Economic issues

The disaster that is the NBN

The disaster of the NBN speaks volumes as to how inefficiently government spends money, regardless of party affiliation. As our government is a patently ineffective, wasteful body, it should be given less tax- payer money to spend, not more. This isn’t to argue government shouldn’t be investing in public infrastructure, nor deny that problems engulfing… Continue reading The disaster that is the NBN

Economic issues

The trouble with Elizabeth Warren

A champagne socialist can be described as one who “espouses socialist ideals while enjoying a wealthy and luxurious lifestyle.” As Elizabeth Warren rails against capitalism, free markets and individualism, while simultaneously enjoying the fruits off a system she purportedly detests, she fits this definition. Statistics are useful in showcasing this hypocrisy between Mrs Warren’s lifestyle, and… Continue reading The trouble with Elizabeth Warren

Australian Foreign Policy/ Foreign Affairs · Economic issues

Cory Bernardi slams wasteful foreign spending in the Senate

The Aussie Conservative Blog supports the tenacious, principled, consistently conservative political activism of Cory Bernardi, along with his Australian Conservatives party. And in his recent speech, Bernardi is more than correct: how can a nation continue to fund futile, globalist economic endeavours, while we are incapable of pulling our own finances into order? We hear… Continue reading Cory Bernardi slams wasteful foreign spending in the Senate

Economic issues · Malcolm Turnbull

Goldfields to get cashless welfare card after report finds drinking, drug use down

Since I blogged about the trialing of cashless welfare cards for Centrelink recipients back in November 2015, results have been positive. The cards have been found to reduce alcohol and drug consumption across 2 different communities, with the Goldfields now picked to conduct this experiment. Barring future findings of this trial contradicting earlier results, these cards… Continue reading Goldfields to get cashless welfare card after report finds drinking, drug use down

Economic issues

Right- wing populism vs the minimum wage

While traditionally Right- wing arguments against the minimum wage are renowned, modern times have showed that for conservative parties to gain success amidst an increasingly Islamized, diversified West, they must court the support of native, blue collar populations. So how could this pivot be made in regards to the minimum wage, without entirely disregarding long held… Continue reading Right- wing populism vs the minimum wage

Economic issues · One Nation

Welfare cuts bill killed off by One Nation

For a populist/ conservative politician looking to seek appeal amongst the broader electorate, this approach from One Nation is spot on. Radical economic liberals aside, who could dispute this reasoning used by One Nation? “Welfare cuts bill killed off by One Nation”, Sky News, 21 March, 2017: Pauline Hanson has killed off the federal government’s hopes of… Continue reading Welfare cuts bill killed off by One Nation