IMHO anything that shakes up the EU and puts pressure back onto a bunch of non-elected bureaucrats in Brussels is a good thing. He has spoken out about remaining pro-European, but also how the EU needs to reduce it’s hold over everything and concentrate on the core issues of trade and securing borders.
My Hungarian background sees me hoping that the Austrians can do something about keeping their heritage and ensuring that unbridled immigration doesn’t destroy their country. Maybe they will join the Visegrad nations, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia, which are already a PITA to Brussels. It will be interesting to see what happens when Austria take over presidency of the EU council.
He campaigned on tax cuts for smaller and middle income earners to be funded by reducing bureaucracy, dissolving the funding jungle and cutting admin costs, instead of an inheritance and wealth tax that others called for. Anything that reduces government bureaucracy has to be a win for the people.
He also ran on a belief in a “Christian-social” responsibility. Helping the weak in society to lead a life of freedom and personal responsibility on their own. Having social security systems in place in Austria, but also local aid in developing countries. "At the same time, Christian-social solidarity in our society must not be a one-way street: solidarity is also deserved by those who make the welfare state possible with their achievements.”
Plus he has a set of ears on him that Jimmy Hird would be proud of.