COVID is exposing Australia’s Asia ignorance

Asia is now firmly at the centre of Australia’s economy and security. It’s also the centre of the world’s most serious COVID crisis. Yet from our leaders, to the ABC, Australians are missing when it comes to knowing and understanding their region. The COVID pandemic is drawing this into sharp focus. Last Saturday night I […]

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Vaccines – German Turkish immigrants saved us

Welcome to Episode 2 of Notes from the Sydney Lockdown. This is a random daily (or close enough to daily) diary of thoughts during the Sydney lockdown. I’ll try and focus on things that are slightly off the daily news round – but I probably won’t stray too far. I grant myself broad discretion…. Check […]

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Google – still enabling scams with impunity

Providing users with high quality, accurate and trusted information is sacrosanct to us.Sundar Pichai, CEO GoogleUS Congress 11 December 2018 When hackers accessed the Twitter accounts of some of the world’s most famous people last month, it was front page news the world over. Hacking the accounts of people like Joe Biden, Barack Obama, Bill […]

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The Journey Begins

Thanks for joining me! The algorithm is toxic is a new blog where I’ll be thinking aloud outside my normal travel box. As the name suggests, the pervasiveness of algorithms and technology in our lives will be a theme. I’m not a tech. But I’m an obsessive observer. The corrosive power of Facebook and Google […]

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