Australia’s Future with Tony Abbott: One Term Labor Government?

December 1, 2023|

See below for show notes: Former Prime Minister and Distinguished Fellow of the IPA, Tony Abbott, and the IPA's Deputy Executive Director Daniel Wild discuss the declining popularity of the federal Labor government; the worrying rise of anti-semitism; and the deteriorating international situation. Find out more at [...]

A government halfway done

November 28, 2023|

Anthony Albanese struggles to comprehend the country's challenges Last week was the halfway mark of the Albanese government's first term in office.  It's far too early to say its 'first and last' term but yesterday's Newspoll did have Labor and the Coalition in a dead heat at 50-50.  [...]

The left would rather scoff than understand

November 19, 2023|

The Alliance for Responsible Citizenship conference was in a country close to breaking It's now just over a week since I returned to Melbourne from the Alliance for Responsible Citizenship (ARC) conference in London.  But as good as ARC was I've spent I've spent more time thinking about [...]

Reflections on 14 October

October 24, 2023|

The referendum result was a statement about the equality of all Australians I spent 14 October at Ravenswood Heights Primary School in Launceston wearing a t-shirt saying 'Vote NO to the Voice of Division' and handing out 'How to vote NO' leaflets. I was there because Tasmania was [...]

The moral void of our institutions

October 13, 2023|

What occurred was not an 'escalation of hostilities in the Middle East' This was written by Allison Pearson in the UK Telegraph on Tuesday. Several years ago, I was chairing a panel of writers talking about motherhood when an Orthodox Jewish author made an observation I have never [...]

The ‘Who’ of the Referendum

October 5, 2023|

And a Liberal future for No-voting Labor voters Over the years I've read my fair share of management books.  During my seventeen years as executive director of the Institute of Public Affairs I'd try to read  one or two of them a year.  Out of all of them [...]