Category Archives: Guest Post

David Leyonhjelm guest post. We are not all Charlie

From The Fin Review. I hate to break it to you, but we are not all Charlie. The reason is simple: Charlie Hebdo was consistent in its support for freedom of speech. Its editors were not just targeted by Islamists: … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Mk50 of Brisbane – National Socialism and international Socialism

Once again the old canard of ‘the National Socialists were not Socialists’ has been raised in the open thread. This is getting rather boring, but it’s a perennial weed, so lets address it if only to clear the open threads … Continue reading

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Guest Post: B.P. Terpstra – Nick McCallum stands up for freedom of speech equality

When one writes a post on freedom of speech, one is obligated to misattribute the following quote to Voltaire: “I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.” I prefer to … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Anon – Nimble as government

Nimble Smart Loans – you have probably seen the ads – is really an allegory of Government. In the ad, a selfie-obsessed young woman finds that her phone bill is out of control. The hipster dressed as a rabbit has … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Fisky – After the Paris attacks, free speech opponents are running for cover

The Islamist terrorist attack on French satirical magazine ‘Charlie Hebdo’ is the worst atrocity against an intellectual cause in the past generation. Nevertheless, if anything good ever comes of this horror, it will be the destruction of the anti-free speech … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Philippa Martyr – Double Demerits on Terrorism

[With apologies to Brian of Moorabbin, who I love like a brother.] Last night on the news, I watched with interest as WA Police kicked off the Christmas double-demerits season. Police on road bridges used long-range cameras to track and … Continue reading

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Guest Post: MuddyPuppy – A Rant

My paternal grandfather actively fought his enemies in the Second World War. Like most of his generation, he took up arms against the organised forces which were threatening his way of life. As loathe as I am to diminish the … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Old Bloke in Perth – A glimpse at pre-Federation Australian political thought.

I recently spent some time working on the family tree when I should have been doing something more productive. While researching some of my wife’s ancestors on Trove, an on-line newspaper search service provided by the Australian National Library, I … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Bruce of Newcastle – And you think you have it bad?

The last few months have seen headlines about the epidemic of ebola, which fortunately seems now to be less infectious than it could have been.  But at other times in history people have not been so lucky. We all have … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Zeev – New neighbourhood residential zones contribute to Victoria’s housing affordability crisis

Despite the difficulties ordinary Victorians face in renting or finding a home to live in, we now find new calls for restrictions on property development. The Liberal Democrats firmly believe that solving the housing crisis can only be achieved by … Continue reading

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