Category Archives: Taking out the trash

Kevni to the rescue (again)

#TheirABC publishes political fantasies of former PM as if it were actual news. Yet it is the government that has questions to answer? — $inclair Davidson (@SincDavidson) July 12, 2021

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Emails I receive

Dear Prof I wanted to affirm my view that you are, in my opinion, a blight on society in that your self-promotion and plainly hypocritical memes do nothing but damage to the threads of trust that underpin civility.  I gather … Continue reading

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Public health activism and fascism

Colin Mendelsohn, on twitter, drew my attention to a paper forthcoming in the Health Promotion Journal of Australia. So what do these individuals get up to? Experts in tobacco control policy and practice from three leading Australian public health agencies … Continue reading

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Their ABC paid $780K …

… to tell us Christian Porter is not a rapist. The ABC did not intend to suggest that Mr Porter had committed the criminal offences alleged. The ABC did not contend that the serious accusations could be substantiated to the … Continue reading

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Useful idiot mugged by reality

This piece by Thomas Frank has been circulating on social media. I am no expert on epidemics. Like everyone else I know, I spent the pandemic doing as I was told. A few months ago I even tried to talk … Continue reading

Posted in COVID-19, Hypocrisy of progressives, Taking out the trash | 62 Comments

That is not an apology … This is an apology

Thankfully somebody in the government knows how it is done. On 27 April 2021, The New Daily published an article by Michael Pascoe regarding Australia’s lack of a beneficial ownership register, which contained criticism of aspects of Commonwealth Government policy. Senator the … Continue reading

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Losing at ‘Chicken’

There is a lot of wailing and gnashing of teeth on social media today given that the Feds won’t be funding Victoria’s latest lockdown. Strangely the ‘incompetent’ Federal government seem to be especially incompetent in Victoria. Anyway – it seems … Continue reading

Posted in COVID-19, Economics and economy, Taking out the trash | 23 Comments

Are we supposed to care?

Israeli air strike hits Gaza building housing international media outlets.

Posted in International, Taking out the trash, War and peace | 87 Comments

Mentioned in despatches

I saw somewhere in the news that people were carrying on about fossil fuel subsidies and had a vague memory that I had looked into them once. Now I did recall writing something for the Minerals Council on this. Lucking … Continue reading

Posted in Politics of the Left, Taking out the trash, Taxation | 35 Comments

Do-gooders destroying kids’ incentives to save

Stories like this make me very angry: For nearly a century, Commonwealth Bank’s Dollarmites program was aimed at teaching school kids a life-long lesson to save. A staple in most primary schools across the country, the junior banking program, in … Continue reading

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