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Baxter’s Best of the Rest

My pick for most moving read of the week was Shane Castleman on The Drum, with his personal tale of adoption:

The Royal Women’s Hospital’s apology is long overdue

Still at The Drum and Best Metaphor Baxter is tied between Alan Kohler and Malcolm Farnsworth.

Kohler compared the war on file sharing to that other long-running ‘war’ that’s going so well –

“… it’s beginning to look like policing copyright infringement is going to be like the endless, futile, war on drugs, between a criminal “industry” and vast police infrastructure constantly trying to catch them, while a steady supply still gets to consumers.”

Full story: The endless, futile war on digital dealing

But Farnsworth scored a double whammy with his description of Andrew Wilkie and Peter Slipper –

“The Government reportedly saw him as a political suicide bomber. When the opportunity arose, they preferred to deal with a Queensland mercenary instead.”

Poker machine doublespeak

Finally, a Best Whimsy Baxter to Carl Pyrdum for this post on the dirty pictures in the margins of a 14th century nun’s devotional. A must must read!

Needs More Naked (Mmm… Marginalia #91)


About Sally Baxter

Once I was a girl reporter, blogging as Sally Baxter. Now I'm writing under my name at www.mariaspackman.com covering the past, present and future of journalism and whatever else takes my fancy. All views my own.


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Your Girl Reporter is now filing as Maria Spackman at www.mariaspackman.com Same great content, whole new website. I’m leaving Sally Baxter up, as I can’t quite bring myself to let her go completely, but it’s time to honour my family name – and use it. Hope you’ll join me for the Further Adventures of a Girl Reporter. It’ll be fun.

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