Category Archives: Australian Story

Red crab migration time

Enjoy! With apologies to Steve and people who put serious stuff on the page!

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A message from Viv Forbes

HOW TO BREAK THE BACKBONE OF AUSTRALIA Short version. Since the days of the gold rushes and the wool booms, Australia has always relied heavily on its great primary industries – mining, farming, forestry and fishing and their supporting transport, … Continue reading

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The legacy of Peter Coleman

At the funeral this morning there were many tributes from family and friends. He was a family man, not a clubman like Adam Smith and so the real Peter Coleman was best known in the inner circle of family and … Continue reading

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Update on Don Aitkin

I regard Don Aitkin as a national treasure in an important, low key way and several times I have drawn attention to his considered opinions on various issues. Some time last year he hinted at some health issues and then … Continue reading

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The new class war, from economics to identity

Andrew Bushnell at the IPA shared a piece by Roger Scruton on the persistence of the class divide in Britain. The theme of the piece is the way that class consciousness persisted as a moral or psychological category regardless of … Continue reading

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Peter Coleman 1928 – 2019

It is with great sadness that we report that Peter Coleman has passed away.

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Shoot this messenger

During the week I saw a piece in the AFR quoting Graeme Samuel on the topic of female directors. Mr Samuel, who is chairing a capability review into the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority, also launched a tirade at the female … Continue reading

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Gerard Henderson’s Media Watch Dog

Number 445. Stop Press: David Crowe’s Liberal Party Howler; 7.30 bores; ABC fails to report Peter Ridd case; a Heads up re Peter Charley Can you Bear it? Julian Burnside’s Post-Nominals: An Update; Peter Fitzsimons Drums on about the Allianz … Continue reading

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Quadrant On Line

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The PM’s finest hour: his interview with Waleed Aly

An amazing interview, that starts slowly but truly builds. The PM has the better of the argument and represented Australia just as it is. Meanwhile Waleed is trying to be as divisive as he possibly can, challenging the PM’s good … Continue reading

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