David Flint

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…

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

Turnbull & Co. will have only one choice if they fail to secure outright victory

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,…