An Open Letter To The Prime Minister

To the right Honourable Tony Abbott, Prime Minister of Australia. Sir, I implore you on behalf of a great many Australians to do one thing, to make one simple gesture, and that is, stop, stop attempting to ingratiate yourself with those on the political left, stop trying to bring the other side along with you.…

Questioning Failed Capitalism

A common mistake people make when talking about wealth disparity and income inequality in Australia is that they often attempt to conflate what is happening elsewhere in the world than what is happening here. This cross-cultural relevance attempt is often made mistakenly to make the problem sound far worse than it is, or can be…

The Truth?

At some point one has to ask, what is with those of the political left and their aversion to truth? There is simply making an erroneous statement, everyone will be guilty of that from time to time, and then there is also bending a truth or factoid in order to express a view, and then…

Questioning Rights

Rights, how important are they and by which means should we protect them? Should we adopt a “Bill of Rights” in the same way many other advanced democracies have? If we should, who should be entrusted to write such an important instrument of social order? Should it be a simple law or should it be…

Questioning Vox Populi

Who speaks for you? Who speaks for me? Who speaks for all of us? Do we want someone to speak in our stead? And if everyone is doing the talking, who is doing the listening? The simple Latin phrase “vox populi” can imply a number of things, most importantly that the people have a voice…

Questioning Speech

How important is the right to speak? What does it mean? What danger does it represent to the state? What danger to the citizen does its curtailment represent? Pertinent questions in a world where altered views of the very right to speak exist. And an even more important question to be asking in a world…

Questioning Truth

Australians are often touted as having a well-tuned at-birth installed “Bull-Dust” detector, but, is this really true? Or are we just telling ourselves something we want to be true in the vain hope it is? In a landscape of ideas divided between equally questionable theorems, where views, opinions and events are seen through one coloured…