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Paul Collits

Paul Collits

Paul Collits is a freelance writer and independent researcher who lives in Lismore New South Wales.  
 
He has worked in government, industry and the university sector, and has taught at tertiary level in three different disciplines - politics, geography and planning and business studies.  He spent over 25 years working in economic development and has published widely in Australian and international peer reviewed and other journals.  He has been a keynote speaker internationally on topics such as rural development, regional policy, entrepreneurship and innovation.  Much of his academic writing is available at https://independent.academia.edu/PaulCollits
 
His recent writings on ideology, conservatism, politics, religion, culture, education and police corruption have been published in such journals as Quadrant, News Weekly and The Spectator Australia.
 
He has BA Hons and MA degrees in political science from the Australian National University and a PhD in geography and planning from the University of New England.  He currently has an adjunct Associate Professor position at a New Zealand Polytechnic.
Wednesday, 21 April 2021 01:53

Remembering Andrew Peacock

Andrew Peacock has passed away, an event accompanied by glowing tributes (inevitably, "great Australian") from the political class, present and past.  How good was Peacock?  And what, if any, were his achievements?

Those who have opposed lockdowns because of the impact they have on personal freedom should also be manning the barricades in relation to vaccine mandates, and not giving them a pass because they will help return life to "normal".

Sunday, 28 March 2021 23:08

What the Sexual Revolution Has Wrought

Toxic masculinity?  Try toxic culture.  The revolution of the 1960s has taken us all to some depraved and degrading places.  As we are currently reminded by very, very unedifying events.  Yet people are talking about the wrong problem.

Wednesday, 24 March 2021 08:04

The Empty Campus (Part One)

The universities of Australia are now lonely places.  Crushed by Lockdowns, and suffering from myriad assaults that go back much further.  Part One of this two part article examines the collapse of standards and the transformation of Australian universities into corporations where students are now seen as "customers".  Part Two will examine the ideological campus.

Monday, 22 March 2021 02:13

Scotty's Jab

The Covid vaccines have been hailed as the world's route out of lockdown and associated measures.  Not so fast, as we now are coming to realise.  The inept Morrison Government should be held to far higher standards of accountability for our Covid mess and for all of the vaccine lies the Government has told or allowed.

Thursday, 11 March 2021 23:59

Fembots and Christians

The MeToo brigade were, sadly, not done with the vicious pursuit of Cardinal Pell.  A year on, they are back for another Christian.  Guilt by accusation, admittedly dished out with ideological selectivity, is in season again.  Destroy.  Destroy.  Destroy.  A version of this article appeared in The Spectator Australia of 13 March 2021.

Friday, 05 March 2021 07:41

Rethinking Howard

This week we remember the election of John Howard's Government, twenty-five years ago.  How the time as flown.  Mostly Howard is remembered with affection.  Some even have suggested that he was our greatest prime minister.  Was he that good?  Was his Government the best?  Sober reflection is required, and hindsight helps.

Monday, 01 March 2021 03:49

The Contradictions of Vaccine Politics

The current penchant that governments and many citizens have for "Covidocracy" looks like becoming permanent.  This is despite the initial promise of the silver bullet vaccine.  Those who, quite legitimately, question the efficacy of the jab, are prone to made pariahs.  Rather, they should be lauded as the rational ones among us, and thanked for pointing out the massive contradictions of vaccine politics.

Thursday, 18 February 2021 06:50

Two Titans Felled

Around a year ago, Rush Limbaugh was diagnosed with late stage lung cancer.  He has now passed away.  Like the also recently departed Sir Roger Scruton, Rush was a conservative titan.  He also revolutionised American media.  I penned this article - unpublished until now - i early 2020.

What we now know as "Big Tech" was once a series of little techs, brave start-ups taking on the world.  Not only did these entrepreneurs end up overturning the business world.  They have taken over everything.  And the result is far from pretty.

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