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There are enough big exclusive scoops in this edition for many uprisings.

  1. Gina Rinehart Is Our Least Controversial Celebrity — shows how relevant and consequential all our work is, whether or not John Singleton and Gina Rinehart act on it. Both previous articles at GinaRinehart.info got positive mainstream media attention; this one is more ambitious.
  2. Video Highlight Reel of the 1980 John Singleton Roast, starring John Laws and many more, including Singo himself — first time any of the footage has ever been publicly shown, with thanks to the amazing Keith Scott and The Australian Order of Comedians, and Joshua Marks for help editing. We will release the full version later, just like we did successfully with our Kerry Packer footage. This video is not political, but it is politically incorrect. Better than anything on TV.
  3. Hans Tholstrup AM, practising libertarian, fights Medicare — new article for us by the heroic Australian adventurer. The idea of the practising libertarian deserves more attention, as does Tholstrup.
  4. Two important electoral reform suggestions from Viv Forbes and the Progress Party uncovered: Australia’s First Official Political Party Poet Laureate — Elizabeth Johnston, “The Progress Party has rhyme on its side,” The Australian, April 17, 1979, p. 3; and The Electoral Act should allow voters to choose “none of the above” — “Election ‘illusion’,” The Canberra Times, April 21, 1980, p. 9.
  5. Two items on local government and federalism that could not be more relevant for the current local councils federal referendum debate: Bert Kelly, “Fred’s too poor to have principles,” The Australian Financial Review, June 29, 1973, p. 3; and Viv Forbes provided us with his 1990 essay, “The New Federalism.” What is there to add since 1990 or 1973?
  6. Lang Hancock beats the left at their own game on civil liberties — Lang Hancock, “Bizarre rights,” The Australian, February 1, 1979, p. 6, as a letter to the editor. Lots more interesting Lang Hancock stuff dug up this week: Lang Hancock’s Favourite Books — Colin Mann, “Bookworms seek solace after being marooned by pirates,” The Canberra Times, January 15, 1984, p. 7; 1977 Lang Hancock Canberoo poem — never published before, with thanks to the legendary Catherine Palin-Brinkworth, who Lang wrote it for on a serviette; Lang Hancock, “‘Phony crisis’ seen as ‘child of politics’,” The Canberra Times, in the supplement titled, “Review of the Nation 1979: Energy and Resources,” July 23, 1979, p. 9; Lang Hancock on nuclear energy — Lang Hancock, “Nuclear fact and fallacy,” The Australian, December 13, 1976, p. 6, as a letter to the editor.
  7. I had a good search in The Australian for Viv Forbes letters to the editor and got very lucky: Quip, Quote, Rant and Rave: four of Viv Forbes’ letters to the editor in The Australian in 1979Viv Forbes and Jim Fryar vs Malcolm Fraser in 1979; and Viv Forbes, “The mouse will roar,” The Australian, September 3, 1980, p. 6, as a letter to the editor. So much, so good!
  8. Three timeless John Singleton rippers uncovered: “The great Labor Party platform: First or last, everyone wins a prize,” Advertising News, April 26, 1974, p. 4; “The politics of marketing — laugh now, pay later,” Advertising News, June 21, 1974, p. 4; and the Rip Van Australia entry explaining that Australia is worse than fascist.
  9. I was lucky to come across a few more Bert Kelly pieces: Errol Simper, “Boring economics worth a smile,” The Australian, February 21, 1990, p. 2; Libido for the Miserable — Bert Kelly, “An answer to island woes,” The Australian, January 12, 1987, p. 7; and a nice Bert Kelly speech transcript, “Agricultural Development and Tariffs,” presented at the 6th Northern Australia Development Seminar, 1981.
  10. The Working Journalist in Public Administration — first time this 1968 speech transcript by Maxwell Newton has been republished. Newton, by the way, was the foundation editor of both of our national dailies: The Australian Financial Review and The Australian.
  11. Forbes sent us these two timeless essays from 1990: The Road to Homelessness and Prosperity & Planning, which he wrote a new introduction for. Viv Forbes is still so brilliantly active as chairman of the Carbon Sense Coalition. Ron Manners is still so brilliantly active with Mannkal Economic Education Foundation. What is Singo doing?
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  25. Week 25: New Year's Edition
  26. Special Sunday Edition
  27. Special Penthouse Edition
  28. Rip Van Australia Day Special
  29. Safe for Work Playboy Edition
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