Category Archives: Australian Story

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

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International recognition for John Hyde

Thanks to a feed from the indefatigable Ron Manners. Thank you John! The subject of the tenth essay in this Heroes for Liberty from Around the Globe series is a man I was fortunate to meet in person in Perth, … Continue reading

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In praise of Greg Lindsay

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David Leyonhjelm on Rationalising Suicide

Suicide is a challenging topic, particularly when it involves young people with so much of their lives ahead of them. The loss of a valued friend or colleague can also be very painful. Thankfully the days of prosecuting people for … Continue reading

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Media will be media

So we’ve all had a giggle had the government’s misfortune at disposing of filing cabinets full of government documents. I expect there will be an investigation and several individuals will be tendering their notices and pursuing other interests and/or spending … Continue reading

Posted in Australian Story, Media, Shut it down. Fire them all. | 131 Comments

Tony Thomas for quiet achiever of the year

Here is a hidden treasure, a stockpile of journalistic weapons to fight economic illiterates, communist sympathisers and biased and incompetent journalists. He has been posting on Quadrant on Line for years and I didn’t look often or closely enough to … Continue reading

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Questions that demand answers

Tim Blair in the Daily Telegraph: By the way, are any of our multicultural friends on the Left in any way troubled by the apparent contradiction in denouncing immigration 230 years ago but supporting it now? Why are current opponents … Continue reading

Posted in Australian Story, Cultural Issues, History, Hypocrisy of progressives | 23 Comments

RIP Barry Williams, skeptic and all round good bloke

Barry Williams died this morning. We were friends for many decades and I am not sure of his age which was probably approaching 80. He was never a prominent mover and shaker although for some years through the ’80s to … Continue reading

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Jo Nova on the power situation in SA and Victoria

Not a pretty sight. SA is the mendicant state today, as you would expect. Liberty Quote Very few people, even among environmentalists, have truly faced up to what the science is telling us. This is because the implications of 3C, … Continue reading

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A grasshopper’s view of an ancient fable

An ancient fable updated by Karabar on a previous thread. As he says: “This one is a little different. Two Different Versions. Two Different Morals.” First the original, then the modern. OLD VERSION: The ant works hard in the withering … Continue reading

Posted in Australian Story, Hypocrisy of progressives | 39 Comments