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“It is quite fantastic in this democracy that we are getting some coverage for the Fair Go Manifesto.  Of course there has been plenty of positive coverage, but it is also wonderful that I am getting some quite negative coverage.  I really like the article by Judith Sloan “Dick Smith’s Manifesto flies in the face of sound economic policy” and also her suggestion that I should retire – “Maybe it’s time for his complete retirement after this reckless and zany contribution to public discussion.”

Judith supports the fact – as many of the wealthy do – that if the tax increased they would all leave Australia and go and live somewhere else.  I would suggest Bangladesh as the tax is only 20% there.  By the way, this is the greatest con of all time.  It has been used to constantly reduce tax on the wealthy, but the number that would go overseas to a low tax regime is very small, and my view would be good riddance – it would give lots of young Australians the chance to start their own business and make their own fortune.

Here is a list of the articles.  I suggest you click on the ones you may find the most interesting.” – Dick Smith


I’m an environmental journalist, but I never write about overpopulation. Here’s why.

September 27, 2017What we are sharing...

26 September 2017 By David Roberts for Vox News I did an event with environmental journalist (and personal hero) Elizabeth Kolbert late last week, in which we discussed various matters related to journalism and climate change. Subsequently, one of the attendees wrote and asked why I hadn’t talked about population. Isn’t overpopulation the real root of our … Read More

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John Howard’s bait-and-switch: Is it time for a debate on the mass immigration ‘Ponzi scheme’?

July 19, 2017What we are sharing...

July 18 2018 By Frank Chung for news.com.au IT’S the debate we were never allowed to have. Until relatively recently, Australia’s population grew at a stately pace. There was an influx of European immigration in the mid-1940s, and pause from the mid-1970s, but in the 100 years after Federation in 1901, net overseas migration averaged 70,000 people … Read More

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Population growth masking Australia’s economic weakness: CBA report

July 19, 2017What we are sharing...

July 12 2017 By business reporter Michael Janda for ABC News. Australians continue to go backwards on many measures of income and wellbeing as high immigration rates see the nation’s weak economic growth split between more people.A report by Commonwealth Bank senior economist Gareth Aird has found that Australia’s high immigration intake is papering over economic weakness … Read More

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