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Guest Post: Robert Carruthers – Some bad ideas never die

Invective against Trump makes clear how easy it is to take something out of context, twist it and give it another meaning. Trump may be a blowhard braggart who is temperamentally unsuited to be President. But I’ve seen nothing to … Continue reading

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Cross post: “World Health Organization Uses Exclusion to Silence Debate” Says Former Australian Minister

The World Health Organization (WHO) has been severely criticised in a comprehensive report launched today by former Australian Government Minister, Dr Gary Johns, who claims that a forthcoming WHO international tobacco convention lacks the transparency and dialogue which underpin United … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Hydra – Corporate tax rate cuts conceal malicious tax INCREASE through dividend imputation changes

A “stealth tax” has been identified by a number of accounting firms in the current drafting of Treasury Laws Amendment (Enterprise Tax Plan) Bill 2016 (i.e. the corporate tax rate cut). Pitcher Partners media releases: 1) Sting In The Tail … Continue reading

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Guest Author: Burchell Wilson “Death no barrier to Presidency” says Clinton

Breaking: Democratic President candidate Hillary Clinton passed away this afternoon at age 68. Despite blood no longer flowing to her cerebral cortex, Ms Clinton vowed to press on with her campaign through the use of her robotically animated corpse. The … Continue reading

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Gratuitous Advertising: ACT LDP Launch

We are pleased to invite you to the launch of the Liberal Democrats campaign for the 2016 ACT election.  This is to be held at Digress Cocktail Bar at 7:30pm on Saturday 10 September 2016.  The event is for business people, media and … Continue reading

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Cross Post: Graham Young Is Sam Dastyari eligible to be a senator?

Under Section 44 of the Australian Constitution there is every chance that Sam Dastyari is inelegible to sit as a senator. Section 44 says: 44. Any person who – (i) Is under any acknowledgement of allegiance, obedience, or adherence to … Continue reading

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Cross Post: Zeev Vinokurov Let the market unchain indigenous communities

The problem that has sparked the Royal Commission on juvenile detention is much broader than the way in which children are treated in prison. It is the system that led to the mass incarceration of indigenous children in the first … Continue reading

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Cross Post: Lorraine Finlay, Augusto Zimmermann, Joshua Forrester Section 18C is too broad and too vague, and should be repealed

Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act continues to create controversy. The section makes unlawful any act reasonably likely to offend, insult, humiliate or intimidate another person or group of people because of their race, colour, ethnicity or nationality. Students … Continue reading

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Cross Post: Jeffrey Tucker Five Differences Between the Alt-Right and Libertarianism

Well, Hillary Clinton has gone and done it. To the cheers of alt-righters everywhere, those angry lords of the green frog meme who hurl edgy un-PC insults at everyone to their left, the Democratic nominee has put them on the … Continue reading

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Guest Post: John Slater Shoppies Pay Deals Highlight Need for IR Reform

The Shop Distributive and Allied Employees Association  – affectionately known as the ‘shoppies’ – is under fire from employer groups after vowing to renegotiate enterprise agreements that for more than a decade have slashed penalty rates in return for higher hourly base … Continue reading

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