I know that mainlanders are often not popular in Tasmani but as many of you know, I’ve taken a close and abiding interest in Tasmanian politics and its people for the best part of a decade.


Every time a manufacturing business goes to the wall we hear the same refrain: the costs of making things in Australia is unsustainably high.


Today I want to express my vision for industrial relations change that I believe will deliver prosperity for Australia.


It’s easy to understand why the age pension is treated with reverence in our country.


Acronyms like CDSs, CDOs and MBSs once held little meaning for most Americans. During the national global financial crisis postmortem, of course, they suddenly took on a frightening new presence.