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You know you are living in a police state when

You know you are living in a police state when you get 8 months in jail and a 12 month driving ban, not for speeding, but for having a laser jammer and giving the police the finger. But don’t fret.  … Continue reading

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Sheltered Workshops

In yesterday’s Australian, Adam Creighton wrote a wonderful piece on the state of the Australian Financial Services “industry” – Time we lifted the lid on these sheltered workshops. Whilst waiting for someone to lodge a complaint against Creighton and the Oz … Continue reading

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No Dr Gigi – We Don’t Want Your Advice

Arrogance.  Thy name is Public Servant Academic.  Actually Dr Public Sector Academic. Reported today in the Daily Telegraph, High-profile academics go public to push Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to increase taxes.  Gee.  A bunch of people who would not know what … Continue reading

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Wage regulations: yet another measure undermining living standards

See saw Marjorie door Johnny shall have a new master He will earn but a penny a day because he can’t work and faster The unions have found a cause in Barry’s– a brother and sister run café in Melbourne’s … Continue reading

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Commission Royale

Spartacus is amused.   Sort of. Whilst not at all discounting some of the abhorrent behaviour thus far highlighted in the Banking Royal Commission, a little bit of perspective is necessary. Absolutely positively, the bad behaviour identified at the Banking Royal … Continue reading

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We love a big Australia — but not so fast

Today in The Australian It is true that Melbourne, with just half London’s population, covers six times London’s area, as Shaping a Nation, the research paper on migration released earlier this week by the Treasury and the Department of Home … Continue reading

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Emissions and the meeting of energy ministers

Ben Potter, who as a useful idiot, was leaked a copy of the National Energy Guarantee (NEG) report by the Victorian Government, reports today that the states are likely to sign off on the NEG at their meeting tomorrow. Potter … Continue reading

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Ken Henry

I can almost forgive Dr Henry for his recent tantrums about the lack of progress on tax reform which he had neglected when Treasury Secretary for 10 years. But his latest comments are absolutely outrageous. He blames investors for the … Continue reading

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I know just what he means

This is by Roger McGough where I found it reprinted in The Oxford Book of Comic Verse                            Survivor EVERYDAY I think about dying. About disease, starvation, violence, … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Mr Jefferson

Today would have been the 275th birthday of Thomas Jefferson, the principal author of the US Declaration of Independence and the 3rd President of the United States. The importance of his words in the Declaration of Independence, even today, should … Continue reading

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