Category Archives: Shut it down. Fire them all.

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

Posted in 2019 election, Politics of the Left, Shut it down. Fire them all., Taking out the trash | 18 Comments

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

US govt shutdowns. Answers to 15 questions

A bit of briefing on the situation in the US. All care but no responsibility taken for the quality of the information:)

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A bit tasteless really

Phillip Adams – somehow still a columnist with The Australian and presenter on ABC National Radio – sent out a tweet in the last couple of days that turned up in one of my social media threads. Simply astonishing – … Continue reading

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Another wind turbine in flames

“Trouble at mill!” specifically Windy Hill near Ravenshoe. h/t Peter Campion.

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Libertarian humour from Dan Mitchell

A selection of jokes including the not so funny activity of “policing for profit” aka asset forfeiture.

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ABC Defiant

This story in the Australian caught my eye this morning: A new row has erupted between the ABC and the government over an investigation into allegations raised by sacked managing director Michelle Guthrie as the national broadcaster prepares to face … Continue reading

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That has got to hurt

So Professor Jeffrey Sachs was on Q&A this week. Beating his own drum: No, I’m sorry, with respect, what I have helped to lead has been a massive decline of poverty on the same side as you, helping to get … Continue reading

Posted in Economics and economy, Shut it down. Fire them all. | 72 Comments