Andrew L. Urban

The new provocateurs of Covid

28 September 2021 11:15 am

The extraordinary 1988 John Hillcoat/Nick Cave film Ghosts … of the Civil Dead is set in a slightly futuristic high-tech…

Beware Stumbling Joe’s mumbling, Scotty

26 September 2021 4:11 pm

When they were talking the other day in Washington the other day, did Joe Biden tell Scott Morrison his recipe…

Aussie Life

4 September 2021 9:00 am

As a child in Budapest, I heard my grandfather tell the family around the Sunday lunch table to beware the…

Australia, we’ve got you cowered

24 August 2021 6:19 pm

If you didn’t already think so, the news that police have received thousands of calls from Aussies dobbing in other…

Imagine … no state borders to close

22 August 2021 6:34 pm

The premiers are tearing the federation apart. Let’s hope they succeed very soon. To see my point, just close your…

Funny how climate activists don’t seem to know how the climate works

11 August 2021 5:04 pm

If you listen to this week’s IPCC’s report launched in Glasgow (and to the hysterical activists burning prams outside Australia’s…

Dear (as in expensive) political leaders: you have failed

7 August 2021 5:41 pm

The fact that people vastly overestimate the number of deaths from Covid as recent polls have shown, is a signal…

The West must disown Big Tech Big Brother

5 August 2021 3:29 pm

Almost three weeks ago, Twitter suspended The Spectator Australia for 12 hours for a Tweet that paraphrased that wildly incendiary…

Question everything

15 July 2021 8:12 pm

On learning about the extension to Sydney’s lockdown until the end of July, my mind broiled with one big question:…

Truth on social media? Geoffrey Robertson is keen

5 July 2021 7:22 pm

Truth on social media? It’s a wonderful idea, one espoused by high profile human rights lawyer Geoffrey Robertson on Sky…

Find the CO2

1 July 2021 7:16 pm

Man-made carbon dioxide in the earth’s atmosphere is responsible for catastrophic climate change, according to climate alarmists. We must stop…

Dishonesty, thy name is Leftie

27 June 2021 6:01 pm

Now that two well-credentialed academics acceptable to the left have debunked Bruce Pascoe’s blindly acclaimed ‘history’ book Dark Emu as…

Getting Ridd of junk science 

25 June 2021 3:13 pm

As the High Court judges retire to consider the Science Case of the Year, Peter Ridd v James Cook University,…

Miss New Zealand

23 June 2021 5:19 pm

Male-born Laurel Hubbard’s admission to the women’s Olympic weightlifting competition as a representative of New Zealand is, of course, absurd.  …

Cannes goes off the planet

19 June 2021 3:22 pm

Seemingly infected by Thunbergism, the 2021 Cannes Film Festival, set to run from July 6 – 17, has re-imagined itself…

How we flag our racial prejudice

31 May 2021 11:37 am

Australia is a systematically and institutionally racist country; that is the story peddled by the Australian Human Rights Commission at…

A quick science story for today’s school strikers

21 May 2021 12:01 pm

Geologist and author Ian Plimer was the special guest on Paul Murray Live on Tuesday, in to talk about hydrogen…

What keeps President Xi awake at night? 

5 May 2021 5:15 pm

Australia has earned the international community’s respect — and got China’s attention — with our highly visible resistance to Beijing’s…

The science is unsettled? The SpecOz settled that years ago

28 April 2021 3:51 pm

The title of the new book, Unsettled, could refer to the effect it will have on readers who believe in…

Trick question: why test brick wall with head?

7 April 2021 11:42 am

The late and great American columnist Charles Krauthammer reminded his readers that to understand politics you have to remember that…

Biden does a Merkel on illegal immigrants. Oops

25 March 2021 1:28 pm

In 2015, Angela Merkel opened her heart — and Europe’s borders — to all comers wanting refuge and/or a better…

Taxpayers shouldn’t pay ABC fines

22 March 2021 2:09 pm

It’s down the line, I know. The trial hasn’t even started. But that doesn’t stop us looking ahead and being…

barack obama

Obama’s coup

22 February 2021 7:35 pm

In his riveting but deeply disturbing new book, The Permanent Coup: How Enemies Foreign and Domestic Targeted the American President, investigative journalist…

Biden’s basement or Blofeld’s lair?

20 January 2021 2:30 pm

Former senator, strategist and Spectator Australia and Australian’s contributor Stephen Loosley wrote yesterday of what he called “conspiracy-saturated claims” about…

My New Year’s resolution: no more Mr Science guy

29 December 2020 1:44 pm

My New Year’s resolution for 2021 is to go full bore whacko religious on climate change.  No more Mr Science…