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worker safety
Opinion

Workers to pay for industrial manslaughter laws

The intent underpinning Western Australia’s recently passed Work Health and Safety Bill is well placed. Yet goodwill does not necessarily translate to good policy. Judging by the official statements, legislators expect the Bill to create

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ben wyatt
Opinion

The billions in debt behind WA’s black ink budget

Behind the headline black ink in Ben Wyatt’s 2020 state budget is an indulgent and self-interested fiscal stimulus. Ben Wyatt’s $1.2-billion budget surplus this year comes off the back of higher-than-forecast iron ore prices, which

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September eFocus Shane blog
eFocus

A show of resilience in Busselton

In a world of disruption, automation and change, versatility and resilience are key. The workforce our next generation faces is a vastly different landscape to its predecessors. Stability is out, dynamism in. Some of yesterday’s

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A Road to Somewhere Op-Ed
News

A Road to Somewhere – Discussion Paper Release

WA infrastructure needs long-term reform, not short-sighted stimulus Most economists understand the role of infrastructure is quite simple; it connects markets and decreases transaction costs. Citizens may recognise this as reduced road congestion and travel

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Copy of August eFocus feature photo2
eFocus

How to Fix Australia?

Australia is one of the world’s greatest countries. Decades of ambition and innovation have resulted in the prosperous, multiethnic and progressive liberal democracy that is modern day Australia. Over recent decades, Western Australia has been

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RBM Real Heroes (1)
Real Heroes

Ron Manners AO

It is fitting that Mannkal’s Chairman, Ron Manners, was included on the Queen’s Birthday list (2020) and made an Officer (AO) in the General Division of the Order of Australia. The citation for his award

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media wars book review
Book Review

Media Wars – The Battle to Shape our Minds

According to the founder of Fox News, “Truth is whatever people will believe.” Just because something is widely accepted by society and even condoned by professionals or the government itself, does not guarantee it is

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John Hyde poem Ulysses
Poem

A Landfall Ulysses Might Have Made

A Landfall Ulysses Might Have Made Each rower pressed then gently on his oar. The watchful helmsman turned the boat about And rode the swelling water to the shore. While all his ill-used crew were

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Rating the Councils
Libertarian Blog

Rating the Councils

Local councils represent a level of government that often escapes serious inspection. While ‘closer to the people’, local governments are rarely held to account for how they spend ratepayer funds. All ratepayers, whether they be

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Sunset Clauses and other measures
Libertarian Blog

Sunset Clauses and other measures

After a crisis there is a tendency for temporary measures to become permanent. Western Australia has seen many past emergency actions set in stone. After World War II, we were left with marketing boards, rationing

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