Current Events

The government recognises that the minimum wage is too high

The government’s proposed Youth Jobs PaTH program intends to subsidise businesses to employ young people, so their outlay is only $7.60/hr (as opposed to the minimum wage of $17.70/hr) Senator Leyonhjelm argues that it’s an acknowledgement that the minimum wage

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Australia hands out $15bn in welfare for non-citizens

Senator Leyonhjelm discusses the findings that there are 870,000 non-citizens claiming $15bn in welfare payments in Australia.

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Chris Smith Afternoon Show

Senator Leyonhjelm discusses the new report that has found there are 870,000 non-citizens claiming $15bn worth of welfare in Australia. Other topics include the inefficiencies in public housing (including a debate with a listener who calls in) and his idea

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School choice, 18c and metadata

Senator Leyonhjelm discusses why education funding should be allocated to each individual child, rather than going directly to schools. The Senator also discusses Gillian Triggs’ receipt of a human rights award and the government accessing a journalist’s metadata to pursue

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David Leyonhjelm on Concealed Carry in Australia

David Leyonhjelm joins Peter Van Onselen on Sky News Australia on 1 May 2017 to talk about the right to carry a concealed weapon.

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NBN monopoly screws everyone equally and should be privatised

NBN monopoly screws everyone equally and should be privatised In the time before Kevin Rudd, what customers were willing to pay determined our internet speeds, the technologies employed and the companies that wanted our business. Then we had Kevin 07.

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David Leyonhjelm talks tertiary education on Sky News

David Leyonhjelm joins Peter van Onselen on Sky News on 1 May 2017 to talk about tertiary education and the Australian Conservatives.

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Free speech and libertarianism with Mark Latham.

Senator Leyonhjelm spoke with Mark Latham at the Australian Libertarian Society’s 5th Annual Friedman Conference. Mark spoke about what attracted him to the liberty movement, his views on free speech, the future of Mark Latham’s Outsiders, and the possibility of

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Leyonhjelm: Higher education fair game in search for budget repair

However the axe falls in the budget, the government will have to get measures through the Senate. Crossbench Senator David Leyonhjelm has strong views on funding the higher education sector.

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Time to “Reset the Budget”

Senator Leyonhjelm argues that the current approach to budgets is idiotic because it’s an extension of prior decisions. He argues that every couple of decades, we need to start with a blank sheet of paper. Government departments and agencies must

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