Author Archives: I am Spartacus

Former Australian Prime Ministers Abroad

One has to admire the courage, the fortitude and the rhetorical ability of Kevin Rudd, Julia Gillard and Malcolm Turnbull in travelling abroad, with their generous parlimentary pensions and drop guano from a foreign land. The latest contribution is from … Continue reading

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Savva’s choice – Guilty or Not Innocent

This following paragraph is from Niki Savva’s latest contribution in the Australian – Liberal’s women are the new ‘forgotten people’: Liberal women are now caught in a vice. If they complain about bullying, Bullies and Co vilify them for being weak, … Continue reading

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If only

ASIC has just released their Report 593 – Climate risk disclosure by Australia’s listed companies. This report contains our (ASIC’s) key observations and findings from a surveillance project examining climate risk disclosure by listed companies in Australia. It sets out some … Continue reading

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Charts for Cats

Courtesy of the ABS, here is some information to chill the spine.  And when considering, remember: Total population of Tasmania – 515,000 Total population of South Australia – 1.677 million Employed persons in Australia – 12.6 million (here are some quick … Continue reading

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Professor at large

Spartacus swore he would never do it again.  He took an oath before his almighty that he would stop reading and listening to Peter Van Onselen.  But like reformed drug addict at a dance party, Spartacus has dipped into the … Continue reading

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Keeping it brief – Alex Jones

There has been a lot of sound and fury of late about the role of the internet platform providers (eg Google, Facebook and Twitter) in censoring content.  It came to a particular head with the banning/blocking/expelling of Alex Jones. Spartacus … Continue reading

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Doesn’t anyone notice this. I feel like I’m taking crazy pills.

Last week, 3 of the 4 major Australian banks increased their mortgage interest rates. The media and the political class, with their standard deep analysis and understanding of the business models and funding of banks did the predictable thing.  They … Continue reading

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Value for money

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Thomas Sowell hits the nail

From the wisdom of Thomas Sowell: What socialism, fascism and other ideologies of the left have in common is an assumption that some very wise people—like themselves—need to take decisions out of the hands of lesser people, like the rest … Continue reading

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Bully for you

Here’s a question to consider: Is Parliament a workplace?  Not for the public servants that is, but rather for the elected Parliamentarians?  Spartacus contends not.  Spartacus also thinks Parliamentarians don’t think it is a workplace either because many workplace laws … Continue reading

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