Category Archives: Oppressive government

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

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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

Taxpayer funded UN conference bans journalists

Update I: Update II: More at Menzies House: But that’s not all – the FCTC then started blocking journalists on Twitter. Not content with refusing them access to the negotiations, they are now engaging on a vicious campaign of blocking … Continue reading

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18c is not a human rights issue

The important thing to understand about human rights is that they exist to protect individuals from the State. Not other individuals. 18c isn’t an instrument to protect individuals from being persecuted by the State – it exists to govern relationships … Continue reading

Posted in Freedom of speech, Hypocrisy of progressives, Oppressive government | 30 Comments