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5 April 2014

9:00 AM

5 April 2014

9:00 AM

It’s official: no one is safe from the killjoyism of Australia’s green-leaning chattering classes. If you thought the only people who had to put up with having their lifestyles mocked and monitored by Oz’s fun-allergic political set were bogans who like booze, appreciate a smoke and don’t mind having an occasional flutter on a pokie, think again.

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Brendan O’Neill is editor of Spiked in London. He is in Australia this month as scholar-in-residence for the Centre for Independent Studies.

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