Category: Editorials

Editorial – Watering the Leaves

If you had a limited amount of water and could use it on a tree’s roots or leaves, which would you choose?

Even Forrest Gump could probably tell you that his mamma always said that we put sprinklers on the ground for good reason. Yet, despite this, our Federal opposition is determined to commandeer precious resources away from the roots of our economy and sprinkle them over the leaves.

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TMR’s Christmas Message to Millennials

Merry Christmas Millennials!

Because I’m such a nice privileged white male, I’ve decided to give you some free advice. You may detect a common theme.

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Editorial – We’ve Only Just Begun

Isn’t it funny how the left:

  • said that any public debate on homosexual marriage would turn nasty and harmful towards homosexuals (and their children) – and then it didn’t. Indeed, the opposite occurred… repeatedly;

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Editorial – The LGTBI Waffen Never Sleeps

Is it just me, or do you get the feeling that we’re being followed by the LGTBI lobby and its brigade of extreme activists?

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Editorial – Theresa May’s Train Wreck

Now this may sound a little silly*, but if you think like Malcolm Turnbull and act like Malcolm Turnbull, then there’s a very good chance that you’ll end up like Malcolm Turnbull – and have a bad time.

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Editorial – Quadrant Couldn’t Have Timed Things Any Worse

This time last year, Quadrant lost the last of its government funding. Rather than giving them a handout, I advocated subscribing on the basis that it represented good value for money. I also put my money where my mouth was and subscribed. Many others would have done the same and the folks at Quadrant probably saw a nice spike in subscriptions.

Now that the year is up, many are reflecting on what they got for their money. Doublethink wasn’t supposed to be part of the subscription.

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Editorial – You Get What You Vote For

South Australians and Queenslanders recently learnt this the hard way, while Victorians learnt the hard-left way. Now, Western Australians look like they’re about to follow the lemmings off the cliff.

Bookies currently have Labor at $1.17, with the Liberals at $4.50. And make no mistake, this election won’t be another Brexit or Trump. Those were new movements challenging an establishment, while this election is simply a case of voters letting the other monkey have a go regardless of the cost. Indeed, you’d have to go back to 1959 when West Australians last let a State government last more than 10 years in power.

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Beware the Mainstream Media

I recently agreed to attend a local networking event.

Part of the promotional material included a quote from Robert Kiyosaki – the author of Rich Dad, Poor Dad and notable rich guy among other things.

As I read the quote, I thought to myself ‘hang on a second, isn’t that the guy that supposedly went bankrupt? Why would a networking group want to quote him?’.

Almost immediately, I realised that what had crossed my mind was based almost entirely on mainstream news headlines which I had vaguely remembered. Indeed, when typing ‘Kiyosaki broke’ or ‘Kiyosaki bankrupt’ into Google, the following results came up:

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Editorial – The Senate Has a Bigger Problem Than This

In principle, a reform allowing voters above-the-line preference choices for the Senate makes complete sense. However, the current public debate is missing a much bigger problem.

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Editorial – More Taxes Won’t Fix the Budget

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It’s an absolute pleasure to have the current political conversation flatulating around the edges of the government’s revenue sources – and the get-rich-quick schemes that could be used to extract more money out of us. Meanwhile, $40 billion annual deficits are still being cranked out (see also above graph) and our $400 billion debt will be added to for years to come.

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