Jake Thrupp

Queensland can do better than Annastacia Palaszczuk, but the LNP must lift its campaign game

29 October 2020 1:00 pm

This Saturday’s Queensland State Election will see the LNP not only with top weight, but a wide barrier draw and…

Budget 2020: Whatever happened to the Josh Frydenberg who believed in less government?

8 October 2020 1:08 pm

In the week of the Budget with all the talk about Australia’s finances, one thing is for sure – the endless spendathon has continued.  It is no…

Government has never been so big – and yet so incompetent

1 October 2020 12:37 pm

In the history of Australia, never has government been so big and yet so incompetent in dealing with the problems…

Politicians are chipping away at our democracy. What will be left for the next generation?

24 September 2020 6:01 pm

It is reasonable to say that young people, in this country, are entitled to feel apprehensive over how Australia is…

Why do our governments favour sharks over swimmers and surfers?

13 September 2020 6:14 pm

There was a tragic story last week of the surfer killed by a 3.5-metre great white shark at Greenmount Beach,…

Victoria isn’t the only place enduring pandemic public policy madness, remember

7 September 2020 2:29 pm

I had no intention of writing about Queensland again but, since my last column, there have been events for which…

Will a lethargic LNP let Labor win another Queensland poll?

25 August 2020 7:36 pm

There is no reason why Queensland should not be the powerhouse of Australia.  It has always been a state which…