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The Truth in Political Promises Act

We suggest that all Australian political officeholders be held to the same ethical standards as other citizens. We don’t tolerate lies and deceit from manufacturers, business owners, shop assistants, estate agents, used car salespeople, solicitors, medical... read more

Happy Australian Tax Freedom Day!

A tax is ‘a compulsory exaction of money by a public authority for public purposes, enforceable by law, and is not a payment for services rendered.’ At least that is the way the High Court defined it way back in 1938. To put it simply: A tax is something you must pay... read more

Anarchy in Australia (And It’s Not Chaos)

Anarchy has a bad rap. When people hear the word they generally think of angry kids wearing black and burning cars. Or of people running wild in the streets, fighting and looting. But that isn’t anarchy; it is chaos. The difference is important. Some people claim that... read more
Dave Barry’s Colonoscopy Experience (Humour)

Dave Barry’s Colonoscopy Experience (Humour)

I called my friend Andy Sable, a gastroenterologist, to make an appointment for a colonoscopy. A few days later, in his office, Andy showed me a color diagram of the colon, a lengthy organ that appears to go all over the place, at one point passing briefly through... read more

Breaking Out of the Political Madhouse

Most people who enter politics do so because they are driven by passion and ideas. Yet today’s political world is not one in which either can flourish easily. The political process is like a wind tunnel in which only the most streamlined characters survive. It’s a... read more

Humour: Signs of the Light Bulb

How many members of your astrological sign does it take to change a light bulb? Aries: Just one — you want to make something of it? Taurus: One, but just try to convince them that the burned-out bulb is useless and should be thrown away. Gemini: Two, but the job... read more