David Flint

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…

Leadership beyond politics, rarely found in republics

16 January 2019 7:39 am

The oldest office in the land has just changed hands, with barely a ripple on the surface. Acting on the…

Of the people

12 January 2019 9:00 am

This must be the first occasion when a book on politics, written in Australia, has  been listed among the year’s…

Meet Paris in a canter

5 January 2019 9:00 am

The choice for Australia at the general election is between a slow or an accelerated decline. Managed decline is à…

Turnbullian nightmare

15 December 2018 9:00 am

Don’t go into the Christmas holidays and 2019 thinking the nightmare is over. True, Malcolm Turnbull is no more, at…

Show me the man…

8 December 2018 9:00 am

‘Show me the man and I’ll show you the crime,’ secret police chief Lavrentiy Beria assured the equally loathsome mass-murderer…

Quit Paris, halve migration

1 December 2018 9:00 am

The Victorian election demonstrates a desperate need for powerful leadership based on principle, something last seen in the 2013 Abbott…

Aux bien pensants

24 November 2018 9:00 am

Next year in Jerusalem Scott Morrison has no alternative now but to move the Australian Embassy from Tel Aviv to…

Prince Harry, G-G?

10 November 2018 9:00 am

Leadership beyond politics, a quality well demonstrated by Prince Harry, is one of the greatest virtues of our constitutional system.…

Winning huge with The Donald

7 November 2018 4:00 am

It is likely President Trump will record an unprecedented success in the midterm elections. Mid-term elections invariably go against the…