Mar
21
2016

Taking Liberties S3 Episode 10

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.

Feb
15
2016

Taking Liberties S2 Episode 5

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.

Dec
31
2015

In Defence of Junkets

Junkets for the boys

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 […]

Dec
23
2015

You PC bro?

PC

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 […]

Dec
3
2015

Credit where credit is due?

creditcards1

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 […]

Mar
2
2014

Taking Liberties Episode 2

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 […]

Feb
15
2014

Taking Liberties Podcast Launched

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, […]

Feb
15
2014

First!

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 […]