The following descriptions will be both troubling and confronting… Tuesday, 18 March 2018. Clarendon Street, South Melbourne, around 4:20am. Seven teenagers demand money from an innocent bystander walking home from work.
West Australia’s government has spent many decades adding laws to the books that do nothing but attempt to protect people from themselves. Clearly the pollies never took to heart the brilliant insight of British philosopher, John Stuart Mill.
Judging by some of the outcry led by Gun Control Australia, you’d be forgiven for thinking the Tasmanian government had proposed allowing residents free access to machineguns. The reality is quite different.
Pollies in both major parties support the exorbitant excise taxes, but Liberal Democrats senator David Leyonhjelm has taken the government to task for its irrational and damaging sin taxes on tobacco.
It’s not hard to spot a trend emerging in how Australia deals with disciplining its citizens. Once people start acting irresponsibly, their responsibilities are taken from them.
In yet another sign that governments are unable to learn from or admit their mistakes, Canberra is ready to double down on a policy that’s already fuelling a billion dollar black market.
Most people don’t like the thought of their private messages being reviewed. But the Federal Government believes that there is a desperate need for them to be able to do so.
Now there’s no guarantee that having a taser or mace in your handbag will ensure your safety. But ask yourself this. If you were being stalked by a murdering rapist, wouldn’t you want every tool available to protect yourself?
Before you start believing our pollies and the mainstream media, have a look at the facts and figures to see if what they are telling you is the truth. You may be unpleasantly surprised.
2018 was less than a day old when the nanny staters lobbed their first salvo. The nanny staters decided to kick off the New Year with a fresh stab.
Tougher restrictions to the Interactive Gambling Act were passed in August, prohibiting outright online betting once a sporting event has begun.
Thanks to Andrew ‘Twiggy’ Forrest for putting his full weight behind the nanny state. But increasing prohibition-like tactics on tobacco is not the answer. It may, in fact, lead some younger people to view smoking as ‘cool’ again. Because, after all, it’s illegal!