Thanks to Antony Green of the AB (friggin’) C (emphasis mine):
The reality of forming government in the newly elected House of Representatives depends on those eight elected members, but the AEC’s total of 2-party preferred vote currently excludes all votes cast in these eight electorates, the eight electorates whose elected members will determine who forms government.
Based upon the published information currently available, the ALP trail the coalition by less than 2,000 votes nationwide, including four seats where the coalition obtained considerably less than 25% of the primary vote. It’s disappointing that the AEC has published such misleading data, but it’s utterly shameful that the nation’s news outlets are pouncing on this. In this situation, a two-party preferred vote is meaningless, and misleading two-party preferred vote even more so.
And now back to your regularly-scheduled programming.
AUC /dev/world/2010, the Apple University Consortium’s conference for developers working on or with Mac or iOS devices is on again this year, on the 28th and 29th of September, in Melbourne. Last year I presented a talk, and ran the conference’s lightning talks; the conference was fanstastic: the content was easily-accessible to staff and students from across the country, and catered to a very wide range of skill levels and familiarity with Apple frameworks.
This year, I’ll be presenting Awesome Things You’ve Missed in Python, a fast-paced, code-heavy recap of interesting features to hit the Python Programming language in the past few years. My talk is not specific to Apple development, but will have a strong focus on techniques which are applicable to development with the PyObjC library.
If you’re on staff or are a student of an AUC member university (most Australian Universities are, as are a few Kiwi ones), registration is cheap ($100 for students), and all flights and accommodation are subsidised (to a generous limit). If a fun two days of meeting interesting people and learning about development techniques with the latest technology available on Apple devices interests you, get in contact with your local AUCDF coordinator to register!