Energy Exploration and Development in Australia

Australia’s economic stability depends on reliable supplies of cheap energy, mostly in the form of coal and oil. Members of remote communities would be the first to suffer if fuel became difficult to obtain, or if prices surged. For example, in my community of Kangaroo Island, everything depends on oil. Without oil there would be …

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Fat Facts

The People’s Republic of San Francisco has decreed that happiness is no longer permitted. At least, not in the form of happy meals. Or any other meals that include toys and TOO MANY CALORIES. Such meals are now banned. Meanwhile, back in less ‘liberal’ and consequently, less authoritarian, Australia, a professor of health education and nutrition has …

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Those Sunnies Are Expensive

The UK’s Daily Mail reports toady that Bono’s ONE foundation received donations of 9.6 million pounds in 2008. Only 118,000 pounds (just over 1%) was given to people in need. 5.1 million pounds was paid in salaries. The rest was spent on ‘raising awareness.’ And sunglasses. To be fair, the ONE foundation has always advertised …

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What About Economic Sustainability?

Amidst the deafening and ceaseless talk about environmental sustainability, Australia seems to have lost any reality based sense of the need for a sustainable balance between production, taxation and expenditure. By Walter Starck on the Quadrant website. All over the world developed nations have created more government than their increasingly uncompetitive, over-regulated, over-taxed economies can …

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