They accepted my abstract submission for LCA in January! The lineup is
of invited speakers looks really good, so everyone should register.
Hopefully they can outdo the conference we put on in Perth
A number of changes to the federal government cabinet this week, because
Richard Alston (aka World's Biggest
resigning as Minister for Communications, Information Technology and the
Arts. He is getting replaced by the current Attorney-General Daryl
Williams, so it will be interesting to see how that plays out.
As part of the reshuffle Phillip Ruddock, the immigration minister, is
taking over as Attorney-General, which prompted this quote:
"To move Mr Ruddock, who's an international law breaker, who's
incarcerated innocent people behind razor wire in conditions which
would be unacceptable in most prisons in Australia to chief law
officer of the land is appalling"
Bob Brown, Greens
I guess this is partly related to the
Immigration officials encouraging asylum seekers to obtain illegal
travel documents so that they can be deported to some other country.
The new immigration minister is Amanda Vanstone, who I remember most for
screwing up education.