Member for Isaacs

Opinion pieces

From apples to oil, Liberals get lost in afternoon light

01 November 2011

When the Liberal Party was formed in 1944, Robert Menzies said the name liberal was chosen to describe a "progressive party, willing to make experiments, in no sense reactionary but believing in the individual, his rights and his enterprise".

I doubt there are many in Australia today who would describe the Liberal Party of Australia in this way.

Taking a punt on commercial property?

01 November 2011

Using energy efficiency information makes good business sense as well as helping the environment.

We need a public holiday for the grand final

01 November 2011

There is no bigger sporting event than the AFL grand final.

Ghosts of Abbott past haunt climate debate

01 November 2011

Long ago in the Victorian town of Beaufort, Opposition Leader Tony Abbott told a meeting of farmers that climate change was ''absolute crap''. Around about that same time, he explained on ABC television that he was "hugely unconvinced by the so-called settled science on climate change".