Beware the grand political gesture, writes former Liberal minister Mark Brindal. More often than not they are the ill-considered over-reaction of a government that has either made a mistake or finds itself on the wrong side of public opinion.
The state Liberal Party should re-visit attempts to formalise and strengthen its factions. The reward, writes former Liberal minister Mark Brindal, could be a decade of political domination.
Malcolm Turnbull's gamble, like David Cameron's before him, has opened the floodgates on a wave of anti-establishment sentiment. Former Liberal MP Mark Brindal considers the rise of the independents - and the future of the major parties.
After an election lead-up saturated with “fear campaigns, half-truths and innuendos”, Mark Brindal argues that it’s time to demand politicians meet the same standards of honesty they enforce on others.
There are moments when something occurs which sweeps aside our prejudices and allows our humanity to shine through. The recent massacre in Orlando, Florida, appears to be one such event.