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Draining the Canberra Swamp

Spartacus will leave all the debates about Member and Senator eligibility under Section 44 of the Australian Constitution to others, but will note that Section 44(i) says that any person who: is under any acknowledgment of allegiance, obedience, or adherence … Continue reading

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So we’ve been told and some choose to believe it. I know they’re wrong wait and see.

On ABC last night, Four Corners presented an amusing story about the state of the Australian Greens, and particularly NSW division.  This is not the first critical ABC review of the Greens, with previous efforts including a Background Briefing story … Continue reading

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Guest Post: The Magic Pudding Electricity Theory

In writing a response to a letter from NSW Energy Minister Don Harwin, Michael Crawford illustrates the demise of the electricity industry’s efficiency with this graph. Dr Crawford continues “The National Electricity Market (NEM) was established at the end of … Continue reading

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The Corbyn Plan

The election plan of the ALP is to follow the policy lead of Jeremy Corbyn.  The same Jeremy Corbyn who said about Hugo Chavez and Venezuela in 2009: Venezuela is seriously conquering poverty by emphatically rejecting the Neo Liberal policies of the … Continue reading

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An excess supply of economic illiteracy

Economic illiteracy is a common fault among our political classes. Two stories off the front page of The Australian this morning. First this: NBN chief Bill Morrow asks who will by the $49bn debt. As if you have to ask: … Continue reading

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There are polls and then there is the ABS

So many of the same sex marriage proponents assert Australians are very much in favour of SSM based on ‘numerous’ polls. Yet they are strongly against the proposed plebiscite to be conducted by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. Jess Irvine … Continue reading

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Predictable NBN errors replicated in renewable energy sector

Today in The Australian The problem with the National Broadband Network was always very simple. The project’s goals were worthy: to provide a new, albeit extremely costly, high-speed network, earn a reasonable return on taxpayers’ investment and charge readily affordable … Continue reading

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AGL’s profits from coal likely to attract special taxes

Just to prove that they are doing something to combat high electricity prices, the PM (and his energy Minister) called the major retailers to Canberra.  Mr Turnbull offered the retailers the sharp end of his tongue, admonishing them for the … Continue reading

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How long does it take to go from prosperity to despotism

For those watching and paying attention to Venezuela, Australian should remember that but for the grace of God go we. Or perhaps not. Venezuela was once one of the most prosperous nations in the world, blessed with ample natural resources … Continue reading

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