It’s a brave new war.

WCry attack should be a wake up call

I don’t promote the fact heavily, but I am a rep for a cyber security company that is one of the few (maybe only?) that can stop attacks like the WCry Cryptolocker attack (also called by many other names such as ‘WannaCrypt’) before they even start. That’s another story, but if you’re an IT boffin […]

Final week to buy Libertarian Conference Tickets!

Don't miss the #1 Libertarian event of the year!

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 […]

Student Union Speech Fascists

A parody of themselves

There isn’t a ‘facepalm’ meme dramatic enough to match this spectacular own-goal, scored by the Lincoln University Student Union: That’s right, the LU Conservative Association had the temerity to accuse the LU Student Union of being intolerant of free speech… so the solution (according to the LUSU) was to… shut down their speech. Can they […]

Three of our best Senators all in one place

The 2017 Friedman Conference is not to be missed

Ever wanted to have a Q and A with Senator Cory Bernardi? Or Senator Malcolm Roberts? Maybe Senator David Leyonhjelm is more your style? How about being able to grill them all in the same place at the same time? That’s just one of the incredible opportunities you’ll have if you attend the 2017 Friedman Conference in Sydney, April […]

Driverless Drone Taxis to be a reality this year

What will the taxi lobby do now?

With all the hoo-har surrounding the breaking up of the taxi licensing cartel, Australia is being left behind. While we’re still arguing about who gets to drive a taxi, other parts of the world are doing away with the drivers altogether. According to the Chinese manufacturer ehang, Dubai will have their pilotless drones available to […]

Go home Bill, you’re drunk

Gates converts to a Luddite

Oh the irony. A man who has made a staggering fortune by selling technology that replaces peoples jobs (or at the very least allows businesses to do more work with less people) is calling for a tax on Robots that take peoples jobs: Just because a worker isn’t technically “alive” doesn’t mean it can make […]

A conference you cannot afford to miss

The Friedman Conference goes from strength to strength

Libertarians are a pretty small bunch in Australia, but that doesn’t stop us from having a kick-ass conference every year. The Friedman17 conference is coming up in Sydney from April 28th to 30th, and tickets are now on sale. I’ve been for the last two years running, had the privilege of speaking 2 years ago, […]

Unions destroy their members in the long run

It's a deal with the devil, and the devil doesn't lose.

I’m astonished to see The Project featuring this very common sense segment, complete with some great data from the IPA, and a killer quote from the HR Nichols’ Society’s Executive Director John Slater. Watch the video: And take particular note of the way they closed, with the quote from John Slater: We need courage on […]

This is why we need Libertarianism

Who saw this coming? It's TOTALLY unexpected...

There’s a strange phenomenon that I’ve observed, where believers in ‘big government’ seem to forget that the position of Prime Minister, or in the US the position of President, changes hands on a semi-regular basis. This forgetfulness leads people to advocate for increased powers for government when ‘their’ party is in, and completely forget that […]

The War on Sugar is a War against You.

These people will never stop.

As I’ve said before, public health nannies will never stop voluntarily. They will never look around and say “Y’know what? I think we’re done here, we’ve written enough laws.” That’s never going to happen. The war on fat gave us high-sugar foods, and the health nannies have transitioned seamlessly into the ‘War on Sugar’, as if they didn’t help to create […]