David Flint

Convention of Outsiders

30 September 2017 9:00 am

Confidence in our political system has collapsed, as the internationally respected 2017 Edelman Trust Barometer records. Politicians usually justify our…

But what about survival of the press — and the role of the ABC?

15 September 2017 1:02 pm

The Australian media have always been subject to competition law. So why should there be special laws about their structure?…

The Prime Minister’s protection racket

13 September 2017 7:37 pm

The Prime Minister is in a terrible mess. Not because of the photograph cuddling his grandchild and holding a glass…

Aux bien pensants

9 September 2017 9:00 am

Everything and anything to bring Australia down Will our elites succeed in bringing Australia down, just as Argentina and especially…

If you don’t know, vote no

6 September 2017 11:59 am

From its previous decisions, it is possible, indeed probable that the High Court will stop the same-sex marriage plebiscite on…

Burkas and broken oaths: complete the constitution

24 August 2017 7:20 am

My blood ran cold. A woman – I assume she was a woman – came towards me in a burka…

Aux bien pensants

19 August 2017 9:00 am

Say Yes to No Just as the appeasement of Nazi Germany ended with Chamberlain’s Declaration of War at 11.15am on…

Same sex notes

12 August 2017 9:00 am

Hang the Senate: let the people decide   However much he has foolishly encouraged it, the Prime Minister cannot tolerate…

Constitutional notes

5 August 2017 9:00 am

When no means no   The golden rule for constitutional change is that this should only be contemplated if it…

Politicians and political activists cannot sit in judgement

21 June 2017 8:59 pm

The resignation of Professor David  Weisbrot from the Australian Press Council was not necessary. This relates to the controversy concerning the…

Manus: a ten point plan to recover our honour, our borders and our country

15 June 2017 2:16 pm

The Turnbull government has gone to water over the claim by about 1900 Manus Island detainees. It could have and…

Malcolm Turnbull: governing for headlines and opinion polls

26 April 2017 2:17 pm

You would think that after imposing what they had promised not to impose, a new tax on superannuation, or the backpacker tax,…

Rejoice: America is back

11 April 2017 9:50 am

In the vast array of comment concerning President Trump’s intervention in Syria, recall that most commentators, whether American or not, refused to…

Our failing political class

21 March 2017 4:55 pm

Too many problems in modern Australia country have been either created by our ruling political class or made significantly worse by…

Pauline Hanson isn’t ripping off Queensland. Canberra’s ripping off the West

8 March 2017 5:30 pm

The accusation by Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk that Pauline Hanson is trying to rip $1.6 billion from her home state to send to…

Tony Abbott must return

1 March 2017 7:34 pm

If the country is to be saved from impending disaster, Tony Abbott, like General MacArthur must return. (This will probably be…

Greg Craven’s strange nightmares

25 February 2017 5:00 pm

Professor Greg Craven seems to have had some awful nightmares about the collapse of constitutional government in Australia. But neither…

Forget the Australia Day stunts, let’s just celebrate

24 January 2017 8:28 pm

Be warned. In recent years it has become the custom to spoil what would otherwise be an enjoyable Australia Day…

Malcolm Turnbull contradicts himself over a republic

18 December 2016 5:14 pm

Malcolm Turnbull can advance only one extremely weak reason to justify the expense, division and enormous cost of both a…

Brexit’s lessons for Australia

13 December 2016 5:59 pm

Soon after the decision by the British to quit the European Union, I found myself at a dinner of about…

The High Court should affirm the people, not the government, are truly sovereign

7 December 2016 8:55 pm

Why has there been such a long-term decline in maths and science learning in our schools, and in the qualifications…

Parliament should stay sitting until its work is done

28 November 2016 4:10 pm

Where is Professor Triggs when you want her? How could the Turnbull government be so mean and petty and also,…

My husband and I … are paying for the renos, thank you

20 November 2016 10:47 am

You would have thought that with the egg on their faces over Brexit and the American election, the media would be…

So much for elite opinion

9 November 2016 6:47 pm

On the morning of the American presidential election, The Australian, with all the massive North American and indeed worldwide resources…

November 8: decision time

8 November 2016 6:53 am

Just as with Australian elections, American elections are not as untainted as they should be with the latest bombshell being…