Author Archives: Sinclair Davidson

Wednesday Forum: April 16, 2014

Posted in Open Forum | 653 Comments

Are criminals dumb?

This is what happens when you walk into a store and act like an undercover policeman. Objective We aimed to assess change in the availability of illicit tobacco in small mixed business retail outlets following the December 2012 introduction of … Continue reading

Posted in Take Nanny down | 67 Comments

Q&A Forum: April 14, 2014

Posted in Open Forum | 328 Comments

Monday Forum: April 14, 2014

Posted in Open Forum | 1,426 Comments

Reinventing the wheel

This sentence caught my eye in The Australian: The government should also fund thousands of sub-degree programs to keep poorly prepared students out of university courses until they have the ­academic skills to keep up. That is from a report … Continue reading

Posted in Education | 78 Comments

Insiders and Bolt Forum: April 13, 2014

Posted in Open Forum | 182 Comments

Open Forum: April 12, 2014

Posted in Open Forum | 748 Comments


Bob Carr: … I think the great mistake of the pro-Israel lobby in Melbourne is to express an extreme right-wing Israeli view rather than a more tolerant liberal Israeli view, and in addition to that, to seek to win on … Continue reading

Posted in Hypocrisy of progressives, International | 259 Comments

Samuel J retires

It is with great sadness that I announce that Samuel J is retiring from blogging. With his Canberra insider perspective he was able to skewer many a crazy policy, crazy politician, and crazy bureaucrat. In the meatime I’m sure he’ll … Continue reading

Posted in Site News | 42 Comments

Wednesday Forum: April 9, 2014

Posted in Open Forum | 1,358 Comments