Category Archives: Shut it down. Fire them all.

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

Posted in Guest Post, Oppressive government, Shut it down. Fire them all. | 22 Comments

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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It’s not Red who is racist – it’s the ABC

This morning Red Symons offered an apology for last week’s ABC beat up. On his program this morning Mr Symons apologised, saying he was wrong in the way he conducted the interview and that it is “not who I am”. … Continue reading

Posted in Australian Story, Shut it down. Fire them all. | 38 Comments

ABC beat-up

Yes, I know. Another beat up at the ABC. Red Symons is a 1970s rock star – he is also an ABC radio host on Melbourne radio. His style is irreverent but he always gets to make thoughtful points. There … Continue reading

Posted in Politics of the Left, Shut it down. Fire them all. | 66 Comments

What’s missing?

Here is a screen shot from the ABCs Media Watch program website. So what do you notice? The very last story is one where the ABC beat up a story posted by our good friend Roger Franklin. Then there is … Continue reading

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Media Watch fudges

In most countries the government agency that is responsible for monitoring and intimidating journalists is attached to the secret police. Here in Australia that government agency is the ABC’s Media Watch. Last night for the first time I can remember … Continue reading

Posted in Media, Shut it down. Fire them all. | 70 Comments