David Flint

Pauline appeals! Elites in shock!

24 September 2016 9:00 am

The reaction to Pauline Hanson’s maiden speech was a reminder that like Disraeli’s England, Australia is now two nations ,…

Aux bien pensants

17 September 2016 9:00 am

Treachery at the heart of our politics Australians have been told over and over that Senator Dastyari has broken no…

Fall of a political pin-up

3 September 2016 9:00 am

After NSW Premier Mike Baird, with his Greens and neo-Marxist allies rammed through a ban on greyhound racing, ‘Kim Il…

A bank inquiry: what happens if the parliament and executive clash?

26 August 2016 5:26 pm

Greens Senator Peter Whish-Wilson has received advice from the Clerk of the Senate, Rosemary Laing, that the Senate and House of Representatives…

Aux bien pensants

20 August 2016 9:00 am

Why do some governments behave as if they’re little more than thieves in the night? Why is it that the…

A tried and tested solution for the NT royal commission to consider

11 August 2016 7:56 pm

Surely the federal government would have learned by now to avoid a knee jerk reaction the ABC hopes for whenever…

Cabinet is not ‘fit for purpose’

6 August 2016 9:00 am

The new cabinet confirmed at its very first meeting that it is not ‘fit for purpose’. With 23 ministers, it…

Troughing and other pig-headed behaviour

28 July 2016 12:31 am

So soon after scraping back in, Malcolm Turnbull is prepared to risk everything on the one issue, which makes many…

Aux bien pensants

23 July 2016 9:00 am

There is a disturbingly authoritarian trend in Australia, an insistence that out-of-touch politicians know best. Decisions are made reducing or…

Liberals must take back their party – and how to do it

12 July 2016 9:28 am

Malcolm Turnbull’s knifing of Tony Abbott is proven to be a disaster, not only for the Liberal Party but also…

In the name of God, go!

9 July 2016 9:00 am

Even if he scrapes in, Malcolm Turnbull has lost this election, as this column warned on 28 May. If he…

Rediscovering law and order

6 July 2016 11:59 am

The first duties of governments are to defend the realm, secure the borders and maintain the Queen’s peace, that is…

Why can’t we exit, too?

2 July 2016 9:00 am

The British people have not only shown us how to recover our country from the elites, Brexit has further reduced…

Polling failure and fraud

30 June 2016 11:57 am

Apart from empowering the British people and returning sovereignty to the United Kingdom, Brexit has exploded the myth that betting markets…

Turnbull’s Judgement (Day)

25 June 2016 4:00 am

This is the second time Malcolm Turnbull has led a national political campaign. The first one ended in tears. This…

Aux bien pensants

4 June 2016 9:00 am

This election should be about more than which of two spendthrift assassins is likely to waste less money − yours−…

And if we lose…?

28 May 2016 9:00 am

Will the Liberal Party forgive Malcolm Turnbull for this election if Tony Abbott’s hard-won gains are lost for no good…

Aux bien pensants

7 May 2016 9:00 am

Is keeping Christopher Pyne in Parliament and Malcolm Turnbull in The Lodge really worth over-spending $50 billion on a fleet…

Australian notes

30 April 2016 9:00 am

Irony of ironies: Abbott to save Turnbull? Putting Malcolm Turnbull in the Lodge has not worked out as the conspirators…

Australian notes

28 April 2016 1:00 pm

Irony of ironies: Abbott to save Turnbull? Putting Malcolm Turnbull in the Lodge has not worked out as the conspirators…

Australian notes

16 April 2016 9:00 am

Del-Cons? Or Hon-Cons?   When the conspirators met to approve of Malcolm Turnbull and Bill Shorten knifing their respective leaders,…

Australian notes

14 April 2016 1:00 pm

Del-Cons? Or Hon-Cons?   When the conspirators met to approve of Malcolm Turnbull and Bill Shorten knifing their respective leaders,…

Federal fiasco

9 April 2016 9:00 am

Malcolm Turnbull has ensured that the crucial restoration of the health of the Australian federation has been delayed for years,…

Malcolm Turnbull, chameleon

2 April 2016 9:00 am

Malcolm Turnbull’s Lowy Institute Lecture was so compelling and so strong it could have been written by Tony Abbott. (But…

Australian notes

26 March 2016 9:00 am

What a heartless man Malcolm Turnbull is. The autumn travel plans of scores of people lie in ruins. Those poor…