Category Archives: Australian Story

Even the devil may quote scripture

You want to see quite a bit of hyperbole, try this on for size: The case of Sri Lankan asylum­ ­applicants Nadesalingam Murugappan, his wife Kokilapath­mapriya Nadarasa and their two children is the public policy ­dilemma from hell. And what’s … Continue reading

Posted in Australian Story, International | 12 Comments

Jacinta Price on tour!

Jacinta Nampijinpa Price: Speaking tour of South Australia, Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland: August and September 2019. Entitled, ‘Mind the Gap – Bridging the Indigenous Divide,’ Ms. Price will explore and unpack the current divisions between Australia’s two cultures, … Continue reading

Posted in Australian Story, Rafe | 6 Comments

Troppo Watch

John Quiggin launches Economics in Two Lessons. Welcome to the launch of another book by Australia’s most overachieving economist. A global authority on decision theory, he also publishes in the daily press, in submissions to government inquiries on his blog … Continue reading

Posted in Australian Story, Rafe | 36 Comments

Denying warm periods again, a massive defence of windmills and Henry Ergas on the indigenous voice.

Jo Nova replies to the latest effort to revive the “hockey stick”of recent warming. For five or so years believers didn’t really mention the Medieval Warm Period. Too bruised by the embarrassment of Hockey Stick Zombie failures. But it’s an … Continue reading

Posted in Australian Story, Cultural Issues, Global warming and climate change policy, Rafe | 18 Comments

PM Morrison. Mediocrity morphs into malevolence

I think that the issue has had enough oxygen. Is it true that this is the way our Prime Minister thinks about freedom of faith and speech? Maybe. This was his reaction last week. So this is the man who … Continue reading

Posted in Australian Story, Freedom of speech, Rafe | 26 Comments

Please Prime Minister no more Mr Niceguy

According to legend Chainsaw Al Dunlap told James Packer if he wanted to run a business he had to stop calling himself Jamie. Prime Minister the election is over. You pandered to the electorate, made yourself a small target, projected … Continue reading

Posted in Australian Story, Rafe | 18 Comments

“Behavioural awareness officers”

I spent the weekend in Canberra, visiting my money, and so missed the appearance of “behavioural awareness officers” at the football. As an Essendon member I go to a lot of games and see crowd behaviour on a regular basis. … Continue reading

Posted in Australian Story, Media | 45 Comments

Hawkie steals the thunder of the Liberal backbench dries

Amidst the hymns of praise for Hawke and especially the long-awaited economic reforms that he achieved with bipartisan support – now there’s a thought, does anyone give the Coalition credit for that – spare a thought for the long march … Continue reading

Posted in Australian Story, Economics and economy, Rafe | 104 Comments

Liberty Quote. Big business always serves directly or indirectly the masses. Ludwig von Mises

Is that still true? Come to the Centre for Independent Studies and find out how political correctness and identity politics are rife in corporate life. Hurry, not much time left. This event is in Sydney next Tuesday. And some Ideas … Continue reading

Posted in Australian Story, Economics and economy, Rafe | 7 Comments

Politics and Sport: Not a Goodes Look

I am calling BS on Adam Goodes and the politically correct and biased documentary making him out to be a victim of racism. Special mention to Jupes who has already covered this topic brilliantly as I share most, if not … Continue reading

Posted in Australian Story, Cultural Issues | 39 Comments