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From the Heart of Green-Land

If I could do my David Attenborough voice, I would, but … Deep in the heart of inner city Luvie Land, Glebe, in the electorate of Sydney (Tania Plibersek – ALP) and Balmain (Jamie Parker – Greens) comes this ditty … Continue reading

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Fans say cheap solar is inevitable but give us a subsidy anyway

While claiming it is not a prelude to a carbon tax,  Greg Hunt has approved the release of the Clean Energy Regulators “Safeguard mechanism”. This sets limits, initially very easy to meet, on firms’ carbon dioxide emission levels with the … Continue reading

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The Narcissism of the Rent Seeker

You got to love it.  Doctors are the medical industry.  Supermarkets are the food industry.  And now, authors are the publishing and book industry.  Or at least Australian authors.  Modest aren’t they. In another spray at the proposed recommendation of … Continue reading

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Growing the economy

Bill Shorten is suffering the unicorn disease big-time, he is not even bothering with establishing a plausible segue between points. He is asked a question on the economy, look over there – health and education; He is asked a question … Continue reading

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Is this right? REST does it again.

As we read today about one of the super funds going into life insurance – does this really surprise anyone? – here is a cautionary tale. The retail industry fund – REST – which is controlled by the Shoppies (SDA) … Continue reading

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Defaming drunken sailors

It’s all very well saying that Labor is spending like drunken sailors, but we have made the point before: this defames drunken sailors who are spending their own money. Or to quote George Best: “I spent a lot of money … Continue reading

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Is this what goes on at Australian Universities?

I have not been to University for a long time – longer than I care to disclose.  But I do read about the PC insanity going on in the US.  From safe spaces to trigger warnings to check your privilege. … Continue reading

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Policy to Protect Vulnerable Workers

I was reading this document the other day – it must be from Labor or the Greens. But, no, it is Liberal (Coalition) Policy and it is truly alarming.  Talk about buying into the IR club, refusing to acknowledge the … Continue reading

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Stop the rort: negative gearing with a side of TA

This is a bit rich, surely.  Say you work in the private sector and you have to travel to another city a great deal of the time to work there. You decide to buy a unit because it is more … Continue reading

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Parliamentary privilege

Following the raid by the AFP of some Labor candidates (including Stephen Conroy), Labor has claimed parliamentary privilege in having some photographs destroyed and evidence locked with the Clerk of the Senate, Rosemary Laing. But I fail to see how such … Continue reading

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