Category Archives: Australian Story

Territory Rights Euthanasia Bill defeated

It is not often that I completely disagree with my good friend David Leyonhjelm on important matters. But I’m not convinced that adequate safeguards can ever be written into voluntary euthanasia legislation to prevent murder.  I am especially unconvinced that … Continue reading

Posted in Australian Story, Rule of law | 43 Comments

Andrew Bolt and the anti-semitic left

At least for the present, being anti-Semitic is still counted as a negative. How long that will be, who can tell, but it is not hard to see that those days may be coming to an end, and if they … Continue reading

Posted in Australian Story, Cultural Issues | 69 Comments

Waste and vandalism in higher education

A disgraceful story from the ANU, h/t Tony Thomas. For reasons that defy explanation the Australian National University condemned a perfectly adequate building that is also the heritage-listed point of origin for world-leading research in half a dozen disciplines. Why … Continue reading

Posted in Australian Story, Rafe | 12 Comments

Lunar eclipse tonight starting at 4:24 am, AEST

I meant to mention it sooner: Longest lunar eclipse of the 21st century to shine bright red in Australia’s early morning sky tonight. You’ll need to set your alarm clock if you want to see this century’s longest lunar eclipse … Continue reading

Posted in Australian Story | 31 Comments

Southern comfort

I of course only went along in support of my fellow Canadians, but a fun night was had by all, at least for those inside and among those who were not carted out. You can read about the events of … Continue reading

Posted in Australian Story, Conservative politics, Freedom of speech | 19 Comments

ABC chairman thinking of the children

The ABC’s chairman, Justin Milne, gave a speech today justifying the expense that is the ABC. That, and Michelle Guthrie’s speech last month, is a gift that will give for some time. Today I want to focus on his “dear-god-will-nobody-think-of-the-children” ploy. … Continue reading

Posted in Australian Story, Shut it down. Fire them all., Taking out the trash | 61 Comments

ABC is deliberately misleading

There has been a great hullabaloo surrounding Chris Berg and my book Against Public Broadcasting:  Why and how we should privatise the ABC.  Even before it was published The Guardian and Senator Kristina Keneally began pushing the line that this book was … Continue reading

Posted in Australian Story, Books and writing, Politics of the Left, Shut it down. Fire them all. | 75 Comments

When political correctness becomes dangerous

At the expense of igniting lefty outrage I’m going to admit to having climbed Uluru. Now while I’m not an athlete, I am in fairly good shape (almost round) for a man my age, and not that far off the … Continue reading

Posted in Australian Story | 67 Comments

David Leyonhjelm guest post on nuclear necessity

Deputy NSW Premier John Barilaro is in the headlines for acknowledging a simple fact, that nuclear energy is inevitable in Australia. Hysterical opposition from those with little knowledge about nuclear power has already begun. The problem with any discussion on … Continue reading

Posted in Australian Story | 108 Comments

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