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Proud to Celebrate Australia Day

An exclusive nationwide poll has found that 78% of Australians are proud to celebrate Australia Day and 71% don’t want the date changed from January 26.

In a clear rebuke to the politicians and left-wing activists who are attending protests and advocating changing the date, the majority of Australians in every age group - including under 35s - want to keep celebrating our National Day on January 26.

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Capital Gains Tax - Highest in the World

New analysis has found that Bill Shorten and Labor are set to thump Australians with the highest capital gains tax in the world.

While Capital Gains Tax is a feature of most modern economies and has been part of the Australian Tax system since it was introduced in 1985 by the then Labor government, Labor’s plans to increase CGT will mean many Australians will pay an unprecedented rate of tax on their small investments.

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GetUp!'s Hit List Reveals Bias

Left-wing activist organisation GetUp! has created a website with a “hit list” of 18 Federal MPs they plan to campaign against at the upcoming election – and not surprisingly every single one of them is from the Coalition.

This one list exposes their constant lie that GetUp! is “independent”. Put simply, GetUp! is part of the far-left Greens/Labor alliance.

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GetUp!'s War Chest Grows

Ever heard of “The Sunrise Project”?  Most Australians haven’t – but this little known environmental activist organisation funded in part from foreign donors has just gifted $495,000 to Get Up for the express purpose of campaigning for Labor and the Greens in the lead up to the election next year.

What’s more, the donation took place just weeks before new laws regarding donations from foreign sources come into effect. While The Sunrise Project does not reveal its funding sources, it was effectively “outed” when Wikileaks emails by the US-based Sandler Foundation admitted providing them with funding.

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Energy Costs Drive Businesses and Jobs Offshore

Despite Australia’s wealth of natural resources, our energy costs are among the highest in world - and it’s seriously impacting on the competitiveness of Australian companies.

New research by the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney has drawn a stark contrast between the US and Australia in term of energy policy and the flow through effect for businesses and consumers.

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Free Speech in Decline at Australian Universities

Concerning new evidence points to the continuing decline of freedom of speech and increasing restriction of political and social debate at universities across Australia.

The Institute of Public Affairs (IPA) has released its annual “Free Speech on Campus Audit” and the results confirm what many parents and friends of university students know: they are under increasing pressure to conform to “group think” as universities introduce policies restricting free speech on campus.

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Widespread support for Religious Freedoms

Support for religious freedom is an issue that bridges the political divide – with today’s Newspoll finding that 59% of Australians support new laws to protect individuals, schools and companies from being discriminated against because of their religious beliefs.

The vast majority of both Labor (57%) and Coalition (65%) voters believe it’s important to ensure religious freedom in Australia.

The Government is currently considering its response to the recent Religious Freedom Review, that received more than 15,500 submissions.

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Sleeping Giants = Online Bullies

For a prime example of the bully tactics used by the left, look no further than “Sleeping Giants” an online “community” that obsesses in targeting businesses to gain power over those whose opinions they don’t like.

Sleeping Giants was formed in the US and now exists in 11 different countries.  Here in Australia they’ve managed to get companies including American Express, Huggies and SpecSavers to withdraw their advertising dollars from Sky News with their #AdShame twitter campaign - just because they don’t like Sky News airing a variety of opinions.

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Change that "hurtful" name

Remember the childhood chant of “sticks and stones will break my bones, but names will never hurt me”?  Well that’s not the case in our nation’s capital. In the latest example of political correctness gone mad, there’s a push to review suburb and street names that may be deemed “hurtful”.

The ACT Legislative Assembly will this week debate a motion by Labor Member for Murrumbidgee Bec Cody to review all place names in order to eliminate those that “cause pain” or cast “villains as heroes”.

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