• Tom Switzer guest post. Russia and China copout

    Net Zero By 2050? Don’t Plan on It Politicians promise an unrealistic transformation that would deny poor countries a chance to grow. As leaders prepare to gather in Glasgow for the United Nations climate-change conference, you may think the world has agreed to reduce and eventually eliminate its dependency on fossil fuels, stepping up its…

  • Leading Silks’ Open letter opposing Andrews pandemic legislation

    We are deeply concerned about the Public Health and Wellbeing Amendment (Pandemic Management) Bill 2021 (Bill). The overriding concern is that the Bill, if passed, may allow the Victorian government effectively to rule the State of Victoria by decree for the foreseeable future, without proper Parliamentary oversight or the usual checks and balances on executive…

  • It’s not “pandemic legislation”

    There is a “can’t-happen-here” attitude even as it is happening. A just-in story in The Age: New pandemic legislation passes Victorian Parliament’s lower house. The legislation has nothing to do with medical care. It is entirely about Daniel Andrews taking power into his own hands. Here’s the story. Victoria’s new pandemic laws passed State Parliament’s…

  • Guest Post: Cassie of Sydney – Covid Witchiepoo

    Over the last eighteen months Australia has been transformed into a nation consumed with Covid fear and overflowing with Covid hysterics. This hysterical fear has been fomented by various Australian governments, federal and state, as well as bureaucracies, both of which have deliberately nurtured and cultivated fear amongst the populace through manipulation, panic, and coercion.…

  • Feminism, modernity, and the new mudsill theory

    The news back in August that the state of Texas has outlawed abortion post-fetal heartbeat is welcome. I don’t entirely agree with the drawing of the line at a fetal heartbeat (or viability, or pain) understands the matter completely but I welcome it nonetheless as a step forward in the development of premises that when…

  • Mater’s Musings #36: This is how it starts

    Pfizer’s request to roll out COVID-19 vaccines for Americans as young as 5 years old cleared a key regulatory hurdle Tuesday, after a panel of the Food and Drug Administration’s outside vaccine advisers voted by a majority to back Pfizer’s request.  OK, this passed the panel, 17 for, 0 against and 1 abstention. One of the panel members (in…

  • Do the clowns at The Age even know what freedom is?

    Here is this story about the totalitarian takeover of Victoria by its utterly mad premier: Victorian Bar slams ‘appalling’ new pandemic laws and there in the middle of the story we find this as an insert in the midst of the story: Victoria edges closer to freedom The Victorian government has announced changes to the road…

  • Get vaxxed Fido or keep out

    I am getting used being part of the underclass in Sydney. I supposed that’s what happens to the Untouchables in India. You get used to it. Before you know it, being barred from your club for which you are still paying dues, walking past the crowded local pub, buying takeaway coffees sipped outside on whatever…

  • Guest Post: dot – Submission re Digital Identity bill

    The Digital Identity framework does not pass any reasonable cost-benefit analysis. Nor does the framework show any understanding of how e-commerce or digital currencies work. -The PPSR is a white elephant, why won’t this be? -Service providers have engaged in e-commerce for over two decades. -Why can’t banks and shops collaborate to use QR codes?…

  1. I gave it up aged 80 after a not very long or difficult trip on an Icelandic pony. They have…

  2. Appalling to see my old Alma Mater brought down to such a low. Mark Scott was a disastrous apoointment.

  3. They are still top notch in medical research and funding via their Medical Faculty. Their Arts Faculty is a disgrace…