Friday, March 27, 2009

Conroy's Q&A Prep Sheet Leaked

Conroy's Q&A prep sheet leaked

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Censorship & “The Politics of Fear”

Communications Minister Stephen Conroy appeared on ABC’s Q&A using child safety as an excuse for setting up secret censorship of the internet. Labor promised an end “politics of fear” however last night Conroy was in full flight.

The rest of the world is scratching their collective heads and wondering how Australians could be so stupid as to go down the internet censorship road. The minister has been advised that it is a flawed plan by many industry experts and “Comrade Conroy” deserves any flack that is coming his way.

Watch the episode here.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009


Pay per click is unsustainable.
As an online retailer you find a sweet spot with a product using PPC. You gear up with stock purchases and labour. At some point one or more competitors find the same spot and the keyword auction begins. The auction ends with margins decimated.

Google organic search results are the gift that keeps giving. High page search query results carry more consumer credibility - as they are not paid for.

Everyone can see that Google now looks like a newspaper with paid ads across the top and right hand side. As an advertiser we understand that being in the content section is where the action is.

see: for more details.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”

Union leaders, bureaucrats, artists & journalists now run Australia. Well meaning people - but delusional in their ability to govern. We now have to wait years for current policies of the Australian Labor party and union movement to play out. God help the low income earners who they claim to represent. They will be the ones that suffer hardship over the coming years, with Labor determined to set back the clock relating to union power and industrial relations.

Labor now has the opportunity to hide behind the world downturn as the reason for their future policy failures. Why else would they be talking down the economy? It is hard to admit that thanks to the previous government, Australia was best placed financially going into this downturn, and we had the best prudential regulation in the world. They of course admit this fact when they are overseas attending economic conferences but are reluctant to say it back here in Australia.

The people of Australia were sold a story by the union movement during the last election that their bosses were ripping them off, and that they were hard done by. Work choices were sold by Labor as an evil curse on the nation. A curse, that provided the lowest unemployment in our history.

How do you think employers feel? Motivated to employ people? How would you feel to be painted as person that just takes advantage of others? Labor used and continue to use class division as a political weapon.

Some argue that the resources boom provided the good times and we just got lucky. Well thank goodness the Liberals cleaned up the unions that were blocking our ability to deliver from the ports.

Now Labor want to change the laws relating to political donations to give them an advantage at the expense of democracy, providing Labor and their union buddies an unfair advantage over the coalition and independents when it comes to election spending.

As the philosopher George Santayana once famously said:
“Those who cannot remember the past
are condemned to repeat it.