Author Archives: Rafe Champion

Meet Donald Trump

Recently a good friend in Tasmania sent a message urging me to read Understanding Trump by Newt Gingrich. Yesterday the book arrived and as she said it is hard to put down. Fortunately it was not my turn to cook. … Continue reading

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David Leyonhjelm: Who should we elect to represent us?

When the authors of the Australian Constitution were writing the bit about dual citizenship, I’m pretty sure they weren’t thinking about the eligibility of people whose parents were born in Great Britain, Canada or New Zealand, or whose grandparents were … Continue reading

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Roundup Nov 18

The media watchdog. The cost, supply and use of power across the states. Coal-fired power Units Planned and Under Construction. China 583, Australia 0. Trumpwatch. Pressing on with deregulation. 105 rules down. Climate. Brainwashing required to deal with global warming … Continue reading

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Roundup of Roundups

The joy of insomnia, checking out past Roundups in CIS Policy. From the Archive John O’Sullivan, ‘After Reaganism’, National Review, April 21, 1997. O’Sullivan takes conservatives to task for being too slow in matching the shifting positions of radicals who … Continue reading

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Roundup November 13

Breaking news! OMG Dan Mitchell has written a book! Support Connor Court. Buy Dan’s book! The media watchdog. The cost, supply and use of power across the states. Cheap power in Tasmania today (2.30 pm). Coal-fired power Units Planned and … Continue reading

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David Leyonhjelm guest post on Red Tape

The crippling effects of red tape on the economy are unfortunately not restricted to the NSW housing sector. As chair of the Senate Select Committee on Red Tape, I have so far introduced three interim reports – on the sale, … Continue reading

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Spare a thought for the Canadians

This is the first impact of Trump on Canada. Old news but interesting to contemplate 12 months on. The flood of Trump-fearing American liberals sneaking across the border into Canada has intensified in the past week. Canadian border residents say … Continue reading

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David Leyonhjelm guest post. Was Jesus a terrorist?

In the three years I’ve been in the Senate, the Abbott and Turnbull governments have introduced multiple bills to address terrorist threats. Each has involved loss of liberty, justified on the grounds that existing laws must be ‘strengthened’. Agencies responsible … Continue reading

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A glimpse of the dark side. Sounds a bit like Canberra

An alarming journey into Hollywood leftism. I entered this gilded group as a man in transition. I identified liberal, but was quickly discovering my inner rightwing self. I’d been red pilled, and it forced my eyes open to a widely … Continue reading

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Tell us what you really think Dr Crawford

Hon. Josh Frydenberg MP 18th October 2017 Minister for the Environment & Energy PO Box 6022 House of Representatives Parliament House Canberra ACT 2600 Minister Open letter re your Monty Pythonesque electricity plan I understand you have devised an ingenious … Continue reading

Posted in Global warming and climate change policy, Rafe | 57 Comments