Category Archives: Australia

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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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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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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Senator Must Resign

Federal Senator and former national representative athlete Cory Bernardi is today facing numerous calls for his sacking, after News Limited’s South Australian outlet, the Adelaide Advertiser, this week published a series of explosive e-mails detailing his scandalous misuse of public … Continue reading

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The Mills Of God Grind Slowly…

…but they grind exceedingly small. The Heydon Royal Commission into trade union governance and corruption, which opened proceedings in Sydney in April this year and is due to report to the Governor-General by 31st December, has heard testimony from an … Continue reading

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MH17, Separatism And Liberty

G’day everyone, In what must sound like a familiar refrain to all regular readers of LibertyGibbert, I’m up to my eyeballs in work, and have had no time for writing. This is a pity, for there is a very great … Continue reading

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Greasing Wheels, Greasing Palms

So now, it’s the conservatives’ turn. This site over the last few years has been unapologetically scathing about systemic, entrenched corruption within the Australian Labor Party. Financial irregularities surrounding the Australian Workers’ Union, particularly in Victoria and Western Australia, have … Continue reading

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A Plea For Tasmania

Tasmania goes to the polls tomorrow to elect a state government. And never has a state election here been of greater importance.

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Hoist On Their Own Petard

Happy New Year to all my readers. I thought I’d interrupt my summer holidays in balmy climes to have a bit of a chortle at two seemingly unrelated stories in the news over the last few days. One concerns cricket, … Continue reading

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