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Friday, November 23, 2012 - 08:17
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Monday, September 17, 2012 - 14:11

A salute to the captain of the good ship Queensland. On visiting Campbell Newman’s sunny state last week, I was asked to be part of an event called The Sincerest Form of Flattery, in which writers mimic the style of a favourite author. I decided to go with A.B. Paterson. When I’ve got a minute I might rework this, keeping to the Banjo’s original metre. But I rather had to knock this piece together on the day, so this is it, as performed at the Brisbane Writers Festival.

Campbell of the Overflow

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Wednesday, July 4, 2012 - 16:56

"At last count, I've knocked on more than 3 million doors since 1969, that's a lot of doors", Clive Palmer said.

It sure is - that's 69,767 per year. Let's be generous and allow 366 days in a year. That's an average of 190 doors a day. At 3 minutes a door that's 9.5 hours a day. Clive has been a busy boy. Or else it's a sad indictment of the numeracy skills of the political journalists who left this claim unchallenged.

Update: On Lateline last night he said it was 4 million. Must have had a busy day.

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Wednesday, May 30, 2012 - 09:00
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Tuesday, November 22, 2011 - 14:31

With not a small twinge of nostalgia for the 4-year old original Blogotariat site I have thrown the switch to a completely rebuilt Blogotariat. The original site stopped processing all feeds yesterday so I decided that enough is enough.

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