Category Archives: Rafe

Rafe’s Roundup 25 April

ANZAC DAY SPECIAL. REMEMBERING OUR HEROES. Add suggestions in comments and on the Facebook page. News, sport and weather. Not much happening this week. HELP WANTED. Applications are invited for the position of Electorate Liaison Officer, as part of the … Continue reading

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Rafe’s Roundup 18 April

World news. Demons on fire and Parramatta show some form. What is going on here? And here – a “new race” discovered in Canada under the Constitution. 2014 Milton Friedman Prizewinner. Leszek Balcerowicz, former Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister … Continue reading

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Rafe’s Roundup 28 March

World news. Tulip Fanciers Trodden into Turf. Dutch courage? Records. Cuviers beaked whale breaks the deep diving record. Late addition. Could be filed under Art. Humour provided by Barry Williams. Local. The PM talks to one of the old press … Continue reading

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Thought Brokers event: Speaking out in an intellectual ghetto

Speaking out in an intellectual ghetto The legacy of Helen Hughes and the future of indigenous affairs in Australia The Hon Alan Tudge MP in conversation with Kerryn Pholi Tuesday 1 April 2014 Indigenous affairs in Australia has been divided … Continue reading

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David Leyonhjelm on welfare for the states

David’s op. ed. The Financial Review Most Australians support some degree of welfare for the needy, where a taxpayer effectively transfers money to a non-taxpayer. But many do not realise there is a bizarre welfare system sitting on top of … Continue reading

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Rafe’s Roundup 14 March

Breaking news. This morning I am having coffee with the Thought Brokers. Who are the Thought Brokers? Leonie Phillips and Parnell Palme McGuinness. World News. Interesting moves in China. The most interesting messages are reserved for China’s political and business … Continue reading

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Rafe’s Roundup March 7

Late extra. On the land, a thoughtful piece by Don Aitkin on the drought and the problems that farmers create for themselves. Also the problems created by past State policies like closer settlement and the soldier settlement schemes that resulted … Continue reading

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David Leyonhjelm: Offence is taken, not given

This appeared as an op ed in The Financial Review, possibly on 22 Feb, David sent it to me weeks in advance, to hold for the 22nd and that date slipped by while I was looking the other way. Nobody … Continue reading

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Invitation to Graham Richardson

On Monday Graham Richardson and Andrew Bolt appear as “the Big Guns” on Ben Fordham’s afternoon show on the Power Wireless. Last Monday I phoned up to talk to Graham and invite him to visit Tasmania to see how things … Continue reading

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Rafe’s Roundup Feb 8

Breaking news. From the Demons. Sport. What a pack of bums! World News. A new low in the career of La Tingle. Not really world news, just the kind of thing that is happening all over the world. Posts of … Continue reading

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