Author Archives: Sinclair Davidson

Wednesday Forum: February 10, 2016

Posted in Open Forum | 464 Comments

Our tax dollars at work

Instead of concentrating on reading, writing and arithmetic, primary schools are providing more social engineering: Eleven-year-old children are being taught about sexual orientation and transgender issues at school in a taxpayer-funded program written by gay activists. The Safe Schools Coalition … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Oppressive government, Take Nanny down | 36 Comments

This story is a beat up

So during Question Time I saw Mark Dreyfus trying to pin a scandal on Stuart Robert. As far as I can work out, this is what happened: 1. Stuart Robert was in China on a private trip. 2. He got … Continue reading

Posted in Hypocrisy of progressives, Politics | 49 Comments

Inquiry into illicit tobacco

I got invited to make a submission (PDF) to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Law Enforcement Inquiry into Illicit Tobacco. Here is a taste: In this submission I have adopted an economic perspective on tobacco consumption as opposed to a … Continue reading

Posted in Take Nanny down | 12 Comments

Faine to Nauru

I’m not a fan of Australia’s offshore detention policies, but there are advantages to everything. Faine: I can’t go to Nauru and see for myself, you won’t let me. Dutton: Of course you can go to Nauru. Faine: Well will … Continue reading

Posted in Hypocrisy of progressives, Shut it down. Fire them all. | 36 Comments

Q&A Forum: February 8, 2016

Posted in Open Forum | 187 Comments

Generally a fine journalist

SBS has done a great profile of Rita Panahi: People on the inside at the Herald Sun say Panahi has become the go-to woman when the editors want an extreme view expressed. “She never flinches from controversy,” says one of … Continue reading

Posted in Australian Story | 31 Comments

Restore the no-surcharge rule

My RMIT colleague Jason Potts and I made a submission to the RBA Changes to the Bank’s Standards for Card Payment Systems inquiry. The summary: Having introduced inappropriate regulation in the early 2000s, the RBA has exposed Australian credit card … Continue reading

Posted in Economics and economy | 12 Comments

Monday Forum: February 8, 2016

Posted in Open Forum | 1,513 Comments

I stand corrected

On Friday I was in Canberra giving evidence to the Senate Inquiry into the Murray-Darling Basin. I had flown up with a very simple message – conduct a full comprehensive cost-benefit analysis of the Murray-Darling Basin Authority plan. While there … Continue reading

Posted in Oppressive government, Politics | 18 Comments