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Guest Post: John Comnenus – An Open Letter to the Hon Barnaby Joyce MP

Dear Barnaby, There has been some chatter that you might soon become the National Party leader. If so, allow me make a suggestion to more effectively use the electoral power of the National Party and to wrench policy back in … Continue reading

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Guest Post: John Adams – Will 2016 see the enactment of Super for HELP?

In February 2015, after putting forward a pre-budget submission to the Commonwealth Treasury for the 2015-16 budget, the national media covered my proposal and call for the Federal Government to introduce a voluntary opt-in scheme whereby individuals with a Higher Education Loan … Continue reading

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Cross Post: Terry Barnes – Don’t extinguish debate on E-cigs

As 2016 starts amid fireworks and hangovers, many of us are making New Year’s resolutions. For nearly three million adult Australians who smoke, many are resolving to stub out their cigarettes and give up a habit that is expensive, dirty … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Riccardo Bosi Knowledge Dispels Fear Part 2 – My Nation Has Also a Custom

  Preface This article is Part 2 of the ‘Knowledge Dispels Fear’ series. Its purpose is to provide the reader with an understanding of the problem of militant Islam that their corrupt governments and their equally corrupt media would have … Continue reading

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Cross Post: Graham Young – There is a correlation between CO2 and world security

Prince Charles and Bernie Sanders are on to something. There does appear to be a correlation between carbon dioxide emissions and world security. It’s just that they are holding one graph the wrong way around. This is a graph of CO2 emissions over … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Stephen Dawson – Never having to say that you’re sorry

Imagine two pre-conditions: you adhere to some view which is quite contrary to the mainstream, and you are prominent enough a person to be noticed. Now, let us say that you argue your case on a blog or on the … Continue reading

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Cross-post: Kesten Green – Is climate forecasting immune from Occam’s razor?

Several authors have argued that the hypothesis of dangerous man made global warming fails the test of Occam’s razor because the simple hypothesis of natural variation fits the data with fewer assumptions. As Harold Jeffreys noted, “simpler laws have the … Continue reading

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Cross Post: Kesten Green – Forecasting climate in Paris: Ignoring the Golden Rule

The global political and media elites descending on Paris for talks on climate policy might want to consider the Golden Rule of Forecasting. The Golden Rule derives from many decades of experimental research on forecasting across diverse fields and all … Continue reading

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Guest Post: BorisG – Wisdom of quiet diplomacy

As a deal on the Iran’s nuclear program and sanctions emerged earlier this year, it was obvious that all the countries of the region apart from Iran’s client states are concerned about this deal. Yet while Israel was very vocal … Continue reading

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Guest Post: J-Man – Is a GST increase with compensation worthwhile?

 Most here have argued that an increase in either the rate or base of the GST is not good tax reform if low income households need to be compensated. The argument seems to be that a budget neutral package with … Continue reading

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