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Day to Day Politics: Economics is about perception, not what is, but what we perceive it to be.

June 12, 2018 - 06:00 -- Admin

Tuesday 12 June 2018 The electorate has always believed that the Liberal Party are better managers of the economy. That it is a myth is unimportant. “Life is about perception, not what is but what we perceive it to be” Pensioners will always vote for the Coalition even though the right of politics couldn’t give…

The Merchants of Venality

June 11, 2018 - 18:59 -- Admin

By Ad Astra Venality: the quality of being open to bribery or overly motivated by money. Wherever we look, venality flourishes. Attune yourself to it and you’ll see evidence of it every day on TV and radio and in the print and electronic media. You can’t escape its tentacles. It’s all-pervading. Where shall I start?…

With Abbott and Joyce gone we have an opportunity for a reset

June 11, 2018 - 12:49 -- Admin

For almost a decade, Tony Abbott and Barnaby Joyce have been hugely instrumental in the destruction of bipartisan support for action on climate change (and a lot of other things).  They have both now had their power stripped from them by their own parties for showing a stellar lack of judgement. This presents an opportunity…

The Ramsay Twist: Australian University Funding and Western Civilisation

June 11, 2018 - 12:30 -- Admin

There is a lot of tattle going on about why the Australian National University rebuffed, after a series of talks, the offer for the establishment of a specific bachelor’s degree that would feature Western Civilisation as its content. It would have been managed under the auspices of the Ramsay Centre for Western Civilisation. Besides, universities…

Nothing but blue ties from now on? Or academic and democratic freedom?

June 11, 2018 - 01:58 -- Admin

Blue ties Smiling at me Nothing but blue ties Do I see   With apologies to Irving Berlin “Blue ties … nothing but blue ties” is the theme of this week’s Canberra soap opera. It’s about the Coalition’s vain attempt to flog off a hugely ignorant, intellectually bankrupt concept which “suppository of all wisdom” Tony…

The Gospel According To Wind And Sun!

June 10, 2018 - 16:49 -- Admin

Lyle Shelton is planning to join the ranks of politicians by standing for the Australian Conservatives. As his leader, Cory Bernardi, told us, “Lyle brings a wealth of political and campaign experience having headed up the no campaign last year that saw millions of Australians stand up against political correctness.” Now, I would have thought that…