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Leaked Video – South Australian Government Economics Committee Meeting

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Deadwood in Sydney stop pensioners gathering dead wood

Obviously those working in the NSW Environment Office live in the comparative warmth of Sydney (and sitting in an airconditioned building at the department paid by the grateful taxpayer) and do not experience winter life in much of NSW. From … Continue reading

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The Magna Carta in Australia

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Economic Armageddon – South Australian Style

The South Australian Labor Government should really write a book on how to destroy an economy.  The latest chapter is how to eliminate banking services for its citizens. Reported in the Australian, as part of South Australia’s latest budget: Major … Continue reading

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Holey Moley

Adam Creighton wrote another excellent piece in the Australian today – Paying consultants to do public servants’ jobs is waste of money. According to Creighton: The Palaszczuk government has added more than 15,000 public servants since it won government in 2015. … Continue reading

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Politician’s Poor Pay – the new PPP

I am just catching up on my reading and just read Professor Peter van Onselen’s contribution from the weekend – What a dire political state we’re in. In between my yawns and micro-sleeps, I came upon this observation by the Professor: … Continue reading

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The Ponzi Schemes that Ate the Budget

According to Commonwealth budget paper 1, between 2016-17 and 2019-20, total budget expenses will increase by 12% from $450.1 billion to $503.2 billion. However, over the same period, expenses on social security and welfare will increase by 19% from $155.7 … Continue reading

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Catherine Branson QC

Does the name Catherine Branson QC  ring a bell?  According to Wikipedia, Catherin Branson: was a judge the Federal Court of Australia between 1994 and 2008; graduated from the University of Adelaide with a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of … Continue reading

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Canberra – Read This

In the last 24 hours, the US Supreme Court unanimously reaffirms: There is no ‘hate speech’ exception to the First Amendment. And for those not sure what the First Amendment to the US Constitution is, this is it: Congress shall … Continue reading

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Diets and Models

There is a new diet out there projected to lead to sustainable weight loss. Your intrepid analyst here has developed a model that shows that eating half a litre of ice cream and half a pack of Tim-Tams every night … Continue reading

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