This week, the guys talk about Bill Shorten’s current harebrain idea to go after retirees, and what is the libertarian response to Russian belligerence. Bill Shorten goes after dividend imputation refunds: https://goo.gl/c195Lx Shorten promises that pensioners will feel no pain: https://goo.gl/KCHAno Britain issues demand for explanation over assassination attempt: https://goo.gl/Tz3Zxc
Lee and Zeev discuss property rights and the South African government’s decision to take and redistribute the land of South African farmers, with Lee offering an unorthodox opinion amongst libertarians. News article: https://goo.gl/r1avnE Bryan Caplan on native Americans and property rights: https://goo.gl/bfeBNx
Lee and Zeev talk about the latest attempt to extend the overreach of national security legislation, and the Victorian government screwing anyone who contracts out labour. MEAA’s submission on the Espionage and Foreign Interference Amendment: https://goo.gl/K5U9vY National Security Legislation Amendment (Espionage and Foreign Interference) Bill 2017: https://goo.gl/9kQh7E Robert Gottliebsen on the current labour hire Bill: […]
We talk about Emma Alberici’s article on the Big Evil Corporations™, and discuss cyber bullying and the e-Safety Commissioner.
Vikas and Zeev chat with Nicola Wright, a contributor to LibertyWorks, about the Barnababy, and the #metoo movement.
We talk about compulsary super and the pension, and calls to crack down on car loan practices at the banking royal commission. Jessica Irvine in the SMH on super: http://www.smh.com.au/money/super-and-funds/scrap-super-guarantee-increase-to-boost-wages-save-2b-grattan-institute-20180208-h0vs81.html AFR on banking royal commission: http://www.afr.com/news/policy/hayne-royal-commission-to-scrutinise-dodgy-car-loans-20180212-h0vyj6
In this extra episode for the week, we rage against the rage against the great evil of THE PROFITS (*boo hiss*) in private health insurance, and we talk about right wing populism, national security and exit of George Brandis from the Senate.
This week, we discuss if Elon Musk has become a Bond villain, and Vikas gets very excited by hermit crab adoptions, though we’re less impressed about crappy export subsidies. SMH article on the Tesla battery plan: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-02-04/how-tesla-sa-labor-free-battery-scheme-would-work/9394728 SMH article on EFIC: http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/obscure-agency-handed-3-8b-boost-to-fund-australian-arms-exports-20180130-p4yz3o.html Extra EFIC hilarity: http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/hypnotic-makeup-and-hermit-crab-adoption-schemes-the-weird-exports-taxpayers-are-funding-20170215-gudypk.html BONUS – Don Boudreaux on the folly of the ‘balance of trade’: https://fee.org/articles/the-utter-irrelevance-of-the-balance-of-trade/
Lee chats with Emeka Ezeugo, a Christian bishop in Nigeria, about his group, African Christians for Liberty. They discuss how he became a libertarian, the political climate in Nigeria and how his group is promoting freedom in Africa.
Lee sat down with libertarian video extraordinaire Topher Field to talk about libertarianism, video production and his brand new venture into the world of go-karting. This is part 3 of 3.
Lee sat down with libertarian video extraordinaire Topher Field to talk about libertarianism, video production and his brand new venture into the world of go-karting. This is part 2 of 3.
Lee sat down with libertarian video extraordinaire Topher Field to talk about libertarianism, video production and his brand new venture into the world of go-karting. This is part 1 of 3.
On this week’s Taking Liberties, we review the first year of the Trumpenreich, and discuss Mabo, the Constitution and the vibe. Sherry Sufi’s article: http://www.watoday.com.au/wa-news/inconvenient-fact-native-title-can-only-exist-if-australia-was-settled-not-invaded-20180119-h0l9hb.html The Conversation FactCheck: http://theconversation.com/factcheck-can-native-title-only-exist-if-australia-was-settled-not-invaded-90540
We see out the end of our fourth season with a recap of our highlights and lowlights of 2017
Clinton Mead, former Liberal Democrats councillor, joins the crew to talk about the Bennelong by-election, MYEFO, and dodgy infrastructure spending.
The crew talk about Shanghai Sam, dipping into the South China Sea dispute as well, and about the burst of outrage over the ending of net neutrality in the US.
The guys talk about the ban on forens giving money to Australians so they can talk about politics, and things get feisty as they talk about Chris Gayle’s defamation win.
Lee and Vikas get a little culture wars-y this week, talking about the Hottest 100 moving from Australia Day, and David Leyonhjelm inviting Milo Yiannopoulos to speak at Parliament House.
Justin Campbell, from LibertyWorks in Queensland, joins us to talk about the Queensland election this weekend.
