Author Archives: Sinclair Davidson

Q&A Forum: April 22, 2019

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Election Market update

Mark the Ballot has an update of the probability of a coalition victory. He says: Interestingly, the odds for the Coalition have improved slightly since the election was called. Not surprising. It is a two-horse race and you’d hope that … Continue reading

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Monday Forum: April 22, 2019

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Open Forum: April 20, 2019

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Easter 2019

Our traditional Easter Post Several years ago my RMIT colleague Tim Fry and I had an Easter-themed op-ed in the Australian Financial Review. I have posted it before, but it is well worth revisiting. ~~~++~~~ Easter commemorates the death and … Continue reading

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Ridd v JCU

If you want a good laugh have a read of the judgement in the case of Ridd v JCU. Before you do that realise that JCU management are unrepentant. We disagree with the Judge’s comments and are also troubled by … Continue reading

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The “Professor Standard”

Herman Cain has a job application in the WSJ: The Fed still operates on the “professor standard,” enshrined with Bill Clinton’s nominations of pure academics. Their textbooks say strong economic growth, particularly strong wage growth, causes inflation, which Fed policy … Continue reading

Posted in American politics, Economics and economy, International | 20 Comments

“no plans to introduce any new taxes on superannuation”

I haven’t been able to find a Youtube clip of Bill Shorten saying that – but it is here at The Advertiser. Brings back such happy memories and give me an excuse to post one of my all-time favourite clips: … Continue reading

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What they said: Academic Freedom edition

Report of the Independent Review of Freedom of Speech in Australian Higher Education Providers: Agreements were accessed for 38 universities. Agreements for Bond University, Torrens University Australia and the University of Divinity could not be located. Thirty six of those agreements make explicit reference … Continue reading

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How much?

So Bill shorten has been refusing to outline the cost of his global warming climate change policy. This incident gave rise to this fascinating twitter exchange: Cats will remember that we covered the infamous Treasury modelling at length at the … Continue reading

Posted in 2019 election, Global warming and climate change policy, Taking out the trash | 38 Comments