Q & A – Economic & Social Outlook Conference

Thursday, 2 November 2023   Cameron Stewart: Fascinating observations about the situation we’re in right now. I’d like to start off with the biggest story in the world. Just weeks ago, of course, 14 other Israelis were killed by Hamas. We now have a terribly large amount of Gazan civilians being killed. The divisions in…

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Address – Economic & Social Outlook Conference

Economic and Social Outlook Conference Thursday, 2 November 2023 Crowne Palladium, Melbourne VIC Well, thanks very much, Cameron, for that fabulously gloomy introduction. And here we stand between all of you and cocktail hour, as it was just billed, with the very depressing topics to discuss. So, let me start by saying I’m an optimist.…

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Motion in the Senate – Israel

Monday 16 October 2023   The attacks by Hamas against Israel just over a week ago, were amongst the worst examples of terrorism in the modern age.   That word – terrorism – speaks of horror…   …it speaks of violence….   ….it speaks of instilling fear in a people to achieve a political or…

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Ministerial Statements – Sudan

Senator BIRMINGHAM (South Australia—Leader of the Opposition in the Senate) (12:06): by leave—The coalition join the government in expressing our concerns at the ongoing violence in Sudan, a conflict and a humanitarian crisis which now, in the latest element of this ongoing tragedy, is in its fourth week of more intense conflict and battle. We…

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Liberal Future

It is easy to catastrophise electoral outcomes. The byelection loss in Aston was bad for the Liberal Party. Very bad. However, if the messages from this electoral drubbing are heard and the wake-up call seized, then good can come of bad. The impact of changing social and demographic trends sees the Liberal Party holding just one in…

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