Current Events

Don’t let Mal and Bill get their grubby paws on your Super

Those who are responsible and save for their retirement – reducing the burden on the rest of us – should be thanked, not robbed blind to cover the major parties’ reckless spending.  

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Leyonhjelm stripping Coalition’s base on budget and super

The Liberal Democrats have increased advertising exposing the major parties’ budget lies, despite hypocritical complaints from the Coalition, and are opening a new front on the Coalition by attacking their backflip on superannuation taxes. As a result, the steady flow

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What the Senate Nanny State Inquiry taught me about public health lobbyists

The Senate nanny state inquiry, which I chaired, has ended due to the election. Its seven short reports, available on the Parliament House website, make sobering and even disturbing reading. Throughout the inquiry – during public hearings and in submissions

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Fed up with Coalition and Labor Budget lies? So are we

Our first television advertisement, screening on Sky. Every time both Coalition and Labor tell us they’ll balance the Budget or deliver us a surplus, they lie. Australia’s debt is growing. If you’re sick of lying liars and the lies they

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Leyonhjelm reveals the truth about tobacco costings

Liberal Democrats Senator David Leyonhjelm today called on both major parties to stop picking on smokers, after revealing his own costings provided by the Parliamentary Budget Office. The Liberal Democrats vehemently oppose tax hikes on smoking, and have supported the

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Double dissolution: Crossbench ‘clearance’ will actually make it grow

When the politicians convene in Canberra in the depths of winter later this year, the headlines will read “the more things change, the more they stay the same”. Prime Minister Turnbull will flash a forced smile as he walks past

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The Port Arthur gun ban hasn’t saved lives

AUSTRALIANS may pride themselves on “telling it like it is”, but when it comes to gun laws, straight-shooting all too often takes a back seat to a determined effort at silencing debate. Twenty years ago a ­deranged individual murdered 35

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Stop treating South Australia like a charity case

POLITICIANS must believe that South Australians care less about national security than getting handouts for SA shipbuilders. Why else would politicians from the Coalition, Labor, the Greens and Nick Xenophon (who mostly votes with the Greens anyway) have all pushed

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Everyone needs a haircut: Senator Leyonhjelm’s alternative budget

This year’s budget provides an opportunity to return Australia to a path of fiscal responsibility. Rather than promising everyone some candy, the government needs to win back its credibility by demonstrating a clear plan to return the budget to surplus

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Leyonhjelm condemns major parties’ Orwellian “Newspeak”

Liberal Democrats Senator David Leyonhjelm has condemned both the Government and Opposition for misleading people with

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