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A Very Labor Budget

Goldstein News - May 2009 A Very Labor Budget Treasurer Wayne Swan, promised that this would be a very Labor budget. He was right. He was good to his word. This budget is indeed built on two great and enduring Labor principles—debt and lies. I recall the great indignation which was provoked before...

Industrial Relations

Goldstein News – March 2009 Industrial Relations The Coalition’s approach to industrial relations this year will be crucial if we are to retain our credentials as the party best able to manage the economy. The next election, whether it is held this year or next, will almost certainly be fought a...

Voluntary Student Unionism

Australian Liberal Students' Federation Protégé Magazine - O-week - February 2009 “This is a rather condescending comment, I am afraid, but when you have a group of 18 to 22 year-olds the reality is that their focus is very short term…they are interested in the here and now and are not looking in ...

Return of Compulsory Student Unionism - Labor's Sneaky Hit On Students

Goldstein News - 1 December 2008 “This is a rather condescending comment, I am afraid, but when you have a group of 18 to 22 year-olds the reality is that their focus is very short term…they are interested in the here and now and are not looking in terms of the long term as to what they might need...

GROCERYchoice: Another stunt from Australia’s new champion spinner

Goldstein News - 1 September 2008 When Shane Warne retired Australians must have wondered whether they would see such a masterful spinner in action again. They didn’t have to wait long. Kevin Rudd is Australia’s new spin king. The Rudd Opposition led Australians to believe that a Rudd Labor Gover...

Liberal and Labor governments can't seem to restrain their spending

IPA Review - 1 September 2008 The new government has been laying out excellent criteria for public policy, writes Mitch Fifield. But its own policies are failing these stringent tests. On a Brisbane stage in mid-November last year, Kevin Rudd positioned the final nail above the coalition governme...

Personal Freedom Under Fire

The Australian - 20 August 2008 Australia does not need thought police, urges Mitch Fifield IF the road to hell is paved with good intentions, human rights bureaucrats have been laying down the bitumen. This could be the case in Victoria if Premier John Brumby accepts recommendations to fortify th...

We must keep up the fight

Federal Council Edition of the Australian Liberal Students’ Federation "Protégé" Magazine - July 2008 Well it seems Peter Garrett was right after all. Desperate to get themselves into government after many years in opposition, Labor said anything and everything to win last year's election. In the...

We won't shy from scrutiny

Sitting in the Senate during the past two weeks seemed at times like a parallel universe. As the Coalition moved to engage in scrutiny of government legislation, we were accused by Labor of all sorts of offences. Everything from threatening the budget, to ignoring Labor’s mandate, to obstructionism ...

We can win in 2010

Goldstein News - December 2007 No doubt all Liberals will be extremely disappointed, even devastated, following the election result. There has already been an avalanche of analysis of our defeat and advice about what we need to do going forward. I don’t propose to go over that ground here, except ...

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