Category Archives: Oppressive government

It is the end of times (or something)

Two op-eds have caught my eye today. The first by Gideon Rachman of the Financial Times and reproduced in the AFR: The idea that the middle-class and the young will always be the most stalwart supporters of democracy is also … Continue reading

Posted in Cultural Issues, History, Libertarians don't live by argument alone, Oppressive government | 92 Comments

Victorian government priorities

Victorian government workers are being discouraged from using “heteronormative” terms such as “husband” and “wife” in a new guide to communicating with the LGBTI community. Instead, the workers are being schooled in adopting gender-neutral pronouns “zie” and “hir”. The Inclusive … Continue reading

Posted in Oppressive government, Tough on Crime, tough on criminals | 44 Comments

Slow news day

Do you realise that there are people out there who live in sin? As in they carry on like they are married, but are not married. Some of these people even have children out of wedlock. I suspect that you … Continue reading

Posted in Cultural Issues, Ethics and morality, Libertarians don't live by argument alone, Oppressive government | 147 Comments

Guest Post: TAKE URGENT ACTION TO REPEAL 18C!

Victory is in sight! The Joint Committee on Human Rights is investigating removing the hated s18C of the Racial Discrimination Act and restoring freedom of speech to Australia! BUT WE NEED YOUR HELP TO MAKE THIS A REALITY!  The committee … Continue reading

Posted in Freedom of speech, Guest Post, Oppressive government | 25 Comments

Apartheid doesn’t work like that

There is an op-ed in the Australian this morning that contains this curious sentence:* I object to public policy treating me as an “ethnic”. I claim all rights available to any Australian and demand no rights not available to every … Continue reading

Posted in Cultural Issues, Ethics and morality, Hypocrisy of progressives, Libertarians don't live by argument alone, Oppressive government | 68 Comments

More stupidity from the Baird government

Remember street directories? Remember flipping through them, following a blue line from page 7, Section D8 through to page 43, Section F1, and then only to have to move on to page 115, Section B9? Often, doing this while you … Continue reading

Posted in Oppressive government | 123 Comments

Dan Mitchell on economic progress under Castro

In addition to the murder and unfreedom, check out the economic record. In a column back in 2014, I noted that living standards in Cuba and Hong Kong were identical in the 1950s. But the two nations then conducted an … Continue reading

Posted in Oppressive government, Rafe | 10 Comments

The World Health Organization’s Tough Tactics Against Tobacco and E-Cigs

Posted in Hypocrisy of progressives, Liberty Clip, Oppressive government, Take Nanny down | 3 Comments

How is that slippery slope going?

Here is Vera da Costa e Silva speaking at the recent New Dehli COP7 Framework Convention on Tobacco Control conference. We are also watched by sugar and alcohol products manufacturers, who see the tobacco control movement as a precursor to … Continue reading

Posted in Hypocrisy of progressives, Oppressive government, Plain Packaging, Politics of the Left | 7 Comments

Our UN overlords have spoken

Australian politicians have given permission for people to act in xenophobic ways and have allowed for the rise of nationalist groups, the United Nations special rapporteur has said at the end of his first official visit. He also voiced support … Continue reading

Posted in National Security, Oppressive government, Politics | 39 Comments