Strengthening Families and Rewarding Work

Almost 200 years ago, the intrepid Frenchman, Alexis de Tocqueville, sailed to the United States to observe a new form of government. Tocqueville’s prescient observations contained much praise about the democratic experiment unfolding before his eyes, but they also contained warnings.

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Strengthening Families and Rewarding Work

The Challenge Ahead for Defence

The funding cuts to Defence announced in the May Budget were so appalling that even Australia’s greatest ally and friend in the United States publicly gave the Gillard Government a dressing down.

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The Challenge Ahead for Defence

Nanny State Perversity

When governments make laws to protect us from ourselves, one of the greatest risks is that the unintended consequences of the policy are worse than the original harm. When these perverse consequences are greater than the original problem, its time for Government to reconsider its role.

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Nanny State Perversity

Lifting Education Standards

Workplace relations is clearly another policy failure of the Rudd/Gillard Government. The economic damage caused by this failure is becoming more apparent as each week passes.

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Lifting Education Standards

Australia’s Near and Important Neighbour

It was the eighteenth century American polymath Benjamin Franklin whose quote ‘well done is better than well said’ conveyed best what we all know.

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Australia’s Near and Important Neighbour

A Stronger Australian Community

The former Prime Minsiter, John Howard was onto something when he said that he wanted Australians to feel more “relaxed and comfortable” about our country.

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A Stronger Australian Community

Empowering Civil Society

The Leader of the Opposition, Tony Abbott, has outlined the direction that a Liberal National Party government would take in a number of important areas in a series of speeches over the past few months.

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Empowering Civil Society

Achieving Landmark Disabilities Reform

Australia has reached what could be a “sliding doors” moment in the form of a National Disability Insurance Scheme.

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Achieving Landmark Disabilities Reform

Much to do in Workplace Relations

Workplace relations is clearly another policy failure of the Rudd/Gillard Government. The economic damage caused by this failure is becoming more apparent as each week passes.

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Much to do in Workplace Relations

All is Not Fair in Fair Work Australia

Tony Abbott, the Leader of the Opposition, has often said that the first duty of government is to do no harm. Recently he also spoke of government doing fewer things but better.

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