I SUBSCRIBE to a magazine called Quadrant. It comes out every couple of months and often includes interesting articles by well-known Australian conservatives, libertarians and mavericks on a range of topics from dinning in New York to global warming and it is the only magazine I read that includes pages of poetry. When I first took […]
Those who know me well know that I care deeply about the natural environment and that I can be very competitive. (more…)
It’s that time of year when there is much wishing one another a “Happy New Year”. But how does one become “happy”? According to the ancient Greek philosopher Epicurus the path to happiness requires just three things: friends, freedom and thought (an analysed life).* Epicurus is also associated with the early development of the scientific method insisting […]
I am the Chair of The Australian Environment Foundation and we are planning an Internet campaign to oppose the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) proposed for Australia on the basis: 1. An ETS will not change the global temperature; 2. Will force many clean and green Australian industries overseas; and 3. Will make Australians poorer; while […]
Each year On Line Opinion and Club Troppo collaborate to publish a Best Blogs feature in January, which features the best blog pieces from the previous year selected from reader nominations. This year we are doing it again. What was the best blog piece that you read in 2008? It can even be one you […]
Spare a thought for this scrub turkey unable to open that nut. I watched the bird struggle with it for quite a while at Alexandra Bay, Noosa National Park, on November 24, 2008. If only I’d had a parang, I would have opened the nut for the turkey. I try hard with this blog to open […]
I have been a senior fellow with the Melbourne-based Institute of Public Affairs (IPA) for more than five years now. I have written a lot for the magazine, which used to be published by the IPA quarterly, but now comes out every two months. A year’s subscription is not that much – just $33 a year. Anyway, Nichole Hoskin […]
A consensus means that everyone agrees to say collectively what no one believes individually. Abba Eban via Joe D’Aleo
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