Category Archives: Guest Post

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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Guest Post: Rabz on the pernicious impacts of “Broad Based Taxation” in Australia

Here is a current list of taxes that can be levied by government on individuals residing in this country: Airline Fuel Tax Airport Access (taxi) Tax Airport Departure Tax (Passenger Movement Charge) Alcohol Excise Boat License Tax Boat Mooring Tax … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Anon – Illegal Logging – 0.0006% is not 9%

After years of extravagant claims that at least 9% timber imported into Australia is illegal, the government has finally found some some.  Well, er……it’s just one shipment to be precise, out of more than 180,000 shipments per year, or 0.0006% … Continue reading

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Guest Post: feelthebern – More questions for the ANU

Have a look at the ANU endowment 2013 report. The key line is: Investments LTIP (which typically stands for Long Term Investment Portfolio) – $165mill Now we look at the ANU’s own website: The stocks to be divested represent around 5.1 … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Bruce of Newcastle – Day of Ret (sic)

No its not Sunday and its only a typo because I didn’t use caps.  The Renewable Energy Target requires 20% renewable energy usage in Australia by the year 2020.  Today is notable because four relevant articles appeared on line respectively … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Stephen Dawson – A tale of the ABS

I thought that when the Federal Government came all heavy with me, it’d be fronted by one of its bruiser organs. The Australian Federal Police, perhaps, or maybe the Australian Taxation Office. These are bodies used to issuing threats and … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Gab – Just move on, says Abbott

We’ll all just have to learn to more on from Abbott and his broken promise. Yesterday in the House: Mr ABBOTT (Warringah—Prime Minister) (15:05): As the Leader of the Opposition well knows, the government has no plans to change section … Continue reading

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