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Christopher Pyne

Christopher Pyne

Ditching America Is A Dangerous Defence Strategy

4 min read

I’ve always liked Professor Hugh White, but his view of the movement of the geostrategic plates in the Indo Pacific and how Australia should position itself is dangerous.

Christopher Pyne

Christopher Pyne

The Advice Tim Fischer Gave Me As A Young MP

4 min read

I was fortunate to serve with Tim Fischer in the House of Representatives from 1993 to 1999.

Christopher Pyne

Christopher Pyne

We're Already Doing More Than Enough In The South Pacific

5 min read

I don’t know why it still surprises me.

Christopher Pyne

Christopher Pyne

Kicking Non-Citizen Criminals Out Of Australia Should Be A No-Brainer

4 min read

I don’t understand the furore over the Australian Government’s plan to make it easier to cancel a temporary or permanent resident’s visa and send them out of the country on failed character grounds.

Christopher Pyne

Christopher Pyne

Why My Kids Call Me 'Captain Sparkle'

3 min read

For children of the 1980s, '9 1/2 Weeks' was a raunchy movie released in 1986 starring Mickey Rourke and Kim Basinger.

Christopher Pyne

Christopher Pyne

There Are Only Two Speeches In An MP's Career When They Can Really Cut Loose

4 min read

The term “maiden” for a Parliamentarian’s first speech to the Chamber in which they sit is one of the few politically incorrect terms to survive in the modern era.

Christopher Pyne

Christopher Pyne

Goodes Was Racially Vilified, And We Failed Him

4 min read

Last weekend I viewed the Adam Goodes documentary on Channel 10. It is required viewing -- surprising, gripping, confronting.

Christopher Pyne

Christopher Pyne

Stop Twisting Wyatt's Words Into A Needless Controversy

4 min read

The Hon Ken Wyatt MP, Member for Hasluck and Minister for Indigenous Affairs in the Australian Government is probably the most decent chap in the National Parliament.

Christopher Pyne

Christopher Pyne

The Critical Thing ScoMo Has In Common With Bill Clinton

4 min read

When George Bush Sr (George W’s father) was running for President of the United States in 1988, the political catchphrase “MO” was coined.

Christopher Pyne

Christopher Pyne

What If Donald Trump Is Right?

4 min read

I know it's de rigueur to diss US President Trump and assume that everyone who matters gets that President Trump is a buffoon.

Christopher Pyne

Christopher Pyne

Australian Voters Don't Like Being Told Who They're Going To Vote For

3 min read

After the 2016 election I stated on television that the Liberal Party was an "election-winning machine".

Christopher Pyne

Christopher Pyne

The Crazy Rituals I Always Performed In The Final Hours Before An Election

3 min read

It’s hard to believe the five weeks of the this election campaign are almost over.

Christopher Pyne

Christopher Pyne

Nobody Ever Got Anywhere Changing Horses Midstream

3 min read

In 1987, Prime Minister Bob Hawke called an early election -- a double dissolution election -- over the issue of whether every Australian should have an identification card: the “Australia Card”.

Christopher Pyne

Christopher Pyne

If You Think This Will Be The Election Of Minor Parties And Independents, Think Again

4 min read

Australia is one of the most stable, if not the most stable, democracies in the world.

Christopher Pyne

Christopher Pyne

When Labor Loses The Election Get Ready For Their Very Own 'Red Wedding'

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I’m going to take a punt and assume there are quite a few 'Game of Thrones' aficionados with their eyeballs on the Internet. Especially now, with the final series in full swing.