And while that sounds like a pitch for him, itâ€™s not meant that way.
Sometimes, a little too much candour is unpleasant for those hearing it, as a transcript obtained by the famed VEXNEWS Investigations Unit indicates.
Back in February 2007, he told a shocked and awed Triple J listening audience in a no-holds barred interview on sex, drugs and rock â€˜nâ€™ roll in response to a question â€œDo you support abstinence?â€:
Well as a married man, I suffer far too much abstinenceâ€¦
It is unknown what his wife Margie thought of this observation.
He was on fire, that interview, as Health minister having very bravely agreed to go on the notoriously left-wing alternative radio station for yoof declaring at one point:
Do I think that kids should grow up in a condom culture? No, I donâ€™t think thatâ€™s a very good thing at all.
Even the conservative wing of the VEXNEWS Investigations Unit would rather the little tikes not catch HIV though, if they insist on rubbing nasties.
When pressed by the appalled leftist Triple J host about what he meant by the condom culture, he said:
Well, it means a whole range of things. And, basically, it means behaving responsibly. Of course, Triple J being a Government-funded station would want to make sure that good, wholesome messages like that are going out to people.
Making it clear that while he might be missing out at night-time, he is certainly not lacking a vision splendid for the nation.