WA Meet up

All lovers of liberty in Perth are invited to a FREE event with Australian Taxpayers’ Alliance Executive Director Tim Andrews and the great freedom fighter Peter Katsambanis MLA, the WA Shadow Minister for Police and Industrial Relations.

This shall be an informal event to get to know like-minded people, hear from one of the leading lights of Liberty in the Western Australian Parliament, and have a highly enjoyable time!

A modest bar tab and finger food shall be provided and best of all, it’s free!

The evening will commence at 6pm, with talks by both me and Peter at 7pm.

Time: 6pm for 7pm formalities
Date: Friday 31st of August
Venue: Upstairs at Rosie O’Grady’s Bar
Address: 205 James St, Northbridge
Cost: FREE! ZERO-PRICE!
RSVP: [email protected]

This will be a great evening, and I hope all lovers of freedom shall be able to attend!

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18 Responses to WA Meet up

  1. Ian

    Steyn’s piece on the removal of Turnbull is brilliant, particularly where he predicts Turnbull will be a public Liberal hater in the tradition of Fraser and Hewson.

    https://www.steynonline.com/8777/the-spiller-spilled

  2. GD

    Can we have one of these meetings in Geelong?

  3. Robbo

    Exactly when did Katsambanis become a “ great freedom fighter”? Certainly not when he was a nonentity in the Upper House of the Victorian Parliament. It must therefore have happened when he ditched his wife and ran away to WA. Does doing that qualify you for such a grandiose title?

  4. Ubique

    Apologies, can’t make it; it’s the son’s birthday.

  5. RobK

    I’m going to try to be there.

  6. old bloke

    Is this the same Australian Taxpayers’ Alliance which advocates a further reduction in the GST distribution for Western Australia because our state government had sufficient foresight to reserve a portion of our gas reserves for domestic use?

    Sorry, can’t make it, I have to sort my socks draw that night.

  7. .

    Foresight? It’s nationalistic socialism.

  8. RobK

    Old bloke,
    I agree with you to a large extent on that point but all the other policy points are to be applauded. The reserved gas policy is ok in my book if done at market price. The state owns the gas untill it is sold. It issues lisenses to extract but doesn’t give the producers ownership so reserving some at market price is fair and doesn’t materially hamper production nor incentive. It mearly establishes that the state wants access to a portion at market value. It has this power just as it has power to charge royalties which i believe is justified and right. WA is not cheating on this.

  9. old bloke

    It’s nationalistic socialism

    I disagree Dot, the states own their resources so they can direct if and how they are used. If a gas exporting company determines that it can profitably operate in a mixed export / domestic supply arrangement, then all is well.

    Penalising W.A. because it made suitable arrangements regarding its own resources is madness. Why rob one state and increase payments to others which chose to dynamite their coal-fired generators, refuse to build more hydro electric generating dams, and lock up all on-shore and off-shore gas reserves.

  10. old bloke

    I agree with you to a large extent on that point but all the other policy points are to be applauded.

    Yes, I agree with you regarding the other points.

  11. .

    Now you put it like that…

    Yeah, screw the eastern states.

    But why screw over gas company shareholders? The only reason why the States “own” the resources is that of the greed of colonial governors in the gold rushes.

  12. RobK

    But why screw over gas company shareholders? 
    They don’t. The arrangements are in place before licenses are issued or renewed. Iirc the amount is 10% of reserves, which as far as estimates go wouldnt change the main early take-off agreements which help finance the works. Essentially the state is saying we will take 10% at the best price you can extract for. It really only signals that the state’s needs dont want to line up for spot price, to the extent of 10% of the resource.

  13. RobK

     The only reason why the States “own” the resources is that of the greed of colonial governors in the gold rushes.
    Is there a jurisdiction in the world that doesnt charge a royalty on resources or some other kind of rent arrangement?

  14. Chris

    Is there a jurisdiction in the world that doesnt charge a royalty on resources or some other kind of rent arrangement

    Freehold before 1/1/1899 in WA is mineral rights to owner.

  15. RobK

    Chris,
    Yes, even some after that time during a transitional period. (Though for the most part they excluded gold and precious metals)

  16. .

    Freehold before 1/1/1899 in WA is mineral rights to owner.

    Wow. They just stole it, like that?

    Government greed knows no bounds.

  17. RobK

    Wow. They just stole it, like that?
    No. Titles issued after that date didn’t include minerals. There was a transitional period where other leases like settlement leases which were intended to become freehold could still do so by application to the minister.
    Nothing was taken, just no longer issued. Those rights were only taken if the land was sub-divided to be issued a new (lesser) title.

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