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In her report on the cost of unpaid traffic fines, Today Tonight's Laura Sparkes commented on Tuesday's programme:

He says the situation in other states would be as worse, if not greater.

It was almost as impressive as the brief report from the mX in 2007 about CD sales.


 
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Governor-General Quentin Bryce has previously been suspected of spending a lot of time Googling her own name, but this suspicion was all but confirmed with Ms. Bryce publicly performing a search while opening Google’s new Australian headquarters in Sydney.

Quentin Bryce signs Google plaque (PCWorld)

Ms. Bryce toured the new office – conveniently located across the road from Star City Casino – this week and signed a piece of Google-themed artwork to mark the opening. She later searched for references to herself via the new communications platform Wave with head of engineering, Alan Noble.

Quentin Bryce and Alan Noble search the internet (PCWorld)

Meanwhile, police in California have not identified a link between the Governor-General, the opening of Google Australia, and the death of one of Google’s early mentors, Stanford University professor Rajeev Motwani. Professor Motwani, who mentored Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin during the development of the search engine, was found dead in the swimming pool of his California home this week.


 
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Twittering Opposition Leader Malcolm Turnbull bragged that he spent several weeks during 1978 at Playboy magazine’s Chicago headquarters while negotiating the purchase of rights for an Australian edition of the magazine.

Malcolm Turnbull with radio's Camilla (B105)

Mr. Turnbull’s recollection of the visit lost credibility, however, when he admitted ‘I didn’t meet Hugh Hefner, I didn’t go to his house.’

‘I met his daughter, Cindy, who’s a very serious business executive, and a number of other business executives there,’ Mr. Turnbull clarified, though most people would just have called such executives ‘Bunnies.’

‘I’m afraid to say I haven’t had a Scores moment,’ said Mr Turnbull, conceding that his Playboy visit is unlikely to bring him the kind of praise given to Prime Minister Kevin Rudd when it was revealed that he visited the Scores Gentlemen’s Club during a visit to New York in 2003.

Players Lounge welcomes Mr Rudd (AAP)

News of Mr. Rudd’s strip club jaunt, revealed during his 2007 election campaign boosted his public support, and prompted invitations from local nightclubs. Mr. Turnbull’s Playboy tale is not expected to have a similar effect.


 

 

 
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