IPA targets ABC – it’s doing too good a job


New book with old ideas published In 2018 two researchers from the Institute of Public Affairs (IPA) wrote a book, entitled Why We Should Privatise the ABC and How to Do It. The main thesis of the book, and the "How to Do It" part, is that the Turnbull Government should privatise the ABC, by … Continue reading IPA targets ABC – it’s doing too good a job

Sweden chose ‘herd immunity’ – Australia didn’t


Sweden chose the wrong strategy Considering how almost universally admired the Nordic countries are, Sweden has broken ranks with its neighbours, in the manner in which it has responded to the pandemic. The country has dealt with the Covid-19 virus very badly, and the proof that this is so, is its current death rate. It … Continue reading Sweden chose ‘herd immunity’ – Australia didn’t

Morrison handles the crisis – sort of


Scott Morrison has had a reasonable month Australia has also had a good month. There have been mis-steps, and mixed messages, and the occasional catastrophic blunder (the Ruby Princess springs to mind), but in a global pandemic we have, along with our cousins across the Tasman, apparently slowed the progress of the virus. It is … Continue reading Morrison handles the crisis – sort of