Category Archives: State Politics

Victorian election 2018

Posted in Open Forum, State Politics | 1 Comment

Victorian government defies Victoria Police

The Herald Sun again: LABOR MPs who used taxpayers’ money to part-pay for election campaign staff are refusing to co-operate with the police investigation into the rort. … But a Labor figure last night confirmed that MPs and former members … Continue reading

Posted in State Politics, Tough on Crime, tough on criminals | 56 Comments

Queensland Election Forum

Posted in Elections, State Politics | 357 Comments

Daniel – you have one job: Protect life, limb, and property.  

I’m happy to accept that the optimal level of crime is not zero. I’m also happy to accept that we can’t live zero-risk lives. Furthermore there is a price to be paid for living with a very large number of … Continue reading

Posted in State Politics, Terrorism, Tough on Crime, tough on criminals | 77 Comments

How’s That Landslide Going?

While everyone in the mainstream media was falling over themselves to congratulate WA Labor on its landslide election victory, TMR noticed that things weren’t quite going to plan in the upper house: The media’s ‘analysis’ of WA Labor’s victory in … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Paul Farmer Scrap the GST formula

The Commonwealth Grants Commission should scrap the current formula of redistribution for the GST as it destructive to a long term successful Federal system. It is not only perverse that WA isn’t getting its per capita share but it is … Continue reading

Posted in State Politics, Taxation | 41 Comments

Greedy politician comes undone

Last September, as his proposed $5 per tonne iron ore tax enjoyed healthy popular support, a confident WA Nationals leader Brendon Grylls sat down with representatives from the big end of the mining sector and told them he was ready … Continue reading

Posted in Mining Tax, State Politics | 93 Comments

Ruining Melbourne

I’ve been meaning to write this since before Christmas but now on the way back from Copenhagen I think of it as more urgent than ever yet feel a despondency about whether anything can be done to head off this … Continue reading

Posted in State Politics | 48 Comments

From the NSW Hansard: Peter Phelps on greyhound racing

The Hon. Dr PETER PHELPS (17:43): When we arrive in this place as parliamentarians we always hope that we will be able to promote good policy which is also good politics. Occasionally we have to promote good policy which is … Continue reading

Posted in State Politics, Take Nanny down | 93 Comments

David Leyonhjelm guest post. Privatise hospitals

Imagine if a libertarian like me had his way with health policy and nobody died. It would be a disaster. Not for the public, but for the thousands of public servants and lobbyists who would be out of a job. … Continue reading

Posted in Economics and economy, Guest Post, Shut it down. Fire them all., State Politics, Take Nanny down | 33 Comments