Ramadan – A good time to question crude stereotypes

Jeremy Hillman

Whenever a Muslim encounters another person they greet them with the ubiquitous phrase ‘A-salam alaykom’, which literally means ‘Peace be upon you’. The average Muslim will usually utter these words to people dozens of times a day, be they family, friend or stranger. As with other religions, Islam contains teachings that can be misappropriated by … Continue reading Ramadan – A good time to question crude stereotypes

Negative Gains: The pain of Australia’s property taxes

Aaron Jones

Imagine you’re standing in a crowd on a sunny Saturday morning. Both of your palms are sweaty. Your left hand holds tightly onto your partner’s fingers, while your right clutches a folded pamphlet and hangs anxiously still, ready to be raised. In the pamphlet are stylized photos, floor plans and all the details of your … Continue reading Negative Gains: The pain of Australia’s property taxes

Dinosaurs & Indifference – The post-science climate of change

Jeremy Hillman

It’s time to cease and desist any further argument over the science of climate change. The science may well be in but the ardent unbelievers are dug into their bunkers head first and impervious to the voices of reason. Those of us that attempt to deconstruct and challenge their denials suffer an unpleasant sensation akin … Continue reading Dinosaurs & Indifference – The post-science climate of change

Do it for your country – Hockey’s pre-budget, post-interest-rate cut pep talk

Aaron Jones

“One for your husband and one for your wife and one for your country” said Peter Costello in 2004. Joe Hockey has not been as fortunate as his predecessor, Peter Costello, to be struck in the derriere by a rainbow of economic growth. However, in his response to the RBA’s interest rate cut to a record … Continue reading Do it for your country – Hockey’s pre-budget, post-interest-rate cut pep talk