Questioning Values & Cowardice

Is cowardice a value? Are we cowardly? Are our values for sale? Do we trade our values so that we need not defend them? Have values become irrelevant to the modern world we live in? As Australia grapples with its place in the world it should be asking not only the previous but other important…

Questioning Merit & Equality

Merit, and equality, much has been said of late regarding these two unrelated ideas and even more has been said about how these two ideas must be viewed. Can merit be a matter of equality? Are we all of equal merit based on our gender? Does the idea that we have to assume merit is…

Questioning Economy & Government

Is it time we started to have a look at exactly how our economic model works? How our government’s position within that model works? And how we can extricate government from economy in general? I theorise that if your government is the driving engine for economic growth your economy has failed, simply government spending has…

Questioning Justice

Is it time we started to question what we believe what justice is and how it should be administered? Is it time we began the process of removing the influence of the parliaments from the systems of justice? Is it time we began to consider what it is we are aiming to achieve through our…

Democracy Failing

Australians at times could consider themselves blessed to call this wonderful continent of ours home. To the world we are a bastion of freedom and among the oldest continuous democracies in existence with public institutions among the best and institutions of government free from the perversions of bribery. We as people can live without fear…

An Open Letter To Conservatives

Conservatism, what is it and what does it mean to you? This simple question should be at the heart of all conservative thinkers, How you answer that question and how you continually re-answer that question sets the tone of your intellectual narrative and rationale, it also influences how you portray conservatism and conservatives. Conservatism itself…