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My Opinion Pieces

Age Melbourne: Left Views Dominate the Classroom

Age Melbourne 20 November 2017LEFT VIEWS DOMINATE IN THE CLASSROOMRecently I was quoted in The Age regarding the recent VCE English exam andhowone of its sections read like a green-left newsletter.I also brought attention to the perceived over-emphasis of green issues in the broader ...
  Monday, 20 November 2017

Herald Sun: Early years is the time to teach basics

Herald Sun 6 November 2017The revelations in the Herald Sun about the sex education curriculum for primary school children, Catching on Early, will concern parents. The explicit nature of material for students as young as seven belong in an X-rated movie, not in grades 2 and 3 classrooms.It shows a ...
  Monday, 6 November 2017

The Australian: UNTRAMMELLED GROWTH RISKS CHOKING OUR CAPITALS We need a decentralisation policy...

THE AUSTRALIAN 19 June 2017Victoria is the fastest growing state in the nation because of the remarkable population growth inits capital. From congested roads to overcrowded public transport, energy, housing affordability and public safety, managing Australia’s most rapid population growth is ...
  Friday, 9 June 2017

The Australian: Forget the niche issues, just give us proper roads and rail

The Australian 27 February 2017In 1891, at the end of Melbourne’s first property boom, the nation’s original capital was the largest city in Australia with almost half a million inhabitants.It consti­tuted 42 per cent of Victoria’s population and, as Geoffrey Blainey observed, ...
  Monday, 27 February 2017

Herald Sun: Victoria must be a state of cities, not just a city state

Herald Sun 14 November 2016VICTORIA’S population growth of more than 100,000 people a year is the greatest challenge facing our city and our state. All of Melbourne’s problems are intrinsically linked to this growth, and it requires a government of vision and purpose to adequately ...
  Monday, 14 November 2016

SPECTATOR AUSTRALIA: High farce and monstrous hypocrisy

SPECTATOR AUSTRALIA 8 October 2016Earlier this year, I wrote in these pages that ‘Victorians are suffering under the most ideologically left wing government in the country…’ I warned that ‘if Andrews’ first year is anything to go by Victorians need to buckle up and ...
  Saturday, 8 October 2016

Herald Sun: Parents' values and rights ignored

Herald Sun Michael Sukkar and Tim Smith 2 March 2016Subscriber 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 ...
  Wednesday, 2 March 2016

SPECTATOR AUSTRALIA: Chaos and dysfunction

SPECTATOR AUSTRALIA 13 February 2016It 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 ...
  Saturday, 13 February 2016

HERALD SUN: Time for Andrews to show Melhem the door

Herald Sun 2 January 2016THE 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 ...
  Saturday, 2 January 2016

Herald Sun: We're way behind Sydney and the gap in increasing

Herald Sun 2 October 2015VICTORIA'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 ...
  Friday, 2 October 2015
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