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Please tell me you are joking, Michaelia?

  Read the following from the pernicious Workplace Gender Equality Agency and weep.  No, read the following and get really, really angry. We have a government in power which is committed to deregulation and removing red tape and yet they … Continue reading

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Investment certainty for everyone!

Did anyone notice the rent-seekers out in force today with full-page advertisements (at least The Australian had the sense to head it ADVERTISEMENT, I guess other papers did too) on behalf of a group called the Investor Group on Climate … Continue reading

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Daughter water … oh, pleeease

I always regarded this proposed evidence-free and costly regulatory intervention by the spookily named agency, the Workplace Gender Equality Agency, as a test of the government’s commitment to removing destructive and pointless regulation and red-tape. (see below)  Would they remove … Continue reading

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The Age falls for crap yet again

Any newspaper that regards the writings of Michael West worthy of publication, let alone front page coverage, must surely not be long for this world.  Of course, he is not the only completely unreliable and slanted ‘journalist’ which this rag … Continue reading

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Am I missing something?

The headline screamed that the man had been killed by the Taliban because he was Australian.  Really? He had fled Afghanistan, before coming to Australia by boat in 2000, was granted refugee status (because it would be too dangerous to … Continue reading

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Give me liberty or give me death

The security versus freedom debate continues. A few weeks ago Sinclair made a statement that we would all agree with when he said, “I expect the government to maintain my safety and security at all times within the rule of … Continue reading

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Political consensus needed to reform healthcare

Today in The Australian: “The nation’s attention is riveted on terrorism, but ultimately, only domestic prosperity can underpin our national security.”

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Riding the vomit comet

  I’ve had a busy week and have now only had time to watch the Ray Martin-Jools interview. Excuse me while I reach for the barf bag. Have you ever watched anything more fawning, more ingratiating, less informative? No doubt, … Continue reading

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Breaking news at Endeavour Hills Police station

Posted by Bolt and discussed in the open thread, probably worth a thread of its own. A MAN shot dead by police in Melbourne’s southeast tonight was a “person of interest” in a counter-terrorism operation and had been under surveillance … Continue reading

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Deloitte on over-regulation in Australia

A new report about to appear from Deloitte, the fourth report on Building the Lucky Country: Business imperatives for a prosperous Australia. The message is to slash the red tape to set free our productivity. Listen to the short video. … Continue reading

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