Tony Abbott's government has now held office for around a hundred days. As the early polls suggest, the public remains underwhelmed.
His most damaging legacies deserve critical exposure while giving credit to his leadership on the issues of indigenous rights, becoming a republic and redirecting our foreign policy towards Asia.
If petrol prices, for example, skyrocketed overnight to over $2.50/litre, I can't imagine our Federal Government would leave it with a 'no comment.'
Drive your harvester over to the car industry: I can't think of a time when Australian governments have not been deeply involved in its details.
Arrogance can only be labelled as such after it is demonstrated in an open forum, after it becomes apparent to others that majority opinion and moral consensus have no impact on the decision making process of a particular individual.
Can the Abbott Government make inroads into the most serious issue for many Australians – a lack of trust in those who are charged with the responsibility of serving the best interests of the Australian people?
For Labor to take solace from the retention of electorates such as Greenway and Parramatta is to confuse debate ‘victories’ with real political successes. Disillusionment with Labor was general.
Abbott and co inherited the best economy in the world, can they keep it going up?
Is it time for a new progressive party?
Tony Abbott may have got peoples’ attention with a bit of early trimming in the public sector, but will his regime deliver much needed improvement of public services or will it be more of the same?
I wanted to write to you a list of the concerns that much of the population share that I believe cross the political divide. These issues are beyond 'left and right'.
In the end the NBN is the critical infrastructure we need for our country. Any modern digital economy requires an infrastructure that has lots of capacity.