On this week’s show, Lee, Vikas and Zeev talk about the Paterson same sex marriage bill, as well as the ongoing humanitarian disaster on Manus Island .
Vikas spells out the 3 best and worst arguments from both sides of the gay marriage debate.
Lee and Vikas talk about the continuing failures of the NBN, as well as the supposed danger of China’s plan to sell us more cheap stuff.
The guys talk about the end of the Clean Energy Target, as well as the Las Vegas shooting and gun control.
Lee and Vikas talk about the Catalonian secession crisis unfolding right now, as well as Malcolm Turnbull’s grand space designs.
Lee and Zeev talk about minimum alcohol pricing in WA, and the case of David Dunstan, who found himself in hot water after defending himself with an unloaded rifle.
Lee and Vikas talk about the controversy around Madeline Sims and the firing of her No voting contractor, as well as the supposed death of coal in Australia, according to Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young.
Zeev, Vikas and Lee discuss the High Court’s decision on the marriage postal survey and the NSW Government’s plan to buy a power station.
Vikas and Lee talk about the Liberals’ War on Banks, and the insanity of Australian banking regulation, plus what we should do about North Korean nuclear belligerence.
Lee and Vikas talk about the Lachlan Macquarie statue controversy, and look at the arguments against same-sex marriage presented by the first ad from the Coalition for Marriage.
Lee and Zeev talk about the controversy around local councils rejecting Australia Day, and also Donald Trump’s supposed plan to win the Afghanistan War.
This week, we are join by Andie Moore, Vice-Chairperson for Students for Liberty Australia and New Zealand, to talk about postal plebiscites and the Unite The Right march in Charlottesville Va over the weekend.
Lee and Zeev talk death and taxes: Victoria’s proposed euthanasia legalisation, and Bill Shorten’s plan to tax discretionary trusts.
Zeev, Vikas and Lee talk about the tragic death of Elijah Doughty and the legal proceedings around his death, and the renewed push from Labor for an Australian republic.
This week, Lee and Vikas talk about the s44 hullabaloo in Federal Parliament right now, and Australian law trumping the laws of mathematics.
On this week’s agenda, 5 Eyes and the government’s push to erode decryption, and the growth of ‘No Religion’ in the Census.
This week, we talk NBN taxes, bank taxes and whether a Grand Alliance of the non-Coalition parties would work.
We talk about Rosalind Croucher’s appointment to the AHRC, Australian content requirements on online services and dumb English tests in immigration law.
Vikas and Lee talk the UK Elections, how to get people to think seriously about budgets, and about Nick Xenophon’s crusade over gas prices.
We talk about the terror attacks in London. Sorry for the delay in release, something went wrong and the show didn’t go up properly.
Regular co-host Zeev joins us to talk about why we have bail laws, and how proposed changes in Victoria are bad news for taxpayers, for poor people and for justice. Article from Catallaxy Files: http://catallaxyfiles.com/2017/05/12/guest-post-zeev-vinokurov-victorian-bail-reforms-undermine-human-rights-and-wont-prevent-future-massacres/
Vikas, Zeev and Lee talk about the Manchester attack and the Uluru statement on reconciliation.
Sinclair Davidson, Professor of Institutional Economics at RMIT and Australian Libertarian of the Year 2017, joins Vikas, Lee and Zeev to discuss the state and Newspeak of Budget 2017, as well as talking about when or if the Australian housing market will go belly up.
Satya Marar from the Australian Taxpayers Alliance and MyChoice Australia joins Vikas and Lee to talk about the abysmal state of the 2017 Federal Budget.
While Vikas is off traveling the world, Lee and Zeev talk about the government’s changes to HECS, the AFP’s breach of metadata laws (and why you should be worried) and why Trumble’s Rightward step on 457 visas is disastrous.
Vikas and Lee talk the limits to saving lives, and also the political violence that erupted in Berkley, California.
Lee and Vikas talk about the US strikes on Syria, whether throwing glitterbombs violate the NAP, and whether governments should be sending bureaucrats to work in the boonies.
Vikas and Lee talk about Eric Abetz’s comments about homosexuality, and the Liberal Democrat’s policies regarding immigration.
Vikas and Lee are joined by Connor to talk about the success of the Liberal Democrats in the WA State election, the latest with the changes to 18C, and Vikas vents about complaints about some idiot who wrote a thing.
We talk about International Women’s Day and the WA State Election.
We talk about the Turnbull government’s agenda, PewDiePie, Milo Yiannopoulos, and about wasted money in infrastructure programs.
We get a little loser and talk about renewable energy, Trumpkin libertarians and the difficulties in selling liberty.
Justin Campbell from LibertyWorks, a Brisbane-based do-tank, joins us to talk about the Cory Bernardi divorce and the Trumble-Trump phone call.
