• Thursday, 08 February 2024

    As published in The Daily Telegraph on Thursday, 8 February 2024.

    “Tax”. It’s not a word that people really like to hear.  

    Because when we...

  • Monday, 29 January 2024

    As published in The Australian on Monday, 29 January 2024

    The most dispiriting development in my 10 years in politics has been the increasing loss of trust in the political process and politicians. That’s why a lie repeated over 100 times by the Prime Minister and Treasurer - that they were sticking by the legislated stage three tax cuts - is of profound signifi...

  • Monday, 15 January 2024

    As published in The Australian on Monday, 15th January, 2024

    Australians deserve an unambiguous commitment to stage three tax cuts. Trust is a crucial part of our democracy. We must be able to trust our governments to act in the country’s best interests and to make difficult decisions for the greater good.

    Unfortunately, it has become difficult to trust t...

  • Friday, 05 January 2024

    As published in The Daily Telegraph on Friday, 5th January 2024

    Many Australians will be hoping for a 2024 that is better than the year just gone. 

    2023 was the year our living standards collapsed, as a result of higher prices, higher mortgage repayments and higher taxes – all fuelled by high inflation. 

    Charity organisations and community groups s...

  • Wednesday, 01 November 2023

    Introduction – a growing political divide

    In my 10 years in politics in Australia, I’ve seen a series of political 
    earthquakes upending establishment politics not just in my country, but 
    across the developed world. 

    The epicentre of these earthquakes is a growing divide between the inner 
    cities on the one hand and the suburbs and regi...