Charles Pier

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 politics 

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…

Will we vote now before the party room?

21 August 2018 9:44 am

Malcolm Turnbull rolled the dice. He won — but only just. The ambush worked — but only just. Paul Keating, of course,…

It worked so well yesterday, so…

16 August 2018 5:04 pm

Well, whaddya know! It worked so well yesterday that the Greens have come back for an encore performance. Forget about…

Never miss an opportunity

15 August 2018 4:42 pm

“We, like, hate racism, right, so, like give us money?.” You guessed it. It’s the Greens: But wait. There’s more:…

The only poll that matters stinks for the Turnbull Libs

29 July 2018 8:50 am

The only poll that matters, we’re always told, is the one on election day. So we must regard yesterday’s ballots…

Everything wrong with Australian politics in just one paragraph

25 June 2018 9:36 pm

From today’s Australian, everything that is wrong with our politics in just one paragraph: There’s no need to add anything…

Senator Sea Patrol’s spectacular

23 May 2018 2:12 pm

God bless her. Senator Sarah Hanson-Young must still be feeling the effects of the celebrations after she (just) retained the…

Malcolm Turnbull is right on one thing

5 April 2018 6:09 pm

A stopped clock is right twice a day. Malcolm Turnbull? Well, he had some very good things to say about…

But it’s not terrorism

22 December 2017 9:30 am

From The Age this morning: The horrific attack on pedestrians at a busy intersection in Melbourne’s CBD is not believed to be…

Wild rumour department: it will all be over by Christmas

25 November 2017 11:37 am

More may be riding on today’s Queensland election than the premier’s job. A far more important role, in Canberra, appears…

Don’t panic, don’t panic!

20 November 2017 4:31 pm

If Malcolm Turnbull was a character from Dad’s Army he’d surely be that old smoothie, Sergeant Wilson. He’d consider proceedings…