Category Archives: Guest Post

David Leyonhjelm guest post. Pay pollie a cracker?

Among the many criticisms of politicians that I heard whilst in the Senate, the accusation that they are only in it for the pay and perks, looking after themselves rather than the country and voters, was one of the most … Continue reading

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Tax Nerd: Contradictions in tax always mean you pay more!

Contradiction – A combination of statements, ideas, or features which are opposed to one another The Commissioner of Taxation has shown us his ability to bend and twist in relation to the FBT exemption that applies to taxi travel by … Continue reading

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David Bidstrup: NIMTAS (Not in my Tasmania)

The chief Earthian is upset about a proposed wind farm in North West Tasmania. Apparently the 1,000 MW scheme will affect the pristine beauty of his island because the 200 metre tall structures, all 200 of them, will be visible … Continue reading

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David Bidstrup guest post. Fools Gold

The Friday Australian has an article announcing a $610 million loan from the federal government’s Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility to facilitate the construction of a combined solar/pumped hydro scheme in north Queensland – “Power of gold to help run energy”. … Continue reading

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David Leyonhjelm. Time for new thinking on smoking

At the World Taxpayers’ Association Biennial Conference in Sydney recently, experts discussed global approaches to tobacco control and harm reduction. From this it is timely to ask whether our bureaucrats and government need a change of mindset. According to both … Continue reading

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The Currency Lad – Kerry O’Brien To Taxpayers: “Drop Dead”

When Gough Whitlam wanted a faithful pressman to control the spin of his doomed and preposterous ‘government,’ he turned to Kerry O’Brien. Today, O’Brien won plaudits from the left-wing media for delivering what Fairfax described as a “fiery call to … Continue reading

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Some History: Thoughts on Falou

First some background from the ABC: “Hopefully Rugby Australia will accept that my termination was unlawful and we can reach an agreement about how they can fix that mistake,” Folau said in the video. “First and foremost I am hoping … Continue reading

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The Currency Lad: RC Threatens To Prosecute Furnished Room

Theatre of accountability at its finest today with Lawyer X Royal Commissioner Margaret McMurdo warning Victoria Police it could be charged with a criminal offence for refusing to produce evidence. The whole point of a royal commission, of course, is … Continue reading

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Tim Andrews on donating to Israel Falou

It was not my original intention to donate to this. After all, I generally believe that an employment contract can be terminated at will by either party, if the agreed terms are followed. However, upon reflection several things have made … Continue reading

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The Currency Lad: Jane Fonda Meets Leo Wanker

Body Hack documentary-maker Todd Sampson appeared on The Project last night to promote the latest instalment in a series that has purported to examine how humanity – really, Sampson himself – copes in trying places and situations. The newest episode … Continue reading

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