Alexandra Marshall

Paul Fletcher, the father of Australian censorship?

3 September 2023 2:14 pm

A lot of perfectly warranted criticism has been aimed at Anthony Albanese and the Labor Party over their proposed Misinformation…

What if the ‘out of Africa’ theory is wrong?

30 August 2023 4:30 am

Those who have lived through the last two decades will be well acquainted with the increasing rigidity applied to scientific…

Hilariously failed gender re-education caught in the wild

12 August 2023 2:51 pm

I was sitting in a cafe last week when I overheard the pair sitting beside me. It was one of…

Disease X, Covid, and medical greed: this has been happening for years

8 August 2023 1:31 pm

Years ago, I wrote an article for this publication called, Digital darkness: the third apocalypse. In it, I included a discussion…

The big Teal regret over wind farms: flattened rainforests and ruined coastlines

30 July 2023 12:24 pm

It was a joke when we said, ‘Why not put wind turbines on Bondi Beach and see how the Teals…

Coutts’ apology to Nigel Farage is worthless

23 July 2023 3:10 pm

Remember when Coutts was worried about risking its reputation? We’ll call it ‘karma’ that their name hangs in shreds, draped…

Starving the cat: how ESG kills freedom

8 July 2023 5:00 am

Our four dogs really really wanted to kill our cat. From their perspective, one day they were the supreme pack doted upon…

The weaponisation of conspiracy against truth

4 July 2023 12:01 am

Credibility is the foundation of justice, not truth. It may not be strictly fair, but when it comes down to…

Time and tithe: the Climate Cult’s expensive virtue

19 June 2023 4:00 am

Virtue has always been for sale. The oldest fragments of human civilisation contain tributes left for the gods in a…

Progressive censorship is headed down the same path as the ‘Rushdie bounty hunters’

4 June 2023 10:15 am

Salman Rushdie did not die. Attempts to murder the author have been numerous, but Hadi Matar is the one charged…

Renewables and rare earths: the virtuous ravishing of South Africa

29 May 2023 10:00 am

South Africa Beats Climate Goal as Blackouts Slash Emissions. It’s one of those headlines you read and assume the Babylon…

The Sydney inferno

26 May 2023 12:34 pm

It was happenstance that I found myself walking up from Broadway yesterday afternoon. As I came to the crest of…

Net Zero politicians: liars, scoundrels, and morons

22 May 2023 9:13 pm

The lies told by politicians usually have no consequences. Their intellectual dishonesty, as a species, is such that citizens go…

Bad birdie! Twitter-faithful reject Musk’s CEO

15 May 2023 4:30 am

Twitter users are a resilient bunch of customers. They spent the best part of a decade living under the increasingly…

Grace, mercy, and justice: a pledge no politician can make

8 May 2023 3:07 pm

On Saturday, I had two great privileges. The first was to attend the ceremony for His Majesty King Charles III’s…

Modern Art: an ugly reflection

1 May 2023 6:30 am

Art is a reflection of civilisation. How apt then, that the last time I wandered beside the Arts Centre in…

Elon Musk: the keys to the cage

18 April 2023 6:00 am

Liberty is a wild animal: it cannot be domesticated, it refuses to be tamed, and it’ll die if you force…

Has identity politics created a state of madness?

10 April 2023 5:29 pm

‘Does having children change your perspective on history, politics, philosophy, and the future of humanity? If so, is part of…

The politics of hunger

1 April 2023 9:00 am

Starvation has ended more than one political empire. The pages of human history are frequently chaptered by acute moments of…

A diet of political insects

27 March 2023 11:42 am

Speccie Editor Rowan Dean has already described the New South Wales election perfectly in this morning’s leading article. His remarks must…

Were vaccines a political treatment for public fear?

22 March 2023 4:37 pm

‘All of the public health response [around Covid] appeared to be focused on ‘well’ people, and none of it was…

Chimeras: the monsters of man

20 March 2023 7:00 am

In 2021, under the cover of Covid, scientists from China, Spain, and America created embryos that shared human and macaque…

Sensitivity readers: no better than Medieval statue butchers

7 March 2023 6:30 am

‘Yeah, the good news is that this is a right-wing source that is probably blowing it out of proportion. But…

One-legged seagull: the cult of victimhood

21 February 2023 3:16 pm

There is a hardwood pier stretching out into the protected harbour where I live, styled to resemble a vintage port.…

The God delusion: men seeking womb transplants

9 February 2023 2:25 am

Last week, I stumbled over the Daily Mail article titled: EXCLUSIVE: Womb transplants for TRANS women are ‘very likely in the near future’,…