Satyajeet Marar

Why celebrate a tyranny?

2 October 2019 5:58 pm

Seventy years ago, the authoritarian dictatorship of the Chinese Communist Party was established. The “Great Leap Forward” which followed in…

The rustbelt Libs belt their own

24 September 2019 5:00 pm

Business and investors are up in arms about the Liberal South Australian government’s land tax reforms. Scott Salisbury, Managing Director…

The death of ScoMo’s cash ban is welcome

22 September 2019 4:54 pm

Government legislation that would have outlawed cash payments for goods and services exceeding $10,000 AUD to or between businesses has…

Like cheap, clean energy? You’ll love nuclear

18 September 2019 5:00 am

There is no greater act of economic or environmental vandalism in Australian history than our nonsensical prohibition on nuclear power.…

How to reindustrialise Australia

23 August 2019 11:02 am

This week we heard that that Australian steel producer BlueScope will invest $1 billion in an Ohio-based American steel plant, citing…

Why an end to compulsory super would be a win-win for workers

9 August 2019 5:00 am

As the debate on hiking compulsory super contributions continues, it’s well worth revisiting Liberal NSW Senator Andrew Bragg’s suggestion to…

The High Court’s high-stakes ruling threatens liberty

7 August 2019 6:18 pm

Conservatives and left-wingers alike should oppose today’s High Court decision which found that the Australian Public Service, specifically the Department…

Another smokescreen for failure on smoking rates

12 June 2019 4:32 pm

Australian authorities attempting to curb the tobacco smuggling trade, have imposed an ill-advised and little publicised ban on all tobacco…

Time to tackle the bullies or risk freedom of speech

6 March 2019 4:07 pm

While American conservatives can rejoice after President Trump announced an executive order to withdraw funding from public universities if they don’t uphold…

The EU’s anti-science laws hit here

27 November 2018 8:49 pm

Prime Minister Scott Morrison recently announced that he’d be passing up the United Nations’ Migration pact on the basis that a global…

Government marketing a big buck bungle

27 July 2018 4:54 pm

Another week goes by and we again see state and federal governments squandering our money on embarrassing and harebrained ventures,…

WTO plain pack verdict a victory for criminals and nanny

5 July 2018 6:02 pm

Five years have passed since a coalition of tobacco-producing nations including Indonesia and Honduras challenged Australia’s world-first laws that prevent…

Turnbull’s online shopping tax drives Amazon USA out of Australia

31 May 2018 3:52 pm

The Turnbull government’s online shopping tax which applies a 10 per cent GST price spike to imports worth less than…

Ditch the politics and make taxes fair

8 May 2018 7:28 am

The big day is here – the last pre-election federal budget – and the Coalition government has promised something we’ve…

A sugar tax is another attack on freedom and personal responsibility

1 May 2018 4:29 pm

Won’t somebody please think of the adults? If there’s one thing we know well in our great southern continent, it’s…

Time to put kids first and politics second

15 March 2018 8:35 pm

On Wednesday, Sunrise featured a segment that included two guests and a presenter advocating for the ban on the adoption…

How government destroyed cheap electricity in Australia

26 February 2018 2:56 pm

You know something is wrong when a country with over 33 per cent of the world’s Uranium and abundant reserves…

Your $720 ticket to Sydney’s superfluous stadiums

7 December 2017 3:01 pm

The NSW Cabinet’s decision to demolish and replace the functioning Sydney Olympic Stadium and Sydney Football Stadium with two new…

The great plain packaging swindle

17 August 2017 7:30 am

Newly released government data has confirmed that more people smoke in Australia than they did in 2013. This is despite…

Happy holidays with the Byron Bay bed tax

3 August 2017 8:36 pm

While much of the nation confronts an incessant meth problem, our major political parties struggle with a different kind of…

Public health dogmatists putting millions at risk

28 June 2017 7:36 am

The current House of Representatives inquiry into the legalisation of personal vaporisers should be welcomed and not criticised, as tedious,…

Saudi Arabia: people in glasshouses shouldn’t throw grenades

12 June 2017 2:22 pm

A coalition of Arab nations lead by Saudi Arabia and the UAE, have cut their ties with Qatar over the latter state’s…

Margaret Court and new lows for public discourse

5 June 2017 12:50 pm

There is nothing particularly remarkable or amazing about Margaret Court’s comments on same-sex attraction or whatever. She offers absolutely no…

Why the left were right about privilege

29 May 2017 7:29 am

Privilege is simply the idea that our experiences, upbringing, circumstances and sometimes, the gender or race we’re born with, mean…

Time for reparations for the slave trade?

27 May 2017 1:49 pm

I’ve been doing a lot of thinking and soul-searching lately. It has become a regular part of my procrastination between…