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TAKE URGENT ACTION TO SUPPORT FREE SPEECH: CONTACT THE MINISTER TODAY!

Victorian Police have just announced that they will charge Canadian speaker Lauren Southern a staggering $68,000 after violent thugs threatened to protest her talk in Melbourne. That’s right: A law-abiding speaker giving a legal speech is being charged because of threats by … Continue reading

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David Bidstrup: The clinking sound as the penny drops for AEMO

The clinking sound we heard this morning was the penny dropping for AEMO. They admit that coal is “the cheapest power option”, (Australian July 17 2018). As the young folk would say, Duh!!!! It is amazing that they can come … Continue reading

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Stephen Cable: Pining for the imaginary man

I was reading the Weekend Australian last Saturday and came across an article in the magazine supplement about the former US President, Barack Obama. The article was titled ‘Disappearing Act’ by Gabriel Debenedetti, which originally appeared in the New York … Continue reading

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David Bidstrup: The dickhead factor

Anyone who has been around in the real world for some time knows that there is a proportion of the population who are dickheads. They embody everything that is dangerous to the rest of us and are a real-life manifestation … Continue reading

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Jeff Stier: When environmentalists oppose science

In the era of self-driving cars, big data and increasingly sophisticated bio-medical advances, the age-old question of how regulation can keep up with technology is more relevant than ever. Scientific advances touch every aspect our lives, often in ways we … Continue reading

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David Bidstrup: Gaming the system

An article in “The Australian” (July 2 2018), reported on power price rises due to “gaming the system”. Earlier this year I did an analysis of SA wholesale prices for January 2018 to look at price changes on 3 of … Continue reading

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David Leyonhjelm on the right to protect ourselves

We have become a nation of defenceless victims. In legal terms, Australians have a right of self-defence. But we are denied the practical means to exercise that basic right. Australia’s ban on practical non-lethal means of defence such as pepper … Continue reading

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David Leyonhjelm on why legal marijuana makes sense

Those who have seen my aging visage but are not familiar with my libertarian principles may be shocked to learn that I am an enthusiastic supporter of legal recreational cannabis. This is not because I am an enthusiastic toker, although … Continue reading

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David Leyonhjelm guest post on the tax cuts.

David Leyonhjelm on the tax cuts. Marginally better than nothing.

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Peter O’Brien: Frydenberg again

Here’s Frydenberg at it again: And in the words of the AMEC, you only get offered a discount from the energy company when you threaten to leave to go to another one. That’s effectively a loyalty tax that’s being imposed … Continue reading

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