Bob Day AO

Bob Day served as a federal Senator for South Australia. He has a strong interest in local communities, youth employment, housing, urban planning, personal freedoms, federalism, and workplace relations. He has served as the Federal Chairman of the Family First Party, the National President of the Housing Industry Association, and Director of The Centre for Independent Studies.

On Australia Day 2003, Bob was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for service to the housing industry, to social welfare — particularly housing the homeless — and to the community. Later that same year he was awarded the Centenary of Federation medal for service to housing and charity.

Over four decades, Bob grew a successful national housing group until an ill-fated business acquisition brought about the demise of the company and he filed for bankruptcy. In July 2016 he resigned as Senator shortly after following the collapse of his company. In October 2020, Bob launched the Australian Family Party.

Articles by Bob Day AO.

  • 26 October 2021

    3.4 MINS

    "Easy Eddie" was the corrupt lawyer to Al Capone. In contrast, Butch O'Hare was a heroic Second World War fighter pilot. What did these two men have in common? What can we learn from their stories? Story Number One In the 1920s, Al Capone virtually [...]

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  • 15 April 2021

    2 MINS

    Steven Biddulph has written a book, Raising Boys, on how boys can be nurtured into becoming open-hearted, kind and strong men. As all men are not open-hearted, kind and strong, clearly we are not there yet. In Steven Biddulph’s follow-up book Raising Girls, he posits, [...]

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  • 5 January 2021

    5.4 MINS

    It was GK Chesterton who said, "Throughout the ages we have spoken about having the courage to die; now we have descended into talking about having the courage to live." Over the past 20 years there have been 16 attempts to legalise euthanasia in South [...]

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  • 28 December 2020

    2 MINS

    Western democracy was founded in Christianity and in the family. It’s why Marx and Engels, the co-authors of the Communist Manifesto, were determined to undermine both. Marx and Engels knew religion was the enemy, and the family was the enemy. They did not like what [...]

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  • 21 December 2020

    4.1 MINS

    On March 17, 2016, the Coalition joined forces with the Greens to amend the Commonwealth Electoral Act and abolish senate group voting tickets (GVTs). GVTs allowed voters to simply put a 1 above the line and let their party of choice distribute their preferences. Although [...]

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