Author Archives: Sinclair Davidson

The ABC generates $1 billion in value

Michelle Guthrie hit back – strongly according to some media sources – against ABC critics in a speech today. For those who prefer an abacus-type approach to this debate, I have some fresh information. How do you put a price … Continue reading

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Q&A Forum: June 18, 2018

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A new society shattering statistic

In 2004 I introduced a new statistic to the Australian policy debate: In 1996/97, the top 25% of income earners paid 61% of total net tax; by 2000/01 they were paying 64% of it. At the time this caused a … Continue reading

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Monday Forum: June 18,2018

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What they said: PVO on selling the ABC

THE ABC should be privatised to save the taxpayer the more than $1 billion it costs each year to run, to reap a one-off injection of revenue from the sale price to help retire government debt, and to remove a … Continue reading

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Shut it down. Fire them all.

The Rabz doctrine was on display this morning on Outsiders. Rowan Dean and Ross Cameron had me on talking about Chris Berg and my book on the ABC.  They gave a great shout out for the Cat – thank you … Continue reading

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Open Forum: June 16, 2018

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The best 4 sentences you’ll read in a long time

Creativity and sex have long been linked, as has art with the contravention of bourgeois values. Long may it be so. But too many perverts have taken cover in art for too long. Too many artists have callously used their … Continue reading

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About the ABC

So yesterday Chris Berg and I had an op-ed in the AFR (ungated version here) talking about the ABC: Let’s be blunt here: the ABC burns through $1 billion of taxpayers’ money every year. Not shareholder money, not a mogul’s … Continue reading

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Wednesday Forum: June 13, 2018

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