Words are not enough

Words can scarcely do justice in condemning the barbarism attached to the Manchester bombing. Unfortunately it is not the first, nor will it be the last atrocity committed in the name of Islam. At best, we can only hope it prompts a reality shock for our political elites and media.

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Time to Strengthen Australia

One question I am often asked is what impact Australian Conservatives might have on the election of a Federal Coalition government.

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Unhappily Ever After?

For the first time in many months I am struggling to choose a topic for my Weekly Dose of Common Sense. It’s not that there is a lack of subject matter but more that the political scene is so monotonous it’s becoming boring.

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Coalition's Labor Budget

Last night’s budget makes one thing crystal clear. Under the major parties, Australia is headed toward European levels of national debt. Trust me when I tell you it will not end well.

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The Government's Spending Binge

The government has been on a spending binge this week.

It has announced it will fund the second Sydney airport because the main player in the commercial sector has said the business case doesn’t stack up. This $6 billion must be part of the ‘good debt’ that the Treasurer revealed we needed to incur during a speech last week.

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Disunity on our day of National Unity

Like many other Australians I attended a local Anzac Day dawn service to remember the sacrifice that so many have made during our nation’s history.

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Out and About in Regional South Australia

I am out and about in regional South Australia this week. It’s my favourite part about being involved in politics and the regional trip is something I try to do multiple times throughout the year. 

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A Blessed Easter to All

For the religious and non-religious alike, our nation celebrates one of our best cultural traditions this week – Easter. 

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What are we leaving our children?

Like many parents, I often reflect on the state of the world we are leaving our children. 

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Facing the National Challenges

The “Statement of National Challenges” report was released this week by the Menzies Research Centre. It is very sober reading for anyone concerned about the future of our economy and our quality of life.

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