Rocco Loiacono

The facts on compulsory coronavirus vaccination in the workplace 

27 April 2021 4:00 am

Last week the Nine newspapers reported a Fair Work Commission decision to uphold the right of an employer, in this case major…

Mark McGowan, WA’s lazy lord of the lockdown

25 April 2021 2:07 pm

For the second time in less than three months, the Wester Australian Premier Mark McGowan has locked up two million…

Vaccine ‘passports’: a legal and ethical minefield

9 April 2021 4:00 am

On Monday, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson outlined his ‘roadmap’ out of lockdown. An important aspect of this plan is…

Where are our conservative heroes?

5 April 2021 4:00 am

The federal parliament’s pre-Budget recess carries with it crucial significance this year. It comes at a time when the Morrison…

Nero walks in Western Australia

24 March 2021 4:00 am

In 64 AD a great fire swept through Rome, destroying much of the city. The Emperor of the time, Nero,…

The WA Liberals have only themselves to blame

14 March 2021 3:38 pm

Tomorrow, 15 March, in 44 BC Julius Caesar was assassinated. In Shakespeare’s homonymous play a fortune teller warns Caesar of…

The ‘court of public opinion’ is nothing but mob rule

4 March 2021 1:31 pm

During Christian Porter’s press conference which turned into a blood sport yesterday, two journalists in particular insisted that the Attorney-General…

WA stink?

22 February 2021 4:00 am

The 1980s in Western Australia were heady days. Riding off the success of winning the rights to host the America’s…

Immunity passports and the the Leviathan of public health despotism

18 February 2021 4:00 am

In his recent book Virus e Leviatano, the veteran Italian journalist Aldo Maria Valli analyses how coronavirus has led to a form of health despotism replacing the rule of…

Move over, Dictator Dan: Marshal Mark is the new laughable Lord of the Lockdown

3 February 2021 6:00 pm

In his famous political discourse, The Republic, the great philosopher Plato deemed tyranny the “fourth and worst disorder of a state.”…

An early coronavirus vaccine rollout? Be careful what you wish for…

20 January 2021 7:13 pm

Following reports that 30 people died in Norway after receiving the Pfizer vaccine, the government, its health officers and Pfizer…

Questions raised about the Oxford AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine

1 December 2020 5:31 pm

As discussed in this publication by Professor Jennifer Rogers last week, there have been discrepancies in the data reported by…

Just how voluntary will any coronavirus vaccine be, given the ethical concerns?

22 November 2020 6:17 pm

Over the last couple of weeks there have been several developments with regard to a potential coronavirus vaccine.  On 16…

Scott Morrison: dismal with Daniel Andrews, feeble on freedom

28 October 2020 6:25 pm

Ahead of question time in federal parliament yesterday there were two contrasting speeches given. In response to a motion moved…

Are the ‘quiet Australians’ confused, fearful – or both?

4 September 2020 11:25 am

On Monday, a Newspoll published in The Australian put the Coalition Government and the Labor tied on 50-50 support on a two-party…

The dictatorship of the health bureaucracy

25 August 2020 11:02 am

Much has been written over the last few months about how unelected bureaucrats, with the unquestioning acquiescence of our politicians, have…