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The ALP’s emission reduction dreams will strangle the economy

Over the past decade, we have spent $70 billion on wind and solar.  Here are some statistics from BNEF, not uncoincidentally, the venue where Bill Shorten and Mark Butler yesterday launched an outline of the ALP energy and climate policy.   … Continue reading

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Just in case you are in any doubt

By rights, the Coalition should have abolished the Workplace Gender Equality Agency, a sinister, cost-imposing busy-body agency established by the Gillard government. But, no, it was way too gutless.  Now the Coalition is throwing even more resources at the WGEA.  … Continue reading

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All hope is lost: Australia to sign Global Compact on Refugees

Cats will know that all hope is lost if the Coalition government decides to sign the ludicrous UN-Sponsored Global Compact on Refugees.  Much will be revealed at the vastly expensive and wasteful upcoming meeting in Morocco. Note that a number … Continue reading

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The science is settled

A highly circulated study claiming oceans are warming at a much higher rate due to global warming contains “key errors,” forcing researchers to issue a correction. The study published by the journal Nature on Oct. 31 by researchers at Princeton University and … Continue reading

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Frenchman with a forked tongue

Today in The Australian “Patriotism is the exact opposite of nationalism,” France’s President Emmanuel Macron declared on Armistice Day, before adding, in a thinly disguised swipe at US President Donald Trump, “those who say ‘my interests first, regardless of others!’ … Continue reading

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The Diabolic Policy Dilemmas Created by Previous Energy Policies

Regulatory measures – subsidies for wind/solar – have wrecked the Australian market, driving up prices and increasing supply costs.  And the policies have created wind and solar capacities that have on-going effects, which cannot be unwound by simply allowing the … Continue reading

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The red and blue of the US mid-terms

The US mid-terms: a victory for Trump? Many on the right felt relief at the outcome of the US mid-terms, where the message was that the incumbent President predictably loses support.  The House loss was said to be modest and … Continue reading

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It’s a mess, but history shows that the US can rebound

Today in The Australian The American people spoke on Tuesday, but quite what they said will remain contentious for years to come. What is certain, however, is that American politics will be as tumultuous in its next phase as it … Continue reading

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Guest Author: Justinian the Great: Defending the Indefensible

Malcolm is getting ready to vigorously defend his legacy, starting with an appearance on Q&A (says it all). One might have thought you had to have a legacy before you could defend one (a positive one that is). Which begs … Continue reading

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Guest Author: Justinian the Great: The Race that Stops the Government – Wentworth Stakes

With the spring racing carnival in full flight it is timely to check the form guide of Morrison stables for the remainder of the carnival. While all the attention today is on the race that stops the nation, being a … Continue reading

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