Author Archives: Sinclair Davidson

“add, copy, delete or alter”

The media have been jumping up and down about the warrant to search their ABC: A top ABC ­staffer was “staggered” by the Australian Federal Police warrant executed in yesterday’s raids which he condemned for ­granting officers the power to … Continue reading

Posted in Hypocrisy of progressives, Media | 29 Comments

Freedom on Campus

Two recent articles in the Australian have caught my eye. First on Saturday: Education Minister Dan Tehan has accused leading universities of “failing Australia” by refusing to champion free speech on ­campus, warning that they risk ­inflicting major damage on … Continue reading

Posted in Education | 24 Comments

“Behavioural awareness officers”

I spent the weekend in Canberra, visiting my money, and so missed the appearance of “behavioural awareness officers” at the football. As an Essendon member I go to a lot of games and see crowd behaviour on a regular basis. … Continue reading

Posted in Australian Story, Media | 45 Comments

Open Forum: June 15, 2019

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Asking the questions

Jim Chalmers – the new ALP shadow treasurer – has an op-ed in the Australian this morning. Wednesday’s feeble national accounts and the Reserve Bank’s decision to cut interest rates to new record lows on Tuesday shone a big spotlight … Continue reading

Posted in 2019 election, Economics and economy | 29 Comments

Tuesday Forum: June 11, 2019

Posted in Open Forum | 2,262 Comments

Q&A Forum: June 10, 2019

Posted in Open Forum | 170 Comments

“Call Lifeline”

In the Open Thread Dover Beach draws our attention to an article about Victoria’s voluntary euthanasia laws. His point is that the law will require falsification of death certificates. The patient’s terminal illness, not the voluntary assisted dying act, will be … Continue reading

Posted in Hypocrisy of progressives | 51 Comments

The Guardian on the ‘Death Tax Lie”

The Guardian has a huge story on the ‘death tax lie’ from the last election. Bottom line: No one Guardian Australia has spoken to has argued that Labor lost the election because of the death tax falsehood. No one inside … Continue reading

Posted in 2019 election, Hypocrisy of progressives, Media | 36 Comments

Open Forum: June 8, 2019

Posted in Open Forum | 2,281 Comments