Category Archives: Rafe

Meet Donald Trump

Recently a good friend in Tasmania sent a message urging me to read Understanding Trump by Newt Gingrich. Yesterday the book arrived and as she said it is hard to put down. Fortunately it was not my turn to cook. … Continue reading

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Roundup Nov 18

The media watchdog. The cost, supply and use of power across the states. Coal-fired power Units Planned and Under Construction. China 583, Australia 0. Trumpwatch. Pressing on with deregulation. 105 rules down. Climate. Brainwashing required to deal with global warming … Continue reading

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Roundup of Roundups

The joy of insomnia, checking out past Roundups in CIS Policy. From the Archive John O’Sullivan, ‘After Reaganism’, National Review, April 21, 1997. O’Sullivan takes conservatives to task for being too slow in matching the shifting positions of radicals who … Continue reading

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Roundup November 13

Breaking news! OMG Dan Mitchell has written a book! Support Connor Court. Buy Dan’s book! The media watchdog. The cost, supply and use of power across the states. Cheap power in Tasmania today (2.30 pm). Coal-fired power Units Planned and … Continue reading

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Spare a thought for the Canadians

This is the first impact of Trump on Canada. Old news but interesting to contemplate 12 months on. The flood of Trump-fearing American liberals sneaking across the border into Canada has intensified in the past week. Canadian border residents say … Continue reading

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A glimpse of the dark side. Sounds a bit like Canberra

An alarming journey into Hollywood leftism. I entered this gilded group as a man in transition. I identified liberal, but was quickly discovering my inner rightwing self. I’d been red pilled, and it forced my eyes open to a widely … Continue reading

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Tell us what you really think Dr Crawford

Hon. Josh Frydenberg MP 18th October 2017 Minister for the Environment & Energy PO Box 6022 House of Representatives Parliament House Canberra ACT 2600 Minister Open letter re your Monty Pythonesque electricity plan I understand you have devised an ingenious … Continue reading

Posted in Global warming and climate change policy, Rafe | 57 Comments

David Leyonhjelm: Discrimination and the Government

Next month a strong ‘yes’ result from the postal survey will be announced, a private members bill supported by the Government will be put forward, the bill will pass and same sex couples will be marrying before Christmas (and divorcing … Continue reading

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Roundup Oct 21

The cost, supply and use of power across the states. Coal-fired power Units Planned and Under Construction. China 583, Australia 0. Don Aitkin on the Clayton’s energy policy. Hot off Jo Nova’s press, the games the Bureau of Meteorology plays … Continue reading

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What happened to good policy in the ALP?

Sharing some fugitive thoughts before starting the seriously nerdish business of the day and the Roundup Oct 21. Update, something I couldn’t find this morning, the press cuttings attacking the New Right in the 1980s. Remember the time when Hawke … Continue reading

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