In my term in parliament, I want to convince Australians to reconsider whether handing their money over to the government is better than keeping it themselves.
If you want to know how the left in Australia thinks, then check out Twitter. It will also explain the slow degradation of Australian political reporting into gotcha exposes and personal slurs.
Where does the devil lie? He (or she) lies in the detail and when it comes to policy there is no more vexing devil than implementation.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott may not be a good public orator or rhetorician but that does not make him a poor statesman.
In a practical sense that must mean a decisive break on the part of Labor with the mindset of 'small government'.
The Liberal Party does have a view of the world, and it needs to be enunciated especially at times like these. Not everyone will like it, but that is not important.
An engineering degree, the degree my father did for free, will cost as much as $119,000.
The need to balance the budget is not a legitimate reason to undercut human rights.
In the minds of Abbott's worst critics, Turnbull represents a moderate panacea to the problem of popular and palatable governance.
Interestingly, an idea that was floated in the government's National Commission of Audit report would limit the ability of Federal governments to engage in such widespread political tribalism.
When you measure it in apples, Australia is above the OECD average for tax.
The Coalition's budget cuts are an unnecessary, incoherent mess that hurt the most vulnerable groups in the community, such as low income families and the young unemployed.