Author Archives: I am Spartacus

The decline of a nation

This is not a joke.  Perhaps Julia Gillard consulted on this, but there is no evidence of it.  But hot from London, the UK Government: has ordered a review of the law following calls for misogyny to be considered a … Continue reading

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You know you live in a police state when …

This is Section 19 of the ASIC Act: Notice requiring appearance for examination (1) This section applies where ASIC, on reasonable grounds, suspects or believes that a person can give information relevant to a matter that it is investigating, or … Continue reading

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Their motivation is pure

The Australian continues to have a useful dialogue on the future of the Australia Superannuation system. Last week, Adam Creighton wrote a fantastic piece arguing for the end to compulsory superannuation (voluntary fine, but not compulsory). This wee, Ticky Fullerton … Continue reading

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Such beautiful prose

Spartacus is again catching up on his reading and there was a wonderful piece on the Spectator by James McCann called Dumping Turnbull.  In this, McCann wrote one of the best and funniest paragraphs Spartacus has read in a while: … Continue reading

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Casualties of War

Spartacus is a regular-ish shopper on Ebay.  It is not the best or best price any more, but it has an air of convenience.  Spartacus was far from impressed by the recent (Treasurer Morrison) tax changes whereby now even $1 … Continue reading

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Five months and a new job title

Treasurer Scott Morrisson in May 2018 announcing the new bank tax: The government is also committed to ensuring that Australia’s largest banks are held to account and make a fair additional contribution to the Australian community, which they serve. Prime … Continue reading

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The lunatics HAVE taken over the asylum

A government agency lobbying a Government for “law reform”.  This is the new wave.  Forget deep state; there is nothing deep about it. As reported in the AFR: Competition regulator Rod Sims has vowed to campaign on law reform to … Continue reading

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Something for new Treasurer Frydenberg to consider

Something for new Treasurer Frydenberg to consider.  Read this letter from US President Trump to Speaker of the House of Reps and the President of the Senate.  Here is a snippet: Under current law, locality pay increases averaging 25.70 percent, costing … Continue reading

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Solutions only Bureaucrats can come up with

New York City had a problem.  The side walk garbage bins were overflowing.  Complaints were made to the local authorities.  And what did the authorities do?  Did they install additional bins?  Did they increase the frequency of bin collections?  Nope.  … Continue reading

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Straw Poll – Best and Worst PMs since Federation – make your case here

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