One of the most important roles of government is to defend our nation. There are internal and external threats that must be neutralised or mitigated to protect us all. Perhaps the most potent threat are the Islamic extremists at work here and abroad to attack our culture, undermine our values and destroy our way of life.
There is an ancient principle: “You reap what you sow.”
Never has this been truer than what we have witnessed this week in Canberra. The Deputy Prime Minister is in all sorts of bother due to his personal choices, but that is all I am going to say about that today.
It has been said a week is a long time in politics so you can only imagine what a year is like - and today marks one year since the Australian Conservatives launched as a political party.
The twelve months has passed so quickly and yet so much has been achieved. Thanks to the support of so many Australians, we have laid the foundations for a sustainable and formidable political movement that will deliver a better way for our nation.
The tyranny of safe spaces and political correctness is creeping into almost every aspect of our lives. It seems everyone is oppressed, bullied, victimised, abused or somehow owed an apology from the few of us that want to stand on our own two feet.
It’s great to be back with the first Weekly Dose of Common Sense for 2018. I trust you had a break that was as peaceful and relaxed as mine. As usual, the fish got the better of me but I managed to provide a few meals for the family!
Like many Australians, I am in the process of winding down after a year of change and challenge.
It has gone by so fast that it is easy to forget the huge events that have taken place this year; not least in February, on the very first day of parliament, when I launched Australian Conservatives as a political party.