Author Archives: Sinclair Davidson

David Leyonhjelm on Insiders

I wouldn’t normally encourage anyone to watch the(ir) ABC but this morning Barry Cassidy will be interviewing LDP Senator David Leyonhjelm.

Posted in Federal Politics, Libertarians don't live by argument alone | 60 Comments

Obama on illegal immigrants

Posted in International | 94 Comments

We pay money to this organisation

Australia has annoyed the United Nations. Again. LIFE sentences given to two teenage boys convicted of the rape and murder of a Sydney woman is in breach of Australia’s human rights obligations, the United Nations says. … The pair were … Continue reading

Posted in Tough on Crime, tough on criminals | 212 Comments

Rate the Victorian government

Tim Andrews is running a survey on the Victorian Liberal government and it’s shameful record. I didn’t keep count – but I did say “No” a lot.

Posted in State Politics | 66 Comments

Open Forum: November 22, 2014

Posted in Open Forum | 1,029 Comments

Guest Post: Bruce of Newcastle – And you think you have it bad?

The last few months have seen headlines about the epidemic of ebola, which fortunately seems now to be less infectious than it could have been.  But at other times in history people have not been so lucky. We all have … Continue reading

Posted in Guest Post | 38 Comments

Cross Post: Jason Potts – Less pork at the ABC

Malcolm Turnbull’s well-telegraphed announcement  yesterday that the ABC’s funding will be cut by A$254 million over five years is no surprise. But, broken election promise aside, this is actually something Australians as a whole will benefit from. There are two broad … Continue reading

Posted in Cross Post | 46 Comments

Let’s talk about fairness

Graham Richardson puts the boot into the Abbott government this morning – mostly pointing to their now well-known and well-understood failures. Okay. But then he does the “fairness” thing. Families in the suburbs on low wages or even average wages … Continue reading

Posted in Taxation | 17 Comments

Thursday Forum: November 20, 2014

Posted in Open Forum | 1,072 Comments

John Cochrane on inequality

So when all is said and done, the inequality warriors want the government to confiscate wealth and control incomes so that wealthy individuals cannot influence politics in directions they don’t like. Koch brothers, no. Public-employee unions, yes. This goal, at … Continue reading

Posted in Economics and economy | 19 Comments