Author Archives: Ozboy

Back To Basics

Happy New Year to everyone and best wishes for 2016. As you’re aware, I haven’t published anything here at LibertyGibbert for the last six months. I am undergoing a bit of a career change, and have been tied up with … Continue reading

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The Octocentenary Of Liberty

Just a quick word to commemorate one of history’s greatest advances in the cause of Liberty.

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A Little Perspective, Please

Four hours ago, Australian nationals Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, the ringleaders of the heroin-smuggling syndicate known as the “Bali Nine”, were executed by firing squad on Nusakambangan Island in Indonesia. A ten-year-long media feeding frenzy might now finally come to a halt.

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UK Election 2015 – How Much Difference Will It Make?

Just a quick conversation starter while I’m out the back cutting wood. The UK general election, to be held in ten days’ time, could be a watershed in western politics, not just the British variety. Or it could be yet … Continue reading

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The ANZAC Centenary

They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old. Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning, we will remember them. LEST WE FORGET. 25th … Continue reading

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The Right To Discriminate

…or, depending on your viewpoint, the right to freedom of association, the right to be a bigot, or the right to uphold the principles of religion. At first glance, it looks straightforward enough. Mike Pence, the Governor of the State … Continue reading

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Israel Speaks

(call to order and intro begin at 22:20) Wow. I mean, WOW. I have heard some great speeches in my time. Some years ago, I posted on this blog Ronald Reagan’s 1964 speech supporting Republican Presidential nominee Barry Goldwater. I … Continue reading

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It’s The Westminster System, Stupid

Reporting on the Australian Labor government’s palace coup in 2013 was both instructive for me and jolly good fun. Fun, because I personally loathed many of the Rudd-Gillard-Rudd administration’s policies and could not wait for them to be booted out … Continue reading

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Some Random Jottings To Start The Year

Happy New Year everyone. I’m still neck-deep in work at the moment, and might not have time for anything lengthy till the end of the month. But here are some conversation starters, the main issues of the last two months … Continue reading

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Seasons Greetings For 2014

Sorry I’ve been AWOL folks, but there hasn’t been any time to scratch my nose, let alone blog. I’m involved in a sort of side project that has ballooned, and looks set to become my new full-time career when it’s … Continue reading

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