I don't have a TV at home. I don't read newspapers. Very little news filters through to planet me. Which means the things that do are usually the bigger stories. North Korea declaring war. Dictator of the western world dying. Virtually all of any election rubbish has skipped past my door. However, this nugget poked its head in. There's a new Dictator of Australia rising up. So apparently there was a very exclusive ultra right-wing think tank last week. The keynote attendees were Abbott, Rinehart and Murdoch with Bolt on for good measure. Their plan is to radically transform Australia. At first it has the pretense of looking borderline reasonable. And then it just turns into Gina's pigsty. 1) End all public subsidies to sport and the arts 2) Privatise the Australian Institute of Sport 3) Allow people to opt out of superannuation in exchange for promising to forgo any government income support in retirement 4) Privatise the CSIRO 5) Break up the ABC 6) End mandatory disclosures on political donations 7) Abandon the paid parental leave scheme Withdraw from the Kyoto Protocol 9) Abolish the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission 10) Abolish the Department of Climate Change and to top it all off... let's get rid of all media regulation too; 11) Eliminate media ownership restrictions 12) Abolish the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) I didn't think people with these ideas actually existed.