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Pastor Daniel Nalliah’s Uncompromising Fight to Defend Free Speech

Guest: Pastor Daniel Nalliah
President, Catch the Fire Christian Ministry
Melbourne, Australia

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Following an official complaint by three members of the Islamic Council of Victoria, Pastor Daniel Nalliah, Pastor Daniel Scott, and Catch the Fire Christian Ministry have been found GUILTY of Religious Villification (in breach of the Racial and Religious Tolerance Act) after quoting from the Koran/Q’ran and other authoritative Islamic texts that repeatedly, consistently, and explicitly advocated the use of coercion to spread Islam and to deal with non-believers.

Justice Higgins stated, among other things, that they had

… incited scorn, fear and hatred of Muslim people

And that their statements

… were likely to incite hatred towards Muslims and sought to create fear against Muslims.

In this interview, Pastor Daniel Nalliah, talks about his experiences living in Saudi Arabia, the stupid (Prodos: my charecterization) errors made by Justice Higgins during the trial, the nature of free speech, how this Blasphemy Law reverses the onus of proof (from innocent until proven guilty, to guilty until “proven” innocent), the multicultural and relativist basis of the law, and much more.

Click here to read the powerful and well argued defence submitted by Catch the Fire Ministry. But one which, amazingly, failed to impress the court.

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Special Note: Pastor Daniel Nalliah has been presented with the Annual International Capitalism Award 2006 for Melbourne, Australia.

Labor Market Reform: Can government training programs and public works projects reduce unemployment?

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Guest: Australian Free Market Economist, Gerard Jackson

Scenario One

George is unemployed. He’s looking for work. But he can’t find it. What if he had more or better job skills? Surely that would improve his chance of winning a job. Therefore, if the government were to provide effective training in job skills that would reduce unemployment. George would have a better chance of getting a job. And so would everyone else in George’s predicament.

True or false?

Scenario Two

Julie is unemployed. How can we get her working again?

The ACTU (Australian Council of Trade Unions) suggests the following:

If the Federal Government injected between $3 and 4 billion into infrastructure and public works, community services, short term job creation and schemes geared at employing those who’ve been out of work long term, then about 100,000 jobs would be created in 18 months.

The Brotherhood of St Laurence has a similar proposal:

… we need government to lead by investing in training and work programs for jobs that meet social needs.

… Green jobs: … Australia has a long way to go in developing excellence in environmental management … there is a major opportunity for green job creation that can provide significant social and economic benefits

… Social and community service jobs: [with a] serious shortfalls in the provision of many social and community services [there is] considerable scope for government interventions to create jobs, improve social outcomes and quality of life, as well as contributing to the long-term competitiveness of the Australian economy.

Would this work?

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Please note two corrections:

Speaking about the German workforce, Gerry referred to 68% of the German workforce. This should have been 68% of the German INDUSTRIAL workforce.

Also, during this interview, Gerry referred to “Ross Fitzgerald??. This should have been ROBERT Fitzgerald.

Labor Market Reform: How Unions and Governments Cause Unemployment

Neither governments nor unions set out to create persistent, widespread unemployment. Yet their policies and actions lead to precisely that!

Australian free market economist, Gerard Jackson, explains how and why – and exposes how unions do in fact tacitly acknowledge how artificially high real wages and closed shops contribute to unemployment.

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