Liberal members should ‘take a leaf out of the Nationals party book’: Canavan

US Senator Matt Canavan says the Coalition lost the federal election because it didn’t stay true to its “values ​​and principles of wanting lower taxes and less red tape.” Canavan said that when MPs “represent nothing,” they can be “pretty easy.” “We’ve had a number of Liberal Party members criticize the Nationals party and with … Read more

Putin ‘completely miscalculated’ going ‘all-in’ by invading Ukraine

Former senior China analyst Paul Monk says Russian President Vladimir Putin is in “a mess” after losing “a lot” in Russia’s war with Ukraine. Monk said he believes Putin believed that NATO and the United States “could not coordinate.” “I firmly believe that Putin completely miscalculated when he went to great lengths to invade Ukraine,” … Read more

Beijing ‘needs to understand’ Biden’s ‘simple message’

ASPI’s Michael Shoebridge says US President Joe Biden’s “resolution to act” in defense of Taiwan if threatened is “exactly what Beijing needs to understand.” Biden said yesterday in Tokyo that the United States would engage militarily to defend Taiwan if necessary, saying “it is our commitment.” “If we want to dissuade Beijing from doing something … Read more

An Indigenous Voice in Parliament can only ‘divide’: Price

Incoming CLP senator Jacinta Price says she believes an Indigenous Voice in Parliament can be a way to “further divide us as a nation”. “It’s another way of dividing us as a nation in terms of ethnicity rather than treating us all as Australians,” Ms Price told Sky News presenter Chris Kenny. “Just because you’re … Read more

Couldn’t be a ‘quicker government takeover’ for Albanese

Australian senior writer Troy Bramston says any fears about Anthony Albanese’s ability to “work on the international stage” have been dispelled in a “very short period of time” when the Prime Minister attends the Quad leaders’ summit. “It’s unbelievable, it’s unbelievable…the election on Saturday, they were sworn in on Monday, and then on Tuesday and … Read more

‘I cannot imagine’ a ‘higher profile start’ for Albanese as prime minister

Political strategist and former Labor adviser Bruce Hawker says “you really can’t imagine” a “higher profile start” for Prime Minister Anthony Albanese than the Quad leaders’ summit in Tokyo. “I think it’s a good start for anyone in the role of prime minister,” Hawker told Sky News Australia. “And he has done well there; she … Read more