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 […]

Venezuela leads the fight against obesity

2nd only to North Korea

Venezuela are leading the way in the fight against obesity. While we sit here debating the merits of a sugar tax, they’ve taken real action by making all food hard to find, and it’s really paying off: According to new results from an annual national survey, nearly three-quarters of respondents reported losing an average of 19 pounds […]

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 […]

Triggs to face questions over QUT 18c case

Pass the popcorn

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 […]

Impending Oroville Dam Disaster is a warning to us all

It's the first of many infrastructure failures, and not just in the US

You may have heard of the Oroville Dam and the fact that residents below the dam are being evacuated in case the emergency spillway fails: The threat of imminent collapse of the Oroville Dam emergency spillway continued to ease Monday morning, hours after authorities ordered the evacuation of more than 180,000 downstream residents upon discovering damage to the structure. […]

The war on drugs is a war on people

Hear it from someone who knows

Phillipine President Duterte is waging a bloody war on drugs, and whilst his methods are more violent and callous than those used in the US or Australia, it’s a logical extension of the same thinking: Drugs might ruin your life, so we’ll do it first. Former Colombian President Cesar Gaviria bluntly admits to his own […]

18c Bill paid by the public

Can we repeal it now?

File this under the ‘Faith in Humanity Restored’ category. Alex Wood, the university student who was exonerated over racial hatred claims and then hit with a $41,336 bill to pay legal costs incurred by the solicitor of his accuser, will not be out of pocket a cent. An overwhelming response from members of the public […]

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 […]