Posts Tagged ‘ABS’

Guardian’s WasteWatch slam needs a fact checker

Posted: 10:12 am on 23rd February 2015

To arms, dear readers! The honour of WasteWatch has been maligned. We are now, according to a recent article in the Guardian newspaper, part of a merry band of anti-intellectual “right-wing inquisitors” grinding evidence-based policy-making into the dust with our “crib guides to Hayek, von Mises, and Milton Friedman.” The trigger for this outburst seems to be the latest product of the Canberra rumour-mill: the suggestion that there may not…

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$60k to ‘run that town’

Posted: 9:18 am on 23rd October 2013

Earlier this year, WasteWatch brought you news of a popular mobile app from the Australian Bureau of Statistics, which you paid for, whether you wanted to or not. The game is called “Run That Town,” and it lets punters take control of any neighbourhood in Australia, and make planning decisions based on 2011 Census information. Mr Bumbles-in-training are rewarded with ticker-tape parades, or chased out of town by a lynch…

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