Category Archives: Guest Post

Guest Post: Terry Barnes Nanny NHMRC stacking the deck on drinking guidelines?

The National Health and Medical Research Council does loads of stuff.  Some useful, some not. One bit of stuff it’s doing is reviewing its 2009 Alcohol Guidelines, the advice it sponsors about booze: how much can you drink, what constitutes … Continue reading

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Bob Day – A message from Tim Andrews

Yesterday afternoon we learned the devastating news that Bob Day is facing potential bankruptcy due to circumstances outside of his control. Bob Day has been more than a campaigner for sound public policy. He is someone who has sacrificed himself in dedicating … Continue reading

Posted in Australian Story, Federal Politics, Guest Post, Market Economy | 25 Comments

David Leyonhjelm on growth and productivity

Op ed in The Fin last Friday. When the new Reserve Bank Governor testified before a parliamentary committee recently, some Labor politicians who love big-spending saw an opportunity. They quizzed him on the global failure of low interest rates to … Continue reading

Posted in Budget, Economics and economy, Finance, Guest Post, Wasteful Spending | 17 Comments

David Leyonhjelm on taxation

Speaking in the House.

Posted in Guest Post, Taxation | 7 Comments

Guest Post: Terry Barnes Harm reduction: is Nanny losing the initiative?

This week has been a good and bad week for the harm reduction cause. First the bad.  UK Health secretary Jeremy Hunt declared war on the course which is the greatest delight of all meals: pudding.  Mr Hunt has listened … Continue reading

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Guest Post: John Comnenus Trump important for western civilisation

I was dismayed after watching Greg Sheridan on Monday night’s Bolt Report. How could a ‘Foreign Policy’ expert be so blind to the enormous risks of a Clinton Presidency? Then I read The very dangerous counsel of Lucius Quinctius Cincinnatus … Continue reading

Posted in American politics, Guest Post | 85 Comments

Guest Post: Arky The Trumping of the Shrews

What is it about Donald J. Trump that makes so many commenters here at the Cat lose it? Engaging and usually witty persons who become ensnared in a cycle of declarations on the topics of vulgarity, crassness and forecasts of … Continue reading

Posted in American politics, Guest Post | 92 Comments

David Leyonhjelm on superannuation

The Government has pulled a swiftie on superannuation. In the May budget it proposed to increase tax on super by nearly $3 billion by 2020. Labor sniped at some design features but offered no real opposition and proposed its own … Continue reading

Posted in Federal Politics, Finance, Guest Post, Taxation | 58 Comments

Guest Post: Robert Carruthers – Some bad ideas never die

Invective against Trump makes clear how easy it is to take something out of context, twist it and give it another meaning. Trump may be a blowhard braggart who is temperamentally unsuited to be President. But I’ve seen nothing to … Continue reading

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David Leyonhjelm guest post on free speech

I recently lodged a complaint under Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act in response to an article written by the journalist Mark Kenny. What he wrote was unlawful under that section. My objective, in lodging the complaint, was to … Continue reading

Posted in Cultural Issues, Federal Politics, Freedom of speech, Guest Post, Politics of the Left, Rafe | 35 Comments