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My Opinion Pieces

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

Herald Sun: Victoria's good standing can't be put at risk

Herald Sun 23 February 2015 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 ...
  Monday, 23 February 2015

SPECTATOR AUSTRALIA: Fairweather friends

SPECTATOR AUSTRALIA 8 December 2012 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 ...
  Saturday, 8 December 2012

The Weekend Australian: The young guns

The Weekend Australian Magazine 27-28 November 2010VETERAN 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 ...
  Saturday, 27 November 2010

The Sydney Morning Herald: Council bypass a shonky plan for Melbourne

The Sydney Morning Herald 2 June 2010 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 ...
  Wednesday, 2 June 2010

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

Sunday Age 28 February 2010 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 ...
  Sunday, 28 February 2010
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