Overnight, the Prime Minister delivered the Disraeli lecture, a lecture established to honour the founder of the modern day Conservative Party in the United Kingdom, Benjamin Disraeli. While, like many, I was somewhat taken a-back by headlines in the media I took the time to read the Prime Minister’s speech.
The results of the 2016 Census are out and so are the misleading statistics and sensationalist headlines cheering the demise of religion in Australia. Despite the fake news, the facts are clear:most Australians still follow the Judeo-Christian ethic and values on which western civilisation is built, and which has served our country since its founding over 200 years ago and more than 60% of Australians identify as affiliates of one religion or another.
The Independent Review into the Future Security of the National Energy Market makes a number of recommendations which should be considered by the Government noting there is still an ongoing review of the Government’s Climate Change policies.
The announcement from US President Donald Trump that the US will withdraw from the Paris Accord now requires a reconsideration of our own approach to the Accord.
Freedom of speech is one of the key foundations of our society. It goes to the very heart of what has made Australia the most successful democracy in the world.