The author has been described by News Ltd as an "iconoclast", "Svengali", a pollie's "economist muse", and "pungently accurate". Fairfax says he is a "Renaissance man" and "one of Australia’s most respected analysts." Stephen Koukoulas concludes that he is "85% right", and "would make a great Opposition leader." Terry McCrann claims the author thinks "‘nuance’ is a trendy village in the south of France", but can be "scintillating" when he thinks "clearly". The ACTU reckons he’s "an enigma wrapped in a Bloomberg terminal, wrapped in some apparently well-honed abs."

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Air Force: Unidentified drone flying off Australia's coast

Interesting from the ABC:

It appears the Defence Force is not alone in flying high-performance drones across Australian skies. Lieutenant Commander Bob Ferry says that in November 2011 a civilian Learjet operated by Pelair was engaging in target-towing duties for a naval gunnery exercise in a restricted zone off the southern NSW coast. He said the Learjet encountered an unidentified high-performance drone flying 65 nautical miles east of Jervis Bay at a height of 3,000 feet. The mystery drone did not belong to either the Australian or US military nor licensed civilian drone operators. The Navy says investigations are continuing.