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March 11, 2010

Does Kevin Rudd want to run everything? Hospitals…school curriculum…disabled parking stickers…

If you’re one of the millions of Australians confused by what these stickers on a car’s dashboard are…

…Kevin Rudd has fixed your problem! He’s ‘harmonised’ them into a new NATIONAL design for disabled parking stickers!!!

Today is Geoffrey Blainey’s birthday. He’s 80. He’s on the cover of this month’s IPA Review. Here’s the IPA’s Richard Allsop in Saturday’s Weekend Australian on our greatest historian. On Monday Counterpoint spoke with Richard – and they had this fascinating lecture by Blainey on how to write history. (Blainey spoke at the IPA last year – here’s the video.)

Also in the IPA Review is Julie Novak’s review of a great read Heroic Misadventures by Ron Manners. It’s the essential story of what happened (and didn’t happen) to libertarianism in Australia.

From the Nanny State files: in New York a Democrat Assemblyman wants to ban ALL salt from restaurant food. And in Britain (again!) the government wants to regulate the size of chips in fish and chip shops. And here in Australia – the Family Court decides what children are allowed to call their parents.

I was on Sky talking about why taxing business to fund paid parental leave is a bad idea. And in Tuesday’s Question Time in parliament Wayne Swan was quoting me (page 11).  If only he agreed with everything else the IPA said! Here’s the CIS’s critique of the plan in The Australian.

In the Sunday Age Chris Berg said parents should choose what students are taught – not the government. In The Australian last Thursday Sinclair Davidson explained that Canberra running hospitals could lead to higher taxes. On Friday Julie Novak was in The Hobart Mercury explaining why the Greens’ policies would be a disaster for Tasmania, and Tim Wilson was on ABC2 Breakfast News talking abo ut Nanny State taxes. In Saturday’s Herald Sun Alan Moran dissected government policies that make houses more expensive.

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