Taking Care of Childcare

Childcare should not be a battle ground. Parents need to be able to make a living for themselves and provide a future for their children. They should not be penalised by a system that makes going to work impractical or expensive.

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Taking Care of Childcare

Closing The Gap

Every Australian wants to be able to think that his or her life has been at least as good as the lives of his or her parents and that the lives of his or her children will be better than the life that he or she has led.

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Closing The Gap

Cutting Government Red Tape

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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Cutting Government Red Tape

The Totalitarian Impulse

The lure of communism has somewhat dimmed these days as the world recalls the horrors of the bloodiest century in human history.

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Human Freedom, Toleration, and Peaceful Co-existence

Though many see them as opposites, both East and West are in a sense enmeshed in the same problem: both are betraying their own deepest spiritual roots.

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Robert Menzies and Freedom of Speech

Freedom of speech is today under threat in Australia.

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Iran Turns Arab Spring Frosty

A year since the ‘Arab Spring’ erupted it has become clearer that a major thrust has not been genuine democratisation and liberalism but a wave of Islamism sweeping across the Arab world.

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Iran Turns Arab Spring Frosty

A Vision for the Nation’s Future

Philosophy matters in politics and everything you strive to do as a party, opposition or government, should be guided by a compass consistent with your core beliefs, values and priorities.

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A Vision for the Nation’s Future

Charting the future of Australia-India relations

For decades Australian foreign policy has focussed on relations in the Asia Pacific, notably the East Asian economic giants of Japan and South Korea and more recently China, and the other members of the Association of South East Asian Nations.

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Charting the future of Australia-India relations

The Government’s Hard Gamble

When considering a new policy proposal, any government should first consider the following question: “will it work and what are the consequences?”

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The Government’s Hard Gamble