Politics in Kicks meets Director General of ASIO, David Irvine


Pictured: Your Fair Author and Director General of ASIO, David Irvine

When: 6pm, March 4th
Where: St George’s College, UWA
Who: Director General of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation [ASIO], David Irvine
What: Speaking on “Intelligence and National Security in the Democratic State”

**NB: This special event, hosted by the Australian Institute of International Affairs WA was held under Chatham House Rule**

**I took extensive notes throughout his talk, this blog entry is based on them.**

I didn’t know much about ASIO, ASIS, or Secret Services until I attended this talk and had the privilege of meeting David afterwards.

This is what I learned…..

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Russian to new Conclusions – tAtU and Pussy Riot

I was listening to my iPod last night and I came across an artist from the 1990s or very early 2000s.

t. A. T. u

Remember they were all shocking because they were ‘lesbian’ and all public about it in their film clip?

To refresh your memory: http://youtu.be/8mGBaXPlri8

They must have been exceptional and controversial, Russian artists don’t often appear in ‘Western’ charts.

Why were they special?
Because they were, or at least pretending to be, lesbians in Russia.

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Gen Y: Why we’ve ‘had it’ up to the headphones with Politics..

I initially started out wanting to do an entry on why Gen Y were so disengaged from this election, then came the furor about Tony Abb-…Prime Minster Abbott’s Cabinet. I sent out a survey to some fellow Gen Y-ers, and got some fascinating responses; I have talked to many other people ofdifferent ages and professions, and every generation had a different experience.

I want to explore Gen –Y’s…

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