David Flint

Press and government at war. Thank heavens

15 June 2019 9:00 am

The suggestion that Australia may well be the world’s most secretive democracy is even more ludicrous when we consider its…

Jim Molan’s the only man for the NSW Senate vacancy

10 June 2019 2:00 am

NSW Liberal Senator Major General Jim Molan, in an unwinnable slot on the state party’s ticket, has received a record…

The science is settled

8 June 2019 9:00 am

The science is settled. Not in relation to the increasingly discredited theory that man-made global warming is having a signal…

Secretive media office exposed

1 June 2019 9:00 am

Operating from the bowels of Parliament House is the highly secretive OCPC, the Office of Commentariat and Polling Coordination. Despite…

It was The Speccie wot won it

25 May 2019 9:00 am

‘No body saw it coming,’ the mainstream media repeated endlessly when results emerged on Saturday evening 18 May, contrary to…

A welcome – but predictable – victory

20 May 2019 10:56 am

The election result surprised pollsters, punters and most commentators. But as I argued early last Wednesday on the Spectator Australia…

A Coalition victory is on the cards

16 May 2019 12:54 pm

There can be no doubt now that Bill Shorten wept profusely as he plunged the dagger, first into Kevin Rudd’s back and…

How the Coalition might still prevail

15 May 2019 1:00 am

It’s generally agreed that this election will be closer than was expected before campaigning began. The main problem for the…

National suicide note

11 May 2019 9:00 am

This election is the most important since 2007 when the best prime minister since Menzies, John Howard, was so unwisely…

Shorten blundering to defeat?

4 May 2019 9:00 am

The electorate shows little sign of being interested in politicians offering bribes, wearing caps, eating, playing with children, horsing around…

How can Shorten still be in the lead?

27 April 2019 9:00 am

How is it that Labor, no longer the party of the worker but the voice of inner-city elites and millionaire…

Smoking out the neo-coms

20 April 2019 9:00 am

Among the many considerable services Tony Abbott has rendered Australia, one was to persuade the late Paul Ramsay to endow…

We mourn Notre Dame with France as we are closer than you think

16 April 2019 2:43 pm

In our deep sadness about the terrible fire in the Cathedral of Notre Dame de Paris, it is apparent how…

Campaign notes

13 April 2019 9:00 am

Shorten’s bottom line Could  Bill Shorten‘s ‘Hewson moment’ be a similar turning point in the Coalition’s election campaign? Such a…

Aux bien pensants

30 March 2019 9:00 am

No wonder so many politicians live in mortal terror of being interviewed by Alan Jones. No one prepares more thoroughly,…

Media freedom long overdue

23 March 2019 9:00 am

‘The most stringent protection of free speech would not protect a man falsely shouting fire in a theatre and causing…

Newspeak, translated

16 March 2019 9:00 am

‘There’s not a good enough reason for Adelaide to be there,’ quipped ALP  grandee Graham Richardson on Sky TV, inadvertently…

PM in the Last Chance Saloon

9 March 2019 9:00 am

Australia, we’re told, will soon be under a government of thieves and constitutional vandals, pledged to change laws from the…

Footballers have rights, too

2 March 2019 9:00 am

There’s a good chance that because of the charge against Jack de Belin, the right to the presumption of innocence…

No borders, no country

23 February 2019 9:00 am

If we don’t have borders, we  don’t have a country’. Not many Western leaders would join Donald Trump in declaring…

Aux bien pensants

16 February 2019 9:00 am

After the dry comes the wet ‘Remember, after the big dry comes the big wet,’ presciently warned  salt-of-the-earth South Australian…

Shorten trumped

9 February 2019 9:00 am

Western leaders who believe in state sovereignty and secure borders and who have the strength and courage to fight for…

An endless coup

2 February 2019 9:00 am

Do those campaigning against our national day really think that Australia, as we know it, would be here without the…

Raise a glass to the British

26 January 2019 9:00 am

Despite years of federal civics education courses, a survey taken some years ago revealed that  the vast majority of school…

Aux bien pensants

19 January 2019 9:00 am

The New York Times reports the truly shocking news that Australia punches below its weight. The NYT’s source, Lowy Institute…