Category Archives: Rafe

Leyonhjelm alone in the House on free speech. Guest post

From The Fin Review The free speech debate in Australia is not in good shape. In the federal Parliament, I am the only politician to consistently defend freedom of speech. It’s a lonely mission and needs to change. It is … Continue reading

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Love our CSIRO!

Out of the “You couldn’t make it up” file. The views of Simon McKeon, the recently sacked Chairman of the CSIRO. I never thought I would end up chairing a wonderful organisation like CSIRO. I’m not a trained scientist or … Continue reading

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Rafe’s Roundup March 6

Breaking news. I will be in Canberra for a short time next week and regrettably cannot stay for the regular Friday gathering of Cats, however a colleague in town will arrange for a meetup on Thursday evening. Venue to be … Continue reading

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David Leyonhjelm guest post on the Financial System Inquiry

From The Fin Review David Murray’s Financial System Inquiry wasn’t sexy when it was released in December. And amidst the debate on leadership, terrorism and the Budget, it is even less sexy now. In this environment, we need to be … Continue reading

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Rafe’s Roundup Feb 26

JUST IN Alan Moran’s Climate News. Climate madness from U.S. Representative Raúl M. Grijalva. Pictures courtesy of Barry Williams. The end of the Great Wall of China. A geyser pre-eruption. Picturesque village. Great wall of dust. Rainbow. Tyre dump. Google … Continue reading

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Rafe’s Roundup Feb 20

Spiked on line. A gong for Peter Klein, in partnership with Nicolai Foss. Peter is my Uni of Missouri friend and host on my occasional forays into the Midwest of the US. This ambitious book has a three-fold purpose. First, … Continue reading

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David Leyonhjelm guest post: Pensions are charity

From The Fin Review To my fellow mature Australians, I’d like to explain something. We are not entitled to an age pension merely because we have paid taxes all our life. Pensions are not for everyone; fundamentally they are welfare, … Continue reading

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Rafe’s Roundup 13 February

The great challenge of our time according to Christiana Figueres, the executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). This is probably the most difficult task we have ever given ourselves, which is to intentionally transform … Continue reading

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Rafe’s Roundup 31 Jan

Malnutrition in Greece. The science of inflating and deflating footballs in cold climates. Just fill the ball with warm humid indoor air, then when it temperature-equalizes with the 25°F cooler outdoor air on your AFC Championship playing field some of … Continue reading

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David Leyonhjelm guest post. We are not all Charlie

From The Fin Review. I hate to break it to you, but we are not all Charlie. The reason is simple: Charlie Hebdo was consistent in its support for freedom of speech. Its editors were not just targeted by Islamists: … Continue reading

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