Senator Cory Bernardi came to Queensland last week to hold a series of meetings and interviews. I attended the Brisbane meeting on the 18th which was attended by 450+ people. Bernardi’s speech outlined the themes common to his vision and discussed in his book, ‘The Conservative Revolution’. The fundamental beliefs would be naturally understood by most Australians as common sense and are the underlying principles of liberal western democracy; people’s personal faith, the importance of family, a government that lives within its means and free enterprise.
The speech was well received with notable applause when he spoke about the abundance of green, red and blue tape holding business back and unnecessary duplication through government levels.
The crowd was a diverse mix of ages with the many young people in attendance challenging the consistently pushed media line that Labor and The Greens own the minds of the young. Continue reading