Alexandra Marshall

The new necessity for civil disobedience

14 February 2021 6:00 am

The twenties are a difficult period for any century. We are no different, having reached the point where the stresses…

Please don’t eat me!

3 February 2021 3:56 pm

This just in. Scientists have taught spinach how to send emails.  Idiots at MIT, who never watched enough sci-fi horror…

Twitter’s new moderators: #Birdwatch or birdshot?

29 January 2021 4:05 pm

Birdwatching is a pleasant, passive sort of ‘niche’ activity. Avian enthusiasts go about their lives, keeping an eye out for…

Kelly’s heroes

28 January 2021 4:00 am

Craig Kelly’s existence poses an existential problem for the Liberal Party.  It is difficult to work out how far a political…

Say that you love me

22 January 2021 5:00 am

The only thing politicians fear is the media. If they own the media, they have nothing to fear.  This is…

Welcome to the Age of the Goldfish

14 January 2021 5:00 am

I hope you all have a good memory, because you are going to need it.  Modern political events are being…

The Great Purge

9 January 2021 12:33 pm

Beneath the noise of America’s Capitol Hill protests lurks the silent rise of Silicon Valley.  Tens of thousands of social…

Nancy Pelosi shows: gender is for bigots

6 January 2021 1:03 pm

Author’s Note: my editor refused to remove his (its) comments. Apologies. Stand and applaud, a great injustice has been corrected…

How good is ScoMo’s ‘new and improved formula’ national anthem?

2 January 2021 4:38 pm

Ever since Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s (ridiculous) decision to announce via Tweet the changing of Australia’s national anthem, the usual…

2020: The year in review with Alexandra Marshall

20 December 2020 5:00 am

If we have learned anything from 2020, it’s ‘don’t eat bats’. From Ebola to Covid, these winged Petri dishes have proved…

The Greens: we’re washed up

5 December 2020 1:25 pm

Can I interest anyone in a festive tea-towel?  The Australian Greens are flogging a new range optimistically titled ‘legends’ featuring…

The tests are in – and Kev’s caught bots

19 November 2020 7:40 pm

Poor Kevin Rudd, standing there in front of Twitter, holding up his little bot-infested petition.  I was going to write…

The fox among the pigeons

17 November 2020 6:29 pm

Our empty streets have been taken over by pigeons and politicians. The cooing mass scratches around inside the halls of…

Departures all round?

7 November 2020 5:24 pm

Shocking Chinese whispers came out yesterday that Vladimir Putin – supreme leader of Russia’s ‘totally not a dictatorship’ dictatorship –…

Marx’s zombies

29 October 2020 7:01 pm

It is time we start listening to our kids. No, I haven’t lost my mind… Social discord, previously dismissed as…

The Murdoch Royal Commission is one man’s inadequacy

23 October 2020 5:00 am

There is an unpleasant screaming and stamping of feet coming from aisle three where a toddler has been divested of…

Twitter taps out

16 October 2020 11:52 am

There is a truth universally acknowledged that when Twitter mucks around with its shadowy algorithms, the whole platform reaches censorship…

Why I’m dressing as Daniel Andrews this Halloween

13 October 2020 7:30 pm

Halloween is the greatest moral dilemma facing Western Civilisation.  What started out as a bit of fun involving spooks and…

A republic – or Krazy King Kev?

11 October 2020 12:00 pm

Malcolm Turnbull, Kevin Rudd, and Peter FitzSimons all fancy themselves Australia’s next king. Not as a constitutional monarch with limited…

Capslock campaigning

6 October 2020 5:35 pm

Last night, President Donald Trump ran a little experiment on us.  It came in the form of rapid-fire CAPSLOCK tweets,…

Why has Victoria become a danger zone for journalists?

29 September 2020 5:30 pm

Asking meticulous questions of Premier Daniel Andrews is the fastest way to get yourself sent to the gulag.  China hasn’t…

Australia is fed up watching premiers engage in bondage-play with the free market

25 September 2020 3:03 pm

When a nation has as many public servants as there are genders, you’d bank on a few geniuses being mixed…

Sweden’s success mocks our folly

20 September 2020 11:09 am

Sweden matters. It sits there like a thousand-foot skyscraper in the middle of a medieval town, casting awkward shadows over…

The CFMMEU’s dirty little secret

14 September 2020 11:18 am

There’s a rather clever ad kicking around featuring a naked miner, holding his work hat over his genitals, accusing the…

Footballers in, desperate Australians who want to see dying loved ones? How do you help us win the election?

11 September 2020 4:24 pm

Only the ‘compassionate’ left on Twitter could trend #ScottyTheBully as a defensive response to the cruel, heartless Annastacia Palaszczuk and…