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5 Dangerous Blind-Spots In ‘Yes’ Arguments (Part 1)


"Where there is much desire to learn, there of necessity will be much arguing, much writing, many opinions; for opinion in good men is but knowledge in the making." John Milton Libertarians believe in free speech. We do not have to agree with the arguments we hear. I therefore defend the publication of former Senator Duncan Spender’s debut article It’s Not Our Fight...

It’s Not Our Fight. Vote Yes.


I read hundreds of bills when I was advising Senator Leyonhjelm.   Some of the bills would significantly alter the size of government or the extent of government interference in the lives of individuals.  For these bills, my advice and the Senator’s decisions were aligned and easy to predict. But most bills were not like this.   We should consider ourselves lucky that, in...

No Insults, Prime Minister


Plato said that under tyranny of the master passion, a man becomes in his waking life what he was once only occasionally in his dreams. In his victory speech of 21 May 2022, Anthony Albanese declared to the Australian people that the government he leads “will respect every one of you every day.” One year later the insults began to fly. Those...

Trial The Voice At The ALP National Conference


Here’s a great idea. The Albanese government could trial the ‘Voice to Parliament’ by enlisting Aboriginal representatives to attend the national ALP Conference commencing in Brisbane on 17 August. The Prime Minister already has a posse ready to go, the members of his referendum working group, most of whom would be very familiar with ALP National conferences. Indeed, I observed...

The New Gulag

Neil Oliver

In his famous three-volume masterpiece, The Gulag Archipelago, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn described the frozen wastelands of Siberia where political prisoners and dissidents the Soviet state considered dangerous were held (for their speech, not their actions). A gulag was a Soviet prison; an archipelago is a string of islands; hence the term ‘gulag archipelago’ – a string of camps, prisons, transit...

Welcome To Warburton, Where Yes Is A Death Sentence

Warburton WA

Shareholders are being taken for a ride, as are donors, trade unionists, sports fans and taxpayers. The relatively few high-profile CEOs, charity leaders, trade union leaders, sports administrators and politicians foolish enough to forsake their duty and send other people’s money to the referendum Yes case are doing harm. Many of their supporters and funders, and possibly a majority,...

14 Reasons To VOTE NO In The Voice To Parliament Referendum


On Monday 19 June 2023, the Australian Senate passed a bill for a referendum to occur later in the year to establish a constitutionally-enshrined Voice to Parliament. In short, and especially for our subscribers outside Australia, the Voice proposal is for a consultative body - let’s be blunter and say it’s a representative body - to which all federal government policies and legislation...

Why I Oppose The Voice


Whether to oppose or support the Voice referendum is an easy decision for me. The proposal is fundamentally racist, and I’m a libertarian. Racism is a collective concept and simply incompatible with libertarianism. Libertarians see people as individuals, not as members of a group. The proposal is for people of the Aboriginal race to elect members of the Voice, which will...

Section 51(xxvi). Repeal. Rescind. Delete!


By crikey, I’m a little bothered we’re always at sea politically. The Left is pounding us with wave after relentless policy wave. The Liberal Party has drowned, its body face-down, bobbing and drifting. We libertarians, classical liberals and the otherwise centre-right are in danger of the rip sweeping us to sea. Things are perilous. Just look at the eddies and currents fatiguing...

Senator Thorpe’s Shock Resignation

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Lydia Thorpe is out! The abrasive and race-obsessed Senator, who resigned in disgrace as Deputy Leader of the Australian Greens in 2022, now resigns from the Party which made her career and had her return in 2022. You can understand Adam Bandt’s ashen face. Loyalty be damned! Hemmed-in by a nation-destroying fence of her own construction, she’ll now enjoy a life on...

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