Category Archives: Rafe

Mini-Roundup 15 May

Hot off the press. Gerard Henderson’s Media Watchdog. Update. Bill Shorten struggling with the maths of his promises. How does Labor explain the difference between $2.25 billion and its claim of $45 million? First try: Labor’s accompanying fact sheet said … Continue reading

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Rafe’s Roundup 7 May

Some things you may have wanted to know about gummy sharks but were too afraid to ask. Gummy shark is not a typical shark species and many of the sustainability concerns raised by environmental groups such as the Australian Marine … Continue reading

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Rafe’s Roundup May 2

Assorted climate pieces – warming further downgraded, American youth revolt against alarmism etc. From the “What planet…?” department. Leading Norwegian politician comes out as a climate skeptic. Culture. End of the world books. The Spectator Culture House. Jazz in the … Continue reading

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Rafe’s Roundup April 26

Roundup has been on hold since I went into hospital on Monday 13 to have my second hip replaced. The first went three years ago. All is going according to the script, I just have limited activities for a few … Continue reading

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David Leyonhjelm guest post: RET time bomb is ticking

From The AFR. You know you have a dog of a policy when the government, opposition and various minor parties agree it should be reformed, but the Greens and their cheer squad think it’s great. That policy is the Renewable … Continue reading

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Rafe’s Roundup 3 April

Waste Watch. The cost of political representation. The iceberg of climate spending. Lockheed Martin is getting into renewable energy, nuclear fusion, “sustainability” and even fish farming projects, to augment its reduced defense profits. The company plans to forge new ties … Continue reading

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David Leyonhjelm guest post: Privatisation op. ed.

It seems the more successful a policy the less popular it is. After the stagnant years of Malcolm Fraser’s Prime Ministership, successive governments abandoned protectionist industry policy, cut tax rates for companies and salary earners, deregulated industrial relations, increased skilled … Continue reading

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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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