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December 2013 - Terry was interviewed on the Network 10 Wake Up! breakfast programme about the progress of the Abbott government.  Watch here

August 2013 - Terry was interviewed n the New Zealand TV3 programme The Nation's 2013 election profile of Tony Abbott. Watch here

November 2010 - Terry was interviewed on the 7.30 Report talking about the November 2010 Victorian election. Watch here


On 18 October 2013 the Australian Centre for Health Research released a discussion paper written by Terry Barnes on reintroducing co-payments for GP services.  The report was covered in depth by The Australian.

Since leaving politics, Terry Barnes has become a regular writer of opinion and comment articles on social and political issues, especially healthcare.  Agree or disagree with him, his articles attract interest and robust comment.  Once, Terry even has found himself quoted positively by both sides in the same federal parliamentary debate!

Terry’s articles have been published in newspapers, journals and opinion websites including The Age, The Australian, The Australian Financial Review, The Spectator Australia, ABC's The Drum and Quadrant Online.  His Age articles are syndicated online through the National Times opinion website and Fairfax affiliates including www.smh.com.au. He has been published in Canada and New Zealand as well as Australia.

Terry is quoted in newspapers and has appeared on radio and television in connection with his policy and political expertise, articles and expert knowledge of current issues.


Links to Terry’s more recently published articles:

Abbott may have boosted his credibility, The Age, 20 May 2010

Lament from a childless voter, National Times, 23 July 2010

The key to competitiveness (it's all in our imagination), The Australian Financial Review, 10 August 2010 (with Tania de Jong)

Spare a thought for the other election casualties, National Times, 20 August 2010

Abbott needs fingers off the Tigger trigger, The Age, 30 August 2010

It's business as unusual in federal parliament, The Age, 1 September 2010 (with Tania de Jong)

Health reform in need of a fresh start, The Australian Financial Review, 5 October 2010

Health can be Baillieu's trump card, National Times, 6 October 2010

Policy is the key for Coalition success, National Times, 1 November 2010

Politics trumps principle in Watson case, National Times, 16 November 2010

Pollies could have told Lowy the score, National Times, 7 December 2010

Spare a thought for the childless at Christmas, National Times, 24 December 2010

Huck Finn without the n-word loses its impact, National Times,10 January 2011

Dispensary monopoly is very bad medicine, The Australian Financial Review, 13 January 2011

Disaster fund would leave us better prepared for rainy days, The Age, 18 January 2011

A prescription for privilege, MJA Insight, 6 June 2011

Heartfelt words from a politician? Oh, Canada! The Age, 20 September 2011

The generous pay rise for police risks hurting the vulnerable, The Age, 3 November 2011

Abbott's time to occupy high moral ground, The Age, 29 November 2011

Asylum seeker impasse highlights leadership vacuum, The Drum, 6 January 2012

What if you wanted a baby and your partner didn't?, The Age, 11 January 2012 and The Dominion Post (NZ), 13 January 2012

It's time to bust open the pharmacists closed shop, The Australian, 25 January 2012

Recognising Australia's highest achievers, The Drum, 26 January 2012

A prescription for pharmacy reform, Policy, Summer 2011-12 (February 2012)

A little of our culture dies with the printed Britannica, National Times, 23 March 2012

Staffers deserve more support, The Australian Financial Review, 4 October 2012

The Honourable Tony Abbott, Quadrant Online, 14 October 2012

Deaf to our better angels, Quadrant Online, 18 December 2012

Lights out in Kath and Kim country, The Spectator Australia, 5 January 2013

Material obsessions wither the spirit, The Saturday Age, 5 January 2013

Bogan is not a dirty word, The Australian, 11 January 2013

Media regulation starts at home, The Spectator Australia, 23 March 2013

Lazy and lacking: NDIS levy will starve the scheme, The Age, 2 May 2013

With friends like these, Quadrant Online, 8 May 2013

Craig Thomson's consolation, Quadrant Online, 22 May 2013

Thought bubble trouble, The Spectator Australia, 1 June 2013 (with Michael Koziol)

Endorsing bad Labor policy will be costly, The Australian, 19 June 2013

The other Fourth of July, Quadrant Online, 4 July 2013

A campaign sadly lacking in poetry and vision, The Drum, 21 August 2013

Vote Abbott for the Ashes, The Spectator Australia, 31 August 2013 (cover story)

Tony Abbott, an admirably ordinary bloke, Quadrant Online, 6 September 2013

The more we see of Abbott, the more we'll like him, The Drum, 12 September 2013

The more we see of Abbott, the more we'll like him, The Vision China Times (Chinese language reprint), 23 September 2013

A little history lesson for Abbott and Co, Quadrant Online, 7 October 2013

Coalition must commit to whale protection, The Drum, 9 October 2013

Onus on Coalition to step up war on whaling, The Age, 11 October 2013

End the Age of Entitlement, The Spectator Australia, 19 October 2013

Reform the right medicine for sick funds, The Australian, 28 October 2013

Australia's public-private "Medicare-plus" model can work for Canada, National Post (Canada), 31 October 2013

Welcome to humbug country, Quadrant Online, 14 November 2013

The vision of Lincoln is lost on Australian politicians, The Age, 19 November 2013

Creative leadership in the race to the future, The Sydney Morning Herald, 28 November 2013

Creative leadership matters in the race to the future, The ISPIM Magazine, Issue 6/2013 (ISPIM: International Society for Professional Innovation Management)

Friendly advice for a new PM, Quadrant Online, 16 December 2013

How the PM can make his next 100 days better, The Drum, 16 December 2013

The Spectator correctly predicted that Australia would regain the Ashes, The Spectator (UK), 17 December 2013

Adopt an older pet. Truly, they are the cat's whiskers, Herald Sun, 19 December 2013

Abbott will pay for this whale of a broken promise, The Age, 28 December 2013

Price signal of $6 fair for world-class healthcare, The Australian, 1 January 2014

Long overdue debate on Medicare a healthy thing, The Age, 14 January 2014

Only a fool would write off John Key, Conservative Home (UK), 4 February 2014

Diary, The Spectator Australia, 8 February 2014

Price signal needed on GP visits, The Australian Financial Review, 24 February 2014

Dutton on the button, Quadrant Online, 24 February 2014

Cameron should have backed AV when he had the chance, Conservative Home (UK), 8 March 2014