Category Archives: Australian Story

What a great story

From the Herald Sun: The Mordialloc-Chelsea Leader reported, beside tales of stolen purses and the like, that three men with iron bars “attempted to hijack” a late-model Commodore in a Bonbeach reserve on Sunday evening, June 4. “One man opened … Continue reading

Posted in Australian Story, Rule of law, Tough on Crime, tough on criminals | 41 Comments

It’s not Red who is racist – it’s the ABC

This morning Red Symons offered an apology for last week’s ABC beat up. On his program this morning Mr Symons apologised, saying he was wrong in the way he conducted the interview and that it is “not who I am”. … Continue reading

Posted in Australian Story, Shut it down. Fire them all. | 38 Comments

Remembering Alan McGilvray

The beginning of the end of the ABC was when Alan McGilvray and Johnny Moyes went off the air. And Blue Hills. He batted with Bradman, captained NSW and pioneered the art of faking “live” commentary from England using cable … Continue reading

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Some Gough Whitlam stories

Not much to laugh about these days. However the other night I dined with some new Chinese friends including a very impressive English lady who is the Director of a new cultural studies centre in the Western Sydney Uni at … Continue reading

Posted in Australian Story, Rafe | 23 Comments

The university student – 1967

Recently Sinc put up a post to challenge the people who pine for the mythical golden age of universities in times past when the misty-eyed and doddering old farts were students. Speaking with the confidence of a scholar in the … Continue reading

Posted in Australian Story, Rafe | 30 Comments

Guest Post: Alistair Crooks Aboriginal slavery in South Australia?

As the 50th Anniversary of the 1967 referendum approaches, and the debate on the Recognition referendum intensifies, it was interesting to read an article in the Australian about ‘myth-making’ (Myths about the 1967 referendum should be discarded) by Sydney University … Continue reading

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Warren Mundine on the Uluru Statement

Warren Mundine had a very thoughtful op-ed on the Uluru Statement  in the AFR yesterday. One is there be “a First Nations Voice enshrined in the constitution”. The statement doesn’t detail what this means but the idea comes from a … Continue reading

Posted in Australian Story, Innovation, Politics | 70 Comments

Breaking: Tom Switzer to head up the CIS

The AFR are reporting: Former journalist with The Australian Financial Review Tom Switzer will be announced as the successor to Greg Lindsay as head of the Sydney-based Centre for Independent Studies. Mr Lindsay founded the influential libertarian think tank in … Continue reading

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Request for information

I have put two requests for information into the ABC: On Q&A guest Lawrence Krauss made the following statement, “You’re more right (sic) likely to be killed by a refrigerator, in the United States, falling on you” in relation to … Continue reading

Posted in Australian Story, Media | 48 Comments

Posthumous guest post from 1985. The Austrian Key

By Leo Dunbar, Age Monthly Review, 1985. The economic affairs of many countries and the dismal science itself are in a very sorry state. The Keynesian revolution has delivered the twin spectres of inflation and unemployment. People search for solutions … Continue reading

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