lev.lafayette's blog

Please Explain, Mr Brumby

Derived from the presentation at the Hume Global Learning Centre, June 28, 2006

Introduction

Tonight I am representing Prosper Australia, an organisation which has, in various guises, been a part of Victoria for over one hundred years. One key objective of the organisation is the reduction, as much as possible of taxes on labour and capital, and for public finances to be derived instead from site rental. Because when it comes down to it, there are only two sources for public revenue; the goods and services which are produced or the resources that are used.

Media, Public Opinion and Vested Interests

Presentation to Prosper Australia’s 115th Commemoration Dinner at the John Curtin Hotel, September 1st 2005

It is a great honour to be the speak for this, the 115th annual commemoration dinner for Prosper Australia.

On Being Savaged By A Dead Sheep And The Future of the Labor Party

See: http://landeryou.podblaze.com/ "No Left Turn", "The Podcast of Freedom"
Podcast Show: Andrew Landeryou's Podcast of Freedom #1 Show Date: Wed, 06 Jul 2005 21:34:49

Being attacked by Andrew Landeryou brings credibility to two sayings.

Universal Rights, Common Wealth and Confederacy

Presentation to the 11th Shed A Tier Congress, Gippsland, Victoria, 9-10 July 2005

Citizenship, Local Autonomy and Universal Rights: Prospects for Timor-Leste

Presentation to Deakin University's "East Timor Studies Symposium", June 2005

Labor for Refugees and the War in Iraq

Speech delivered at the March 18, Stop The War: Troops out Now Rally on March 18th, 2005 Melbourne. Due to time constraints parts of this were not presented or were abridged at the actual rally.

The Rise of Reactionary Religious Politics in Australia

Published in Bad Subjects: Political Education for Everyday Life, Issue 72

Australia the Secular and Irreverent

On the Issue of Land Tax and the Victorian Labor Party

Introduction

Recent articles, particularly from The Age newspaper [1], would suggest that land tax is causing a loss of investment and jobs in Victoria. Dramatic increases, due to the sharply progressive nature of the tax, has caused great concern among sections of the community. The Liberal opposition has responded with promises of land tax relief to small businesses.

Pragmatism and Principles in Political Strategies

The choice to engage in political activism has parallels with other forms of activity. Some people join the armed forces, the police or clergy with a similar objective of good intentions. Invariably the end-story of such choices are starkly similar. Either the individuals are 'eaten' by the system and become indistinguishable from the very people they sort to replace, or they become bitterly disillusioned about the prospects of reforming such systems and institutions.

Working for Welfare in the Antipodes: An Incarnation of Wage-Slavery

Published in
Bad Subjects issue 69: Political Education for Everyday Life (University of California, Berkeley)

'Work for the Dole'

Now work for the dole, you bastards
Take that gleam of hope from your eye
Just work for the dole, you bastards
Or watch your children die

We've got batons and bullets, you bastards
We'll see you all toe the line
But we'd keep you down much better
If it weren't for these communist swine
('Workers Art', 1933)

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - lev.lafayette's blog