Nothing is Free

I have said this before, but campaign promises in Queensland and arguments in US about health insurance coverage make the point worth repeating. When people say something should be free, what they are really saying is ‘Someone else should pay for it.’ When politicians say something will be free, they are really saying ‘We will …

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Catholic Hospital Berated For Being Catholic

The ABC reports a ‘catholic’ doctor working at Newcastle’s Calvary Mater Hospital has had his Catholic faith shaken by the hospital’s refusal to provide written advice on artificial contraception to patients participating in a cancer drug trial. Really? A Catholic doctor’s faith is shaken because the Catholic hospital he works at acts in accordance with …

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Respect for Women

You can’t be a bloke if you don’t respect women. But ask a group of women if they respect men and you will likely be greeeted with hoots of derisive laughter. Not true of all women, of course, but true of more┬áthan it should be. Interesting, and not unexpected, then, the instant castigation of footballers …

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