Category Archives: Everald Posts 2015

The Remains of a Year of Tumult

I have been around for 84 years, none of them ever boring, but 2015 has been a corker. Happily, the two most incompetent political leaders of my era were removed from power – Tony Abbott in Canberra and Campbell Newman … Continue reading

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Tax Reform and the Politics of Fear

There are thousands of laws that provide the basis of governing our nation. Every one of them can be improved in order to meet the needs of a changing world, particularly taxation laws, as they are an out of date … Continue reading

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Revolt of the Red Bandanna

Australia’s best selling author is Peter Fitzsimons and I have enjoyed reading every one of his books. He is a dynamic public speaker, a talented journalist whose articles enjoy top rating and, in the world of sport, he is renowned as a … Continue reading

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CAESAR SPEAKS FROM THE GRAVE

Two thousand and sixty years after his assassination, Julius Caesar has a simple message for leaders of nations that they will ignore at their peril. When you rely on creating divisions in society as your prime means of remaining in power, your … Continue reading

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OVERGOVERNMENT IS A CURABLE ILLNESS

Australia does not need three levels of government. Nor does it need as many parliamentarians and public servants as we now have.

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The ever growing tragedy of Elder Abuse

Whenever I speak at a meeting of Older Australians, questions are often asked about Elder Abuse. It is an issue of growing concern that now needs significant attention.

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THE POPE AND THE ENVIRONMENT – HAS FRANCIS CROSSED THE LINE

Pope Francis has issued an encyclical on the Environment called Laudato Si in which he firmly and clearly outlines his views on global warming, climate change and pollution, while linking them with poverty, employment, economics, science and religion.

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The Superannuation Revolution

(An expanded version of my earlier article entitled The Use and Abuse of Superannuation) Even those who do not like him will acknowledge that Australia owes a huge debt of gratitude to Paul Keating. During his term as Prime Minister … Continue reading

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THE USE AND ABUSE OF SUPERANNUATION

(For an expanded version of this article see also “The Superannuation Revolution”) Australia owes a huge debt of gratitude to Paul Keating. He established compulsory superannuation two decades ago despite a hostile Opposition that declared it to be a step … Continue reading

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Time has come to search for Nation Builders

To find Australia’s last nation building venture we must go back two thirds of a century to the Snowy River. We have to take our minds back the same number of years to discover a nation builder, Flynn of the … Continue reading

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Wise Young – Partnerships to build a great Australia

There are far too many bright young Australians who are unemployed. Many of them have visionary ideas for new and innovative business ventures, but are thwarted by a lack of capital, experience and opportunity. There are many older Australians who want to … Continue reading

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SENIORS ARMY WILL MARCH FOR WATER

Last week, I outlined a plan to drought proof our Australian continent by sending tropical water south via dry river beds and connecting channels. The concept is fundamentally sound, but it will become a reality only if the private sector provides … Continue reading

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WITHOUT WATER, LIFE IS IMPOSSIBLE

Australia is the driest continent on earth. Yet we invest tiny dollars in water even though we are aware that Australia has the potential to become the food bowl of the world. Unaccountably, we are willing to risk only miserable dollars in … Continue reading

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Can we have a Budget of gradual reform?

My first visit to Parliament in Canberra to attend a Budget speech occurred half a century ago when Harold Holt was Treasurer and he delivered it in the old Parliament House.

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The Great Revolution – a long succession of one-term governments.

Back in October, I told friends in the Queensland Liberal National Party that they would lose the election they faced in 2015. They looked at me kindly and quietly wondered whether the first signs of dementia were emerging. I spelled-out the … Continue reading

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