Articles in Opinion

Conservatism is our virtue while liberalism is the vision

The Australian   The choice presented to modern Liberals from Sir Robert Menzies’ legacy is not to simply yearn for the comfort of tempering their opponent’s success. It is to have the tenacity for liberalism’s renaissance to beat their opponents in the contest of ideas through an alternative vision that […]

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Aly’s self-wedge on figures of speech

The Australian By inadvertently calling for a ­national anti-blasphemy law, Labor’s Anne Aly has exposed the hollowness of her party’s opposition to constructive reform of section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act. The member for Cowan told The Australian earlier this week that there was scope to reassess ­extending 18C-style […]

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Truth on Section 18C finally revealed: The emperor has no clothes

The Australian Defenders of Emperor Section 18C have argued it has three sets of new clothes, but the naked truth is finally being revealed. One of the favourite arguments to defend the current wording of section 18C has been that the law that makes it unlawful to “offend”, “insult” or […]

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United front key is to Coalition success

The Australian In Billy Joel’s We Didn’t Start the Fire, he captured the challenge facing contemporary centre-right politics: “We didn’t light it, but we tried to fight it.” The Australian’s editor-at-large Paul Kelly correctly argued recently that the challenge to unite the centre-right against the incoherence of nationalist populism “is […]

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18C requires non-racial remit without curbs on free speech

The Australian The proper test in law between preserving free speech and protecting community safety is not whether someone is offended, insulted or humiliated. It is whether they are harassed or intimidated. The joint parliamentary hu­man rights committee is at present inquiring into the infamous and ridiculed section 18C of […]

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We are not Victims

Huffington Post piece on Tim Wilson MP’s Speech on the Plebiscite in the House of Representatives.

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Nation’s success is Liberal Party’s vision

TIM WILSON – The Australian, 12:00AM September 14, 2016 Australia’s future is inextricably tied to the realisation of a liberal vision. Last week Michael Sexton on this page asked the regularly revisited question, “Does the Liberal Party have a future in Australia at the national level?” Central to Sexton’s question was […]

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