Category Archives: Australian Story

What about PEFO?

Yesterday I heard Mitch Fifield being interviewed on ABC radio. Listen from the 2.01 hour mark for the interview. At 2.09.36 mark we have this exchange: Epstein: That’s the same thing as saying it’s Labor’s fault you broke your promise. … Continue reading

Posted in Australian Story, Budget | 26 Comments

The public cost of supporting those who game the welfare system

This is how the welfare system works: it is as if someone has moved into your house, uses your kitchen, bathroom and one bedroom, but doesn’t contribute to the groceries or help to pay the rent. There may be reasons … Continue reading

Posted in Australian Story, Wasteful Spending | 79 Comments

This will be THE major issue at the next election

Greens, Labor sink Peter Dutton’s citizenship crackdown: Immigration Minister Peter Dutton’s overhaul of Australian citizenship laws have suffered a major setback with his reforms unable to pass the parliament ahead of a Senate imposed deadline — an outcome hailed as … Continue reading

Posted in Australian Story, Politics | 117 Comments

News from up the street

J.E Sefton likes to begin his round-up of news at Ace of Spades with “links from around the world, across the nation and up your street”. Well this one is literally up my street. You can read the details here … Continue reading

Posted in Australian Story, Media | 25 Comments

“Oh, that is brilliant!”

From Tim Blair who titled his post This Doesn’t Happen. I’m merely posting it as a public service message since this is the sort of thing that must come to a stop immediately. And it is an absolute protocol in … Continue reading

Posted in Australian Story | 83 Comments

The same-sex survey is not anonymous

We have just received our survey form and on the ballot itself there is a bar code and the bar code is different for my wife’s ballot and mine. So far as I can tell, how I vote will be … Continue reading

Posted in Australian Story | 48 Comments

‘I’m fine, Tony’s here’

Possibly the most misunderstood person in politics today: Hunter Valley Bushfire: Hunter Valley homes at risk, Tony Abbott joins fire fight. Tony Abbott has been hailed as a hero after saving a house from ember attack while battling a bushfire … Continue reading

Posted in Australian Story | 68 Comments

Breaking News: SSM Plebiscite is On

Posted in Australian Story, Politics | 183 Comments

Gerard Henderson’s Media Watchdog

Friday 4th.

Posted in Australian Story, Rafe | 9 Comments

Uniting the non-left

First drafted in July 1986 in response to a piece by Greg Sheridan in The Australian but not taken by that newspaper nor Age Monthly Review, or various other avenues until it ran years later in the Victorian student newsletter … Continue reading

Posted in Australian Story, Philosophy, Rafe, Uncategorized | 38 Comments