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My Opinion Pieces

Parents' values and rights ignored

Michael Sukkar and Tim Smith, Herald SunSubscriber only THE balance is shifting against mainstream values in Victorian state schools under the Andrews Labor government.Nothing is more critical for parents than sharing their values with their children; instructing them in right and wrong, and acting ...
  Wednesday, 2 March 2016

Chaos and dysfunction

It is said that Daniel Andrews idolises Paul Keating. The Premier of Victoria is no Paul Keating, he is more in the vein of Cain and Kirner. Chaos and dysfunction are being inflicted upon Victorians suffering under the most ideologically left wing government in the country. The Andrews Labor ...
  Saturday, 13 February 2016

Time for Andrews to show Melhem the door

THE scathing findings by the trade union royal commission of possible criminal conduct by Labor MP Cesar Melhem is a serious new year headache for Daniel Andrews. Royal commissioner Dyson Heydon has referred to prosecutors evidence of alleged corruption and the issuing of false invoices by Melhem. ...
  Saturday, 2 January 2016

We're way behind Sydney and the gap in increasing

VICTORIA'S economy is beginning to be afflicted by the chaos that constantly distracts the Andrews Government. Victoria has lost 7800 full-time jobs since Labor took office. Our natural rival, New South Wales, has resurgent confidence and a strong balance sheet. A recent CommSec report ranked it as ...
  Friday, 2 October 2015

Victoria's good standing can't be put at risk

Daniel Andrews is fast assuming the mantle as the most dangerous Labor leader since Mark Latham by his refusal to rule out the use of Parliament to annul the East West Link contract and any compensation the State Government is liable for. The Melbourne business community is simply aghast at the ...
  Monday, 23 February 2015

Fairweather friends

Loyalty is an important Australian value. It means we can always be counted on in times of crisis, that we show courage under fire, and we stick by our mates when times are tough. That’s why we have been such valued partners abroad: because our word has always been our bond.That is however, ...
  Saturday, 8 December 2012

The young guns

VETERAN Liberal senator Judith Troeth was dining in a Canberra restaurant with a table full of colleagues when she noticed newcomer Wyatt Roy sitting at a table nearby. The 70-year-old got to her feet and invited parliament's youngest ever MP to join them. Roy is 20. His first vote in a federal ...
  Saturday, 27 November 2010

Council bypass a shonky plan for Melbourne

Planning power is being ever more centralised, and residents lose out.A land use planning document for Melbourne that predicts the demise of the United States and the ''rebalancing'' of the globe in favour of China was always going to be slightly provocative.The Committee for Melbourne's Shaping ...
  Wednesday, 2 June 2010

The man who sees no clear way to lie down and roll over

IN SPITE of the no doubt well-intentioned career advice offered by state Roads Minister Tim Pallas this week, you'd suspect that the new mayor of Stonnington, Tim Smith, has never - ever - been one for pulling his head in.At 26 and just a couple of months into the $77,000-a-year job, Cr Smith has ...
  Sunday, 28 February 2010