David Flint

Abbott’s winning agenda

3 March 2018 9:00 am

‘The government which stopped the boats can’t slow the planes’, concluded Michael McLaren, the Macquarie Media Network’s rising young star.…

Aux bien pensants

24 February 2018 9:00 am

Proscribe parallelism not promiscuity By proscribing sexual relations with ministerial staff and through his public moral condemnation of Nationals leader…

Autocues for the clueless

17 February 2018 9:00 am

Was anyone really surprised when the factional warlords and powerbrokers in the key NSW division of the Liberal party so…

Mr President, look beyond the swamp

10 February 2018 9:00 am

Not since Ronald Reagan has the reaction to a State of the Union address been so optimistic, anticipating the return…

Foundations laid in 1788

27 January 2018 9:00 am

Amanda Vanstone recently chose to reveal that neither she, nor indeed, anyone she knew, would be celebrating the arrival of…

Aux bien pensants

20 January 2018 9:00 am

Drive-by media’s bias against Trump The reporting of the 2016 presidential election can hardly be celebrated as the media’s finest…

Keep on tweeting, Mr President

13 January 2018 9:00 am

There are two ways to judge a president or a prime minister. That which is true is based on policy,…

Republic calls based on a blatant untruth

3 January 2018 10:20 am

As a dog returneth to his vomit, so a fool returneth to his folly. Proverbs 26:11 This biblical proverb is,…

Give us the tools to tackle terror

1 January 2018 12:26 pm

The recent terrorist outrage in Melbourne, as well as the too-frequent rampages by immigrant criminal gangs in that city, will…

Bennelong to Turnbull: change or go

18 December 2017 7:23 am

Unlike New England, which was very much Barnaby Joyce’s victory, the Liberal win in Bennelong may be credited to the…

Seasonal notes

16 December 2017 9:00 am

Abbott and Trump are right   It is one year since Tony Abbott, recalling the role of the Australian Light…

A Bennelong bombshell will leave Turnbull terminal

12 December 2017 6:06 pm

The Bennelong by-election is likely to lead to a change of leadership in the Liberal Party which if wisely done,…

Twilight notes

9 December 2017 9:00 am

Economic, political and diplomatic decline Australia under the Howard government was riding high, a nation almost uniquely debt-free, well governed,…

Yellow Peril, White Paper

2 December 2017 9:00 am

The great foreign secretary, Lord Palmerston, saw no need to spell  out British foreign policy in some vast official paper.…

Has the parliament been infiltrated? The Senate must act

1 December 2017 10:02 am

The Senate must decide the Dastyari question now. It’s more than about one senator. It’s about the control and influence…

Aux bien pensants

25 November 2017 9:00 am

Dat’s a nice bottom With so many stories about sexual harassment, I should reveal my experience decades ago. Looking up…

Citizenship notes

18 November 2017 9:00 am

It could have all been so much easier… Whatever the deal done by the Coalition and Labor, there always was…

The evil face of anarchy

15 November 2017 1:33 pm

A possible future Australia was on show outside Sydney’s old Eveleigh Railway Workshops on Friday night and it is not at…

Sacrificial notes

11 November 2017 9:00 am

To the Sun Goddess Wong Visiting Canada, I could not fail but note the absence of any significant campaign to…

Dystopic pregnancy

28 October 2017 9:00 am

The mathematical, reading and science skills of Australian school students are in serious decline with the average student now close…

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…