From the outset, he framed both himself and his government as acknowledging the concerns of everyday Australians. It was a voice that rang with authenticity.
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John Jenkins: Too many excuses are made for Iran – especially by the EU. We must get real, stand with America, and take decisive action.
I’m glad to see we’ve now had the guts to stop a tanker we believe is smuggling Iranian oil in defiance of sanctions on Syria.
So in short, talk up the country, listen to the ‘somewheres’ outside the Westminster bubble – and cut taxes.
The Australian Liberals know who their target voters are. The Conservatives don’t seem to have a clue.
Amidst the gathering leadership election debate, there is a lack of focus on who such voters are and where they live.
WATCH: “I have always believed in miracles.” Morrison hails the Liberal Party’s astonishing victory Down Under.
Australia’s centre-right coalition defies the polls and the pundits to see off Labor against all expectation.
Labour is still the favourite. Scott Morrison, the new Prime Minister, has had success in binding wounds and campaigning effectively.
We have always avoided them, for they undermine the competitive dynamic which is essential to a successful trade strategy.
We have a unique opportunity to protect precious marine habitats using local knowledge, world-leading science and global leadership.
Mohammed Amin: The New Zealand atrocity – and the symbiotic relationship between anti-Muslim and Islamist terrorists
The attack is a salutary reminder that all terrorists, by definition, believed in something and have a cause.
Garvan Walshe: Extension. A short one would serve no purpose. A longer one would bring Brexit’s reverse.
Honourable countries face up to the consequences of their actions. They don’t, like dilatory schoolboys late with their essays, simply ask for more time.
It is neo-colonialist for MPs to attempt to do otherwise in relation to Crown Dependencies – and the attempt should be resisted.
Stella Creasy & Debbie Abrahams: A referendum got us here. Now let a Citizens’ Assembly – and more direct democracy – take us forward.
We want to learn from what other Parliaments have done when faced with difficult choices. Such an assembly would report back within ten weeks.
Andrew Green: The new Immigration White Paper. Not just damaging, but a disaster – both for control and the Conservatives
Others would say that the appointment of a profoundly business-friendly Home Secretary was bound to lead to a weakening of immigration policy.
The Defence Secretary outlined a programme of national self-assertion from Ukraine to the South China Sea.
Interview. Williamson, Brexit optimist. “Let’s be liberated by this process – let’s start to look at opportunities more widely.”
The words “Chequers” and “Canada” don’t pass his lips, but he’s careful not to die in a ditch for the former or to rule out the latter.