Category Archives: Politics

We are in a moment of reprieve

I finally got to listen to PDT’s whole speech and it was spellbinding. Mark Steyn and Tucker Carlson both watched it and both have had the same reaction. Who else today can give a speech that lasts an hour and … Continue reading

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This is a beat up

This morning there were breathless reports in the Australian that Victorian Treasurer  Tim Pallas  has shares in Transurban. For non-Victorians Transurban is the company that owns the CityLink road network and earns lots of toll revenue. It has just got a … Continue reading

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How’s That Russia Collusion Thingy Going?

Remember how Trump apparently colluded with the ‘Russians’ to rig the 2016 US Presidential election – and how he is being ‘investigated’ for this apparent crime? It’s ok, I almost forgot too. Of course, none of Muller’s Russia ‘investigation’ has … Continue reading

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Keep calm and carry on

I want to put in a good word for Waleed Aly. Two interrelated things. First I think Janet Albrechtsen was a bit harsh yesterday. Waleed Aly exposed himself as a hypocrite. In the past, Aly has seemingly ducked for cover … Continue reading

Posted in Libertarians don't live by argument alone, National Security, Politics, Rule of law, Terrorism, Tough on Crime, tough on criminals | 222 Comments

What about Recall Elections in Australia?

At the time of writing over 1.2 million people have signed a petition calling for Fraser Anning to be expelled from the Parliament. As it turns – apart from an actual election – there is no mechanism to make that … Continue reading

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Quality not quantity

My good friend David Leyonhjelm had an op-ed in the AFR on Friday (reproduced below) where he makes the argument that Australia should have good quality migrants. This is one of the areas where I disagree with LDP policy – … Continue reading

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Jane! Jane! Jane!

The magnificent Jane Hume eating Julian Burnside alive on national television. [email protected]: I belong to a men-only club, I’ve been a member of Melbourne Savage Club for 40 years. @SenatorHume: What have you done to promote the cause of women … Continue reading

Posted in Hypocrisy of progressives, Politics | 29 Comments

Breaking: Pell guilty!

The biggest open secret in Australian history can now be discussed.

Posted in Politics, Rule of law | 405 Comments

Our international reputation for green political stupidity continues to grow

Let me start with this suggestion: IT MUST BECOME ILLEGAL FOR ANY INDIVIDUAL OR BUSINESS PROVIDING CONTRIBUTIONS TO POLITICAL PARTIES TO BE GIVEN A GOVERNMENT SUBSIDY OF ANY KIND TO UNDERTAKE ANY FORM OF INFRASTRUCTURE CONSTRUCTION IN AUSTRALIA. Let me … Continue reading

Posted in Global warming and climate change policy, Politics | 31 Comments

George Polites RIP

One of the greatest political geniuses of Australian history has just today gone to God, aged 100. He was the representative of employers across Australia from the 1950s through until the 1980s, with his great achievement the formation of the … Continue reading

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