Author Archives: Judith Sloan

Industry super funds get desperate

The industry super funds are getting really desperate.  The sharing of the booty of the equal representation model, underpinned by legislation, is under attack – well actually, some very modest changes to the governance of APRA-regulated super funds are being … Continue reading

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The co-conspirators

Here is a photo of the co-conspirators  who have only one thing on their mind – how to fleece the citizens by extracting even higher taxes.  We could call them King John I, II, III etc. This has nothing to … Continue reading

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Searching for a quote

I came across a great quote the other day and then lost it.  It was along the following lines. The Left (Liberals) want to ban everything they don’t like and call everything they do like human rights to be funded … Continue reading

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More drivel from the OECD

I guess we shouldn’t be surprised that the Euro-centric, statist-inclined OECD would think that the answer to increasing productivity is for governments to do more. Oh please, the answer is for governments to do less, to get out of the … Continue reading

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Tell us what you think, Mr 17 per cent

I am wondering whether we are all caught up in some science fiction episode of life – a back to future kind – where trade union leaders think they are important and should be listened to when it comes to … Continue reading

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The virtues of leaving well enough alone

Frankly, I think the virtues of a government not doing too much are extremely under-rated. To be sure, it doesn’t suit the media or the chattering classes.  They like governments doing things – or should that be seeming to be … Continue reading

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Not all bad, Sinclair

There are areas in which the Abbott government has the right instincts, Sinclair.  And this piece about the UN junket in Addis Abbaba tells you that these instincts can be on display – in the open. Julie Bishop and Steve … Continue reading

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ACCC … surely it will intervene

Price fixing in respect of all concrete work undertaken in the ACT.  You would think that the ACCC will be in there with its ears pinned back, investigating, interviewing witnesses, collecting evidence, urging prosecution. What?  The regulator is doing nothing. … Continue reading

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The high price of getting Shorten or should that be Royal Commissions

Don’t you just love the ‘progressive’ media’s reaction to Shorten’s appearance at the Royal Commission: These are trivial issues compared with the really important ones facing Australia – the Barrie Cassidy line; Moderate unions such as the AWU are so … Continue reading

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Entirely without merit

I used to have a degree of respect for Gary Gray, ALP MP and former national secretary.  After his performance on 7.30 last night, that respect has been sucked through the sink hole that is the connection between the Labor … Continue reading

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