Category Archives: Australian Story

Ken Henry is gone

One of the great ironies of Australia is that people often get done for something other than what they did. Ken Henry should have been sacked by the Howard government in early 2007. He wasn’t and there has been a … Continue reading

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The Liberal Party follows Gough Whitlam

Whatever impression you have got about Fraser Anning from reading about him this is indeed a cracker of an article thanks to Behind Enemy Lines. As I attempted to outline in my maiden speech, which very few of my critics … Continue reading

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Collectivism spoils Noel Pearson’s Australia day op ed

Noel Pearson has a column in The Weekend Australian attempting to find common ground in the national “identity wars”. I think this is a very poor effort because it is cast in the divisive language of collectivism and this undermines … Continue reading

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SA the mendicant state

Interesting to see that SA is taking power from the East. What about all those wind farms?

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Stephen Hicks on cultural studies, entrepreneurship and stuff

Professor Stephen Hicks is touring Australia this year and I presume the sponsors will start some PR soon. I only found out about this by accident and I dont even know who the sponsors are. Stephen and I have been … Continue reading

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Progressive playwrights and luvvies for Science

Help is at hand for the beleagued climate scientists. The progressive literati are here to help, like good government workers. This story ran in The Weekend Australian 22-23 December with a piece by Dianne Stubbings. David Williamson has revisited his … Continue reading

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Culture at a Crisis Point

I bought Giles Auty’s “Post-Modernist Australia” at the Connor Court Christmas party, read it on the plane up to Sydney and as soon as I reached Sydney, headed down to Abbey’s Books where I bought his Culture at Crisis Point … Continue reading

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Don Aitkin taking a break

Somehow I missed this, last month Don decided to take a break for a while. He has earned it. You can still visit the site to find an amazing wealth of material especially on climate issues. Lets wish him well … Continue reading

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Some things about migrants

that you wanted to know but were afraid to ask. From the Centre for Independent Studies. Read all about it. Some of the key findings are: A majority (54.85%) of migrants live in postcodes with a median Household Income (HIND) … Continue reading

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CIS papers and Alan Moran’s Climate News

Three on one page. Eugenie Joseph, Simon Cowan and Jennifer Buckingham. Bonus. Lets hear it for WAVE POWER. What could go wrong? Another bonus. A new paper from Libertyworks on Rural R&D. A REALLY SPECIAL BONUS. ALAN MORAN’S CLIMATE NEWS.

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