Alan Weedon

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The SMITE Oceania Gaming Tournament Was an Intense Glimpse at the Future

I used the weekend to mingle with the adolescent heroes of Australian eSport.
Alan Weedon
11.5.15
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We Asked an Expert if Uber in Canberra Will Save Australian Taxpayers Money?

"You've got to keep in mind that public servants are not price-sensitive—they're not paying the bill."
Alan Weedon
10.7.15
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Australian Universities Still Aren’t Safe From Deregulation

The new Minister for Education isn't giving up on Christopher Pyne's plans to let unis charge what they want.
Alan Weedon
9.24.15
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The Australian Cabinet’s New Groove

The Prime Minister has redesigned the federal cabinet, bringing in more women, science, and Australia's first female Minister of Defence.
Alan Weedon
9.21.15
Stuff

This Was Not a Good Week to Be Working on a Tony Abbott Musical

How do you write a musical about a man who writes his own punchlines, and then writes himself out of the story?
Alan Weedon
9.17.15
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Malcolm Turnbull Will Challenge Tony Abbott for the Prime Ministership

​For the second time this year, members of the Australian government have asked Prime Minister Tony Abbott to step aside.
Alan Weedon
9.14.15
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Australia Sort of Responded to the Syrian Refugee Crisis

The Australian government will now take 12,000 additional refugees from Syria. But is it enough?
Alan Weedon
9.9.15
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Have Cashless Transactions Screwed Aussie Restaurant Workers Out of Hard-Earned Tips?

How has paywave technology affected the wallets of Australia’s bar, cafe, and restaurant staff? Or have we all just been really piss-poor at tipping to begin with? To find out, we asked the people on the front line.
Alan Weedon
9.3.15
Stuff

What’s Behind Melbourne’s Love Affair With the Milk Crate?

You know the look instantly: Unpolished timber, peeling paint, some Edison lightbulbs, and a slew of plastic crates picked up for nothing from an alley somewhere.
Alan Weedon
8.19.15
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Johann Hari Wants To Change Everything You Know About Drugs

"The drug war distorts how we think about drugs themselves. You might put on Facebook, 'I had a great bottle of wine last night', but you'd be foolish to put 'I had a great line of coke last night'."
Alan Weedon
8.17.15
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Australia Took Another Step Away from Legalizing Gay Marriage

Two-thirds of Australia's coalition government voted to deny their colleagues a conscience vote on gay marriage.
Alan Weedon
8.12.15
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How Terrified Should We be About Nuclear Annihilation?

According to the author of Command and Control, a book about nuclear doomsday scenarios, "the two great existential threats that we face today are global warming and nuclear weapons—and the latter isn't getting anywhere near enough attention."
Alan Weedon
8.10.15
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