Archived publication for 2003
The perverse consequences of the Precautionary Principle can best be seen 'retrospectively'. Just imagine what we would not enjoy now if the greens had prevailed in the past.
Our welfare suystem is designed to provide a strong saftey net, not a comfortable couch- and it's time we all realized what this entails.
One can understand why the Greens might tell porkies about the state of the Murray River- but why do otherwise respectable and responsible bodies join forces with them?
Our system of intellectual property rights and patents may not be perfect, but in the long run it is far more valuable than protected 'traditional knowledge'.
The Government needs to stand firm on TCF reform- not only for those involved in TCF industries, but for the economy as a whole.
IPA Work Reform Unit. Examination of EBAs in another key industry reveals some troubling limitations on the capacity to manage.
The problems that Red Cross faced with its Bali Appeal demonstrated just how lax the disclosure requirements are for the NGO sector.
The 'simple' solutions offered by both sides of politics for tertiary education overstate the 'problem'.
We are repeatedly told that Australia's waterways are seriously degraded or under threat. Yet no-one seems seriously willing to answer the obvious question- where's the data to support the alarming claims?
If water rights are taken away without compensation, major incentives that power the economyâ€™s well-being are undermined.