Ken Phillips

Fourth time lucky with Victorian hotel quarantine?

13 April 2021 4:00 am

Be afraid. Be very afraid. Last Thursday,  the Victorian government restarted its Covid hotel quarantine program.  This is the fourth…

The Tax Office gives the gold finger to process and justice

8 April 2021 1:21 pm

How would you feel if you owed the Australian Taxation Office nothing—in fact the ATO owed you money—yet on the…

Daniel Andrews is under investigation for indictable criminal offences over hotel quarantine. We’ve got the inside story

11 March 2021 10:30 am

Developments late last week confirm that the Victorian government — including Premier Daniel Andrews — is under investigation for indictable…

Work from home is here to stay – and a productivity boom is about to be unleashed

10 March 2021 1:30 pm

The global energy giant BP has told around 25,000 of its staff that working from home is now permanent. This is…

Time to stop standover tactics by the Tax Office against small business

7 March 2021 6:11 pm

The Federal government’s small business agency, the Small Business Ombudsman, has called for major changes to the way the Australian Taxation…

You don’t protect people by destroying their livelihoods

25 February 2021 6:42 pm

You may have seen reports that the UK’s top court has decided that Uber drivers are not independent contractors.  Australian unions are excited…

Would you consider this is the most dangerous man in Australia?

17 February 2021 4:00 am

The most recent Covid lockdown of Victorians resulting from hotel quarantine failures must lead many to believe that the incumbent Victorian government is a…

Why we must fix the feral Tax Office

9 February 2021 4:00 am

When underhand, commercial bullying happens in the private sector, there is righteous community uproar. Regulators investigate. Even Royal Commissions can…

Will WorkSafe act on Daniel Andrews’ hotel quarantine disaster? They need more time…

29 January 2021 4:00 am

The prosecution of the Victorian government for the 800–plus Covid deaths due to its massive mismanagement (or worse) will not happen quickly. Governments routinely don’t hold themselves accountable…

The China threat and the art of war

15 January 2021 5:00 am

The war being conducted by the Chinese Communist Party against the democratic, free world, particularly Australia has predictable and understandable strategies. Under the Xi Jinping dictatorship, clear principles of…

We are at war with China

4 January 2021 5:00 am

Let’s face it. We’re at war with China. Whether we like this or not ‘war’ is what it is. At this stage,…

Why the war on ‘the gig economy’ when in reality ‘permanency’ is insecurity?

9 December 2020 2:07 pm

The demand by Australian unions to turn, it seems, all jobs into ‘permanent’ has been mugged in the blink of…

Be afraid: Victoria restarts hotel quarantine today

7 December 2020 5:00 am

Today, Monday 7 December, will be a day filled with trepidation for Victorians and all Australians. Today is the day…

Goldblunder

10 November 2020 5:00 am

On Friday last, November 6, the Australian Taxation Office had a serious legal bomb blow up in its face. It’s…

Time to tackle Tax Office tyranny

5 November 2020 5:00 am

If there’s a connection between the Australian Taxation Office and COVID-19, it can be described in one word:‘dictatorship. For freedom…

Victorian Labor: the walking dead

21 October 2020 5:00 am

As a group, the Victorian ALP is politically walking dead. It cannot win the next state election in November 2022.   …

EXCLUSIVE: Coate inquiry asked to investigate union links to hotel quarantine disaster

28 September 2020 5:00 am

“I saw nothing. I heard nothing. I know nothing.” This is the recurring theme that has been the hallmark of…

Five fixes for our failed state – and why they won’t occur

9 September 2020 5:00 am

For any Australian not living in Victoria, particularly Melbourne, it’s impossible to understand what’s going on. The high–pitched hysteria emanating…

It’s on: we’ve triggered an official OHS investigation of Victoria’s hotel quarantine farce

19 August 2020 10:00 am

Yesterday, on behalf of Self Employed Australia, I wrote to the Victorian WorkCover Authority requesting them to investigate the Covid-19…

Daniel Andrews is openly using the corona crisis against non-unionised workers

18 August 2020 5:00 am

You start to worry that democracy in Victoria is under threat. It’s one thing for government to impose curfews, massive…

Will Victoria’s quarantine disaster see ministers – or their bureaucrats – in the dock?

13 August 2020 5:00 am

It’s hard for Victorians not to be angry over the Covid-19 crisis. You can almost feel the widespread fury directed…

Fear is in the Melbourne air; not just of the virus, but of continuing incompetence by the Andrews government

4 August 2020 2:31 pm

Having lived in Melbourne all my life, I’m picking up that this Melbourne COVID-19 deep lockdown has induced fear. Fear…

Is Dan Andrews using coronavirus as cover for war on the self-employed

21 July 2020 3:05 pm

Does Victorian Premier Dan Andrews’ want to make being your own boss illegal? There’s mounting evidence. With the second big…