Category Archives: Politics

How dereg could be “the worst of both worlds”

Peter Macleod brings attention to the sorry experience of the recent UK experiment in higher education ‘reform’ that Christopher Pyne wants to rerun in Australia. The UK government substantially raised student fee caps (while cutting government funding), only to see … Continue reading

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Speech at March Canberra in August

“Safeguard Creation, Because if we destroy Creation, Creation will destroy us! Never forget this!” That was one of the great climate activists of our time – the Pope! And another quote from another great moral leader: Our future depends on … Continue reading

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On Ian Young on Deregulation

Ian Young – ANU VC and head of the Group of 8 elite universities – first championed student fee deregulation as the only way to turn ANU into Australia’s own Harvard. Now, in “Survival of the Deregulated”, he takes another … Continue reading

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Saturday Paper: Rudd’s irregular ad spend

FOI documents reveal the Rudd government flouted its own advertising guidelines to spend millions on the controversial ‘By boat, no visa’ campaign. I was so outraged by the Labor party’s advertising on its new ‘no-settlement’ policy, and the refusal … Continue reading

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