My votes for the 2016 federal election

Submitted by Rick Eyre on July 1 2016, 5:16 am

Nationally, I am endorsing the removal of the Liberal/National government of Malcolm Turnbull. I am supporting a government led by the Australian Labor Party with Bill Shorten as Prime Minister.

I also support a significant presence of competent minor parties in the Senate, particularly the Greens, to act as a robust House of Review and to give strong guidance to the government in policy direction.

Malcolm Turnbull's done the PM thing, so what now?

Submitted by Rick Eyre on May 28 2016, 11:13 am

We're now at the end of week three of the eight-week federal election campaign, and all the body language I see from Turnbull is the same as he has displayed for the last few months beforehand: He looks bored with the Prime Ministership. That "ok I've done this Prime Minister thing, what's next?" languidness.

Open Zika project launched on World Community Grid

Submitted by Rick Eyre on May 20 2016, 3:47 pm

I've been contributing some of my computer's idle time to the World Community Grid for about three years, helping with the computation of research tasks relating to Ebola, TB, HIV/AIDS, as well as general cancer research.
Today they've added a Zika research project and I've signed up.

Election time again... the 2016 edition

Submitted by Rick Eyre on May 9 2016, 3:26 pm

Here we go again. It may be a couple of months earlier than expected, it may be for twice as much of the Senate as expected, but we're off to another federal election. And, for the third time running, the Prime Minister at this election is not the Prime Minister Australia had at the start of this term.

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