Author Archives: Sinclair Davidson

Chinese influence in universities

It used to be that communists hid under our beds, now they go to university. This story has been developing in The Australian over the last few weeks and has now jumped across to the AFR. Education department officials as … Continue reading

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Pell Discussion Forum: August 21, 2019

Update I: Appeal Rejected. Update II: The actual judgement. FERGUSON CJ, MAXWELL P 352 We would refuse leave to appeal in respect of grounds 2 and 3. We would grant leave to appeal in respect of ground 1 (the unreasonableness … Continue reading

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Tuesday Forum: August 20, 2019

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Q&A Forum: August 19, 2019

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Open Forum: August 17, 2019

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Platform economies face competition

One of the arguments we (often) hear is that the new digital business model (so-called platform economies) will operate in a winner-take-all market. That we will be inundated with monopolies. Certainly that is the line anti-trust regulators are pushing – … Continue reading

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Tuesday Forum: August 13, 2019

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Q&A Forum: August 12, 2019

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Open Forum: August 10, 2019

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… and, um, Sinclair

There was an article in the AFR this morning reporting on Kristina Keneally’s increasingly hysterical campaign against the CPAC conference being held in Sydney this week. On Wednesday she said the conference at the Rydges World Square Hotel came amid “the … Continue reading

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