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Three things would solve Western Australia’s GST problem

29 June 2017  •  Ron Manners AO

That’s all it takes: three things! Leadership Courage Decisiveness I'm not surprised to read, yet again, that Canberra and the other states recommend …

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How I found freedom in an unfree world

29 May 2017  •  Ron Manners AO

One major problem confronting the world is that almost everyone now relies on the government to 'take care of things'. After 70 years of …

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Turkey declares war…on mannwest.com

7 March 2017  •  Ron Manners AO

For a few years I have been writing about my visits to various countries, mainly as part of the annual Free Market Road …

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State election: Western Australia

13 February 2017  •  Mannwest Admin

Ron's latest Mid-Month Mannerism digs into the murky world of the upcoming Western Australian state election — have politicians learnt anything since the last election?  Our …

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Why I can’t vote Liberal

7 February 2017  •  Mannwest Admin

Ron's latest Mid-Month Mannerism has him defending our property rights, WA's upcoming state election and governments forgetting their main function. And who better to consult with these …

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How to lose community support for universities (in one easy lesson)

31 January 2017  •  Mannwest Admin

In case you haven’t heard, several petulant twits running the University of Western Australia (UWA) student union (Guild) are squandering the fees of …

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Flight MH370 and political travel rorts

19 January 2017  •  Ron Manners AO

A lost plane and pollies perks Both of these issues are classic examples of what economists call public choice theory. This is the theory of …

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Superannuation: for better or worse?

5 January 2017  •  Ron Manners AO

Superannuation is less than super We have come to the end of another annual round of changes to our super fund which, in …

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Turning ideas into gold

11 October 2016  •  Ron Manners AO

Back in the mid-1980's I brought together a small team that ultimately became the third largest Australian-based gold producer. You can read the …

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Role model reversal? Under developed versus developed countries

4 September 2016  •  Ron Manners AO

The real generation gap in Australia Matthew Lynn of The Daily Telegraph recently set out to investigate why the title of developing country no longer exists. The …

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