Category Archives: Taking out the trash

Get Up being extra grubby

Posted in 2019 election, Taking out the trash | 6 Comments

Picking fights

The ALP and their fellow travellers are picking a lot of fights. Retirees. Mortgage brokers. Taxpayers. Easter worshippers. Christians. That is from the Australian Political Debate page on Facebook. Really? Not smart. Not necessary. The faithful should be left alone … Continue reading

Posted in 2019 election, Hypocrisy of progressives, Libertarians don't live by argument alone, Politics of the Left, Taking out the trash | 47 Comments

“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 | 17 Comments

What they said: Academic Freedom edition

Report of the Independent Review of Freedom of Speech in Australian Higher Education Providers: Agreements were accessed for 38 universities. Agreements for Bond University, Torrens University Australia and the University of Divinity could not be located. Thirty six of those agreements make explicit reference … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Taking out the trash | 6 Comments

How much?

So Bill shorten has been refusing to outline the cost of his global warming climate change policy. This incident gave rise to this fascinating twitter exchange: Cats will remember that we covered the infamous Treasury modelling at length at the … Continue reading

Posted in 2019 election, Global warming and climate change policy, Taking out the trash | 38 Comments

Negative gearing policy cover up

Here is an interesting story from the AFR: Labor has deleted substantial detail on its negative gearing and capital gains tax policies from its housing policy website. On Tuesday Labor’s website has just over 10 paragraphs explaining the policies whereas less than a … Continue reading

Posted in 2019 election, Taking out the trash, Taxation | 7 Comments

Labor is coming for your tax refund

This morning Bill Shorten said something interesting (emphasis added): Bill Shorten has attacked the ability of wealthy people to claim a tax deduction for their accountancy fees. … Mr Shorten singled out deducting accounting fees as “one of the rorts we … Continue reading

Posted in 2019 election, Taking out the trash, Taxation | 76 Comments

Bowen fluffs the numbers. Again.

Recall my recent comments about ALP soon-to-be-Treasurer Chris Bowen: Everyone speaks very highly of Chris Bowen and I’m sure he means well and is a nice guy and all. But there is a track record here. This is the man … Continue reading

Posted in 2019 election, Taking out the trash | 27 Comments

Government to be subsidising Porsches

Here I was thinking that I has bought my last car and wouldn’t be in the market for another car. But no. Bill Shorten is promising to subsidise Australians into luxury cars. “How long does it take to charge it … Continue reading

Posted in 2019 election, Economics on the left, Politics of the Left, Taking out the trash | 78 Comments

Tony Abbott is a volunteer firefighter

Posted in 2019 election, Global warming and climate change policy, Taking out the trash | 37 Comments