Press photos showing pollies in federal parliament tapping away on their mobiles rather than listening to what was going on has caused a kerfuffle.
Another parliamentary review decide whether the phones should be banned in question time when Members are logging on to Facebook or Twitter.
An inquiry back in 2014 decided members could use electronic devices in the chamber but should not interrupt proceedings.
Mobiles, though, have become a major nuisance everywhere.
King's School banned phones at school this week while in town you'll see heads stuck in them everywhere. People suffering from mobile addiction.
No doubt Fred is posting he's having a counter lunch, Mary is describing her new dress and Bill is 'liking' complaints about rugby league referees.
And if you don't jump out of the way to avoid these internet surfers on footpaths in the CBD or in the supermarket you'll get knocked over while they're glued to their small screens without a single glance where they're going.
Mobile phone use in public places is annoying, intrusive, unbecoming and downright rude.
It should be considered the same in federal Parliament.
NO TAMPERING HERE
Test cricket as a spectator sport leaves a lot to be desired at the best of times, especially with the dull TV commentary we're getting.
Talk of bowling a maiden over, dot balls, swingers, lines and lengths, block holes and yorkers and shots through silly point, slips, gully and fine leg leaves you cool.
But the Ashes series against England has come to life, not so much cricket but the battle of the breakfast spreads: Marmite vs Vegemite.
Marmite threw the first punch by giving out free jars to spectators in Birmingham labeled 'Marmy Army' to try to convert Aussie fans.
Vegemite retaliated with a full-page ad in the London Mirror saying 'Vegemite tastes like Australia'.
Marmite has now retaliated with its own newspaper ad: 'Dear Vegemite, we might not taste like Australia but love it or hate it, we won't be tampering with it.'
Come on, that's a bit below the belt.
SNAIL MAIL SERVICE TO SLUG YOU FOR ANOTHER 10 CENTS
Australia Post wants to increase the price of stamps from $1 to $1.10 to safeguard postal services as people continue to use email rather than sending letters, resulting in a postal loss of $190 million.
It's important, Australia Post says, to responsibly look at pricing to protect the important service and keep its network of community post offices open.
In 2016 Australia Post bumped up the price of stamps by 30 cents because of the decline in letters and all we got was a super-slow snail mail service to save money on overnight processing.
It's doubtful the service will improve with another price rise.
While Australia Post struggles to deliver letters to and from Orange within six days, homing pigeons can do the job in hours.
'Regular' mail between Orange and Dubbo, for example, takes around three days but a pigeon can cover the distance with a message on the leg in one hour 35 minutes.
And a pigeon can fly to Bathurst in 30 minutes beating hands down (or wings down) Australia Post's delivery time of three days.
So why is it so difficult to deliver a bloody letter? Is Australia Post hiding them under the counter for a few days?
Maybe it's time to bring back a homing pigeon or two.
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