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“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 · 4 Comments

Is it time to shut down CSIRO?

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

April 15, 2014 · 10 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

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

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

Blood and Chocolate

From the first question time of 2014: Leader of the opposition, Bill Shorten: My question is to the Prime Minister. In the light of the last answer about SPC, can … Continue reading

February 16, 2014 · 10 Comments

Do we face a job free future? What is the future of work?

The future of work has been on my mind a lot over the past few years. It seems that the future of jobs is bleak in a number of ways. … Continue reading

February 13, 2014 · 2 Comments

Bad taste border protection comic puts cruelty in the picture

Presenting its border protection policy in comic book format reveals some disturbing attitudes, writes Mark Fletcher.

February 12, 2014 · 10 Comments

Is it really a review?

Reviews are important as they let you know if things are working and where improvements may be needed. When done properly they gather data, examine policy, and provide recommendations for … Continue reading

January 22, 2014 · 15 Comments

Hold the Phonics, Roast the Robustness – Donnelly the Columnist Responds to his Critics

The response to the appointment of Kevin Donnelly and Ken Wiltshire to a review panel for the National Curriculum has been energetic as it has been enlightening.  One of the … Continue reading

January 14, 2014 · 8 Comments

Why do we hate asylum seekers?

New polling shows that Australians want our Government to treat asylum seekers even more cruelly. It is clear that Australian hate asylum seekers. Or do we?

January 14, 2014 · 18 Comments

“Everyone’s an Expert on Education” – Pyne’s Education Revolution of Two Men

There’s going to be a bit of talk about Christopher Pyne’s attempt to redirect the shape of the Australian Curriculum and the way it is taught.  There’s also going to … Continue reading

January 10, 2014 · 52 Comments

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