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The Art of War and the Battle of COVID-19

Apologies in advance for such a long post but this is something I wanted to get off my chest. The government/s (i.e. National Cabinet but mostly Federal) handling of the coronavirus in my opinion has comprehensively failed to provide a … Continue reading

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Building the Totalitarian State

The components were being build before WuFlu, but production has continued apace since. But now, the key thing that is missing is a megalomaniacal narcissist to put it all together. Going into WuFlu, we had: National and state based organisations … Continue reading

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Not that I want to encourage loose living but The Speccie is a great read if you can find the time to take in more than a quarter of it. Bloody weeklies… Nice diversity of opinion as well, you can … Continue reading

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Government burns the economy: how to douse the flames

In appointing Stephen Kennedy as the Treasury Secretary, the government selected the bureaucrat behind Turnbull’s potentially disastrous carbon tax.  He was also a player in Kevin Rudd’s spendathon following the 2008 global financial crisis; unsurprisingly he has gone for a … Continue reading

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Never let a good crisis go to waste – Winston Churchill

TAFKAS is not an AFL fan.  He is not from Victoria and it does not really float his boat.  But that is inconsequential to the following. Writing in (where else but) the Guardian, Rana Hussain, a diversity and inclusion specialist, … Continue reading

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How things change

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, 10 September 2018: Climate change is the defining issue of our time – and we are at a defining moment. We face a direct existential threat. Climate change is moving faster than we are – and its … Continue reading

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The question on everyone’s lips: “Where do we do?”

"I was literally on the phone at least 3 to 4 hours a day with my team talking about the detailed imple-mencation. "How do we get the money? Where do we do? Who do we go to? Where do we, … Continue reading

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Coronavirus: It will be unhealthy to ignore the cost of all this

Today in The Australian While the response of federal and state governments to the spread of COVID-19 is understandable, there must be a danger of going too far.

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Norman Swan: shut up

During a genuine national crisis or war there is only one strategy and that’s the Government’s. It may not be perfect, but then no other strategy will be perfect either. It is critical that our public institutions act with consistency … Continue reading

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On whose authority

TAFKAS is suffering from Wu-Flu-Fatigue and has been avoiding much of the news and media.  But taking a moment, he just popped on the the Sydney Morning Herald website. Sub headline was this: Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced that … Continue reading

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