Category Archives: Politics

The voice of reason

Laura Jayes has an excellent op-ed in the Daily Telegraph: People nodding along with the broader sentiments are sick of being branded racists for wanting to have a discussion on it. Australians aren’t racist, they just want to hear their … Continue reading

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She’s a witch. Burn her II

Andrew Bolt points out that the Basic Instinct story has changed. Yesterday: “It is alleged that you and [a staff member] attended Mr Jason Clare’s office at Parliament. Mr Clare was sitting on the floor playing with his son. [The … Continue reading

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She’s a witch. Burn her.

Like half the country I have been reading stories about Emma Husar day after day, after day, after day … Some of the stories are scandalous. She bought toilet paper. She brought her dog to work. A staffer picked up … Continue reading

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Rule of law or majoritarianism

So we propagandise ourselves all the time. One powerful piece of propaganda is that we live under the rule of law and not the rule of men.* Sometimes, however, that argument becomes somewhat threadbare.  Take the case of Trump v … Continue reading

Posted in Philosophy, Politics | 23 Comments

We’re from the government and we’re here to pick your pockets

From a Government’s perspective, there are only two things they want: your votes and your money. The rest is just rhetoric to get you to vote for them and to make sure you pay every last cent of your tax … Continue reading

Posted in Politics, Taxation | 14 Comments

Charles Krauthammer 1950 – 2018

The great Charles Krauthammer has passed away after revealing last week that he had cancer and just weeks to live. Irwin Stelzer has an obituary at the WSJ. Charles Krauthammer, who died Thursday at about 5 p.m. ET, announced his impending … Continue reading

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What they said: Believe everything you’re told edition

This is not about free speech, not about the freedom of the press, nor about legitimate journalism, and not about political correctness. Judge Heather Norton Professor Ridd’s academic freedom is not and has never been at issue and is not … Continue reading

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How the Libs can win where Labor will never follow

There are certain political observers who would have seen Labor elected in 2016 to teach the Libs a lesson, but I have to say the thought still terrifies me. There are then those in the Coalition who believe that their … Continue reading

Posted in Federal Politics, Politics | 98 Comments

Another goner

The High Court has ruled against Kay Gallagher. Labor senator Katy Gallagher has been thrown out of politics after the High Court found she was ineligible to sit in parliament. The full bench of the High Court has ruled the … Continue reading

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Pesky things, facts

Two articles have caught my eye this weekend. The first by now ABC employee Laura Tingle talking about pre-election budgets: In 2010, newly installed prime minister Julia Gillard was desperately trying to show her responsible fiscal credentials amid the controversy … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Hypocrisy of progressives, Politics | 45 Comments