Author Archives: Sinclair Davidson

Smackdown

Graham Richardson pointed to an exchange in the Parliament: My SkyNews colleague Paul Murray was in Canberra on Monday and was appalled that an MPI (Matter of Public Importance) was moved in the Senate which enabled Labor speakers 13 minutes … Continue reading

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Tuesday Forum: February 14, 2017

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Cross Post: Colin Mendelsohn Australia’s looming e-cigarette ban robs smokers of a chance to quit

The Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration’s (TGA) recent interim decision to effectively ban nicotine-containing e-cigarettes is a harsh blow to smokers. Australian smokers will be denied access to life-saving technology estimated to have helped millions of smokers to quit overseas. Those … Continue reading

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Q&A Forum: February 13, 2017

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Monday Forum: February 13, 2017

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Electricity Prices

Two articles on electricity prices caught my eye this morning. Power price spike puts heat on ALP: Electricity prices have soared 106 per cent over the past 10 years with the rise in annual household bills outstripping the growth of … Continue reading

Posted in Global warming and climate change policy | 17 Comments

Open Forum: February 11, 2017

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Dan Hannan on free trade

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Libertarians in an age of populism

This evening I gave a talk to the Victorian branch of the Liberal Democratic Party. My speech notes (that I very likely deviated from) are below. ~~++~~ The powers which modern democracy possesses would be even more intolerable in the … Continue reading

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