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Australia “A Bit Lost” – Rick Farley

This is the full text of Rick Farley’s 2003 Australia Day Address, from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.

Mr. Farley was the Executive Director of the National Farmers’ Federation from 1988-1995. [Read more…]


GST Without the Politics – Michael Schildberger

This is the audio of a cassette tape on the GST, released ahead of the 1993 federal election.

Produced by Michael Schildberger, a former journalist who appeared on Channel 9 for many years, the tape features a range of political identities and lobby group spokespeople:

  • Don Chipp, founder and former leader of the Australian Democrats
  • Ken Evans, KPMG Peat Marwick
  • Don Argus, National Australia Bank
  • Peter Riley, Pitcher Partners
  • David Edwards, Victorian Employers’ Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • Loris Redstone, New Zealand Retail and Wholesale Merchants’ Association
  • Rick Farley, National Farmers’ Federation
  • Daryl Dixon, Independent Tax and Superannuation Expert
  • Philip Anderson, Arthur Anderson



Listen to the audio cassette

Side One (28m)

Side Two (23m)