Tag Archives: Scott Morrison

The big, ugly mess that is national energy policy

The story of rising power prices is very different from what our political leaders tell us. There’s an idea doing the rounds that rising power bills are a direct result of rich people putting solar panels on roofs. It’s vaguely … Continue reading

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The vanishing line between government and business

Shrinking government should bother us all. [24 June 2014 | Peter Boyer] In 1996 John Howard’s government, acting on an inquiry set up by its Labor predecessor, agreed it would be a good thing to help fund a network of legal centres … Continue reading

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Population overload begins to exercise political minds

Australia’s recent population surge has attracted attention from some influential quarters. [17 August 2010 | Peter Boyer] Eons before Jesus and Solomon walked the earth, humans called Australia home. They were here tens of thousands of years before the last ice … Continue reading

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