David Flint

True leadership personified

17 August 2019 9:00 am

Although Napoleon said that every soldier carries a field-marshal’s baton in his knapsack, great leaders are rare. Since Churchill, the…

A culture of death imposed by deceit

10 August 2019 9:00 am

The adoption of an abortion law so extreme it sanctions the killing of any innocent who dares survive has been…

Certify the political class?

3 August 2019 9:00 am

‘Whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad.’ The truth of this ancient proverb has been demonstrated by the…

Distracting from real reform

27 July 2019 9:00 am

Constitutional ‘recognition’ of the  indigenous people is but the latest in a series of silver bullets proposed by the elites…

Morality managers

13 July 2019 9:00 am

Financially rewarded beyond the wildest dreams of rank-and-file Australians, some of the nation’s managerial elites are labouring under a delusion.…

Pass the tax cuts now – or has Labor forgotten May 18?

3 July 2019 8:44 pm

Along with President Trump, readers of Spectator’s Flat White should not have been at all surprised by the victory of…

Head of State under PM’s guillotine

1 July 2019 12:26 pm

In 1999 Australians wisely rejected the elite’s attempts to persuade them to adopt Malcolm Turnbull’s republic. Turnbull is now insisting…

Albo – more of the same

22 June 2019 9:00 am

Greeted by the naive as a breath of fresh air, the only significant difference Anthony Albanese has demonstrated from his…

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…