David Leyonhjelm

Covid-19 and Hobbes vs Locke

6 October 2021 5:01 pm

As we inch towards learning to live with Covid, it is common to hear it said that the government is granting us more…

Big Public Health flunks Tobacco Control 101 – yet again

2 September 2021 7:31 pm

Not so long ago, the best way for a non-law abiding Australian to make a lot of money was to…

Revealed: how much debt the government has racked up for each of us

19 August 2021 6:07 pm

Although many people are aware that government expenditure will exceed government revenue for the foreseeable future, it can be difficult…

Don’t moralise about sex work

1 July 2021 3:01 pm

There are a lot of myths surrounding prostitution. Chief among them is the claim that sex workers are virtual slaves,…

The diminishing returns from our macho tobacco laws

8 June 2021 8:11 pm

For most people who work at the ATO, chasing tax evaders must be rather boring. They sit at their desks and review tax returns for undeclared income and ineligible…

Counterfeit drugs and fake COVID vaccines endanger us all 

2 May 2021 7:05 pm

Attitudes to Covid vaccines range from those who won’t countenance them under any circumstances to those so eager to be vaccinated they are willing to bypass official channels and purchase a vaccine on the black…

We have an obesity crisis, but Big Public Health are the last lot we should let near it

23 March 2021 7:43 pm

At least half the women I see on my morning walks have fat bums. And when I ride my bike,…

Who loves the WHO?

10 February 2021 5:10 pm

What are the odds of the WHO investigators discovering the actual origins of the Covid-19 virus? Even if the investigation team had been there a year ago, when the pandemic was just…

Ciggie smugglers making a killing

24 October 2020 9:00 am

The insane taxes on tobacco products are counter-productive

The great 18c pigeonholing

31 August 2016 7:26 am

There’s a caricature for opponents of section 18c of the Racial Discrimination Act. They’re supposed to be racists who are…

Campaign notes

4 June 2016 9:00 am

It’s rather nice when people queue up to give me money. Of course, the money isn’t for me – it’s…

10 steps to solving the refugee crisis

3 October 2015 9:00 am

Calls to solve the Middle East refugee crisis have been loud but vague; so here’s my guide to dealing with…

Libertarian notes

18 October 2014 9:00 am

Since arriving in the Senate on July 1, there are two things I have learned. First, lots of people want…