Category Archives: Australian Story

A how-to guide to economic policy

For any single business, higher demand, all other things being equal, makes them more money and can often lead to an increase in the number of employees. For an entire economy, higher demand has no bearing either on real incomes … Continue reading

Posted in Australian Story, Classical Economics, Economics and economy | 10 Comments

John Stone: Deregulate or Perish!

Written some time ago this piece is as relevant as ever today while people are talking about economic headwinds with next to no reference to the two elephants in the room – power prices and red and green tape. This … Continue reading

Posted in Australian Story, Rafe | 6 Comments

Guvs Got Gabby Gobbo to Get With Gatto

Pimps with badges: Police to Lawyer X: ‘Do whatever it takes’. Barrister-turned-informer Nicola Gobbo was told people “high up” in Victoria Police wanted “results through any means necessary” during Melbourne’s gangland war, including sleeping with underworld figure Mick Gatto. She … Continue reading

Posted in Australian Story, Rule of law | 32 Comments

Volunteers as slightly nobler scabs

ANTHONY Albanese is going from bad to worse. I’ve written about the promise he once had, at least compared to Bill Shorten; more recently, I noted how his series of ‘headland’ speeches had deteriorated into a blancmange of fatuousness. When … Continue reading

Posted in Australian Story, Politics of the Left | Tagged | 52 Comments

Anthem opponents should try thinking for themselves

FREEDOM rides, boycotts, “first nations,” reparations and now the anthem. Just as Anthony Mundine made himself an Aldi Ali, Latrell Mitchell now wants to be a K-Mart Kaepernick. If Aboriginal leaders want broader Australian society to respect and work alongside … Continue reading

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Take this as a comment

THE year’s final Q&A airs tonight. It will also be the final appearance of host Tony Jones. He’s relocating to Beijing to join wife Sarah Ferguson, the ABC’s China bureau chief. There is an interesting interview (including a few video … Continue reading

Posted in Australian Story, Media | 54 Comments

A tale of two education systems. England & Australia + climate items

Windwatch.  Yesterday in wind provided 5.5% of the demand at the evening peak, this morning and this evening 6.5%. People who are unhappy with the transformation of the helpful British policemen on the beat into the gestapo of political correctness … Continue reading

Posted in Australian Story, Education, Rafe | 6 Comments

Luckily for him, it wasn’t a retired racing wombat

In news that will surprise nobody: No charges for off-duty police officer who stoned wombat to death. “Whilst distressing to many who viewed the video, it has been established the senior community constable’s actions were not inconsistent with traditional hunting … Continue reading

Posted in Australian Story, Hypocrisy of progressives | 43 Comments

Folau’s feat of Clay

CHIEF Fairfax sports writer, Andrew Webster, has lashed out today over Rugby Australia’s humiliating capitulation to Israel Folau. Webster is not merely livid about the multi-million dollar compensation payment and apology. He’s also mystified as to why Raelene Castle – a … Continue reading

Posted in Australian Story, Hypocrisy of progressives | Tagged | 222 Comments

Greedy Smith

I was never much of a Mentals fan. Their brand of studied zaniness wasn’t really my cup of tea. Of that era of Aussie bands, I probably still like the Crawl above the others. But Greedy and his mates were … Continue reading

Posted in Australian Story | 23 Comments