Browsing articles from "December, 2015"
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?

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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?

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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 […]