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O’Fa(rre)ll from Grace

So this week has been all about Barry O’Farrell. That’s not really a surprise, when you consider what happened. A Premier regarded by most as honest and decent (overlooking of … Continue reading

April 18, 2014 · 5 Comments

Barry O’Farrell – The Corked Bottle of Grange

When Barry O’Farrell was elected in 2011, he came in declaring that NSW was to be a new state, a corruption free regime.  As it turns out, his term of Premier … Continue reading

April 16, 2014 · 1 Comment

“There’s Been Too Much Studying, Not Enough Deciding” – Badgery’s is On

So it comes to pass that the Telegraph’s long running campaign to get Badgery’s Creek Airport to get built has come to fruition. The “Infrastructure Prime Minister”, Tony Abbott and … Continue reading

April 15, 2014 · 5 Comments

Is it time to shut down CSIRO?

Perhaps it’s time to ask why CSIRO still exists, writes Mark Fletcher.

April 15, 2014 · 26 Comments

Free speech deteriorates into slogans

It is a truth universally acknowledged that any significant issue of public policy will inevitably descend into ‘goodies vs baddies’ sloganeering.  This is no less true of the discussion about the Racial … Continue reading

March 31, 2014 · 3 Comments

Zugzwang, and now the knight is back in play

The Federal Coalition is in a terrible place and only the most tragic Liberal sycophant would deny it.  By staying out of the media spotlight, Bill Shorten has forced the Abbott … Continue reading

March 26, 2014 · 4 Comments

#MarchinMarch – Australia’s Biggest Tweetup

When I was studying history at high school, one thing I remember the most was the signs.  Angry baby boomers marching down streets in our capital cities holding signs designed … Continue reading

March 18, 2014 · 14 Comments

The carbon price should be closing down these industries

The left is quick to downplay the impact of the carbon price. But in doing so are we forgetting the whole point of the policy?

March 4, 2014 · 6 Comments

Death as the moral trump card

Why is ‘preventing death’ such an argument finisher in the asylum seeker debate? Ed Butler doesn’t really know

February 25, 2014 · 16 Comments

Critiquing the open borders policy

When the poorest and most dispossessed refugees wait upwards of 17 years for a resettlement solution, an open doors policy is short-sighted, writes Mark Fletcher.

February 21, 2014 · 17 Comments

The Dog Whistle: “Everything is awful” edition

The Dog Whistle this week welcomes a new member and talks Manus, Manufacturing and the WA senate

February 20, 2014

Morrison isn’t going anywhere

The calls for Scott Morrison’s sacking have begun. Ed Butler suggests those hopes are completely misguided.

February 19, 2014 · 7 Comments

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