Author Archives: Guest Author

Gratuitous Advertising: The 3rd Annual ALS Friedman Conference

If you were to believe most of our media, politicians and academics then you would be forgiven for thinking that what Australia needs are just a few more taxes, regulations, prohibitions, and mandates. The steady stream of big-government rhetoric is … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Bob Carter – What has climate change got to do with energy supply anyway?

As the Abbott government ponders the political realities of making needed changes to the economically damaging Mandatory Renewable Energy Tariff (MRET) scheme, late last year the European Union took the giant step backwards of combining climate change and energy matters … Continue reading

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Gratuitous Advertising: An Evening with John O’Sullivan

Next Quadrant dinner: Wednesday, April 1 Union, University and Schools Club, Sydney  Guest speaker: John O’Sullivan, the new editor of Quadrant _________________ Australian columnists criticize PM Tony Abbott for giving a speech on national security in front of an array … Continue reading

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Guest Post: David Archibald – Reading The ANZUS Treaty

Senator David Johnston’s dismissal as Australia’s Defence Minister came soon after he said that he wouldn’t trust ASC (formerly Australian Submarine Corporation) to build a canoe.  The ASC sheltered workshop wanted to be paid $3 billion to build a submarine.  … Continue reading

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Gratuitous advertising: Australian Taxpayers’ Alliance on Economics education

In 2013 we launched a comprehensive education program to equip students with the intellectual tools to understand the fundamental of good economics, and to be able to truly combat the left. In this program, we took some of our best and brightest … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Muddy – Shock and awe at the ABC

On a recent open thread incoherent rambler asked “How can the ABC and SBS be put on the defensive?” It was an excellent question, one which I think is an absolute prerequisite for any change to take place at these … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Anon – Not all downhill – some freedoms have increased

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Kelly O’Dwyer at the CIS: Looking to the Future: fairness, families and free enterprise

Introductory remarks Thank you for this opportunity to speak to you today. It is a great honour. The Centre for Independent Studies (CIS) has been at the forefront of thought leadership for more than 38 years. Its influence on Australian … Continue reading

Posted in Budget, Federal Politics | 16 Comments

Guest Post: Brad Emery – Greens plan for NSW: Wasteland 2020

The Greens have finally revealed their plan for NSW and it’s a beaut. They want to shut down Nepean Hospital.  They also want to shut down Blacktown High School, the Ingleburn Industrial Complex, Wet N Wild Sydney and the NSW … Continue reading

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Cross Post: Zeev Vinokurov – Goodbye Newman

There are a range of lessons to be drawn from the Newman LNP government’s one-term government. I don’t pretend to have all the answers; the Newman government’s campaign was riven with problems. I will fix on a few of those … Continue reading

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