Author Archives: Sinclair Davidson

Open Forum: October 3, 2015

Posted in Open Forum | 1,707 Comments

Gratuitous Advertising: Should Bakers be Forced to Bake Cakes for Same Sex Weddings?

Should a Baker be Forced to Bake Cakes for Same Sex Weddings: Democracy and the Rights and Limits of Religion and Conscience in Contemporary Australia. How important religious liberty and freedom of conscience is in modern statecraft and nation-building? Do … Continue reading

Posted in Gratuitous Advertising | 12 Comments

Smuggling? Really? Who would have thought III

From the Australian: Australian Border Force Deputy Commissioner Michael Outram said the “sheer size of the profits” available in the illegal tobacco trade made it attractive to organised crime. “Elicit tobacco is a real priority for the Australian Border Force … Continue reading

Posted in Hypocrisy of progressives, Take Nanny down | 36 Comments

Wednesday Forum: September 30, 2015

Posted in Open Forum | 1,682 Comments

The killer question

My IPA colleague Jennifer Marohasy has an op-ed in the Australian today talking about the Bureau of Meteorology: For the true believer, it is too awful to even consider that the Australian Bureau of Meteorology could be exaggerating global warming … Continue reading

Posted in Global warming and climate change policy | 88 Comments

Regulatory failure on interchange fees

My RMIT colleague Jason Potts and I have an op-ed in the AFR today. It had been with them for a couple of weeks, but the change in government (well PM anyway) has been crowding out all other news. Jason … Continue reading

Posted in Economics and economy, Market Economy, Oppressive government | 12 Comments

Q&A Forum: September 28, 2015

Posted in Open Forum | 95 Comments

Thinking of you all

As some of you know I’m currently in Chicago. Normally I wake up in the middle of the (local) night on the second day of my visit, but tonight I’ve woken up in the middle of the third night. Saturday … Continue reading

Posted in American politics, International, Uncategorized | 53 Comments

Abbott : Johns v Allan, Bolt, Kates et. al

So a fortnight after Tony Abbott got deposed I see there is still a lot of anger and angst. Here at the Cat Steve is still carrying on, as is Andrew Bolt. I have no doubt that Tony Abbott is … Continue reading

Posted in Politics | 212 Comments

Monday Forum: September 28, 2015

Posted in Open Forum | 1,192 Comments