The Looming Great Green Tax – And You Didn’t Even Know About It!

By on 15 April 2014

Green tape is strangling Aussie businesses, killing jobs and driving up costs for consumers and it’s time the Federal Government honoured its commitment to make Australia open for business again.

And repealing a stealth green tax about to be made law is the perfect place to start.

In the dying days of the Gillard government, great new green tax was rushed through parliament – and you probably didn’t even know about it! But believe me, it will cost you big.

Under the guise of “illegal logging” up to 17,000 Aussie businesses could be forced to shut down due to the high cost of this act with a total cost of up to $340 million, and prices for consumers will go up, up, up.

Unless we act now, this will come into law in November.

Like with most “green projects” This will do absolutely NOTHING to save the environment. And of course, the Gillard Government never costed it, there was no regulatory impact statement,  no cost- benefit analysis, parliament never examined the regulations – it was just pushed through.

Only one group will benefit from this – Green “Certification” companies, who have just hit the jackpot. (more…)

Gina Rinehart: The Age of Entitlement is Over

By on 19 March 2014

Gina Rinehart, arguably Australia’s most successful businessperson, and a consistent champion of liberty in Australia, recently penned an article in Australian Resources and Investment arguing that the age of entitlement is over, and that if we want foreign investment, “we have to put out the welcome mat and provide good business reasons that they should invest here”.

It is rare for a business leader to have the courage to say what Ms Rinehart has said in this article, and I strongly urge everyone to take the time to read it.

You can download the full article HERE.

Launching Foundations of Liberty & Free Market Economics In Melbourne!

By on 18 February 2014

Most universities teach a biased version of political economy that promotes big government and failed Keynesian policies. In response,  (with the support of the Atlas Economic Research Foundation, the Australian Taxpayers’ Alliance) last year launched “Foundations of Liberty & Free Market Economcis” in Sydney, to introduce students to free-market ideas, and the people behind these ideas.

We are now delighted to announce that we shall be launching Foundations of Liberty & Free Market Economics in Melbourne during Semester 1, 2014.

The Melbourne program will be jointly run by two of Australia’s leading economists, Professor Sinclair Davidson and Professor Jason Potts RMIT, and is a must for all students and recent graduates interested in expanding their knowledge of economics and the fundamental underpinnings of a free society.

The course shall consist of 10 interactive 2 hour evening seminars and will include student-led discussion, stimulating debate, and structured material, followed by further discussion over beer and pizza. Between seminars, students will be given recommended reading and YouTube videos, and have the opportunity to ask questions from our panel of academic advisors and the ATA staff,. 

This course will cover a lot of material and provide students with the intellectual ammunition needed to take on the left, but it will also be an opportunity for networking, enjoyment and building friends within the Australian pro-freedom community. 

 The cost of the full program is $750. However, both full and half scholarships will be awarded to up to 15 deserving applicants.

This course is open to EVERYONE and not just currently enrolled tertiary students.

Here’s what some of the students who took the Sydney course said:

“A must for anyone who wants to understand economic policy, network with others and win debates. The program provides invaluable instruction from respected academics and reaches further than any university course” – Alex Bedwany, University of New South Wales

A thorough and challenging journey, this course should be the first stop for anyone serious about exploring the freer side of political ideology in an academically rigorous way.” – Sam Bradshaw, Macquarie University

“This course challenges the ‘status quo’-style teaching of economics on offer in universities. The expert lecturers bring their keen insight to investigating dominant economic narratives, unravelling fallacies and exploring the economic issues of the future” – Lara Jeffery, University of New South Wales

Applications close on 5pm AEDT Friday 7th of March.

Persons interested in donating to assist us in providing scholarships may be able to do so here.

Build new friendships. Gain valuable career and intellectual skills. Challenge the status quo. Enrol today. 

 

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