Collected articles and speeches by Australia’s senator for liberty
This book is a carefully curated collection of articles and speeches written by Senator David Leyonhjelm since his election at the federal election in 2013, with some slightly edited to keep them current. This book sets out to achieve the same purpose as when the articles were first published and when the speeches were first delivered. David seeks to expose people to the principles of liberty in the hope that they will agree that less government and more personal responsibility will lead to a much happier and more prosperous society. Topics covered include: becoming a politician; balancing the Budget; tax and superannuation; minimum wage; free trade; child care and health care; the Nanny State; same-sex marriage; terrorism; free speech; environment and conservation, and much more.
About the Author: David Leyonhjelm is an Australian Senator for the Liberal Democratic Party. He was elected in 2013 and re-elected in 2016. As the first politician to be elected to an Australian parliament representing a genuinely libertarian party, David bears a major responsibility. While the libertarian concept is relatively well known in the United States, and classical liberalism is somewhat understood in Britain and Europe generally, neither is part of the usual political dialogue in Australia.