Category Archives: Australian Story

The Liberals are not libertarians

Chris Kenny has a rather unusual op-ed in the Australian this morning. The online headline seems to have changed from what I remember reading at about 8am but the gist the story remains the same. Howard has talked about the … Continue reading

Posted in Australian Story, Hypocrisy of progressives | 52 Comments

Lions led by donkeys

Is there a connection, having among the best athletes in the world with some of the stupidest sports officials. Let me take you to the case of Dawn Fraser. Dawn Fraser is regarded as the finest female sprint swimmer of … Continue reading

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Hangars pour hommes

The Women’s Collective decide that it is time for a woman to head a major French company and the film explains how they go about it. And then from Australia, Bettina Arndt on Men’s Sheds: About the story, she writes: … Continue reading

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Australians in the news

This story is everywhere across the American net today: Australian diplomat whose tip prompted FBI’s Russia-probe has tie to Clintons. What it means to us is hard to say, but this is an example of how it is being looked … Continue reading

Posted in American politics, Australian Story | 43 Comments

Political correctness at QANTAS

Just recently I was discussing the finer points of international law with a QANTAS hostie … No. Wait. Actually, I wasn’t. I was probably asking for a Jack Daniels on the rocks. Quite frankly, I don’t really care if the … Continue reading

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Of course Australia would


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Who owns the banks?

This morning Chris Mitchell had a go at the ABC: Business writers who do not understand such things should not be writing in the area. Those who wilfully conflate turnover and pro­fit should be run out of journalism. Alberici is … Continue reading

Posted in Australian Story, Economics and economy, Financial Services | 62 Comments

Abbott misses the boat (Again)

This op-ed from a year ago came up on my Facebook feed and I thought I’d repost it as it is still current and timely. +++***+++ I have an op-ed in the AFR dealing with Tony Abbott’s comments about immigration and housing … Continue reading

Posted in Australian Story, Conservative politics, Economics and economy | 242 Comments

The One Australia Policy

Two letters to The Oz yesterday responding to a column from the day before. There is nowhere in the world like Australia, but we will ruin ourselves if we do not understand that a One Australia Policy is the only … Continue reading

Posted in Australian Story, Cultural Issues | 24 Comments

Early contender for the Bernard Salt smashed avo award

In the early running it’s … Bernard Salt. Here’s a series of dangerous ideas. Work hard, don’t do drugs, don’t smoke, build good relationships, learn skills, save for a deposit for a house, spend time with your kids, invest in … Continue reading

Posted in Australian Story, Cultural Issues, Libertarians don't live by argument alone | 47 Comments