Author Archives: Peter Boyer

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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What price will we pay for a job?

Politicians are exploiting economic insecurity to put public resources into highly-questionable ventures. No-one should underestimate the fear that accompanies the threat of being sacked, the dismay that comes with being unemployed, or the lengths to which people will go to … Continue reading

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