Author Archives: Judith Sloan

Shut it down … this time, the CSIRO

Just how bad has the CSIRO become?  Once upon a time, it was involved in producing high quality applied research.  Those days are truly gone.  Just check out the Australian National Outlook 2019 document if you are in doubt. But … Continue reading

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Dear old Dick

Here’s the thing, Dick: if you want to make a point, it’s worth doing some homework. Now good luck to Dick for his $500,000 tax refund.  He no doubt has one of the few very large legacy superannuation funds, with … Continue reading

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Jimbo gets off to a flying start

Labor’s new Treasury spokesman – what happened to Shadow Treasurer, I say – gets off to a flying start with this proposition in today’s The Australian: Ours will be a positive vision, as we go about reclaiming Labor’s rightful place … Continue reading

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Do as I say, not as I do

I guess lots of Cats are enjoying the revelations about rich people using bribes, fraud, etc. to get their children into top US colleges. But here’s one of the parts of the story that I particularly love: some of these … Continue reading

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Just in case you are in any doubt

By rights, the Coalition should have abolished the Workplace Gender Equality Agency, a sinister, cost-imposing busy-body agency established by the Gillard government. But, no, it was way too gutless.  Now the Coalition is throwing even more resources at the WGEA.  … Continue reading

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All hope is lost: Australia to sign Global Compact on Refugees

Cats will know that all hope is lost if the Coalition government decides to sign the ludicrous UN-Sponsored Global Compact on Refugees.  Much will be revealed at the vastly expensive and wasteful upcoming meeting in Morocco. Note that a number … Continue reading

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The science is settled

A highly circulated study claiming oceans are warming at a much higher rate due to global warming contains “key errors,” forcing researchers to issue a correction. The study published by the journal Nature on Oct. 31 by researchers at Princeton University and … Continue reading

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Who said subsidies to renewable energy are finished?

How can it possibly be justified for the Australian taxpayer to hand over money to an effective business to rope businesses into renewable energy contracts? As we are told on a daily basis, renewable energy  is now the cheapest for … Continue reading

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Follow the money

There is no greater truth than this: follow the money To meet their Paris Agreement climate change commitments, both Australia & NZ will be expanding their pipeline of clean energy, low-carbon transport and sustainable water infrastructure as well as their … Continue reading

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How do you spell conflict of interest?

There is a very interesting story in the Fin this morning about the former head of property at AustralianSuper, the largest industry super fund, being forced out of his job. And don’t you just love the excuse: not a team … Continue reading

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