Will Labor fears force big business back to workplace reform?

24 April 2019 4:03 pm

The federal election campaign is underway. We already know the Big Unions will forcefully advocate for industrial relations changes, but…

Patronising the arts

24 April 2019 1:30 pm

The first of an occasional series by the Flat White team. “The Massachusetts of the south.” That’s how John Howard once…

When you see Bob Brown protesting, usual suspects, it’s Adani

24 April 2019 7:23 am

Our perspicacious political insider writes exclusively: CBD admits the stench of naphthalene was overpowering. But when you’ve got no cut…

Without the Mueller probe, Trump is sunk

24 April 2019 1:20 am

For so long, Democrats thought that the Mueller investigation would bring down President Donald Trump. The truth could be the…

Johnson enters the race

23 April 2019 9:24 pm

The European elections are shaping up to be a colourful affair with both the Brexit Party and pro-EU Change UK…

Democrats are tearing themselves apart over Trump – again

23 April 2019 8:12 pm

Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s redacted, public report is nearly a week old, but the Democratic party in Washington is still…

The AMA’s comic crew get the vapours

23 April 2019 7:45 pm

Those who have been to Venice have probably witnessed some form of Commedia Dell’arte, an improvised form of comedy where…

Smokin’ Joe Hildebrand: Bible school dropout

23 April 2019 5:09 pm

In what must surely come close to the modern-day equivalent of having committed career suicide, journalist Joe Hildebrand has converted…

If one scientist was enough for Einstein…

23 April 2019 2:27 pm

How many scientists do you need to demonstrate to policymakers in words they can understand that CO2 is not a…

CBD: Palmer and Shorten, blood brothers fighting for the workers

23 April 2019 11:07 am

Our perspicacious political insider writes exclusively: Recent polling suggesting a surge of newfound popularity for Clive Palmer gives CBD comfort…

Magical mystery tour or highway to hell for Labor’s big red bus?

23 April 2019 7:21 am

Pollsters stay at home on long weekends, but anyone watching Bill Shorten’s magical mystery tour on the big red diesel…

Why it’s all too white in Westeros

22 April 2019 8:43 pm

The old leftie George R R Martin discovers that you can never be woke enough. Because the world of the…

Three myths about equality Labor wants you to believe

22 April 2019 5:07 pm

Labor leader Bill Shorten is running under the motto — “A Fair Go for Australia” — but is his party…

Backwards & Forwards: happy clappy happy

22 April 2019 1:03 pm

The week in politics, the week to come: Looking back Scott Morrison and the Coalition won the week. Nothing more…

Hope will rise out of the ashes of Notre Dame

20 April 2019 9:00 am

‘Great edifices, like great mountains, are the work of centuries,’ wrote Victor Hugo in Notre-Dame de Paris. ‘The man, the…

Portrait of the week: Brexit party launches, Assange is arrested – and Notre Dame burns

20 April 2019 9:00 am

Home Although the latest date for Brexit had been postponed by the European Council until Halloween, 31 October, the government…

Roger Scruton: Should I forgive the journalist who got me fired?

20 April 2019 9:00 am

I travel back from London with the St Matthew Passion filling my head, after the moving performance from the Elysian…

Israel and the UN

20 April 2019 9:00 am

From ‘Israel’s Candidature’, The Spectator, 22 April 1949: Israel’s application for UN membership received a chillier reception than had been…

Marriage is becoming more like it was before Christianity

20 April 2019 9:00 am

The Christian church ordained that marriage, a sacrament imparting divine grace, was for life. In 1857, the state enacted its…

Who has hidden in an embassy for longer than Julian Assange?

20 April 2019 9:00 am

Embassy endurance Julian Assange was thrown out of the Ecuadorian embassy in London, seven years after seeking sanctuary from extradition…

Letters: Britain needs HS2

20 April 2019 9:00 am

Moaning minnie MPs Sir: I was recently quoted in the Sun newspaper in a story about how MPs were reacting…

What would happen if the Gospels were judged in a history contest?

20 April 2019 9:00 am

This week, the Wolfson History Prize announced its shortlist. It is always worth drawing attention to, precisely because it is…

Brexit failure will cost the Tories – whoever their leader is

20 April 2019 9:00 am

One of the oddities of this parliament has been that, despite everything, the government has remained ahead in the polls…

Why conservatives can’t survive in government

20 April 2019 9:00 am

I had mixed feelings about the sacking of Roger Scruton from the government’s Building Better, Building Beautiful Commission, following comments…

My friend’s death taught me what Easter really means

20 April 2019 9:00 am

The bravest thing I’ve ever seen was 93-year-old Albert’s decision to die and the days after in which he stuck…