Vikas is back from America, so we talk Inauguration Day, as well as Mike Baird’s legacy and what to expect from the new NSW Premier, and we discuss David Leyonhjelm’s tweet about the Bourke St Mall tragedy.
Trumpocalypse is upon us! We give our thoughts and predictions.
The week, we talk 18C (again), the NBN and have a brief wrap up of 2016.
Vikas and Lee discuss identity politics, Safe Schools and Donald Trump, as well as the Registered Organisation Bill that passed overnight in Canberra.
Vikas and Lee are joined by Connor to talk about the US election, how Gary Johnson fared and what Trump’s win means for Australia.
Vikas, Lee and Zeev discuss the QUT racial discrimination case and the effectiveness of libertarian politicians.
This week, Lee and Vikas talk about Turnbull’s boat refugee ban, politicians and their bureaucrats and whether libertarians should rule government departments like dictators.
On this week’s show, Lee and Vikas are joined by Tim and Zeev to talk about Family First Senator Bob Day’s financial troubles and their political impact, and reservations about the Australian Building and Construction Commission Bill before the Senate.
We talk same sex marriage plebiscites and back bencher revolts in the Turnbull government.
Vikas and Lee are joined by Tim to talk Shanghai Sam, political donations, lazy politicians and guns.
Vikas and Lee are joined by Tim to discuss Gary Johnson, carbon taxes, the Nauru files and immigration.
Zeev and Tim W join Vikas and Lee to talk about the Bill Leak controversy and poverty in remote indigenous communities, as well as discussing your options for Census night.
On this week’s Taking Liberties Radio, Vikas and Lee are joined by Zeev to talk about criminal justice issues in the Northern Territory, and the grand designs of government in infrastructure.
Vikas and Lee are joined by Tim and Connor to talk about speech and tolerance.
Here we have part 2 of our hour long episode on the police state.
Sorry for all the delays but we have an hour long episode on the police state, with Vikas joined by Connor Whittle and Tim Wilms.
Vikas and Lee are joined by John Humphries and Connor Whittle from the Liberal Democrats to discuss the Federal election result and what might pan out in the Senate.
John Humphries from the Liberal Democrats and Tim O’Hare from the Counter Counter-Culture Podcast to rake the coals of the Brexit vote (spoiler: it gets heated! [pun intended]) and to discuss this weekend’s Federal election.
Andie Moore from Students for Liberty joins us to talk about the Orlando shooting, and how it overlaps with gun rights and attitudes towards the gay community.
In the second part of episode 14, we talk about the nomination of Johnson and Weld for the Libertarian Party in the US, and we talk about Facebook and censorship.
In part 1 of an hour long discussion, we talk about the unions trying to take over the volunteer firefighters in Victoria and Brexit.
This week, we talk about creative destruction and the end of industry, and despair over the spending promises of the Federal election.
This week, we talk about the Duncan Storrar furore and the first week of the Federal election.
This week, we talk about the Panama Papers, the States collecting income tax, and Tim and Lee get into it over whether Australia was invaded during British colonization.
This week, we share our thoughts about prominent libertarians being elected to political office, as well as discuss the Australian Building and Construction Commission legislation before parliament and its use as a trigger for a double dissolution election, and we have another look at the changes to Senate voting.
We talk about the 20th anniversary of the beginning of the Howard government.
We talk about Safe Schools and anti-protester laws in WA.
This week, we talk about the anti-lockout law rally in Sydney on the week and the Queenland goverment’s attempt to introduce lockout laws, and the Senate voting reforms that will soon be before parliament.
With the death of US Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia, Vikas, Tim and Dom debate differing approaches to the US Constitution.
On this week’s show, we discuss Tim Wilson’s attempt to get preselected for the Liberal Party, going back to the age old discussion of ‘changing the system from within’; we talk about anti-discrimination legislation and the upcoming gay marriage plebiscite; and we go over the attitude of cops, pols and the FFA towards soccer fans.
This week, we get fired up over trolls: Roosh and the feminists, the US Presidential race, and Julian Assange’s Ecuadorian holiday.
This week, we talk about Australians of the Year and an alleged conservative fightback within the Liberal Party.
This week, we talk about whether Australia Day is also Invasion Day, the renewed push for a Australian republic, and whether gay conversion therapy should be banned.
We talk about the issues around immigration in Europe, committing troops in Syria, developments in the government’s meta data program, and virtue signalling.
