Genuine conservatives must find a way forward – or be stuck in the worst of all worlds

11 July 2024 2:35 am

For classical conservatives, it was hard to know for what outcome to hope from last Thursday’s UK General Election. Were…

Easter silence: corporations, councils, and governments bury another Christian festival

1 April 2024 3:17 pm

Last year, swathes of my local area spent time swaddled in trans flags, rainbow flags, and Welcome to Country messaging.…

A journey into the classical Roman rite

1 February 2024 2:30 am

In the heart of an Australian capital city, amidst the bustling modernity of our liberal society in 2024, I found…

Reclaiming the national interest: rethinking Australia’s immigration policy

29 January 2024 1:30 am

‘The liberty of a democracy is not safe if the people tolerate the growth of private power to a point…

From the referendum booths this morning

9 October 2023 12:52 pm

An amusing and TRUE anecdote from a Spectator Australia ‘No’ volunteer at a Voice referendum booth this morning… Volunteer: ‘Vote NO…

Albo’s first 44 words committed Australia to the Uluru Statement

3 September 2023 5:00 am

Within the first 44 words uttered by the new Prime Minister of Australia on May 21 last year, Anthony Albanese…

Have universities hushed-up academics over the Voice?

3 September 2023 4:00 am

Academic freedom is supposed to be sacrosanct at universities. However, the Voice referendum has exposed it as a sham. Universities…

Traditional ownership extinguishes common sense

2 August 2023 4:30 am

The lengthy process to find a more permanent home for Australia’s low-level nuclear waste has likely received its last rites…

Crypto: the opposite of a Kantian investment

8 June 2022 2:00 pm

‘Fashion is a form of ugliness so despicable it has to be changed every six months.’ – Oscar Wilde.  Therein…

The Pacific flirts with China at its own risk

3 June 2022 1:00 pm

Forewarned is forearmed… As China’s Foreign Minister, Wang Yi, visits the nations of the Pacific, the rest of the world…

Will Albo follow in the footsteps of Jacinda Ardern?

18 May 2022 12:30 pm

Will the Australian Labor Party follow in the footsteps of New Zealand’s Jacinda Ardern? Australia is one of the least…

Karl Marx wouldn’t fancy Xi Jinping

8 May 2022 11:00 am

The essence of communism (in case you haven’t managed to grab a copy of Karl Marx’s The Communist Manifesto), is that everything…

New Zealand 'trusts' China on extradition

24 April 2022 4:00 am

New Zealand’s Foreign Minister, under Ardern’s Labour government, has set another scary precedent in relation to China. ‘I don’t think…

Sydney University’s climate change agenda

25 March 2022 9:00 am

As a Sydney University Student in my final year of an undergraduate degree, the past three years have been a…

What will a Mark McGowan landslide mean for religious freedom?

9 March 2021 7:35 pm

This Saturday, West Australians go to the polls. All the indications are that the McGowan Labor government will be re-elected…

Arbitrarily detained in Danandrewstan

16 January 2021 9:00 am

Victoria’s lock-’em-up approach to Covid comes at high cost

Christmas Covid Outlaw

9 January 2021 9:00 am

I was sitting with one other person in a sterilised public hospital reception area waiting to be tested for COVID…

Woke for kids

9 January 2021 9:00 am

Now that hate-speech has been recognised as an act of physical violence, using non-problematic language has never been more important.…

The cancellation of Mr Heydon

4 July 2020 9:00 am

Chambers is abuzz with the Dyson affair

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Confessions of a White House staffer: forgotten coffees and flustered phone calls

13 November 2019 3:53 am

Things have been frantic over the last few days, as I’ve been forced to assist one of my bosses in…

2271: I’m not here or there

30 July 2016 9:00 am

All but one of the unclued lights can be preceded by the same word, large or small. Solvers are requested…

Angela Merkel, Barack Obama and David Cameron attend a meeting during the G20 Summit in Antalya, on November 16, 2015 (Photo: Getty)

How to defeat Isis, by a retired British commander

28 November 2015 9:00 am

Military action against Isis needs a coherent strategy, says a former senior commander in the British army