Category Archives: Rule of law

David Levy and Sandra Peart on the problems with experts

The Queen of England famously challenged the economists to explain why they didn’t see the approach of the Global Financial Crisis. It is not clear that anyone provided an answer although the Austrians would claim that they did better than … Continue reading

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What an apt analogy

A story about the ATO and a so-called tax gap caught my eye this morning: The Australian Taxation Office is confident it can squeeze more out of corporate Australia, narrowing a gap of about 6 per cent — or $2.5 billion … Continue reading

Posted in Rule of law, Taxation | 43 Comments

Will the Victorian judiciary apologise?

Remember earlier in the year? Three Turnbull government ministers yesterday withdrew their most contentious criticisms of the Victorian judiciary’s handling of terrorism sentences but refused to apologise to the Court of Appeal, leaving open the threat of contempt charges. Ministers … Continue reading

Posted in Politics, Rule of law | 23 Comments

What a great story

From the Herald Sun: The Mordialloc-Chelsea Leader reported, beside tales of stolen purses and the like, that three men with iron bars “attempted to hijack” a late-model Commodore in a Bonbeach reserve on Sunday evening, June 4. “One man opened … Continue reading

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What is Laurie Oakes up to?

There is a very strange op-ed in the Herald Sun today by veteran political reporter Laurie Oakes: IN a radio interview on Wednesday, Special Minister of State Scott Ryan was asked about the idea of rounding up people on ASIO’s … Continue reading

Posted in National Security, Politics, Rule of law, Terrorism, Tough on Crime, tough on criminals | 126 Comments

The Government overturns the rule of law to back the ATO vs multinationals

Senator Leyonhjelm. The Multinational Tax Avoidance debate is multi-faceted. In this video, I discuss how the ATO is trying to prevent multinationals from having access to the courts for 12 months, which is a gross violation of the rule of … Continue reading

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For example …

Greens leader Richard Di Natale has praised new ACTU secretary Sally McManus for saying that she does not have a problem with unions and workers breaking “unjust” laws, saying brave people have a duty to stand up against laws that … Continue reading

Posted in Australian Story, Economics and economy, Hypocrisy of progressives, Rule of law | 28 Comments

Because obeying the law is for the little people …

Posted in Rule of law, Tough on Crime, tough on criminals, Unions | 51 Comments

Derryn Hinch on civil disobedience

There is a very good profile of Derryn Hinch in the Weekend Australian. This is the most important point in article: Surely you are allowed to break bad laws so long as you take the consequences and I’ve never dodged … Continue reading

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Two fairy tales in one weekend

Who says a benign deity does not exist? Footsgray/Western Bulldogs break a drought from 1954 and the lovable Sharkies get up for the first time since they started in 1967 after four grand finals (one drawn and lost in replay). … Continue reading

Posted in Australian Story, Cultural Issues, Rafe, Rule of law | 28 Comments