Category Archives: Guest Post

Peter O’Brien: Response to Frydenberg

Josh Frydenberg is quoted in The Australian as saying, inter alia, … policy paralysis over a decade-and-a-half of Australian governments has led to less investment in the sector.  What planet is he living on?  Far from ‘paralysis’ there has been … Continue reading

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Peter O’Brien: Men Need To Change Their Behaviour

Yesterday, Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews put out this tweet in response to an, admittedly tactlessly worded, warning from Vic Police that everyone, particularly young women, should be mindful of their personal security when walking alone at night: So our message … Continue reading

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David Leyonhjelm on the Senate crossbench

Some people like to describe the current Senate as musical chairs. It’s true there is considerable movement between seats, but the music hasn’t stopped and nobody is missing out on somewhere to sit. We need a better analogy. I wonder … Continue reading

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Peter O’Brien: Longman and Braddon

Having squandered one significant policy differentiator against Labor, in totally screwing up the energy cost and reliability debate, is it possible that the Coalition might have the intestinal fortitude to harness their one remaining and unarguable advantage in campaigning in … Continue reading

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David Leyonhjelm on libertarianism and optimism

When I became the first overt libertarian to be elected to the Australian Senate in 2013, I thought I would use my maiden speech to try and sum up my world view. In this speech, I outlined why I believe … Continue reading

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Peter O’Brien: Offensive Symbology

Recently I postulated that Gen Angus Campbell might, on retirement from imposing gender quotas on our Defence Force, have a role in cleansing football codes of unacceptable symbology along the lines of his similar push within the Defence Force. The … Continue reading

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Peter O’Brien: Kill CAGW starting now

The much vaunted NEG is in the news again today thanks to a Newspoll that shows voters trust Labor more than the Coalition to lower power prices and deliver reliability.  Admittedly the numbers are close but if the Coalition cannot … Continue reading

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John Comnenus: ‘the banality of evil’

Cardinal von Galen warned his German parishioners about the evils of the Nazi dictatorship and the laws that had created that evil. Von Galen warned his parishioners via his sermons which were read throughout southern Germany by his priests, a … Continue reading

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A message from the Australian Environment Foundation

James Cook University (JCU) has sacked Peter Ridd, who until then held a chair in geology at JCU.  He remains a highly valued AEF Director and Scientific Adviser. Peter is determined to fight his termination in court—along with the ‘final censure’ that … Continue reading

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Fred Roeder and Bill Wirtz: Who Needs the WHO? Not the World’s Poor

The World Health Organization is a large and antiquated United Nations body that is expensive unnecessary and counterproductive to its own cause of “public health.” It’s time to take the appropriate measures and defund it. The WHO and Ebola: an … Continue reading

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