Category Archives: Oppressive government

Busybodies and hypocrites

Here is Graham Richardson preaching about the need for good health policy: Probably no product in the world that has managed to penetrate more countries and cultures than Coca-Cola. Its billboard advertisements can be seen in Europe, Africa, Asia, the … Continue reading

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‘How to torture data to justify public policy’ Burning Issues – 7 December 2017

Come and enjoy a burger, mulled wine and a discussion with Sinclair Davidson. DELICIOUS BURGERS • FREE MULLED WINE & BEERS • GUEST SPEAKER Join us for a complimentary burger, a beer and some seasonal mulled wine plus a short presentation by Sinclair Davidson, Professor of Institutional … Continue reading

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Does Howard now realise the error of his ways?

John Howard sought to protect ­religious freedom by social and education policy designed to safeguard communities from the predations of the state. As a con­ser­vative, he understood that without the foundation of religious freedom, civil society falls apart. For the … Continue reading

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John Constantine: Dictated Law from Unelected Operatives

Back in the old days, the police always used to say their job was to enforce the laws made by elected officials, not make laws themselves. Now we see vicpol political operatives making submissions on gun laws, and even vicpol … Continue reading

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This should be a Liberty Quote.

Mr Frydenberg said today that it was “absurd” to accuse him of being a dual citizen given his mother arrived as a stateless person when she fled Europe after the Holocaust.  

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Chronology of Agenda 21 in Australia Part 2

PART 2: 1999 – 2017 Graham Williamson Toward the end of the 1990s, Commonwealth Environment Minister in the Howard Government, Senator Robert Hill, “announced plans for perhaps the most far-reaching changes to Federal environmental laws in twenty years”, Shades of … Continue reading

Posted in International, Oppressive government | 12 Comments

Today you lose freedom of speech, tomorrow freedom of religion …

I wonder if Vic Alhadeff appreciates the irony, or even sees a connection? Here he is advocating against free speech: The proposed changes, if passed, will send a dangerous signal that hate speech is sanctioned as a form of freedom of … Continue reading

Posted in National Security, Oppressive government, Politics | 109 Comments

Guest post David Leyonhjelm on the Greens vs One Nation

Sitting in the Senate during a late night session recently, resting my eyes and losing concentration, I wasn’t sure which Senator was speaking when I caught the following snippet: “Why are we allowing multinationals to strip our nation of its … Continue reading

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Where I agree with Richard Denniss …

Richard Denniss – chief economist at The Australia Institute – has a column at the AFR.  This time he has some comments I agree with – getting soft in the old age. There are 750,000 unemployed people in Australia, up … Continue reading

Posted in Economics and economy, Oppressive government, Taxation, Wasteful Spending | 50 Comments

Les Miz after reality finally bites

An absolutely stunning photo. The people behind the barricades are, of course, the people who put Chavez and now Maduro into power. I wonder what they now know that they didn’t know then. If you look to the government to … Continue reading

Posted in Economics on the left, Oppressive government | 47 Comments