David Leyonhjelm

Poll Bludger: so many right wing fringe groups, so few seats

Leyonhjelm, Palmer, Bernardi, -- with so many right-of-centre micro-parties playing musical chairs, who will end up with a seat once the music …

Democratic Party

David Leyonhjelm and the Curious Case of Conservative Defeatism

The tragedy of Eurydice Dixon’s murder has produced some bizarre and misguided yet typical backlash in the media, and has produced aftershocks in the …

Australian Politics

Milo Yiannopoulos and tour organisers yet to pay $50k bill for extra police at show

“He hasn’t paid it,” Ms Neville told radio station 3AW.<p>“He was presented with a bill and he hasn't yet paid it. I know there is discussions going on …

Australian Politics

Leyonhjelm: Censorship is treating us all like children

<b>The censorship laws in this country do not reflect our modern experience. Instead, our government is making our choices for us.</b><p>Free speech involves …

Australian Politics

MUNGO MACCALLUM: Latham, Hanson and Leyonhjelm will end in tears

<i>Latham, Hanson and Leyonhjelm are 'The Three Stooges' incarnate, but they are indicative of Australia's current dysfunctional phase of politics.</i><p>Our …

Australian News

A Little Rebellion

To understand our current political debate, it helps to have a view as to where we derive our rights — particularly freedom of speech, freedom of …

Australian Politics

Pining for the imaginary man - On Line Opinion - 16/7/2018

I was reading <i>The Weekend Australian</i> last Saturday and came across an article in the magazine supplement about the former US President, Barack …

Australian Politics

Tory suspended after claims that Islamist extremists ‘rape British girls to create Muslim babies’

The Lewes Conservatives’ president and chairwoman, said she would not want to be part of any organisation that does not allow her to voice her own …

Australian Politics

Cuba to recognise private property under new constitution

<b>Cuba will officially recognise private property for the first time under a new constitution that features a number of far-reaching changes, state media say.</b><p>Property sales were banned after Fidel Castro came to power in 1959, but permitted after a law change in 2011.<p>The communist-run state's new …


Vulnerable Australians 'should have the right' to protect themselves

FULL INTERVIEW: Katter's Australia Senator Fraser Anning has told Sky News he believes parliament should pass laws allowing vulnerable Australians to …

Australian News

Joe Hildebrand on the new law that goes way too far

“Everything is political,” it read, “even the air we breathe.”<p>In just eight words it captured the volatile mix of radicalism and innocence that is …

Australian Politics

Euthanasia a debate the ACT deserves to be able to have

The ACT and the Northern Territory should have the same right to decide whether or not to legalise euthanasia as the states.

Australian Politics

Outsiders running without ads on SKY News

SKY News programme <b>Outsiders</b> appears to have been running without commercial sponsors this week as it faces a social media campaign following the …

TV (Australia)

Star recruit Mark Latham criticises his new political party

Mark Latham has done it again.<p>The ex-Labor MP famous falling out with supporters and employers has launched an attack on David Leyonhjelm, who …

Australian News

Sarah Hanson-Young takes David Leyonhjelm to court

A crude attack on Sarah Hanson-Young is about to land sexist Senator David Leyonhjelm in court, reports contributing editor-at-large Tess Lawrence. …

Australian Politics

Revolt against collectivism

A lack of leadership lies behind the Senate stoush on pepper spray<p>If politics is the robust exchange of ideas, there are certainly times when one must look beyond personalities to see the crux of what is being debated.<p>In the furious exchange between Sarah Hanson-Young and David Leyonhjelm many have …

Australian Politics

Men's rights activists have a new hero: David Leyonhjelm | Jason Wilson

Senator David Leyonhjelm threw out a dogwhistle to the men’s rights movement, and it appears to have been answered.<p>First, Leyonhjelm made crude comments about Senator Sarah Hanson-Young’s sex life in the Senate. Then, he reiterated those comments on the Sky News program hosted by Ross Cameron and …


The 'revolutionary' programs giving hope to LGBT domestic violence survivors

When Elizabeth* first fell in love with Janie* nearly two decades ago, the future looked rosy. They built a home together and had two children.<p>But …

Australian Politics

Senators pass the tin around to fund defo fight

It is a principle of free enterprise-supporting papers like ours that people should be free to waste their money on whatever frivolity they like. …

David Leyonhjelm

'They want me up there in Longman': Latham flirting with One Nation and LDP

Former Labor leader Mark Latham is keeping everyone guessing about whether he will attempt to re-enter politics at the next federal election, and if …

Australian News

Sarah Hanson-Young confirms she will sue David Leyonhjelm for defamation

The Australian Greens senator Sarah Hanson-Young has confirmed she will sue David Leyonhjelm for defamation over comments she believes amount to “slut-shaming” and accusing her of being a misandrist.<p>On Tuesday Hanson-Young confirmed she would bring a case against the Liberal Democrat senator and …

Australian News

Crowdfunding Sarah Hanson-Young's defamation action is seriously stupid

For an entire week, your reporter has quietly mourned the death of media reason. Today, she faces attack by winter power bill and can maintain her …

Australian Politics

The grand auto theft should stop

The next domino to fall in the Turnbull government’s tax-reduction agenda should be to end outdated taxes on motor vehicles.<p>Many Australians would be …

Australian Politics

David Leyonhjelm says he’d win Sarah Hanson-Young defamation suit

Liberal Democrat senator David Leyonhjelm says he’d win any defamation case launched against him by Greens counterpart Sarah Hanson-Young. Senator …

Sexual Harassment

Outrage and the police

A bit over three years ago, in response to a brawl between rival outlaw motorcycle gangs on the Gold Coast, the Queensland government introduced the …

Australian Politics

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When he was three years old, the story goes, Adam Smith was kidnapped by a band of gypsies near Strathendry. His piteous screams were heard by a passing traveller, who alerted the townsmen. A mounted posse was despatched and – happily for the cause of freedom – the boy was rescued. Smith lived much …

Australian Politics

David Leyonhjelm: libertarian, or just vicious? | Mungo MacCallum

I have never personally met Sarah Hanson-Young, nor David Leyonhjelm. But I do have some acquaintance with libertarians, and have not always liked …

Kill Bill

Assisted suicide deal

If assisted suicide becomes legal across the country, it will in part be because of the Australian Building and Construction Commission.

Australian Politics

David Leyonhjelm falls far from his high principles

The once-libertarian senator has instead become a champion of prurience and sexual conservatism.

Australian Politics

Leyonhjelm lowers libertarianism’s lure

Leyonhjelm's track record may win him a few fans, but for most, the man is a walking advertisement against a libertarian movement.The post Leyonhjelm …

Australian Politics