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American Progress and the Trump Inflection

American progress has many dimensions. There’s technological progress, cultural progress, economic progress and many other types besides. What’s interesting is that the US has excelled at technological innovation and it’s my view, from a progressive perspective, that inclusive politics has helped to drive that. A number of our largest technology companies were founded or are…

Individual Liberty and a Prosperous Society

The Liberal Party is a broad church. It contains people who call themselves conservatives, people who call themselves libertarians, and people who just call themselves Liberals. Each of these labels represents a school of thought on the centre-right of Australian politics. I’m often described in the media as a conservative or a libertarian. I don’t…

Decentralisation

I come from a 4th generation farming family in Birregurra in South Western Victoria; sheep and beef mainly. The farm suffered, as Dorothy Mackellar famously wrote, from droughts and flooding rains, along with fires and other calamities. It wasn’t an easy pathway, yet nevertheless, it was very satisfying. I always enjoyed the lifestyle of being…