Tag Archives: Catallaxy

And yes, I do have a dog in this fight ;)

It has long been my view that Gerard Henderson and Michael Danby and Colin Rubinstein do not actually accept the logic behind having freedom of speech. Instead, they have jumped on the fashionable bandwagon that seeks to control how one’s ‘group’ is portrayed, hence their support for legislative piffle like s 18 (c) of the […]

Yes, the law really does abhor a penalty

Sinclair Davidson at Catallaxy has written a post on excessive fees charged by banks, and said this: [The argument that the fees were designed purely to enrich the bank] is a bit hard to take. When you begin a banking relationship you normally sign a contract that includes the fees that you’ll pay for various […]

Saturday chit-chat

Well, we’ve now got two people doing Missing Link style ’round-ups’, although that said, the choices they make are rather different. As mentioned last week, Club Troppo’s Don Arthur has been doing his bit: here is the latest installment. However, Rafe at Catallaxy is also doing something similar, a reprise of the job he used […]

Poetry in Motion/Gibberish in Neutral

H/T: Judith Sloan of Catallaxy, apologies to Dorothea MacKellar of My Country

Immigration debate for Melbournites

As the election campaign gets into top gear, it’s becoming clear (from afar, at any rate) that immigration has somehow turned into a live issue again. I honestly thought it was pretty much dead and buried after Howard and Rudd’s efforts, but apparently not. You could call it the ultimate policy zombie. If nothing else, […]

Ah, but we know what’s good for you!

I’d made some effort to ignore the latest inter-blog political stoush, but when I saw Helen on the Cast Iron Balcony who (unlike many people on all sides of politics in Australia) actually has something between her ears defending Robert Manne (quite possibly the rankest intellectual bully in Australia), I knew something was up. In […]