Author Archives: Justinian the Great

We are all in on it together: Tourism Australia still holidaying at our expense

Some time ago I wrote a post about the risibility of taxpayers funding the services of Tourism Australia given the tourism industry wasn’t willing to fund it themselves. I discussed the absurdity of their high rates of pay and lack … Continue reading

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Lessons from the Pandemic about Climate Change

What does the COVID-19 pandemic tells us about climate change? Below are my deliberately provocative musings on the subject, in no particular order, posted to engage discussion. These musings are headed: 1. Models are not infallible. 2. Experts can get … Continue reading

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Lots of recoveries raises lots of questions

I was hoping to post this observation with some graphs I produced but for some reason I cannot get it to publish. If I can I will update the post accordinly but in the meantime I hope you will work … Continue reading

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Alarmism and political ass covering is about the only thing that has gone viral in this pandemic.

The over the top lockdowns are increasingly ridiculous and difficult to justify and I suspect the only reason for the lethargic lifting of restrictions is because a swift retreat would highlight how disproportionate they were in the first place making … Continue reading

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Pelling the Cat on Regulation

Sinc had an interesting post about regulators looking for trouble and comparing it to Victoria Police pursuing Pell. I would define the problem a little differently to Sinc based on my experience consulting to a few regulatory agencies in the … Continue reading

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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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Centre-Right Recovery Highly Unlikely

Greg Sheridan should stick to foreign affairs. His latest political and economic musings in The Australian yesterday include: “The government’s massive fiscal intervention in the Australian economy, entirely justified by the gravity of the COVID-19 crisis, will change centre-right politics … Continue reading

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Royal Commission: Good policy to go up in flames and Morrison will get burned

What is the point of the SloMo Royal Commission into Bushfires other than politics? More importantly, what recommendations will the Government be able to implement? The Federal Government does not manage parks, forests and public lands. It has no jurisdiction … Continue reading

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SloMo Royal Commission: Destroying the Liberal Party in Order to Save It (and Himself)!

SloMo is launching a Royal Commission into bushfires. Exactly what this will add to the other 57 official inquiries we have had since 1939 is hard to imagine. Perhaps that should be item 1 in the terms of reference. Followed … Continue reading

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ScoMo Yet To Learn His ABC’s!

It was reported in The Australian today that the Johnson Government is very keen on reforming (and reducing) the BBC by abolishing its license fee and instead enforcing upon it a subscription payment model. Naturally, the BBC progressive class are … Continue reading

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