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The Liberals Tax Themselves Out Of Office
5 April 2019

The Liberals Tax Themselves Out Of Office

If it had spent its 5½ years in government delivering budgets like the one on Tuesday, the Coalition wouldn’t be in the position it’s in. The likelihood is the Coalition will lose next month’s federal election to a Labor opposition that’s promising higher taxes, bigger government, and more regulation. It’s a lot easier arguing against tax increases when you’re not
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Attacks On Our Freedoms Should Not Be Met With Further Attacks On Our Freedoms
19 March 2019

Attacks On Our Freedoms Should Not Be Met With Further Attacks On Our Freedoms

The Institute of Public Affairs has today rejected Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s proposal for more government regulation and control of social media and the internet. “Open-ended calls for censorship of internet content represent an attack on freedom of speech. Such proposals must be strongly opposed,” said Gideon Rozner, Director of Policy at the IPA. “The events in Christchurch last Friday
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Turnbull’s Act Of Woeful Hypocrisy
4 December 2018

Turnbull’s Act Of Woeful Hypocrisy

It is disappointing that Malcolm Turnbull appears to be taking part in the same headline-grabbing antics for which he has criticised others. When his efforts to get clean air and run with a political narrative were disrupted by an intervention by Tony Abbott, prime minister Turnbull and his supporters were rightly frustrated and would blame his conservative rival for many
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Victorian Election: Liberals In A Wilderness Between Longman And Wentworth
27 November 2018

Victorian Election: Liberals In A Wilderness Between Longman And Wentworth

The disastrous showing of the Liberal Party at the Victorian state election has spawned the same number of theories as the total of seats the Liberals are likely to lose. The left wing of the Liberal Party, the Labor Party, and the ABC are already saying Matthew Guy’s Liberals lost because their policies were too “right wing” for a supposedly progressive
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Goodbye Old Blue-Ribbons, Hello New Heartland
12 November 2018

Goodbye Old Blue-Ribbons, Hello New Heartland

The Liberal Party’s dramatic loss in the Wentworth by-election last month reveals an irreconcilable philosophical divide within the Party. Self-styled “moderates” within the Party are the first to write history, claiming a more credible stance on addressing climate change is required for the Liberals to hold seats such as Wentworth. They are right. The proportion of left-leaning voters in seats
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The Liberal’s Church Without A Pontiff
2 November 2018

The Liberal’s Church Without A Pontiff

Two weeks on, the Wentworth byelection result continues to be the Rorschach test of Australian politics in 2018. Pundits and politicians are interpreting the outcome to mean whatever they want it to mean. The loss of what was assumed to be a safe Liberal seat has been taken by left-leaning Liberal MPs to mean their party must “do more” on climate change for example, while
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Jerusalem A Decision Too Big For Wentworth
19 October 2018

Jerusalem A Decision Too Big For Wentworth

The Liberals should stop trying to play identity politics. They’re not very good at it and they should leave that sort of thing to the Labor Party. The race/class/gender/religion card is a dangerous one to play, especially when it comes to foreign policy. There should only ever be on thing that determines Australia’s foreign policy, namely what’s in our national
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Gender Quotas Are Simply UnLiberal
21 September 2018

Gender Quotas Are Simply UnLiberal

The story of Scott Morrison since he became Prime Minister a few weeks ago is very much the story of a boss in the modern-day Australian workplace. On one hand Morrison is attempting to do his best in the face of an external threat – the Labor Party – to his business. Meanwhile, he has the internal challenge of managing a team
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Scott Morrison’s Politics Must Have Some Policy
7 September 2018

Scott Morrison’s Politics Must Have Some Policy

“Dare to be different” is an advertising slogan employed in some form or another by companies like Honda to sell cars and Apple to sell computers, and by practically anyone who’s ever printed a T-shirt. If the Liberal Party is to have any chance of winning the next federal election Prime Minister Scott Morrison must not only say he’s different from
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ScoMo, Scrap Snowy 2.0
6 September 2018

ScoMo, Scrap Snowy 2.0

Only politicians could think it’s a good idea to spend billions of dollars pumping water uphill to generate electricity in a land with enough coal to last 1,000 years. Yet that is exactly what the federal government is doing. Flying in by helicopter, donning a leather jacket with snow-capped mountains in the background, former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull revealed his
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