David Flint

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…

November 8: decision time

8 November 2016 6:53 am

Just as with Australian elections, American elections are not as untainted as they should be with the latest bombshell being…

Lord Zimmers and the High Tories*

25 October 2016 1:24 pm

‘Even if we allowed you to vote − which is never going to happen − you serfs  would only be…

Electoral fraud: why no action?

24 October 2016 4:57 pm

When Donald Trump says the election is rigged he is probably referring to two issues. The first is that the…

Aux bien pensants

22 October 2016 9:00 am

Mr Shorten says he’s opposed to the very same gay marriage plebiscite he’d previously demanded. One reason is cost. So…

Why it (still) has to be Trump

11 October 2016 10:11 pm

The only important question in the American election is this: who will make the better president, Hillary Clinton or Donald…

John Howard: no villain, no racist but instead one of our best

4 October 2016 4:13 pm

John Howard, for the very reason that he was one of our best and longest serving prime ministers, remains the bête noire of…

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…