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— Former Prime Minister John Howard

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  • Their ABC
    by Roger Franklin on 2018-06-19 at 08:12

    Just who and what is the ABC's core audience? Zeg has a pretty good idea.The post Their ABC appeared first on Quadrant Online. […]

  • Let Women Carry Mace
    by Roger Franklin on 2018-06-19 at 05:04

    Another woman is dead at the hands of an alleged rapist and, once again, those who should know better blame toxic masculinity and the way boys are raised. While this guff obscures the sins of a turn-'em-loose bench, it won't dissuade a single criminal. Pepper spray and electro-shockers just mightThe post Let Women Carry Mace appeared first on Quadrant Online. […]

  • Wrongheaded About ‘Rights’
    by Roger Franklin on 2018-06-19 at 01:34

    To maintain our right not to be assaulted and perhaps killed we all, as individuals -- men and, yes, women -- must keep our wits about us. This is such a straightforward proposition it shouldn't need to be explained, least of all to the Premier of a state whose courts regularly turn monsters looseThe post Wrongheaded About ‘Rights’ appeared first on Quadrant Online. […]

  • The ABC, ‘Independent’ to a Fault
    by Roger Franklin on 2018-06-18 at 10:18

    Private media organisations must defer to consumers and advertisers, while politicians and bureaucracies answer to voters. Independent statutory agencies, such as the ABC, know no such masters. This opens the door to staff capture and, as the national broadcaster demonstrates, makes bias inevitableThe post The ABC, ‘Independent’ to a Fault appeared first on Quadrant Online. […]

  • NEG: Standing Fast on a Sinking Ship
    by Roger Franklin on 2018-06-18 at 00:31

    The architects and current beneficiaries of Australia's addled energy policies won't admit it, but the Paris climate accord is disintegrating. The US has bailed, Canada grows wobbly and Japan opens coal-fired plants. Meanwhile, our leaders remain resolute -- resolutely blind, that isThe post NEG: Standing Fast on a Sinking Ship appeared first on Quadrant Online. […]

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