Provoked by the editor’s sympathies for Alex Hawke and the IPA’s questioning of Tony Abbott’s very generous paid-parental leave scheme that could give some families as much as $3000 a week of taxpayers’ money to new parents to change nappies for six months, Christian Lyons has returned to argue for the pro-family policy and that the Liberal party – through champions like Eric Abetz – must keep the conservative faith against the rising ride of libertarianism in Australian conservative politics.
Greens MP for Melbourne Dr Adam Bandt PhD (Marx) is secretly funnelling taxpayer loot to a Marxist magazine ‘Arena’ that promises its readers it is politically independent and refuses government money.
The federal Liberal Industry shadow minister has launched a scathing attack on Victorian Nats Leader and Police Minister Peter Ryan for awarding a contract for the supply of fabric for Police uniforms to China at the expense of local jobs.
The Greens party Leader Bob Brown’s extraordinary performance at yesterday’s National Press Club left many wondering just how wild the ride will be now his extremists can decide what laws will govern Australia.
The Rudd “Assassination Party” was never called that by Rudd and was the unethical invention of unethical journalists like the unethical Bernard Keane. VEXNEWS has the proof in the form of the secret and closely guarded invitation to the gathering. Come for the exclusives, stay for the righting of wrongs.
Stockdale or Reith? Uninspring choice for many Liberal members. Some wistfully wonder whether the busy Senator Cory Bernardi could do much to electrify the branches.
It is a rare moment for a Victoria Premier to lavish praise at a taxpayer-funded state funeral on a man regarded by Victoria Police as a dangerous, predatory child-sex offender. Yet that’s what Premier Ted Baillieu did today.
Terror mastermind Osama bin Laden was killed in a mansion, fifty kilometres from Pakistan’s capital of Islamabad. A day to celebrate justice but also a day when it’s right to question who’s with us, who’s against us and does Australia do enough of the heavy lifting we unthinkingly demand of the United States in terms of keeping the world safe, open and free ponders Christian Lyons.
Today’s Financial Review magazine displays Greens deputy leader Christine Milne – complete with Machiavellian quotes – positioning herself as the next leader of the enviro-radical party after the imminent departure of retirement-age leader Bob Brown. There’s much material that leadership rival Sarah Hanson-Young will be able to use against her.
Victorian Liberal Premier Ted Baillieu supports federal Labor’s plan to reduce carbon emissions even though the federal Liberals are now strongly opposed. State Liberals worry this could end in an ugly spat between Tony Abbott and the new Victorian Premier.