Paris deal should have been a treaty, not an executive act
Heads are exploding over the fact that Trump is pulling the US out of the Paris Climate Accord. Much noise and fury from many a keyboard warrior has been spent predicting doom for all mankind as a result of this decision. I’ll spare you the gory details, but if you’d like a good laugh at […]
In a classic ‘do as I say, not as I do’ moment, the Deputy Commissioner of Taxation has been summonsed to court for allegedly abusing his position in relation to a massive… wait for it… tax evasion scheme. Michael Cranston, the deputy commissioner of the Australia Taxation office, has been charged with abusing his position as […]
Make no mistake, you don’t want to miss the 2017 Friedman Liberty Conference, being held in Sydney on April 28th-30th. The lineup of speakers reads like an international who’s who of the liberty community, with a vast and wide range of speakers known for their insight, humour, intellect, and passion. Add to that an astonishing […]
Looking forward to speaking at this years Friedman Conference; #Friedman17 Liberty Conference.
I’m speaking on Sunday afternoon as one of the ‘Unschooling’ session speakers.
Will I see you there?
Forget Mohammed Ali’s Rumble in the Jungle, this is a showdown worth watching! Human Rights Commission president Gillian Triggs is set for a showdown with government MPs on Friday over a controversial case at the centre of a push to overhaul Australia’s racial discrimination laws. The commission confirmed on Thursday it would not use public interest immunity provisions […]
The beginning of the end, or the end of the beginning for a long political career?
Only time will tell if Cory’s move today will have any meaningful impact on Australian politics, but I’m fairly certain that the symbolism of his move alone will make an impact quite separately from any practical impact. Many things can be said about Senator Bernardi, and I happen to like him far more than most […]
The Productivity Commission is doing what the Murray Darling Basin Authority refuse to do: Reviewing the effects of the Murray Darling Basin Plan, along with the National Water Initiative (now there’s a whole other kettle of fish, if you’ll excuse the pun), and they’ll be doing it every 5 years, when the Murray Darling Basin […]
As long as Australia Day exists, people will be offended.
Changing the date isn’t the answer. The kind of people who are offended are not offended by the date, they’re offended by the celebration of modern Australia. Changing the date is just a convenient cover for their loathing of all things Aussie. There’s lots that I’d like to say, but if I do I’ll suddenly […]