Offensive? Well, That Depends
If the polls are taken at face value, in the one hundred days since the election, 350,000 voters have switched from the Coalition to Labor. Honeymoons are not what they were
The small republican movement and the large number of politicians who claim to be republicans are grasping at straws if they think Quentin Bryce's break with convention will in any way increase the chances of Australians changing our Constitution
We are a young nation, but that 113 years of existence has been enough for centralism to overturn the founders' vision. On a weekend when we celebrate our history there is comfort in hoping Tony Abbott might be the man to reverse the tide
Mere competence represents a vast improvement on the shambles of the Rudd-Gillard-Rudd years, but if Tony Abbott is to fulfill his potential as one of the great Prime Ministers he will need to resolve his government's teething problems and get his own house in order
Vast tracts of mismanaged bush await incineration. This is not a symptom of ‘global warming’ but the consequence of gross incompetence by state and local governments.
Free treatment is a misnomer. There is no such thing. Someone has to pay for medical care and it is best if a proper and adequate charge is made at the point of service
Yes, Tony Abbott is a better PM than his two immediate predecessors, but that doesn't mean he is the leader Australia needs. Is there an alternative in the wings, someone who appreciates that big government is bad government?