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John Roskam

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Abbott heads for the shifting centre

Ideas & Liberty | John Roskam
Australian Financial Review 12th September, 2014

All things considered, the Coalition government isn't going too badly when on the first anniversary of its election it is only trailing the Labor...

When free speech went cheaply

Freedom of Speech | John Roskam
Australian Financial Review 15th August, 2014

There are many reasons why so many Australians are sad, angry, disappointed and worried because Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced he would break...

The budget falls on stony ground

Economics & Deregulation | John Roskam
Australian Financial Review 1st August, 2014

Joe Hockey's first budget is a bit like John Howard's Work Choices: it's a solution to a problem the public doesn't think exists. There's a view...

ACCC goes AWOL on union bullies

Ideas & Liberty | John Roskam
Australian Financial Review 18th July, 2014

The Abbott government's Royal Commission on Trade Union Governance and Corruption is aimed at the wrong target. It's the regulators and the law...

Ricky Muir - the Senate's everyman

Governance & Service Provision | John Roskam
The Australian Financial Review 4th July, 2014

The great American conservative William F. Buckley Jr. said: "I would rather be governed by the first two thousand people in the Boston telephone...

Ray Evans A quiet shaper of the right's ideas

Governance & Service Provision | John Roskam
The Australian Financial Review 20th June, 2014

Ray Evans, who died in Melbourne on Tuesday at the age of 74, had more influence on politics and policy in Australia than 95 per cent of MPs who...

Taxpayers shouldn't fund arts degrees

Economics & Deregulation and Education | John Roskam
Australian Financial Review 6th June, 2014

Given the sense of entitlement young people have these days, it's no surprise they're outraged by the Abbott government's higher education reforms....

Poor are not carrying the budget

Economics & Deregulation | John Roskam
Australian Financial Review 23rd May, 2014

‘Poorest families pay most in the budget' was the headline in Thursday's Sydney Morning Herald. That headline exactly demonstrates why it...

The PM and his Bush snr moment

Economics & Deregulation | John Roskam
Australian Financial Review 9th May, 2014

The parallel with Tony Abbott's deficit tax on high-income earners is not Julia Gillard and her broken promise on the carbon tax - it's George Bush...

It's the tax debate we have to have

Economics & Deregulation | John Roskam
Australian Financial Review 11th April, 2014

The pity about the debate we're having on the GST is that it's not a debate about how to cut taxes and how to cut government spending. The debate...

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