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Ideas@TheCentre 20

Vol. 5 No. 20 (May, 2010)

Freedom quote of the week:

‘Liberty is not merely a privilege to be conferred; it is a habit to be acquired.’

- David Lloyd George
  • RSPT debate put on ice
    Robert Carling | 28 May 2010
    In the heat of debate about the emotively named ‘resource super profits tax’ (RSPT), it can be difficult to keep track of exactly what the argument is about. Is it the very concept of a resource rent tax (RRT) on which the RSPT is based, the particular design of the RSPT, the size of the tax burden being imposed on the industry, or some combination of all the above?

  • Don’t trust Google, trust the government
    Jessica Brown | 28 May 2010
    Thank goodness for Communications Minister Stephen Conroy and his tireless campaign to protect us from the nasty World Wide Web. Like a brave David squaring up against colossal Goliath, he vows to protect us from the evil clutches of internet behemoth Google and its dastardly ways.
  • A pox on the liberal house
    Jeremy Sammut | 28 May 2010
    Malcolm Fraser’s resignation came as a shock – he was still a member, right? – given his long track record of commenting on political issues and personalities from a Left-wing perspective.