• 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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  • At last! - free speech reform

    It’s amazing what a bit of leadership tension does for intestinal fortitude. After months of obfuscations and prevarication the beleaguered Prime Minister has finally put forward some sensible reforms to the Racial Discrimination Act.

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  • Beware of the Smooth Salesman

    This week the monorail salesman from The Simpsons paid a visit to South Australia. Only this time he was selling giant uneconomic batteries instead of shooting people through vacuum tubes.

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  • Housing affordability foibles

    Eight years ago I wrote in my weekly e-mail that the first home owners grant should go. I argued that it drove up the prices of housing to the advantage of existing owners and did nothing to make first homes more affordable.

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  • Free Speech reform stumbles

    It is easy to understand why so many people are disappointed in politics. At every turn, your political representatives avoid the ‘tough’ decisions.  Actually, many of them avoid even making the easy decisions.

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  • UN beholden to Israel-bashing

    Nikki Haley is the new US Ambassador to the United Nations who recently attended her first Security Council meeting on Middle East issues. Her comments in the press following the meeting were scathing. 

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