Category Archives: Take Nanny down

Guest: Michael James on Brexit, What Now?

The sudden appointment of Theresa May as leader of Britain’s Conservative Party and Prime Minister has abruptly ended the brief period of shock, disbelief and paralysis following the European Union referendum. In those two weeks it has finally sunk in … Continue reading

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David Leyonhjelm guest post on Middle Class Welfare

Robbing Peter to Pay Middle-Class Paul There is no government today that restricts itself to the provision of law and order, justice, and national defence. We have all become accustomed to the state providing an array of services. Some of … Continue reading

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Cross Post: Marcus – Aldi Bad, BWS Good

The latest WA liquor licensing fiasco surrounding retailer Aldi provides yet another example of ill-conceived and wasteful government intervention. This time, the main argument is that Aldi wants to sell its liquor too cheaply. No, I’m not joking: Aldi’s plans to sell alcohol … Continue reading

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Trevor Burrus: The public health menace

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David Leyonhjelm on political correctness. Guest post

When I released a video containing my National Apology to Taxpayers this week, the indignation it caused in some quarters was entirely predictable. It always amuses me when people claim something I have said or done is ‘inappropriate’ or politically … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Terry Barnes – Regulating e-cigarettes: read all about it!

Professor Emeritus Simon Chapman is a curious chap. Having signed aboard a team of academics commissioned at considerable cost by the federal government to review the regulation of e-cigarettes and related policy, and co-author of a related discussion paper circulated … Continue reading

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David Leyonhjelm guest post. The Nanny State

The Senate Nanny State Inquiry, which I chaired, has ended due to the election. Its seven short reports, available on the Parliament House website, make sobering and even disturbing reading. Throughout the inquiry – during public hearings and in submissions … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Terry Barnes – One in the eye for Simon Chapman from the Royal College of Physicians

My recent Catallaxy post on the federal government’s hush-hush e-cigarette policy and regulatory review set a cat amongst a few pigeons in the public health and pro-vaping worlds. So let’s hope Simon Chapman and his team of “unbiased’ public health … Continue reading

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Bill Leak takes on the nanny state

On sale here. (HT: Blair)

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Guest Post: Terry Barnes – What is the Turnbull Government’s e-cig policy review hiding?

Last year the federal health department, on behalf of the Intergovernmental Committee on Drugs – senior bureaucrats advising federal, state and territory ministers on drug issues – commissioned a policy review on the regulation, sale and marketing of e-cigarettes with … Continue reading

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