David Flint

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…

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…

Liberal notes

29 July 2017 9:00 am

Rosehill: democracy reborn   The Rosehill Convention of the NSW Liberal Party may go down in history as the beginning…

Aux bien pensants

15 July 2017 9:00 am

Boxers, Accountants & Emperors In cleansing the Liberal Party, their anti-corruption consultant has scored another victory. The latest culprit is…

Australian notes

1 July 2017 9:00 am

LINO takeover Did that curious phone call really mean I was to be dragged before some Liberal inquisition to suffer…

Thespian notes

24 June 2017 9:00 am

Vacancy for a leader, not a comedian Malcolm Turnbull is the latest Australian politician to risk relations with our most…