Brandis and Speers and Clarke and Dawe (youtube.com)

The interview with AG George Brandis trying to spruik his mandatory data retention legislation has been floating around and it is indeed hilarious. I feel however that while the interviewer did a good job of pressing Brandis, he should have pointed out that there exists no meaningful difference between ‘data’ and ‘metadata’ in this context.

Blending the Brandis train-wreck with Clarke and Dawe is a stroke of obvious genius.