They also made no mention of Minimum Chips, and the token Paradise Motel song was one of their boring later ones. (What about Jack Star or Bad Light?) Though they got a Ninetynine track in there (and the same one I'd have chosen too).
By that token, The Paradise Motel don't belong in the list, as they were a Hobart band (other than Merida). And, indeed, half of Melbourne's live music scene would be deemed ineligible, as most of them are refugees from Perth or Brisbane anyway.
Paradise Motel did in fact tout themselves as a Melbourne-based band but very much from Tasmania. For an example from the mid-'80s, there's White Cross, who formed in Melbourne from four Perth people and were regarded in both places as more of a Perth band. Evidently, one brings one's scene with one.
Hmmm... if anything is, it'd be the How To Fake Insider Status thing. Feel free to write it up. (This is basically The Null Device in exile anyway.)
And dev.null.org is expected to be back sometime this weekend. I'm told this downtime is a freak occurrence (yes, the second one in a few months); otherwise, I'd be looking for more reliable hosting.