Category Archives: Shut it down. Fire them all.

UNexit

Scott Morrison gave an interesting speech to the Lowy Institute last night.  I particularly enjoyed this comment: Only a national government, especially one accountable through the ballot box and the rule of law, can define its national interests. We can … Continue reading

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C.L. : The cruel and creepy ABC

This morning: View post on imgur.com January:

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The UN and democracy

Jennifer Oriel has a great piece today at the Australian. Silence is golden if you are the UN and climate change is your meal ticket. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has punished nonconformists ahead of the climate summit in New York … Continue reading

Posted in Global warming and climate change policy, Hypocrisy of progressives, Shut it down. Fire them all. | 40 Comments

C.L. : Tim Flannery names Andrew Bolt and Alan Jones as anti-child ‘predators’

A “furious” Tim Flannery has a column at ABC Online this morning whose stated purpose is to ‘change the language’ in relation to “denialists,” such that henceforth they be regarded as akin to, and be associated with, child abusers. The gloves … Continue reading

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ABC delenda est

Gideon Rozner has a magnificent op-ed in the Australian today (ungated version here). Media Watch is everything that is wrong with the ABC, squeezed into 15 insufferable minutes. Smug, elitist and, above all, awash with the misguided idea that commercial media … Continue reading

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Some good news about the NBN

The NBN debacle will be dwarfed by the submarine project. The total cost of the project is budgeted for $50bn with an extra $5bn-$6bn allocated for weapons. The first sub won’t be battle-ready until 2034 after which ­Defence expects to … Continue reading

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Scomo in Cloncurry and the National Water Grid

At 6.15 Alan Jones was on the line to Scott Morrison in Cloncurry on the topic of water that is lost or wasted for want of dams and sensible allocation of water rights. Apparently the answer is a national water … Continue reading

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A late call on the Ramsay Centre

Forwarded from a retired Anthropologist who gets mail sent out from the Anthrops at the Uni of Sydney. This is not him speaking but one of the anti Ramsay staff. Dear folks, If you are in Sydney, you are welcome … Continue reading

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“Do you see the impression it causes?”

That was a question posed by Virginia Trioli of @TheirABC this morning to Scott Morrison. This is in relation to a water buy-back that is causing some kerfuffle. The correct answer is: No. What impression, precisely, does it cause? Explain to … Continue reading

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ALP will be taxing your Nana

I have an op-ed in the AFR this morning on the proposed policy to end fulling paying out excess franking credits. Some 6.1 per cent of taxpayers appear to earn excess franking credits – less than the 8 per cent … Continue reading

Posted in Economics and economy, Shut it down. Fire them all., Taking out the trash, Taxation | 54 Comments