Political junkets are almost universally derided in just about every democracy on earth. They are seen as elitist, wasteful, and contemptuous to the common man. Whether you’re a conservative, leftist, or libertarian, political junkets are the pinnacle of government waste, and we must do whatever is in our power to reign in the waste. Even […]
Recently the productivity commission came out with its workplace place relations draft overview (seen here) and the media has been in a huge spin around one of its key recommendations around Sunday penalty rates. Before making any further comments, lets actually look at the PC’s recommendation. “Penalty rates have a legitimate role in compensating employees […]
This week, we talk about abortion and natural rights, bureaucratic incentives and discuss Malcolm Turnbull’s performance so far.
By now I’m sure you’ve all heard that the government (the Liberal National Coalition) have introduced legislation that restricts the ability of merchants to charge surcharge fees on cards to just what covers merchant costs. As a serial credit card user, I’m understandably happy to reduce my surcharges by as much as possible, which would probably make everyone […]
We talk about threats to free and open speech on uni campuses and in churches and church schools.
This week, we discuss some of the fallout from the Paris shootings, and what the libertarian perspective on them is.
We talk Muslims and the national anthem, nationalism and the war in Syria.
This week, we’re back to the the topic of free speech: Phillip Nitschke and euthanasia, and Germaine Greer vs uni students.
This week, we talk about free speech before the High Court and get into the complexities of revenge porn.
This week, we talk gun control and Islamic radicalization.
This week, we talk penalty rates and the Trans Pacific Partnership.
This week, we talk about visa, free speech, the outrage machine and domestic violence.
This week, Tim Andrews joins us to discuss #libspill one week on – why it happened and whether the new Turnbull ministry is any good.
All #libspill, all the time
This week, we talk about the Abbott government’s first two years and the Syrian refugee crisis.
We talk Border Farce and whether China is collapsing or not.
We talk about Joe Hockey, political promises and what governments should be doing.
This week, we talk about Dyson Heydon and the Trade Union Royal Commission and discuss people leaving the Liberal Party for the Liberal Democrats.
This week, we are joined by Tim Andrews, Executive Director of the Australian Taxpayers’ Alliance, to talk about last weekend’s US Republican candidates debate, and to help us have another bite of the MP expenses cherry.
This week, we talk Adam Goodes, the push for constitutional change by the Recognition movement and Bronwyn Bishop (again)
This week, we talk about some of the policies that came out of the the ALP National Conference: refugees, rich people and renewables.
We talk about the Reclaim Australia rally and the deal the US has cut with Iran
This week, we talk about Bronwyn Bishop and the ongoing parliamentary expenses scandal and Mike Baird’s call to increase the GST
We talk agrarian socialism, public choice and Barnaby Joyce
We talk about Grexit
We talk Bill Shorten, unions and Royal Commissions this week
We had the final word on the ABC.
In this week’s episode, we talk charging the rich for public education and the govt’s plan to strip accused terrorists of their citizenship.
We talk liberty, federalism, secessionism and the American Civil War
Magna Carta, Gillain Triggs and Copyrights. What do they have in common? We’ll let Austen explain.
CATCH UP SATURDAY! Season 1, Episode 6 of the Taking Liberties podcast. Panelists Lara, Kieran and Austen discuss Libertarian Brutalism, Open Borders and Public Housing.
Hey Guys Latest Episode is now up. Season 1, Episode 8 of the Taking Liberties podcast. Panelists Vikas, Lara, Kieran and Austen discuss Speed Limits, Taxi regulations and Homeopathy.
Hey Guys Latest Episode is now up. Season 1, Episode 7 of the Taking Liberties podcast. Panelists Vikas, Lara, Kieran and Austen discuss changes to the Racial Discrimination Act (18C), Japanese Whaling and Creepy local government recycling police.
Hey Guys Latest Episode is now up. Season 1, Episode 3 of the Taking Liberties podcast. Panelists Vikas, Lara and Austen discuss protectionism, SPC Ardmona and Qantas.
Thanks for all your patience fans. Due to technical difficulties, it took us a while to edit and launch this episode. We’ve decided to split this into two episodes to make it easier to digest. Season 1, Episode 2 of the Taking Liberties podcast. Panelists Vikas, Lara and Austen discuss the NSA, the nanny state […]
Taking Liberties S01E01 Recording date : 08/02/2014 Launched : 15/08/2014 Episode 1 of the Taking Liberties Podcast Host : Lara Jeffrey Panelists : – Austen Erickson – Kieran MacGillicuddy – Vikas Nayak This week we discuss: Food rating website taken down ( Original Article : News Article ) Pinocchio turned 74, it’s still protected by copyright, […]
Hello Everyone, Welcome to the Taking Liberties Radio webpage. We’re a weekly podcast that is uploaded on sundays on Youtube and on this website where a panel of Australian Libertarians get together and discuss the latest news and issues hovering around the Australian and World Political scene. We hope you enjoy hearing about the world […]