• 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...

  • Monday, 03 July 2023


    I want to start by asking you to reflect on this scenario:

    • The world and Australia have emerged from an emergency and inflation is rampant.
    • Workers are in short supply, while unions are aggressive, adding to upward pressure on inflation.
    • Coal fired power stations are struggling to stay open and power shortages have become end...

  • Wednesday, 17 May 2023


    Let me start by asking a question. Do you feel better off today than you did a year ago?

    I ask this question of many Australians, and I get a consistent answer.

    Inflation hurts all Australians. The impact of inflation is not limited to some. 

    I witnessed this first hand growing up in Nimmitabel, a tiny timber and farming town, two hours south o...