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Mining No Tax

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger When the Federal Labor Government came up the idea of the Resources Super Profit Tax (RSPT), most of the media had been at pains to imply that the mining companies hitherto pay only … Continue reading

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may memories / 31

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 31st May, 1955 : Nikita Khruschev and President Tito have brought to an end the bitter antagonism that arose between their two countries during the Stalin era. A communique issued at the end of … Continue reading

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Without blushing

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger   Despite my original intention, I could not watch Swan’s speech for long. It was not just the hypocrisy of the Labor apparatchik delivering yet another soured borscht of promises and falsehoods; I … Continue reading

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Wayne’s escapist fiction

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger   Yesterday we were regaled with another, already fifth?sixth? instalment of an escapist fiction from the World’s Greatest Treasure, Wayne Swan. Colloquially and euphemistically know as “The Budget”, it has nothing to do … Continue reading

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The end of the cycle?

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Needle in a haystack

 …from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger Even Blind Freddie and some Australian journalists can see that the World’s Best Treasure(r) Wayne Swan had abandoned looking for that “no ifs, no buts” surplus, and now he is just looking for … Continue reading

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The Taxwoman

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger It ought to be “no tax-woman”, because Mademoiselle Christine Lagarde pays no tax whatsoever on her $500 000 p.a. remuneration, but I think you know how I mean it. In May last year, … Continue reading

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Rudd Redux?

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger This sad case keeps himself in the public eye only thanks to his wife’s financial support and his friends and “friends” in media. If not for them, the wiser public would say “good … Continue reading

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Asian connection

Ludwig von Gress This is not about the drug influx mostly ignored by our authorities from the fear that our trading partners the Vietnamese and Chinese would loose a face. At least I hope it is not.  Our man in … Continue reading

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Personally

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger Personally, I don’t like personal attacks, but I realise that sometimes one has to give a face to the evil. Writing about union corruption without mentioning Gillard would be pointless. Abstract problems mean … Continue reading

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No swan song

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger The ancient fable that a swan sings beautifully just before it dies was accepted by such luminaries as Plato, Aristotle, Euripides, Cicero and Seneca, though doubted by Pliny. Shakespeare in Rape of Lucrece, … Continue reading

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How are we doing?

“If the story of financial vandalism is not sufficient evidence to the contrary, there is also the global competitiveness index score card released this week by the World Economic Forum. This group, which ranks 144 nations, found Australia slipped down … Continue reading

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Can’t make it anymore

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger The breakdown of car manufacturing in Australia is filling the Greens’ hearts with joy. They, and the trade unions worked long and hard towards that goal. Some people are dismayed; most are resigned. … Continue reading

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