It is Time for a Real Conservative Party by James Reed
I know that there are many among us who are concerned about the rise of One Nation and the possible fracturing of the Liberal/National Coalition with a new conservative party. They see such developments as merely leading to the Labor Party getting office.
The Liberal/National Parties, however, differs little from Labor in basic ideology. Turnbull has once again breathed life into the Republic push, and he is firmly committed to Australia becoming a republic.
He will not budge on section 18C of the “There is No Freedom of Speech Act” because, he believes in it.
The breakaway of Katter and Liberal Senator Cory Bernardi to form new conservative groups is thus only natural. The Liberal/National Coalition are both rotten to the core. Better to destroy them both, endure Labor as a minority government, and rebuild. A new conservative party and other independents, sympathetic to traditional Australia, is needed to drain the Canberra swamp.