Category Archives: Shut it down. Fire them all.

ASADA up to its old tricks

We have made the point that ASADA views itself above the law of the land and above the Parliament. Well there is no let up. THE Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority is fighting fresh attempts for key documents in the Essendon … Continue reading

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Allan Hird: ASADA out of control

ASADA is out of control. Let me repeat that: ASADA is out of control. In the Jessica Peris case it has shown a complete disdain for her rights and for the ASADA Act. The ASADA Act, drafted and enacted by … Continue reading

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Let’s recriminalise adultery

Couples seen in each other’s company should, in future, be required to produce their marriage certificate or sign a stat dec that they are not rooting. Tooting is still acceptable. Politicians especially should not fornicate with anyone. Making love to … Continue reading

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George Brandis on privacy and secrecy

George Brandis in his farewell speech: For more than four years, I was the minister responsible for domestic national security. That period coincided with the escalation of Islamist terrorism at home and abroad. I believe that we got national security … Continue reading

Posted in Hypocrisy of progressives, Libertarians don't live by argument alone, Oppressive government, Shut it down. Fire them all. | 19 Comments

Media will be media

So we’ve all had a giggle had the government’s misfortune at disposing of filing cabinets full of government documents. I expect there will be an investigation and several individuals will be tendering their notices and pursuing other interests and/or spending … Continue reading

Posted in Australian Story, Media, Shut it down. Fire them all. | 131 Comments

“Stay out of the United States …”

Last week I attended the London BlockChain Week. It is an industry conference (run each year) and was a very interesting combination of people providing thoughtful and provoking presentations interspersed with industry presentations on new product development. A lot of … Continue reading

Posted in Cryptoeconomics, Innovation, Market Economy, Oppressive government, Shut it down. Fire them all. | 29 Comments

John Constantine: Dictated Law from Unelected Operatives

Back in the old days, the police always used to say their job was to enforce the laws made by elected officials, not make laws themselves. Now we see vicpol political operatives making submissions on gun laws, and even vicpol … Continue reading

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The Productivity Commission on Education

The Australian has a story that caught my eye: The Productivity Commission has called for universities to shoulder more responsibility for the quality and the job fitness of their graduates and to be exposed to consumer protection laws to give … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Shut it down. Fire them all. | 9 Comments

Where Does Our Foreign Affairs Money Go?

Hot on the heels of my earlier post on the UN’s nuclear weapons ‘ban’, a lot of people have asked me how much money Australia hands over to organisations like the UN. It’s a question I’m regularly asked and very … Continue reading

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Everybody Relax: the UN Has Banned Nuclear Weapons

If you want to know how pathetic the UN truly is, look no further than its recent treaty ‘banning’ nuclear weapons. In reporting this gross waste of time, the Pravda arm of Sky News (a.k.a. skynews.com.au) proudly proclaims that 122, yes, count them, … Continue reading

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