David Flint

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…

Tony, Pauline and Cory

18 February 2017 9:00 am

The best chance of sound and honest government returning to Australia will be the emergence of, if not a grand…

Tony, Pauline and Cory

16 February 2017 3:00 pm

The best chance of sound and honest government returning to Australia will be the emergence of, if not a grand…

Mr Trumble’s dumb deal

11 February 2017 9:00 am

President Trump was right. It was a ‘dumb deal’, dumb for both Australia and the United States. First, it was…

Mr Trumble’s dumb deal

9 February 2017 3:00 pm

President Trump was right. It was a ‘dumb deal’, dumb for both Australia and the United States. First, it was…

Australian notes

4 February 2017 9:00 am

Invasion of the farm snatchers As part of its curious strategy of attacking its base, the Turnbull government seems intent…

Australian notes

2 February 2017 3:00 pm

Invasion of the farm snatchers As part of its curious strategy of attacking its base, the Turnbull government seems intent…

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…

Inauguration notes

21 January 2017 9:00 am

The Worst President When it was said that Malcolm Turnbull is the worst Australian Liberal Prime Minister since Sir William…

Inauguration notes

19 January 2017 3:00 pm

The Worst President When it was said that Malcolm Turnbull is the worst Australian Liberal Prime Minister since Sir William…

Obama notes

7 January 2017 9:00 am

Stabbing an ally in the back   After so injudiciously ratifying the Paris climate agreement on the very day Donald…

Obama notes

5 January 2017 3:00 pm

Stabbing an ally in the back   After so injudiciously ratifying the Paris climate agreement on the very day Donald…

Aux bien pensants

29 December 2016 3:00 pm

Long before Trump & Brexit… President Trump’s landslide is just the beginning. Better than the sight of battalions of experts…

Aux bien pensants

29 December 2016 3:00 pm

Long before Trump & Brexit… President Trump’s landslide is just the beginning. Better than the sight of battalions of experts…

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,…

Drain Burley Griffin

26 November 2016 9:00 am

The reason so many know-alls have had to scrape the lashings of egg from their faces is that once again,…

Drain Burley Griffin

24 November 2016 3:00 pm

The reason so many know-alls have had to scrape the lashings of egg from their faces is that once again,…

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…