Rules like this one raise the question – how did the parents of today’s children possibly survive their Continue Reading →
The Australian Law Reform Commission is currently investigating (for at least the third time) whether Australia ought to introduce a privacy tort. Thankfully, our newspapers and telcos are strongly opposed to the idea.
It’s not just that the ‘need’ for a privacy tort hasn’t been established. Privacy torts act as Continue Reading →
State governments are getting increasingly desperate to seem like they are responding to a populist perception of increasing violence in pubs and clubs. The O’Farrell government in New South Wales has been talking tough on tackling random assaults that are happening in Sydney’s notorious Kings Cross. Now Hospitality Minister George Souris is introducing Continue Reading →
The IPA has long noted that the Left seems to feel it has a moral monopoly on human rights. In the public sphere progressives have for too long dictated what can and cannot be deemed a ‘right,’ in order to shout down and bully their opponents into silence. Yesterday NSW MLC the Hon Dr Peter Phelps wrote an excellent Continue Reading →
LDP senator-elect David Leyonhjelm uses his AFR column today to shatter some of the biggest tobacco tax myths. My favourite is about smokers’ burden on the health system ($):
The claim that smokers hurt non-smokers indirectly by claiming more than their fair share of government spending is wrong. The evidence suggests that by dying earlier, smokers save the public purse. Smokers receive fewer years of age pension payments and incur lower lifetime public health costs than non-smokers.
A 2008 Dutch study found Continue Reading →
No. It’s really, really not.
In fact, if I had to nominate one organisation that does the most to restrict freedom in Australia it would be the Australian Human Rights Commission. This is precisely the reason why Continue Reading →
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