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Brendan O'Reilly

Brendan O’Reilly is a retired commonwealth public servant with a background in economics and accounting. He is currently pursuing private business interests.
The worst of wasteful government spending
Economics - 2/08/2018 - 11 comments
The reality of our northern cattle industry belies popular rhetoric
Economics - 20/04/2018 - 12 comments
Hard cases make for bad compensation laws
Law & Liberties - 12/01/2018 - 3 comments
Recent royal commissions have been a gross extravagance
Law & Liberties - 3/01/2018 - 9 comments
Australia's Constitution: the referenda we need to have
Law & Liberties - 3/11/2017 - 54 comments
More to the Harvey Weinstein story than Harvey
Society - 18/10/2017 - 18 comments
Why won't women's advocates support banning the burka?
Law & Liberties - 7/09/2017 - 25 comments
The nature and seriousness of North Korea's threat to Australia is not widely appreciated
International - 11/08/2017 - 20 comments
Rape trials generally showcase our legal system at its worst
Law & Liberties - 27/07/2017 - 15 comments
Forced AFL resignations were a holier-than-thou and sexist over-reaction
Law & Liberties - 18/07/2017 - 5 comments
What's behind Australia's exploding indigenous population?
Indigenous Affairs - 5/07/2017 - 30 comments
Breaking the heart of the heartland
Economics - 22/05/2017 - 12 comments
Sex abuse in Catholic institutions: key questions for the royal commission
Law & Liberties - 3/04/2017 - 11 comments
'Stolen Generations' court decision highlights differing laws for indigeous Australians
Law & Liberties - 31/01/2017 - 9 comments
Affair of Channel Seven's CEO exposes mixed societal mores
Law & Liberties - 13/01/2017 - 5 comments
It's not just Italy that needs parliamentary reform
Political Philosophy - 16/12/2016 - 9 comments
Precarious state of our Indigenous languages
Society - 25/11/2016 - 17 comments
The things we aren't allowed to say
Society - 11/11/2016 - 38 comments
Hypocrisy of 'gay wedding cake' case
Law & Liberties - 28/10/2016 - 21 comments
Debate over Adler shotgun is emotional and ill-informed
Domestic Politics - 24/10/2016 - 107 comments
What will the NT Royal Commission achieve?
Law & Liberties - 28/07/2016 - 15 comments
NSW's illl-considered ban on greyhound racing: the thin end of the wedge
Law & Liberties - 11/07/2016 - 17 comments
An election neither side deserves to win
Domestic Politics - 1/07/2016 - 6 comments
Gender pay equality in sport: a market distortion under the guise of equity
Sport - 24/06/2016 - 6 comments
The 'gender gap' in retirement incomes is a big exaggeration
Society - 6/05/2016 - 9 comments
Report of Victoria's Royal Commission on Family Violence hardly surprises
Law & Liberties - 8/04/2016 - 34 comments
Permanent asylum for unauthorised arrivals has reached its global use-by date
Law & Liberties - 1/04/2016 - 18 comments
The tax reform debate is opportunistic, self-interested and ignores key issues
Economics - 9/03/2016 - 2 comments
Oz Day has been hijacked by awards and events publicising politically correct causes
Society - 25/01/2016 - 8 comments
Selling vast tracts of Australia's farmland to foreigners is not in our national interest
Economics - 18/01/2016 - 12 comments
Our politicians can't be trusted with a 15 per cent GST
Economics - 6/11/2015 - 31 comments
Turnbull's response to domestic violence ignores the evidence
Society - 6/10/2015 - 77 comments
Australia has excessive protections for its kangaroos
Environment - 21/09/2015 - 17 comments
Unrelenting Illegal immigration will force policy changes in the US
International - 28/07/2015 - 4 comments
Key aspects of US supreme court marriage equality judgement go unnoticed
Law & Liberties - 1/07/2015 - 8 comments
Why do some people adopt an ethnicity that does not appear to be their own?
Law & Liberties - 26/06/2015 - 14 comments
Australia's abortion laws are conflicting, hypocritical, and poorly enforced
Law & Liberties - 22/05/2015 - 27 comments
Getting the balance right between victim and perpetrator
Law & Liberties - 27/02/2015 - 27 comments
Commentators have wrong take on Sydney siege
Law & Liberties - 23/12/2014 - 31 comments
Hypocritical debate over ASC's capacity to even 'build a canoe'
International - 1/12/2014 - 19 comments
'Ireland's Lost Babies' - another hatchet job from our ABC
Law & Liberties - 18/11/2014 - 13 comments
Capital disaster with asbestos contaminated houses
Health - 5/11/2014 - 5 comments
The budget impasse reflects an indulgent electorate and an undemocratically elected senate
Economics - 16/09/2014 - 12 comments
Productivity Commission report on childcare disappoints
Society - 8/08/2014 - 17 comments
How do Harris's moral flaws affect the value of his ouevre?
Society - 7/07/2014 - 37 comments
Take an axe to profligate child care and parental leave programmes
Economics - 10/06/2014 - 13 comments
High Court 'Norrie Case' builds on existing bad laws
Law & Liberties - 4/04/2014 - 16 comments
Compare the pair: politics and public policy in Tasmania and the ACT
Domestic Politics - 11/03/2014 - 1 comment
Philomena is a distortion of the truth
Law & Liberties - 10/01/2014 - 9 comments
Child sex abuse and the Catholic clergy
Law & Liberties - 17/12/2013 - 32 comments
Flawed official narrative on indigenous population growth
Indigenous Affairs - 29/10/2013 - 4 comments
Indonesia taking us to the cleaners through NT land purchases
Economics - 8/10/2013 - 36 comments
Harpooning ourselves in the foot
Environment - 29/07/2013 - 6 comments
Does the Human Rights Commission treat some groups more equally than others?
Law & Liberties - 9/07/2013 - 11 comments
Parental leave inquiry is investigating the obvious
Society - 26/06/2013 - 2 comments
Animal activists mislead to destroy our northern cattle industry
Environment - 12/06/2013 - 6 comments
Converted to marriage
Society - 8/05/2013 - 38 comments
Empty adoptions' apology is based on half-truths
Society - 25/03/2013 - 35 comments
Navy inserts itself between the sheets and into the mind
Law & Liberties - 21/12/2012 - 2 comments
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