Satyajeet Marar

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…

Plain packaging … for alcohol?

25 May 2017 1:09 pm

It sometimes feels like our society has long abandoned its sense of individual responsibility. Flick open the papers or scroll…

Budget 2017: placing politics over principle always fails

17 May 2017 7:37 am

When I signed up as a member of my university’s Liberal club, it was for good reason. It was 2011…

When political correctness matters more than common sense

11 May 2017 5:12 pm

“Welcome to the New South Wales education system,” said Liberal Legislative Councillor Peter Phelps, “where students can be told ‘it’s OK…

Budget 2017: the Medical Research Future Fund must go

9 May 2017 7:47 am

The federal budget comes out this evening and, in what can heart-warmingly be described as a bipartisan tradition, the ‘heroes’…

The government goes after online shoppers

5 May 2017 12:21 pm

If there’s one thing government enjoys more than taking your money, it’s finding a convenient excuse to do it. With…

Cultural relativism sees justice denied

29 April 2017 9:22 am

A teenager who migrated from Afghanistan recently plead guilty to a series of sexual assaults in Surfer’s Paradise committed in…

Hijacking Anzac Day

26 April 2017 9:10 am

Yesterday, I had the privilege of attending the ANZAC Day dawn service at Martin place. As a first-generation immigrant, it…

Some things get censored at Sydney Uni…

13 April 2017 9:16 am

In 1964, a small student protest movement gained traction across the United States and galvanised the entire nation. At the…

Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s real heresy: against leftist dogma

6 April 2017 5:07 pm

In 1996, British artist Chris Ofili premiered his painting of the Virgin Mary composed through liberal use of elephant dung…

Clickbait feminism and the war on choice

23 March 2017 6:30 pm

TRIGGER WARNING: Mansplaining. Women can’t seem to catch a break these days. As if dealing with the catcallers, creeps and…