Author Archives: Guest Author

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

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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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Guest Post: Michael Potter – Stephen Koukoulas comes up with a good argument against minimum wage increases

Minimum wages are one of the most fraught issues in economic policy making. Huge volumes of ink are spilled both in defence of, and in opposition to, minimum wages. In the camp against, Chris Berg wrote an article for The … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Rebecca Weisser – Taking the cake for mixing their metaphors

Host Paul Murray: Did this bloke who is now the deputy overcook it trying to flip the chief minister or has the chief minister been able to some how put it back inside the horse. Reporter Dan Bourchier: No, this … Continue reading

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Guest Post: John Comnenus – Unelectable

In the wake of the Queensland election it is worth pondering what has gone wrong for the Conservative – Right side side of Australina politics. Well might we ask ‘how has it come to this?’ The answer to this question … Continue reading

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Cross Post: Jim Rose – Tax reforms lead to higher taxes

After the 1970s tax revolts and California’s Proposition 13, Buchanan and Brennan wrote The Power to Tax. Their message was that if you don’t always trust governments, beware of efficient taxes. More efficient taxes make it easier for government to extract … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Mk50 of Brisbane – National Socialism and international Socialism

Once again the old canard of ‘the National Socialists were not Socialists’ has been raised in the open thread. This is getting rather boring, but it’s a perennial weed, so lets address it if only to clear the open threads … Continue reading

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