (r)osiex aka the metal cupcake publishing about interesting things for a really long time!
  • One year of the Abbott government [#geekgirl]

  • Mining Tax Repeal Secured at the Expense of Super Increases [#geekgirl]


  • “Abbott says Australians’ web browsing history to be retained…” [#geekgirl]

    [From this ZDNet article] “Prime Minister Tony Abbott has said web browsing history for each and every Australian resident would be required to be retained by telecommunications companies under new data retention legislation expected to be entered into parliament later this year.

    Yesterday the prime minister and Attorney-General George Brandis said that in principle approval had been given by Cabinet for Brandis to develop a framework to require telecommunications companies to retain customer data for up to two years.”

  • Aussie Pollies: Overpaid [#geekgirl]

    [Via Adam Bandt.]

  • ALP Denies Greens in the Senate [#geekgirl] [#wtf?]


  • World’s Worst Treasurer [#geekgirl]

    World's Worst Treasurer

  • Andrew Wilkie announces he will vote to block supply

  • Tony Abbott – Last Week Tonight [#geekgirl]

    Tony Abbott – Last Week Tonight by Syd07

  • “Frances Abbott’s Scholarship: The Full Extent” [#geekgirl]

  • “Tony Abbott’s daughter did not have to pay for $60,000 design degree…” [#geekgirl]

    [Source: Caroline McCredie/Getty Images AsiaPac Via Zimbio]

    [As reported by The Guardian] “Tony Abbott’s daughter Frances received a “chairman’s scholarship” for a degree costing more than $60,000 from the Whitehouse Institute of Design where an Abbott donor sits as chairman on the board of governors, Guardian Australia can reveal.

    The revelation raises questions for the prime minister over whether the scholarship should have been declared on his interests register.

    The Coalition government is also under pressure over changes to higher education funding announced in the budget.

    Frances Abbott undertook a bachelor of design at the Whitehouse Institute of Design in Sydney from 2011 to 2013. Guardian Australia has confirmed that she received a scholarship during her time at the institute.

    “Frances definitely was a student with us and received a chairman’s scholarship,” Leanne Whitehouse, director of the Institute told Guardian Australia. She declined to detail how many times the “chairman’s scholarship” has been awarded previously, but the institute’s website makes no references to the scholarship and states the institute “does not currently offer scholarships to gain a place into the Bachelor of Design”.”