David Leyonhjelm

The Liberals reap what they sow in the Senate

20 March 2024 2:00 am

In the 76-seat Senate, the Liberals and Nationals cannot block legislation despite holding more seats than Labor. There are 31…

Soy boys – not what you think

20 July 2023 5:00 am

When livestock farming became unfashionable and it was said palm oil was unsustainable, soybeans stepped up to become the darlings…

The right to die

15 December 2022 4:00 am

Suicide was once illegal, and failed attempts frequently led to prosecution. In Medieval England, suicides were denied a Christian burial.…

Free range eggs and supermarket hypocrisy

12 November 2022 8:00 am

If you are shopping for eggs in the supermarket, free range eggs will be at eye level, barn laid eggs…

Safetyism – a fatal conceit

3 October 2022 4:00 am

The law was once relatively simple: enforcing contracts and protecting our bodies and property from fraud, violence, and theft. Guilt…

How the Liberals stuffed up the Senate

17 August 2022 8:00 am

In March 2016, the Turnbull Liberal government joined forces with the Greens to amend the Commonwealth Electoral Act and abolish…

Australia’s declining volunteer society

18 March 2022 4:00 am

Expectations of the role of the federal government rose substantially during the bushfires which spread across the eastern states in…

The hypocrisy of ‘Environmental, Social, and Governance’

11 February 2022 2:00 pm

After I started my business more than 30 years ago, I joined a group of fellow owners and CEOs who…

Dodgy sex

15 January 2022 9:00 am

Parliament House is no different to other workplaces

Good oil on palms

8 January 2022 9:00 am

Environmental propaganda is bad news for poor farmers

Unhealthy public health

1 December 2021 4:00 am

There was a time when public health people made a major contribution to our lives – ensuring the water in…

How the green blob runs on hypocrisy

18 November 2021 3:38 pm

The climate change world runs on hypocrisy, from presidents and prime ministers to virtue-signalling billionaires and multinationals, and pious individuals.…

The Liberals. The shrinking tribe

15 November 2021 4:32 pm

Before there were countries, there were tribes. In politics, there still is. Almost everyone identifies with a particular political tribe and, if even if one’s primary tribe is not one…

Make me Covid Lord High Executioner, please

6 November 2021 9:00 am

Let the punishment fit the crime

The WHO fails again – on smoking

20 October 2021 4:00 pm

Whatever reputation for competence and honesty the World Health Organisation might once have had has been destroyed by its response…

Covid-19 and Hobbes vs Locke

6 October 2021 5:01 pm

As we inch towards learning to live with Covid, it is common to hear it said that the government is granting us more…

Big Public Health flunks Tobacco Control 101 – yet again

2 September 2021 7:31 pm

Not so long ago, the best way for a non-law abiding Australian to make a lot of money was to…

Revealed: how much debt the government has racked up for each of us

19 August 2021 6:07 pm

Although many people are aware that government expenditure will exceed government revenue for the foreseeable future, it can be difficult…

Don’t moralise about sex work

1 July 2021 3:01 pm

There are a lot of myths surrounding prostitution. Chief among them is the claim that sex workers are virtual slaves,…

The diminishing returns from our macho tobacco laws

8 June 2021 8:11 pm

For most people who work at the ATO, chasing tax evaders must be rather boring. They sit at their desks and review tax returns for undeclared income and ineligible…

Counterfeit drugs and fake COVID vaccines endanger us all 

2 May 2021 7:05 pm

Attitudes to Covid vaccines range from those who won’t countenance them under any circumstances to those so eager to be vaccinated they are willing to bypass official channels and purchase a vaccine on the black…

We have an obesity crisis, but Big Public Health are the last lot we should let near it

23 March 2021 7:43 pm

At least half the women I see on my morning walks have fat bums. And when I ride my bike,…

Who loves the WHO?

10 February 2021 5:10 pm

What are the odds of the WHO investigators discovering the actual origins of the Covid-19 virus? Even if the investigation team had been there a year ago, when the pandemic was just…

Ciggie smugglers making a killing

24 October 2020 9:00 am

The insane taxes on tobacco products are counter-productive

The great 18c pigeonholing

31 August 2016 7:26 am

There’s a caricature for opponents of section 18c of the Racial Discrimination Act. They’re supposed to be racists who are…