David Leyonhjelm is chairing the Senate inquiry into ‘Personal Choice and Community Impacts’.
We don’t know what will come out of the Senate inquiry into the 'nanny state', but we do have some idea about what Australia would look like based on libertarian principles.
Libertarians, such as David Leyonhjelm, refuse to see anything but individual liberty as having decisive moral weight.
David Leyonhjelm is a conviction politician whose positions are governed by principle, not populism. But he is exposing the disturbing moral thinness of the libertarian principles he espouses.
Libertarians have a deeply atomising picture about communities, states, even about what it is to be human.
David Leyonhjelm's parliamentary inquiry into what he calls “the nanny state” reflects a view of human beings as essentially independent individuals. But that's not kind of society most of us want.
Liberal Democrat Senator David Leyonhjelm has called for a reduction in government spending.
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Liberal Democrat Senator David Leyonhjelm has said that probably half to two-thirds of the Australian population is receiving some form of government benefit. Is that right?
Prime Minister Tony Abbott desperately needs to be projecting an air of stability.
One government man has an interesting theory on why Tony Abbott mightn't mind talk of a double dissolution election. The PM finds governing very hard – and would love to be back on the campaign trail.
Public support for change that would enable Tony Abbott’s sister Christine (right) to marry her same-sex partner is much stronger than for ‘axing the tax’, but the PM is selectively deaf to the people’s voice.
Disaffection with Australian politics seems visceral and entrenched. An Essential poll in late June found that only 25% of those polled had trust in the federal parliament. Discussing this poll, Michelle…
Liberal Democrat David Leyonhjelm will introduce gay marriage legislation into the Senate.
Liberal Democrats’ senator David Leyonhjelm has threatened to trade his vote on temporary protection visas or other legislation…