Conservatism: Meaning and Relevance in a Changing World

In an age where many formerly powerful and poignant words have been reduced to a state of being meaningless through overuse and straining of their real meaning, I believe it is time that we take a step back to try and recapture the essence of Conservatism and why it is still a powerful force for good in society today. Continue reading Conservatism: Meaning and Relevance in a Changing World

Is it Time for a Collective Defence Bloc in Asia?

The balance of peace in a highly volatile region lies in an unstable, nuclear armed nation. Despite this, co-operation between regional governments remains significantly fragmented. So, the question remains – is a NATO-style collective defence bloc against North Korea within the Asia Pacific possible? Can a successful containment policy be implemented without alienating surrounding regional neighbours? Continue reading Is it Time for a Collective Defence Bloc in Asia?

Why The High Court Got It 100% Right

Unless you have had the unfortunate displeasure of being completely disinterested in politics, live under a rock or, worse still, do not care for the news, you would’ve heard that the High Court of Australia handed down its judgment on the fate of seven Members of Parliament and Senators, the most prolific of which was none other than Deputy PM Barnaby Joyce. The only survivors … Continue reading Why The High Court Got It 100% Right

Immigration and integration are key Liberal achievements

Supporters of the Australian Labor Party will often claim that the ALP under Gough Whitlam ended the White Australia policy. As a student of history, I find that claim exasperating. The claim that Whitlam ended White Australia revolves around the ratification of the International Convention on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, which removed a few legal quirks from the original Immigration Restriction Act 1901. Even … Continue reading Immigration and integration are key Liberal achievements