Catastrophes need drastic remedies and lots of cash


Australia has been through four natural disasters this year; the drought, the bushfires, the pandemic and the global climate catastrophe . Each of them has provided us with varying degrees of physical exposure, but if you were not directly and personally exposed to any of them, your mental health was probably affected. Big government is … Continue reading Catastrophes need drastic remedies and lots of cash

Let’s not pin the second outbreak on the guards


It is clear that, after our initial success in dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic, Australians are disappointed and even angry that we have been thrown back into lockdown. Rates of infection have, relatively speaking, shot up. The entire Melbourne Metro area has been locked down, residents of high rise towers have been placed under virtual … Continue reading Let’s not pin the second outbreak on the guards

Is our alliance with Trump’s America worth it?


Almost eighty years ago Prime Minister John Curtin prepared a New Year’s Eve message for the Australian people. It was written three weeks after the war with Japan had begun. It was published in the Melbourne Herald on 27 December, 1941:  ‘Without any inhibitions of any kind, I make it quite clear that Australia looks … Continue reading Is our alliance with Trump’s America worth it?