Say no to a federal star chamber - Australian Financial Review
October 30, 2020
Commonwealth watchdog Corruption cannot be rooted out by bodies that are too prone to abuses themselves. An effective integrity commission...
Father at Ease with F-word - The Sunday Mail
September 06, 2020
MY DARLING husband, it's dinner time, and I've zoomed the girls. You're spooning dinner into bowls, passing the phone between...
Two federalism lessons from COVID-19
August 13, 2020
In Queensland, the health aspects of the COVID health crisis, including hotel quarantine, are being overseen by Queensland Health. In NSW,...
Can we hold the Chinese Communist Party accountable for COVID-19’s costs?
April 21, 2020
As the western world comes to terms with the scale of the impact of the COVID-19 virus – the human...
Actually, you cannot ask that
March 29, 2020
Many people will depend on the ABC for their news coverage during the COVID-19 restrictions. Indeed, I have no doubt...
Some pollies do listen – here’s a true story!
February 20, 2020
Sometimes you hear people say rather bleak things about the value of getting involved in politics – things like “what’s...
The Stoker and Paterson suggested reading list
February 12, 2020
Young people and people just starting to engage with politics often ask what books might be worth reading as they...
Sugar tax leaves sour taste
February 05, 2020
Mr President, I rise to speak tonight about sugar and obesity.
Reflections on a hot summer
February 03, 2020
Our nation has suffered greatly this summer. The bushfire season has been devastating.