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A Dunkirk Moment for the Anti-Gambling Lobby

At the moment I feel despondent, the Gambling Lobby continues to buy politicians, and even buy elections. The hotels and clubs association spent a ridiculous amount of money supporting the re-election of the liberal Will Hodgman…




Why We Need Gambling Reform Now

Here’s the link to an article I wrote on why we need gambling reform in Australia. Partly contains my own story of the havoc that gambling addiction caused in my family, plus my manifesto on…



NYT – When Progressives Embrace Hate

Over at the NYT, Bari Weiss has a great article on When Progressives Embrace Hate. I was in the USA, Washington State, in January and got to see the women’s march firsthand. It was very…


Is Socialism Making a Comeback?

Thanks to Bernie Sanders, socialism is sexy again. Or, we might say, Marxist red is the new black. Conor Lynch, writing for Salon, identifies the rise of self-proclaimed socialist Bernie Sanders and the reinvigoration of…


What Bernie Sanders should have asked Russell Vought

US Senator Bernie Sanders’s questioning of Russell Vought at a confirmation hearing exposed his own ignorance of religion and the US Constitution as well demonstrating the inherent illiberalism of political progressives. Russell Vought is Trump’s…


The Return of the Populist Left

Just when BREXIT and Trump made it look like right wing populism was set to take over the electoral landscape, along comes the leftist populism of Macron and Corbyn. Late last year it was like…