Author Archives: marcus

Why Isn’t Perth a Ghost Town Yet?

As parts of Australia’s east coast experience record low temperatures and Perth continues to experience healthy amounts of rainfall, I can’t help but remember the time in 2004 when Tim Flannery said that there was a ‘fair chance’ that Perth … Continue reading

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Swatting Leftists in 6 Easy Steps: Part 3 – Set the Table

TMR’s special on swatting leftists continues with Part Three: Set the Table. (Go here for Part One: Read and Prepare and Part Two: Get Comfortable). It is good debating practice to agree on basic facts that nobody can possibly disagree with … Continue reading

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The 2018-19 Federal Budget: the Ghosts of Budgets Past

If all you did was listen to Treasurer Scott Morrison on budget night and the half-baked media commentary that followed, you could be forgiven for thinking that Australia has practically paid off its debt, the good times are already rolling … Continue reading

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Ghosts of Budgets Past

Despite having delivered Australia’s finest budget analysis for the last two years running, TMR still hasn’t received an invite to the budget green room. Consequently, while imbeciles like Shane Wright get to see what’s cooking in advance, TMR can only access … Continue reading

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O’Dwyer Keeps Delivering

What more does Kelly O’Dwyer need to do to show that she’s clearly not qualified for the role of federal government minister? This is her complete disaster of an interview the other day regarding the banking royal Commission, This was TMR smelling … Continue reading

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We Need the Government to Do What?!

When TMR is not busy being a private lawyer, relishing sledge on a basketball court or tending to his fruit trees, he can be found cooking up culinary delights – such as his ridiculously tasty chicken and prawn curry laksa … Continue reading

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A Few Weak Men

Media coverage of the Australian cricket team’s failed and hilariously ill-conceived pre-meditated cheating attempt ball tampering fiasco has been as limp as it has been predictable: Stage 1: Shock. Stage 2: Diet-outrage. Stage 3: Outrage-classic. Stage 4: Interview former captain who once … Continue reading

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Watering the Leaves

If you had a limited amount of water and could use it on a tree’s roots or leaves, which would you choose? Even Forrest Gump could probably tell you that his mamma always said that we put sprinklers on the … Continue reading

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Swatting Leftists in 6 Easy Steps: Part Two – Get Comfortable

TMR’s special on swatting leftists continues with Part Two: Get Comfortable… Time and time again I’ve seen non-leftists capitulate and make concessions that they would never otherwise have made – and which they don’t actually believe in. Often this is done to … Continue reading

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Swatting Leftists in 6 Easy Steps: Part One – Read and Prepare

TMR’s special on swatting leftists begins in earnest with Part One: Read and Prepare. In case you missed the foreword, it’s here. For obvious reasons (to non-leftists), reading and preparing are arguably the most important things you can do when … Continue reading

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