Current Events

Leyonhjelm: Start the budget from scratch

There is an old joke about a tourist in Ireland who asks a local for directions to Dublin. The Irishman replies: “Well sir, if I were you, I wouldn’t start from here”. Treasurer Scott Morrison could find some insight from that

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The Greens and Labor stopped thousands of same-sex couples from getting married.

There’s a theory doing the rounds that the same-sex marriage lobby resisted the proposal for a plebiscite in February because they thought they would not have won. It’s not a theory to which I subscribe. The polls have always shown

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Our high minimum wages stops low-skill workers getting jobs

There are around 524,000 Australians currently looking for full-time jobs, plus a further 224,000 looking for part-time work. As many of these people know only too well, the unemployment benefit for those over 22 is $535.60 a fortnight for singles

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On the government’s changes to the 457 visa

Senator Leyonhjelm is delighted to see the Government take on elements of Liberal Democrats policy and raise the bar on the citizenship tests.

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The slow creep of Australia’s Big Government

Senator Leyonhjelm discusses how the Federal Government keeps delving into State Government issues, despite the political costs.

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On Trump’s corporate tax cuts

Senator Leyonhjelm discusses President Trump’s plan to reduce the corporate tax rate and the implications this will have for Australia.

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On the Government’s possible loan to Adani

Senator Leyonhjelm discusses the possible $1bn loan to Adani.

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On the Federal Government’s attempts to control housing prices

Senator Leyonhjelm heard a lot about Australian housing affordability while in Washington. Apparently the federal government think they can fix it.

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The Government wants to ban sports betting ads

Advertising is a free speech issue, as it is a form of communication according to Senator Leyonhjelm. Sports betting is also not advertising anything illegal. His argument is that it’s based more on ‘disapproval’ of gambling and nanny-state behaviour.

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The groups who oppose 18c

During his speech at the Heartland Institute, David speaks about the resistance against changing Section 18c. Part of the resistance to change is coming from recent migrants who don’t have Australia’s freedoms, yet they hold influence due to the fact

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