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Guest Poem: I am the walrus – The Revolution Will Not Be Subsidised

You will not be able to stay home, brother. You will not be able to turn on, plug in and cop out. You will not be able to lose yourself on Foxtel and skip out for beer during commercials, because … Continue reading

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Guest Post: JC – The Greek crisis

The Greek crisis has been an ongoing event for five tortuous years. It may be over for the foreseeable future, as a result of the German parliament finally ratifying the deal, but it also highlights what I believe is a … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Driftforge – An Alternative to the Minimum Wage.

Currently the Australian Minimum Wage sits at $17.29 per hour for a 38 hour week.  This represents, depending on the exchange rate on the day, one of the highest minimum wages in the world.  It also sits substantially above the … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Minimum Wage or Statutory Unemployment?

Let’s start with definitions. The minimum wage is nil. You don’t work, you don’t get paid. When there is discussion of minimum wage in Australia, what is really being discussed is the statutory wage; the wage below which the government … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Ian Plimer – Renewables in NSW produce 0.0% of all electricity generated

[Update: Some figures in the original post have been corrected. Sinc] The Climate Change Authority and the Greens want more renewables because apparently, human emissions of CO2 drive global warming. I am a patient chap, was fabulously good looking in … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Muddy – Strategic Failure

“Like teenaged ruffians, the bullies in Moscow and in other such places as Beijing and Pyongyang rub their hands with glee as they see the world’s chief of police sipping coffee in the donut shop while windows are smashed, stores … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Fisky – Gay marriage, religious freedom and anti-discrimination laws: take your pick?

Gay marriage legislation will probably be passed in Australia in the not-too-distant future. It’s already been legislated in much of Europe, Canada and New Zealand, and imposed in the US by judicial fiat. I see little prospect of the traditionalist … Continue reading

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Guest Post: B.P. Terpstra – The ABC’s Q&A: One rule for Mallah, another for Savage

Question: What’s the difference between the hate-spewing Zaky Mallah and the hate-spewing Dan Savage?  Answer: One was offered a seat in the ABC’s Q&A audience; the other was given a taxpayer-funded stage. Yep. You read that correctly. Mallah was in the audience. … Continue reading

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Cross Post: Terry Barnes – Constitutional smoking ceremony

The push for changing our Constitution to recognise explicitly the special status in Australia of Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders is well and truly on, but misguided. Tony Abbott is sincerely passionate about combating Aboriginal disadvantage, as his volunteer work … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Peter O’Brien – On vested interests

As a vociferous CAGW sceptic in my local newspaper, I often refer my antagonists to various papers and articles that lend credence to the sceptic case. Generally, the first (and often only) defence offered against these sources is to claim … Continue reading

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