Category Archives: Guest Post

Peter O’Brien on Morrison and bullying

Scott Morison has some good qualities and he’s a country mile better than his predecessor but, you’ve got to admit it, essentially he’s a dunce. You may remember that his ascension to the top job was marred by accusations from … Continue reading

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David Leyonhjelm guest post on the Murray Darling Basin

The Millennium Drought at the turn of this century led some to conclude that drought was the new normal and the environment was facing catastrophe. They were wrong; it was the worst drought for a century, but it ended with … Continue reading

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David Bidstrup: If one problem is too hard to solve try another one

Back in the 1970’s the big climate scare was the “impending ice age”. Temperatures had fallen since the 1930’s and Arctic sea ice was in abundance. All the “scientists” and the “scientific bodies” agreed that we would freeze. There was … Continue reading

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Justinian The Great: Pill Testing: What is Ross On?

Ross Fitzgerald had a completely vacuous opinion piece yesterday in The Australian advocating pill testing at music and other festivals where drug use is widespread. I say advocating deliberately because it certainly wasn’t a reasoned argument. Full of platitudes and … Continue reading

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Peter O’Brien on Brexit

I am a ‘republican’, by which I mean I would prefer to see the British Monarch removed from our Constitution and his/her role taken by a President appointed by Parliament.  In other words, the Governor General would then become our … Continue reading

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David Bidstrup: “What’s it like there Chips?”, “Hot mate, hot”.

Some people will remember Chips Rafferty, (John William Pilbean Goffage, born Broken Hill 1909, died Sydney 1971), the iconic “Australian” long before Paul Hogan assumed the mantle. In the late 1950’s he made a commercial for “Pope” refrigerators set in … Continue reading

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Muddy – Catictihog Day.

Oh alright, let’s do this Catictionary thing again… Since the last plaintive plea for participation, I’ve managed to scoop from the Catallaxy soup: Snarxixism and Snarxixist from Mr. Rusty, Patriarchybearpig from thefrollickingmole, Jesbian courtesy of Dr. Fred Lenin, Bimbocracy by … Continue reading

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David Leyonhjelm on Inequality

Every morning when we look in the bathroom mirror we are reminded that life is not fair or equal. If I was a proselytiser for equality I would demand the bloke who sits behind me in the Senate give up … Continue reading

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David Bidstrup. More doom and gloom and we are paying for it

Climate change has reached fever pitch again with more doom and gloom being shouted at us each day. Two articles appeared in papers I read this morning [a day or two ago]. “The Australian” proclaimed “Climate lowdown warns of no … Continue reading

Posted in Global warming and climate change policy, Guest Post, Uncategorized | 20 Comments

David Leyonhjelm. Budget cuts? You must be kidding!

If the Government’s financial statements were subject to the same rules as a private company, Treasurer Frydenberg and Finance Minister Cormann would be at risk of going to jail. They are the Commonwealth Government’s version of the dodgy brothers. Their … Continue reading

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