Author Archives: Rafe Champion

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

David Leyonhjelm: Discrimination and the Government

Next month a strong ‘yes’ result from the postal survey will be announced, a private members bill supported by the Government will be put forward, the bill will pass and same sex couples will be marrying before Christmas (and divorcing … Continue reading

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Roundup Oct 21

The cost, supply and use of power across the states. Coal-fired power Units Planned and Under Construction. China 583, Australia 0. Don Aitkin on the Clayton’s energy policy. Hot off Jo Nova’s press, the games the Bureau of Meteorology plays … Continue reading

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What happened to good policy in the ALP?

Sharing some fugitive thoughts before starting the seriously nerdish business of the day and the Roundup Oct 21. Update, something I couldn’t find this morning, the press cuttings attacking the New Right in the 1980s. Remember the time when Hawke … Continue reading

Posted in Economics and economy, Rafe | 18 Comments

Dan Mitchell on spending by US Presidents

Dan Mitchell from DC recently graced our shores with appearances at One Nation and Libertyworks in Brisbane and The Outsiders in Sydney followed by lunch and photo opportunities at Middle Head and then off to New Zealand. He has studied … Continue reading

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Roundup October 16

The media watchdog. The cost, supply and use of power across the states. Check out the Coal Tracker especially Units Planned and Under Construction. China 583, India 217, Indonesia 145, Turkey 71, Vietnam 84, Japan 43, Australia 0. Total exceeding … Continue reading

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