My name is Peter Brent and this site predominately deals with
It's taken several years to finally construct this page.
I'm currently working on a PhD at ANU and so have lived in Canberra
since 2004, but Mumble predates this. I also write from time to time for a few
organs and am involved with the Democratic Audit of Australia.
[Apr 2007 update: I recently wrote this bio for a publication:
preoccupation with voting behaviour comes from: a brain wired towards
mathematics, a strong interest in politics; and a sullen disposition to ponder
previous professional lives he has dabbled in database design, professional
speech-writing, market research, music, taxi-driving and web-mastery.
And this is a website for
Mumble is not a well organised site, and the links at left are long overdue
for updating, but with the Google search engine
top left you can find, for better or for worse, all my postings - including
of course the more embarrassing, silly and/or badly written ones.
While I don't go for pseudo even-handedness, and my mild political
tendencies are often discernible, Mumble's limited scope luckily precludes
Apart from a couple of links to articles published
elsewhere, you generally won't get my views on anything unrelated to electoral
behaviour (and electoral law, which I'm learning more about). But of
course there is lots of 'me' in these pages.
All emails welcomed and treated with appropriate discretion.
I plan to construct a reader-friendly federal pendulum for
the 2007 election, like that
for 2004, but this will be time-permitting. [Update: looking unlikely.] I'll also add to this page from time to time.
PB October 2006 [last update June 1 2007].
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