Category Archives: Australian Story

Concerns of youth

A large census of the concerns of 18-24yo people across the nation. Could have some interesting information, my son showed me a table on the major concerns, he thought I would be interested to see that Climate Change only scored … Continue reading

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If all else fails, try good policy

This story dates from the dying stage of the Fraser administration. The disconsolate members assembled to brainstorm what carrots (bribes) and tricks (communists under the bed) might be sold in the electorate to arrest the slide towards defeat by Bob … Continue reading

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Calling Cats, all roads lead to Kings Wharf Tuesday evening

The Institute of Public Affairs turns 75 this year and to celebrate in Sydney we take to the harbour. Good news, I found my ticket. Lets see if the Cats on board can catch up, not that I want to … Continue reading

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Hot of the press from CIS

Hey, that rhymes! Attitudes to migrants, really hot off the press and other recent publications.

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Providing more of the cheapest power in the world and meeting the Paris commitment as well

The suggestion applies to the happy situation before power policy was poisoned by the RE target. Picture the situation years ago before RE appeared like a small cloud on the horizon as small as a man’s hand Kings 18:44. Long … Continue reading

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#MeNeither

This is from David Solway: Why I Am No Longer a Canadian Writer. And Canadian though I be by citizenship, a Canadian writer I am not, since were I still in the Old Dominion, these would have been the social … Continue reading

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David Kemp and Australian liberalism book launch

This evening the Menzies Centre hosted the launch of the first of five volumes of Australian history by David Kemp. This is The Land of Dreams: How Australians Won Their Freedom 1788-1860. Four more volumes are supposed to be practically … Continue reading

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The centenary of the end of the war to end all wars

Today has been the hundredth anniversary of the moment the Great War – now known merely as World War I – came to an end on November 11, 1918. And what I find depressing is how little regard there is … Continue reading

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Shelley Gare at the Sydney Institute

Shelley Gare’s column has returned at The Sydney Institute website. This edition covers a wide range of critically important issues in a way that is missing in the mainstream media. There is something for everyone, starting with the absurdity of … Continue reading

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I think Paul Collits is cross

A fantastic diatribe on Tony Abbott and the Liberals by Paul Collits over at Quadrant Online. Paul is riffing off the op-ed Abbott has in the Australian this morning. Yes, there are all sorts in the Liberal Party: old wets, … Continue reading

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