False Liberalism

Tony Jones: “Can I just ask…when you say people are entitled to their views…” Tim Wilson: “Of course they are.” Tony Jones: “I’m just saying.” *audience laughter* And with that Tony Jones exposes the hollowness of the Institute of Public Affairs - the ideological backbone of the contemporary Australian Liberal party. After a week’s savage …

“In the end we have to make judgements.”

There’s a pattern of behaviour forming around the Abbott government, surprising though that might seem. This time the pathology lies in the obsessive pursuit of individuals. I suppose this shouldn’t be surprising since the junkyard dog was let onto the main road to savage Julia Gillard during her premiership. But you’d expect once the then-opposition …