Archive - March 2015

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Australia’s Future in Hands of an Economics Ignoramus
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Destruction of Scientific Research in Australia Averted – For Now
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Have You Seen This, Margie?
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An Idiot Abroad…
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…And One at Home

Australia’s Future in Hands of an Economics Ignoramus

EntitlementTreasurer Joe Hockey was upstaged and shirtfronted on Q&A Monday night, but not by a member of the audience or a political opponent.

The man who cut him down to size on questions including negative gearing, tax and infrastructure spending was John Daley, the Melbourne-based research economist who runs the Grattan Institute.

http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/joe-hockey-outclassed-on-qa-by-an-economist-20150317-1m0nrs.html

Destruction of Scientific Research in Australia Averted – For Now

PuerileOn the brink of a self-created, avoidable crisis that threatened the destruction of Australia’s capacity for innovative scientific research, Labor combined with the Senate cross-benches has averted disaster, for now. Unchastened, Australia’s puerile Education Minister plans another attempt to destroy what he doesn’t understand.

http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-opinion/christopher-pyne-splits-the-bill-but-merely-doubles-the-defeat-20150316-1m0cjr.html

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