Category Archives: Rafe

David Leyonhjelm on the Reserve Bank

During the Global Financial Crisis there was a splash of taxpayer’s funds bigger than school halls, pink batts and $900 cheques combined. But it was a cash splash that no one knows about, because it was done by a part … Continue reading

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How climate science went wrong

An exercise in joining the dots to identify some of the factors which combined to deliver the debacle of mainstream climate science. The “dots” in this picture are: ​Jacques Barzun’s extended commentary on education; the radicalization of the student “generation … Continue reading

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Guest: Michael James on Brexit, What Now?

The sudden appointment of Theresa May as leader of Britain’s Conservative Party and Prime Minister has abruptly ended the brief period of shock, disbelief and paralysis following the European Union referendum. In those two weeks it has finally sunk in … Continue reading

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Guest post: David Leyonhjelm on the media

A strange thing happened during the election campaign. My phone stopped ringing. For some reason, many of the political journalists who have been in regular contact with me over the last two years decided my opinion would not be required … Continue reading

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Roundup 4 July. A distraction from the election

RIP alarming consensus on human-induced warming. 240 papers in 2016 alone dispute the “consensus”. The Hendo media watch from Friday in case you missed it. Valuable children’s books. Ghosts along the Mississippi River. Haunting images of the Old South. Believe … Continue reading

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Climate Realists How to Vote Card

Vote One Mary Lou Carter in Reid! From Jim Simpson and Mike Elliott of the Climate Realists of Five Dock For those who have been patiently waiting for our proposed How To Vote (HTV) Card website for the coming election … Continue reading

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David Leyonhjelm guest post on Middle Class Welfare

Robbing Peter to Pay Middle-Class Paul There is no government today that restricts itself to the provision of law and order, justice, and national defence. We have all become accustomed to the state providing an array of services. Some of … Continue reading

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Tinta for PM!

Breaking news, one of our more gorgeous threadsters, Tinta is the candidate for the Family First party in Reid, Drummoyne to Parramatta.

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David Leyonhjelm on political correctness. Guest post

When I released a video containing my National Apology to Taxpayers this week, the indignation it caused in some quarters was entirely predictable. It always amuses me when people claim something I have said or done is ‘inappropriate’ or politically … Continue reading

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David Leyonhjelm guest post. Coalition losing its base

Would the last liberal in the Liberal Party please turn off the lights? Waves of memberships, donations and pledges of support from people who have traditionally supported the Liberals are flowing into parties that support liberal values. We’ve certainly benefited … Continue reading

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