Author Archives: Guest Author

Guest Post: MuddyPuppy – A Rant

My paternal grandfather actively fought his enemies in the Second World War. Like most of his generation, he took up arms against the organised forces which were threatening his way of life. As loathe as I am to diminish the … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Old Bloke in Perth – A glimpse at pre-Federation Australian political thought.

I recently spent some time working on the family tree when I should have been doing something more productive. While researching some of my wife’s ancestors on Trove, an on-line newspaper search service provided by the Australian National Library, I … Continue reading

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Cross Post: Zeev Vinokurov – Why I Quit The Victorian Liberals

The Victorian Election was lost for one simple reason: the Coalition has failed to live up to its promises of small government. No matter how much people try to blame the unpopularity of Tony Abbott, the simple fact is the election … Continue reading

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Sydney Rally: Privatise their ABC!

WHEN: Saturday 29 November 1:30PM WHERE: We’ll start at Railway Square as a meeting point at 1:30 until 2:00-2:15 before marching down to the Ultimo ABC Studio and stay around there for 15-30 minutes.(This may be longer on the day … Continue reading

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Cross Post: Peter Lang – Why The World Will Not Agree to Pricing Carbon II

Introduction. A new report by Sir Nicholas Stern and co-authors Better growth better climate, released a week before the UN Climate Summit in New York (September 2014), advocates governments around the world intervene to impose carbon pricing, wind and solar … Continue reading

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Cross Post: Peter Lang – Why carbon pricing will not succeed Part I

1      Introduction Proponents of carbon pricing argue it is the least cost way to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.  Their argument is based on assumptions that are appropriate for a theoretical exercise but unlikely to be achieved in practice, let … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Zeev – New neighbourhood residential zones contribute to Victoria’s housing affordability crisis

Despite the difficulties ordinary Victorians face in renting or finding a home to live in, we now find new calls for restrictions on property development. The Liberal Democrats firmly believe that solving the housing crisis can only be achieved by … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Rabz on the pernicious impacts of “Broad Based Taxation” in Australia

Here is a current list of taxes that can be levied by government on individuals residing in this country: Airline Fuel Tax Airport Access (taxi) Tax Airport Departure Tax (Passenger Movement Charge) Alcohol Excise Boat License Tax Boat Mooring Tax … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Anon – Illegal Logging – 0.0006% is not 9%

After years of extravagant claims that at least 9% timber imported into Australia is illegal, the government has finally found some some.  Well, er……it’s just one shipment to be precise, out of more than 180,000 shipments per year, or 0.0006% … Continue reading

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Guest Post: feelthebern – More questions for the ANU

Have a look at the ANU endowment 2013 report. The key line is: Investments LTIP (which typically stands for Long Term Investment Portfolio) – $165mill Now we look at the ANU’s own website: The stocks to be divested represent around 5.1 … Continue reading

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