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Terry Barnes: Life is short but smokers’ lives are shorter. Legalise vaping now.

The much-anticipated House of Representatives committee report on e-cigarettes and personal vaporisers – in other words, vaping – was tabled on Wednesday. Very predictably, the majority of MPs came down in favour of the status quo: we don’t know the long-term risks of … Continue reading

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Tim Worstall: So You Want to Nationalize Facebook?

The latest bright idea from Paul Mason is that Facebook must be regulated or changed in some manner to make darn sure it does what Paul Mason wants Facebook to be doing. There are lots of problems with the Corbynista … Continue reading

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Does Australia Need a Donald Trump?

DOES AUSTRALIA NEED A DONALD TRUMP? With Tom Switzer, Parnell McGuinness, James Morrow and Miranda Devine  Join us after work for drinks and canapes in Sydney on April 3 as we debate whether Australia needs a disruptive leader like Donald Trump. He has turned US … Continue reading

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David Bidstrup: Is it a new start in SA or just more of the same bullshit?

I am pleased to see the back of Labor and the failure of Mr X and his candidates to get any lower house seats, but his people will likely hold the balance of power in the upper house so the … Continue reading

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David Bidstrup: Snowy 2.0: The madness continues

I first looked at the proposed “Snowy 2.0” project in August 2017, just after it was announced as yet another “game changer”. “The Australian”, (2 March 2018), reports it“will provide additional generation capacity 0f 2,000 MW”, which is a bit … Continue reading

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Arky: A movement with no name

I went to see Jordan Peterson Thursday night along with a handful of Melbourne cats. I didn’t pay much attention to his talk, as my found myself watching the security dude off to the side. I was sitting in an … Continue reading

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Tom Mullen: Economics Was Invented to Refute Trump’s Tariff Arguments

When Adam Smith wrote Wealth of Nations, it wasn’t to refute the “godless socialists” 21st-century Republican voters believe are taking over the world. It was to refute the kinds of protectionist ideas championed by conservatives like Edmund Burke and Alexander … Continue reading

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David Bidstrup: How long will Adani put up with this bullshit?

In 2016 Australia exported just under 400 million tonnes of coal, 222 million from Queensland and 168 million from Newcastle in NSW. Adani propose to mine and export an average of 40 million tonnes per year, (25 at start-up and … Continue reading

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David Bidstrup: Whose “democracy” is it?

As my cynicism deepens from watching the antics of those who “govern” us I decided to put down some thoughts and ask others to add theirs. It’s a quest for opinions not a whingeing session. I suspect that the observations … Continue reading

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ATA to Appear at Free Speech Rally in Melbourne on the 24th February

The Australian Taxpayers’ Alliance would like to invite you to the Free Speech Rally outside the State Library of Victoria, organised by the Australian Freedom of Speech Movement, at 1pm on the 24th of February 2018. Speakers will include: Satyajeet Marar, … Continue reading

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