Six months have now passed since the election.
Every day since then, we have been working hard to deliver on our Plan to build a strong, prosperous economy and a safe, secure Australia.
Our Plan is laying the foundation for a stronger economy with more jobs.
Australia is again open for business – and we are helping families and small businesses to get ahead.
Because of our Plan, confidence is returning and progress is being made.
We’re getting the nation’s finances under control – and addressing Labor’s legacy of $123 billion in Budget deficits and $667 billion in debt.
We’re strengthening the economy by getting the economic fundamentals right – by scrapping the carbon tax and the mining tax, locking in free trade agreements and building the roads of the 21st century.
We will also soon be holding the first ever parliamentary Repeal Day. Thousands of pages of red tape will be expunged – making life easier for schools, hospitals, community groups and small businesses and allowing them to do their work.
And we’re stopping the boats – with no successful boat arrivals since last year.
There is so much more to be done. The Government is determined to help deliver the stronger Australia with more jobs and more opportunity that all Australians want.
Will be back on the air later on this arvo. Having just disentangled my knees from my chin courtesy of Qantas's red-eye from Perth, this drive to Wagga might be a sedate affair with plenty of stops!
It's worth reading someone else's Fin Review today for the heartening news that Jeremy Stoljar SC is likely to be announced as Counsel Assisting Royal Commissioner-elect The Honourable Mr Dyson Heydon AC QC.
This is the view over the shoulder of a well-heeled Fin Review reader today.
Jeremy Stoljar SC is quite the author too - soon to embark on a bit more nation-shaping.
Such is life Bruce.
This was the scene of a quite famous speech about death benefits and accident funds owned by miners. The rousing sermon was designed to deliver a simple message - that widows and orphans funds are best managed by a bent union official and his fraud-furthering lawyer.
I paid my respects at this memorial to the workers whose lives were accidentally taken in Western Australia's mines. The Memorial was dedicated last weekend.
As you can see in this close-up, the fatality fund cheque book was tragically used far too often.
Those workers deserved a lot better than Wilson and the leechy lawyer who furthered the frauds.
Like the grand-daddy slush fund which needed a certain lawyer's special skills in fraud furtherance to get it off the ground. Where every touch still leaves its trace.
I have just returned from Western Australia where the jobs are overwhelmingly in mining.
Steel is not like the Other People's Money The Greens like to spend. Mining products can't be conjured from thin air; nor materialised as a result of a deal with Labor. Ore from mines is real and it needs real people with real jobs to get it into a state whereby it can be fashioned into a car with an air-conditioner for Sarah Hanson Young.
This very serious Senator for Western Australia sounds a little bit off the planet to me.
I've been asked to do some work for an organisation for the next few days, I leave Sydney this afternoon and I won't be back until Friday at the earliest.
Posts will be fairly sporadic as I will be in a fairly remote place for quite a bit of the time.
Remote but not scary like this!