Ergo EIS: Lessons from the United Kingdom’s financial framework
Written by Bryson Constable. Australia’s story of economic reform centres around the neoliberal policies enacted under Paul Keating, both as Treasurer and Prime Minister. But real, beneficial tax reform has only ever occurred under conservative-minded politicians. It was William McMahon that conducted the Asprey Review into the taxation system, John Howard who introduced the GST, and Scott Morrison who agreed to a revolutionary global 15% … Continue reading Ergo EIS: Lessons from the United Kingdom’s financial framework
Where Liberal Feminism went Catastrophically Wrong
He said they’d found a brothelon the dig he did last nightI asked him how they knowhe sigheda pit of babies’ bonesa pit of newborn babies’ bones was how to spot a brothel Hollie McNish, ‘Conversation with an archaeologist’ This excerpt perfectly lays bare the dark and twisted truth of prostitution and today’s porn industry: that it is women who have been offered up as … Continue reading Where Liberal Feminism went Catastrophically Wrong
Statues on Campus: Preserving our History
Since the dawn of time, societies have erected statues to those whom they considered worthy of veneration and remembrance. In the western world, universities have been a long-standing canvas for the existence and upkeep of statues and monoliths dedicated to great thinkers and figures of history. Many would be surprised to learn that medieval centres of education held busts of the likes of Socrates long … Continue reading Statues on Campus: Preserving our History
The Pleasure Problem – Issues with our Psyche
A woman named Terry appeared on the TV show ‘Hoarders’ about a decade ago. The idea of the show is to find people who compulsively stockpile and store all of their possessions. But what they found with Terry was a truly extreme case. Hundreds of boxes of clothes. Thousands of dusty, worthless pieces of memorabilia. And in the fridge, plugged into her storage unit, the … Continue reading The Pleasure Problem – Issues with our Psyche
So, why does the ARM just keep flopping?
Earlier last week the Australian Republic Movement (ARM) unveiled their latest proposal for how Australia would select its head of state if ever it voted to be a Republic. However, this new model has been met with criticism from both ends of the political spectrum, most notably devout Republican and former Prime Minister Paul Keating. The new model proposed would draw presidential candidates from a … Continue reading So, why does the ARM just keep flopping?
The Conservative Case for Constitutional Recognition
So, why conservatism? A guiding principle of liberalism is individual rights. At its core, liberalism (and conservatism by extension) speaks to the idea that a person’s individual rights should not be compromised by the ideals of the state. This was the very principle in which liberal projects such as the United States were built on. It is important to recognise that the rights of indigenous … Continue reading The Conservative Case for Constitutional Recognition
The World Has Moved, What Are We Waiting For?
During the 1980s, Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew famously predicted that without economic reform, Australia was at risk of becoming the “white trash of Asia.” Australia stood on the precipice of an economic abyss, with the world moving to liberalise their economies; all eyes were on us. Despite the vocal debates and the heresy entailed in making large scale reforms, our political leaders of … Continue reading The World Has Moved, What Are We Waiting For?
The Line We Shouldn’t Cross: Voluntary Assisted Dying
Voluntary assisted dying (VAD) is a difficult and profoundly emotional topic. In the same manner as abortion – if not more so – all must consider its implications, as it speaks to an unavoidable facet of the human condition: death. Death is not an easy word to discuss, and certainly not in the context of family or friends; humans are predisposed to hate suffering and … Continue reading The Line We Shouldn’t Cross: Voluntary Assisted Dying
Stick that Needle in my arm! – the case for amending Australia’s vaccine rollout scheme
Australia’s current COVID-19 vaccination scheme continues to lag behind our contemporaries in the UK, Europe and the US. As of May 7th, only 3.9% of Australia’s population had received their second COVID vaccine dose. While much of the blame may lie supply side, with the failure of the AstraZeneca vaccine and logistical inefficiencies between various health departments, another potential bottleneck may be the method Australia … Continue reading Stick that Needle in my arm! – the case for amending Australia’s vaccine rollout scheme