Author Archives: Lucius Quinctius Cincinnatus

About Lucius Quinctius Cincinnatus

I'm a retired general who occasionally gets called back to save the republic before returning to my plough.

Moral equivalence

Dr Paul Bauert from Flinders University in Darwin, a paediatrician, has said that the conditions and treatment of people in refugee camps in Nauru is worse than the treatment of the Jews at Auschwitz. That someone could make such a … Continue reading

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A stable climate

There are two futures for the Earth. One is where there is insufficient ‘dark matter’ and the expansion of the universe continues ad infinitum. In this case the Sun will – in around 5000 million years – expand out to … Continue reading

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World Economic Forum

I’m not usually a fan of Bernard Keane of Crikey, but he put he was on form today in his critique of the World Economic Forum following from Judith Sloane’s op ed. One of his best lines was The Guardian … Continue reading

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A Labor takeover of the Coalition?

Felix sit annus novus. There are two main ways to win government in a 2 party system: the traditional method of receiving more votes than the other party, or to gradually capture the other party by placing persons who would … Continue reading

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Brian Owler

Brian Owler is a first rate neurosurgeon and is the Clinical Professor of Neurosurgery at the Royal Alexandra Hospital for Children. In that role he has saved the lives of many children. It is a critical role and there are few … Continue reading

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Compare and contrast

Gotthard Base Tunnel Switzerland. Longest tunnel in the world at 57 km, with a total rail track length of 152 km. Opened on schedule in 2016. Total cost $AU 13.2 billion. WestConnex in Sydney. 33 km of road of which … Continue reading

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Gender diversity

In today’s Australian, Janet Albrechtsen reminds us that efforts to enforce gender quotas and the like are examples of good old rent seeking by a small number of rich elite white women. Do you notice the lack of diversity in … Continue reading

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President Strange Trump, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Donald

It is never good for one’s blood pressure to get too annoyed about events. In recent years I have become increasingly concerned and annoyed about the return of communism through trendy new sorties such as gender, diversity, race and identify … Continue reading

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Racism

There has been a performance at the Victorian College of Arts by a 20 year old student, Isabelle Mason, called Where We Stand that asks people to ‘process their positionality in a colonial state and in a world where whiteness … Continue reading

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Gender inequality

Over recent years there has been a growing concern about ‘gender inequality’ (see for example the Workplace Gender Equality Agency) with claims that women are systematically paid less than men. Many of these claims are refutable – see for example … Continue reading

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