Charles Pier

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

3 May 2021 3:00 pm

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. The Budget is tomorrow week, and Josh Frydenberg has spent much of…

China’s wolf warriors now sound like Q&A panellists – and that’s a real worry

29 April 2021 5:30 pm

China’s wolf warriors have spent the week snarling away at Australia, but one attack has really stood out. It came…

How the premiers are keeping us at home

26 April 2021 4:31 pm

Another weekend, another lockdown. Brisbane at the end of March, now Perth. It’s probably only because someone sensible is filling…

Peacock feathers

17 April 2021 12:58 pm

Spectator readers are a civilised lot, and no doubt their mothers told them “If you don’t have anything nice to…

Beware claims of a gender electoral apocalypse

15 April 2021 2:06 pm

“Women abandon Coalition in droves“, a headline says in The Australian today. The story covers data from the Australian Leadership…

Sorry, Twits, but Newspoll doesn't mean the PM's swinging in the breeze

6 April 2021 4:24 pm

It’s bad news for the Morrison Government. Australians have turned, almost everywhere. Just look at the figures below. Interesting poll,…

Ministers are deciding it’s time to teach the Twits a lesson – and about time

31 March 2021 6:12 pm

Virtually everyone agrees (other than the psychopaths who populate its sewers) — Twitter has led to a coarsening of debate…

Yes, but who employs these staffers in the first place?

23 March 2021 12:00 pm

So “an emotional” Prime Minister Scott Morrison has said he’s “shocked and disgusted” by the latest lurid and lewd allegations…

No one was saved

8 March 2021 9:56 pm

“I look at all the lonely people…” Attorney-General Christian Porter is no doubt desperately clinging on to friends, as too…

Mark McGowan, the new Prince Leonard

2 March 2021 4:59 pm

Keen observers of Australian politics will recall that on January 31 last year, by decree of His Royal Highness, Prince…

Can incumbents lose in the age of Covid-19?

23 February 2021 11:31 am

Western Australian Premier Mark McGowan is about smash the opposition in the March 6 state election. A thoroughly iffy, whiffy…

You what, Tanya?

22 February 2021 11:32 am

For the Twitterati, it’s just a given. Either Tanya Plibersek or Penny Wong is the righful prime minister. The Twitterati…

The West secedes – from reality

19 February 2021 4:00 am

Western Australians go to the polls in just over three weeks tomorrow, and despite the recent lockdown flap, Premier Mark…

James Packer’s slipped Crown: a victim of sleaze – and snobbery

10 February 2021 3:57 pm

Melbourne legend tells that days before Crown Casino opened senior police visited the next largest gambling place in town, a…

Kevin Andrews’ defeat: a setback for ScoMo at the start of the parliamentary year

31 January 2021 5:09 pm

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has received an unwanted spanner in the works ahead of Tuesday’s return of parliament with barrister…

The Project’s outrageous anti-Israeli conspiracy mongering

6 August 2020 11:32 am

Waleed Aly and his pals at The Project have reached a new low, last night broadcasting a segment blaming the…

Daniel Andrews’ state of disaster

2 August 2020 3:26 pm

A curfew from 8.00 pm to 5.00 am. A limit on travelling more than five kilometres from your home. An…

We don’t need new ICACs. We need a new political class

8 July 2020 5:00 am

Sunlight may be the best disinfectant, but an industrial solvent is even better. And keeping your house clean avoids attracting…

EXCLUSIVE: What you haven’t read about Eden-Monaro and the Labor leadership

5 July 2020 12:04 pm

Labour appears to have won the Eden-Monaro by-election. Appears to have. That’s about as strong as we can get —…

The ABC of politicsĀ 

19 June 2020 12:01 pm

I have never really understood all the criticisms of the ABC and their biases.  It is as if people think that the…

EXCLUSIVE: Greens Senator ignores China’s belligerence; calls for cancellation of cooperation with US military during corona crisis

27 May 2020 5:42 pm

As China denigrates Australia in official state media, slaps restrictions on our exports, refuses to respond to Trade Minister Simon…

George Calombaris: now all too many of those underpaid workers will also soon be unemployed

11 February 2020 11:08 am

I love eating out. I love good food, but I hate food wankery. I hate food fads. I hate the…

EXCLUSIVE: There’s no masking it – coronavirus panic is here

29 January 2020 3:11 pm

There’s no hiding from the truth. Australia is being hit by a fully-fledged panic over the coronavirus — and those…

Tony, Malcolm and Wentworth: the terrible truth

21 October 2018 2:21 pm

Tony Abbott and Malcolm Turnbull have both got what they wanted. Abbott wanted to damage the party he was angry…

How soon our media forgot last week’s outrage

23 August 2018 7:52 am

While we wait to see just who will be prime minister at the end of today (or if we’re heading…