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Cross Post: Terry Barnes Dear Malcolm: better to die on your feet than live on your knees

Mexican revolutionary Emiliano Zapata once said, “It’s better to die on your feet than live on your knees”. Contrast Malcolm Turnbull. Our Prime Minister is like Napoleon in Russia in 1812. He’s retreating from his electoral Moscow, harassed and attacked … Continue reading

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Cross Post: Robert Murray An Age of Decrepitude

After almost a lifetime of reading theAge, Melbourne’s 162-year-old morning news­paper, I am debating whether to cancel my subscription. This is not so much about digital technology as, in the words of a veteran ex-subscriber friend, because the paper is … Continue reading

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Guest Post: John Comnenus The Only Leader Who Can Save Us?

Andrew Bolt asks ‘If not Dutton, Morrison and Bishop then who?’ Turnbull, like Abbott, Rudd, Gillard and Rudd has failed as Prime Minister. Like his predecessors Turnbull has been unable to provide the economic leadership the country needs. After a decade … Continue reading

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Making the Friedman Conference even greater

From humble beginnings, in just four years the Australian Libertarian Society Friedman Conference has became the largest pro-liberty event in the Asia Pacific region. Last year’s conference attracted 337 attendees, and dozens of speakers from not just Australia, but all … Continue reading

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Tony Abbott at the “Making Australia Right” book launch

[Making Australia Right] is an important book because of what it says about our collective state of mind. Many of the people who normally support Coalition governments aren’t happy. They are publishing their own ways to “make Australia right” because, … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Nathan Dyson Freedoms and Fines: NSW growing fine revenue

As Australians we often take for granted the extensive public services that we receive for a subsidised or free price. What we sometimes forget is how these services are being paid for and by whom. Like every state and territory … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Terry Barnes The TGA and nanny staters just can’t help themselves

February’s not turning out to be a great month for the cause of true harm reduction and trusting people to make wise decisions in looking after their own health. First, schools in New South Wales are banning – believe it … Continue reading

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Guest Post: The Beer Whisperer The power of false virtue

There’s an old saying. “Patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel”. Many people, especially in this day and age, with the popularity of geographic mobility – a euphemism for no borders, incorrectly assign this saying as being about patriotism, … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Michael Potter Big business is bad

A standard refrain of the left is ‘big business is bad’. It pops up in many guises, and the latest is in a claim that corporate tax cuts will disproportionately benefit Australia’s largest companies. We are told the largest 15 … Continue reading

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Cross Post: Adam Piggott Robert Gottliebsen has no business being a business columnist.

Writing in The Australian Robert Gottliebsen attempts to make the claim that the CEO of Australia Post is not overpaid. Currently the CEO, Ahmed Fahour, is the highest paid public servant in Australia and the highest paid national post service … Continue reading

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