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Are we headed towards high noon for democracy?

Today in The Australian In 1923, as the Weimar Republic struggled with chaos, the German polymath Carl Schmitt wrote a short but enormously influential book, The Crisis of Parliamentary Democracy. Schmitt later destroyed his reputation through his collaboration with the … Continue reading

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Saltbush Launches an EXIT PARIS Campaign

By Viv Forbes, Executive Director of the Saltbush Club The growing Saltbush Club has announced a national campaign to support Australia’s immediate withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement. The new group aims to prevent ratification or local enforcement of the … Continue reading

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Liberals can’t afford to ignore their gender gap

Today in The Australian It is an undeniable fact that women account for a substantially higher share of Labor’s parliamentary representation than of the Liberal Party’s. And it is also an undeniable fact that while that share has tended to … Continue reading

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The Australian Energy Regulator’s Wholesale electricity market performance report

The more desperate the situation of an industry, the more reports and regulatory overseers’ governments require, blind to any recognition of an industry’s malaise being created by their own actions.  And so, with electricity we have an alphabet soup of … Continue reading

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A Labor takeover of the Coalition?

Felix sit annus novus. There are two main ways to win government in a 2 party system: the traditional method of receiving more votes than the other party, or to gradually capture the other party by placing persons who would … Continue reading

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Donald Trump wall is a tall order, but migrant issue is heating up

Today in The Australian Lost in the shouting match over the partial shutdown of the US government were the striking findings of a study released late last year. The study, carried out by demographers from Yale University and the Massachusetts … Continue reading

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Yellow vests’ anger sums up our spreading Western malaise

Today in The Australian As 2018 draws to a close, it is hard to find a Western leader whose auth­ority has survived the year intact. Donald Trump’s presidency may not be derailed by the chaos in Washington but it compounds … Continue reading

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A voice for freedom in South Africa

A speech by Temba Nolutshungu, director of the Johannesburg-based Free Market Foundation.

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David Bidstrup. More doom and gloom and we are paying for it

Climate change has reached fever pitch again with more doom and gloom being shouted at us each day. Two articles appeared in papers I read this morning [a day or two ago]. “The Australian” proclaimed “Climate lowdown warns of no … Continue reading

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Merry Xmas and Happy Hols from TAFKAS

TAFKAS you ask?  The Artist Formerly Known As Spartacus. Below is a link to TAFKAS’s favourite Christmas song, the James Corden Carpool Karaoke version of All I Want For Christmas. It is particularly special given the guest appearance of former … Continue reading

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