Author Archives: Sinclair Davidson

Q&A Forum: May 22, 2017

Posted in Open Forum | 151 Comments

Monday Forum: May 22, 2017

Posted in Open Forum | 1,776 Comments

And yet …

Tony Abbott has an excellent op-ed in The Australian this morning: We read and reread great speeches not just for what they say about other times, but for what they say about ours. Great speeches don’t just speak to their … Continue reading

Posted in Australian Story, Politics | 114 Comments

Taylor v McLachlan and others

Cats may recall this case – a fan suing the AFL over the AFLgate scandal. Melbourne lawyer Jackson Taylor has lodged a writ against outgoing AFL chairman Mike Fitzpatrick and chief executive Gillon McLachlan, alleging acts of deceptive or misleading … Continue reading

Posted in AFLgate | 13 Comments

Open Forum: May 20, 2017

Posted in Open Forum | 1,359 Comments

Tax data sharing

I have long been concerned by the ATO engaging in data sharing with foreign governments – after all, we can’t be sure that foreigners have the same levels of privacy protections that we do. Any data shared with a foreign … Continue reading

Posted in Taxation | 23 Comments

Why do the Liberals have no friends?

The Liberals whining via Niki Savva: The banks should not underestimate the level of exasperation of Coalition MPs, including very conservative ones, about their behaviour, which includes but goes beyond their shabby treatment of customers. They feel the banks have … Continue reading

Posted in Cultural Issues, Politics | 43 Comments

Where I agree with Richard Denniss …

Richard Denniss – chief economist at The Australia Institute – has a column at the AFR.  This time he has some comments I agree with – getting soft in the old age. There are 750,000 unemployed people in Australia, up … Continue reading

Posted in Economics and economy, Oppressive government, Taxation, Wasteful Spending | 50 Comments

Wednesday Forum: May 17, 2017

Posted in Open Forum | 2,159 Comments

Damn denier!

Posted in Global warming and climate change policy | 20 Comments