geekgirl (r)osiex aka the metal cupcake publishing about interesting things for a really long time!
  • 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”.”

  • Christine Milne’s #Budget2014 Reply [#geekgirl]

  • “Nothing was going to stop the applause tonight…” [#geekgirl]

    “Watch as Christopher Pyne directs Bronwyn Bishop to stand up to stop the applause for Bill Shorten. Nothing was going to stop the applause tonight.”

  • “Anthony Albanese breaks down…the ‘so-called infrastructure plan’…” [#Budget2014] [#geekgirl]