Monthly Archives: October 2017

Turnbull’s energy plan: lifeline or deadweight?

The NEG is a dog of an idea, but it’s all we’ve got. Politics is winning hands down over policy in the endless battle for good government in Canberra. Already damaged by the chronic Turnbull-Abbott divide, last week the government … Continue reading

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We have to talk about road transport

Our car production lines are all silent, but there is a future for Australian manufacturing and it should include transportation.   Cars don’t mean a lot to me, and we all knew years ago that car production was ending in … Continue reading

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Political correctness: Tony Abbott’s weapon of choice

The former PM is trying to dumb down the debates over same-sex marriage and climate, but the electorate may be ahead of him. If you don’t like political correctness, advised Tony Abbott two months ago, vote against legalising same-sex marriage “because … Continue reading

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