Hey . . . What Did I Miss?

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Hey . . . What Did I Miss?

The Institute of Public Affairs' Hey... What did I miss? is Australia's most widely-read weekly e-mail. Featuring the best from the web and the mainstream media in Australia and around the world, Hey... What did I muss? is essential reading.

If you're not one of the 25,000 subscribers, here's some of what IPA Executive Director John Roskam sent over the last few months.


I play gym

August 12, 2010

One big policy has escaped scrutiny this federal election. It's the Greens' policy on ?non-competitive' sport-apparently they want us to play more of it. Imagine explaining you play ?non-competitive' sports to a friend:

Friend: What sports do you play?

You: I play gym and yoga.

Friend: They're not really sports though.

You: Yes they are - they're non-competitive sports.

Friend: A non-competitive sport is not a sport-dude. It's just a thing you do.

You: Nuh-uh. I vote Green.

Climate Change

Hogan's a hero

December 2, 2010

Climate change policy is now apparently 36% as important as this time last year.

In December 2009, the IPA's Tim Wilson went to Copenhagen and discovered Kevin Rudd took 114 public servants with him (including someone to carry his suitcases).

This week Tim is in Cancun, Mexico, for the UN climate change conference. There's only 41 Australian public servants there. That's still $1 million in business class airfares.


A billion dollar school

September 2, 2010

Seriously, how could a school cost $578 million? Only in California. It was meant to cost $400m. At least they didn't do a BER. Here's the story of the library in Cooma in NSW costing 3 times the original estimate of $285,000. Imagine. If we sent NSW bureaucrats to America, California could have had its first billion dollar school.

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