Author Archives: Alan Moran

Future prosperity and can we attain it?

The debate over the future of the economy and the Liberal Party in government has got a lot of air-time with Tony Abbott continuing to make Headland speeches.  Abbott is claiming the mantle of Menzies,  and points out that our … Continue reading

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Macron leading France to Armageddon

France’s election of Macron was an accident due to the right’s Francois Fillon imploding because he was so skint that he had to invent a government job for his wife.  Macron by contrast married a wealthy woman 23 years his … Continue reading

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There’s The Economist, then there are economists

Under the misapprehension that The Economist is a journal that offers unbiased commentary on a range of issues that trouble the world, Donald Trump provided its editor in chief, national health fan, Zanny Minton Beddoes with a lengthy exclusive interview. … Continue reading

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The Budget another saga of government waste

My piece in the Herald Sun this morning IN this week’s federal Budget, the Coalition implemented policies established in the Rudd/Gillard years. The expansions in health, education and welfare budgets — now comprising two thirds of spending — were confirmed. … Continue reading

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Fish farming: a new project’s approval illustrates regulatory weaknesses

Yesterday the Commonwealth government gave environmental approval to Project Sea Dragon,  a $2 billion scheme involving prawn farming in the North.  According to reports it will increase the national prawn catch by 55 per cent and employ 1400 people in … Continue reading

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Cheap wind power the latest furphy in support of suicidal energy policies

Hot of the press, The Australian is breathlessly reporting that Origin Energy has contracted to buy wind energy at $60 per MWh, a price that is comparable with contracted prices from coal.  The article sees this as evidence that the … Continue reading

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Yet another unbalanced climate change policy review by the government

I have, on behalf of the Australian Environment Foundation, made a submission to yet another of those kangaroo court reviews into climate change policy designed to pave the way to causing even more harm to the economy and Australian living … Continue reading

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Weak-kneed Australian governments are impoverishing the nation

Steve points out the idiocy of the Prime Minister who is tip-toeing to a form of gas reservation to ensure that domestic needs are satisfied before exports.  The tragedy for businesses investing on the basis that they can sell wherever … Continue reading

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Energy policy: no end to damaging political interference

The idiocy of Australian gas policies continues to add to those followed in electricity. Labor and the Coalition, having been spooked by Green-Alan Jones campaigns, have prevented new exploration in eastern states, bringing predictable and inevitable outcomes. Prices at the … Continue reading

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Housing policies as a drain on wealth creation

Everybody is talking about housing (Judith had a great piece in the Oz on Wednesday) as the government flies kites on policy and the regulators fret about the effect on the banking system from a possible lancing of the price … Continue reading

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