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An unjust law?

Sally McManus tells us that she is a unionist first, second and third. She also advises where the law’s fair, where the law’s right, but when it’s unjust I don’t think there’s a problem with breaking it So what about … Continue reading

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Energy Policy – Oz Style

Writing for another state sponsored publication, Tim Colebatch, formerly of Fairfax, comments on Why gas prices went sky-high, and what governments need to do about it.  BTW, the state sponsored publication is Inside Story, produced by the Institute for Social … Continue reading

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Grasping at straws in the march to energy disaster

As I pointed out in my previous post, republished here, the Australian government is using all its abundant intelligence resources to argue that Trump will not follow up on his strictures regarding the global warming scam.  Julie Bishop is unfortunately proving … Continue reading

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Despair

I mean Lord Howe.  Hay man.  Does it get any worse than this. Phil Coorey in the AFR writes that Liberal Prime Minister Turnbull, that’s right Liberal Prime Minister says: Australia’s gas giants risk losing their “social licence” and could … Continue reading

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Mr Shorten – perhaps rotate this guy to a different portfolio

In one if his more inane attempts to push the ALP’s anti-business barrow, Shadow Assistant Treasurer and Spokesman for Competition and Productivity, Dr. Andrew Leigh, for a doctor he somehow is, writes in the Fairfax papers about the five faceless … Continue reading

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And this man is Treasurer – his ‘dramatic intervention’

South Australian Treasurer Tom Koutsantonis: We can no longer be at the mercy of the markets because the markets serves its own interests not ours. I’m sure James Buchanan (RIP) would point out that Koutsantonis is acting in his own interests … Continue reading

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The Paris Agreement, Trump, Turnbull and Tesla

On the night Malcolm Turnbull became Prime Minister, Julie Bishop was quick to step in to forestall him responding to a press question about Australia’s future global warming/emissions policy.  She said, as Malcolm was collecting his thoughts, the policy remains … Continue reading

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Minimum Wages and Penalty Rates – Industrial Policy or Social Policy

There has been a lot of vacuous sound and fury on the recent Fair Work Commission (FWC) decision regarding penalty rates. And much of the vacuous sound has been coming from the Federal Opposition. Really. What will it take for … Continue reading

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Men’s day off

Tomorrow, Wednesday 8 March 2017, is International Women’s Day. The ABC has decided that women only will work (or rather appear), and has asked that men neither watch nor listen to any ABC channel. Many employers are following suit – … Continue reading

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Not that there should be any doubt, but

Not that there should be any doubt, but for those still in doubt, these words should explain a lot. The words come from David Axelrod, who is described as Chief Strategist for Barack Obama’s presidential campaigns. In an interview with … Continue reading

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