Author Archives: Guest Author

Guest Post: Paul Farmer Scrap the GST formula

The Commonwealth Grants Commission should scrap the current formula of redistribution for the GST as it destructive to a long term successful Federal system. It is not only perverse that WA isn’t getting its per capita share but it is … Continue reading

Posted in State Politics, Taxation | 41 Comments

Cross Post: Marcus WA Labor to Put Perth Mod Children Into High Rise CBD Towers

Would you send your children to school in a 16-25 story office tower where there are no ovals or playgrounds? I didn’t think so. Concerned citizen of Perth has brought my attention to this absolute disgrace which has been completely … Continue reading

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Cross post: John Adams It’s over

The Prime Minister must accept full responsibility for the political predicament facing the government and his leadership. Writing for the Daily Telegraph and appearing on the ABC’s the DRUM on 10 June 2016, three weeks before the last election, I … Continue reading

Posted in Cross Post, Federal Politics | 50 Comments

Guest Post: Peter Greagg — The policy implications arising from the economic costs of taxation.

The imposition of a tax raises the price of things being taxed, and thereby generally reduces the amounts sold. This reduction in the amounts sold, relative to the situation before the things were taxed, is called the efficiency cost of … Continue reading

Posted in Guest Post, Taxation | 15 Comments

Cross Post: Terry Barnes Dear Malcolm: better to die on your feet than live on your knees

Mexican revolutionary Emiliano Zapata once said, “It’s better to die on your feet than live on your knees”. Contrast Malcolm Turnbull. Our Prime Minister is like Napoleon in Russia in 1812. He’s retreating from his electoral Moscow, harassed and attacked … Continue reading

Posted in Budget, Cross Post, Federal Politics | 55 Comments

Cross Post: Robert Murray An Age of Decrepitude

After almost a lifetime of reading theAge, Melbourne’s 162-year-old morning news­paper, I am debating whether to cancel my subscription. This is not so much about digital technology as, in the words of a veteran ex-subscriber friend, because the paper is … Continue reading

Posted in Cross Post, Media | 38 Comments

Guest Post: John Comnenus The Only Leader Who Can Save Us?

Andrew Bolt asks ‘If not Dutton, Morrison and Bishop then who?’ Turnbull, like Abbott, Rudd, Gillard and Rudd has failed as Prime Minister. Like his predecessors Turnbull has been unable to provide the economic leadership the country needs. After a decade … Continue reading

Posted in Guest Post, Politics | 196 Comments

Making the Friedman Conference even greater

From humble beginnings, in just four years the Australian Libertarian Society Friedman Conference has became the largest pro-liberty event in the Asia Pacific region. Last year’s conference attracted 337 attendees, and dozens of speakers from not just Australia, but all … Continue reading

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Tony Abbott at the “Making Australia Right” book launch

[Making Australia Right] is an important book because of what it says about our collective state of mind. Many of the people who normally support Coalition governments aren’t happy. They are publishing their own ways to “make Australia right” because, … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Nathan Dyson Freedoms and Fines: NSW growing fine revenue

As Australians we often take for granted the extensive public services that we receive for a subsidised or free price. What we sometimes forget is how these services are being paid for and by whom. Like every state and territory … Continue reading

Posted in Guest Post, Take Nanny down | 81 Comments