David Long

If we’re at 70 per cent can we now end the pandemic of premiers’ press conferences?

24 October 2021 12:00 pm

We have endured countless days and weeks of lockdowns, lockups, mask mandates, border closures and border openings. We have weathered…

Dominic Perrottet puts responsible government, not unelected bureaucrats, first

8 October 2021 12:46 pm

I can hardly believe it. The new Premier of New South Wales, Dominic Perrottet, appeared at a press conference yesterday…

Trump Derangement Syndrome sufferers meet Sir John Kerr

15 September 2021 3:11 pm

An interesting development in American politics emerged yesterday in a book by Bob Woodward and Robert Costa of the Washington…

ScoMo and premiers: if you want people to get vaccinated give them liberty

22 August 2021 6:00 am

Lets talk SARS covid-19 — coroanvirus. The political responses to Covid, while varying across the nation, consist of a general…

Let’s have a global sports boycott of China

11 August 2021 11:30 am

According to the latest score sheet, the People’s Republic of China won 38 gold medals at this year’s Olympic Games,…

Are the states pushing the constitutional limits of their ‘police powers’?

27 July 2021 5:01 pm

Let’s be clear. The essence of our federal system as it applies to the ordinary citizen is that we are…

God is non-binary. Apparently…

4 July 2021 4:11 pm

You will be interested to know that the Reverend Canon Sarah Jones, the Church of England’s first ever ‘transwoman’ priest, has made…

Hooray for Hollywood

25 April 2021 5:36 pm

I must confess that I have never enjoyed the off-stage antics of entertainers as I have since Trump was elected.…

That other violence

22 March 2021 7:39 pm

There was an enormous outpouring of emotion last week when thousands of women and men marched the March 4 Justice…

A modest proposal for Australia Day

26 January 2021 7:11 pm

It has become fashionable for some wokesters to object to Australia Day celebrations, even calling we modern Australians an occupying…

How will we feel about that nice Mr Biden when China next rattles the sabre?

19 January 2021 7:22 pm

I have attempted on a number of occasions to have a conversation with my family about Donald Trump’s presidency with…

Free to air tedium

3 January 2021 3:31 pm

It is said that you get what you pay for, and as regards free to air television, truer words have…

Brute force cannot defeat COVID-19

26 September 2020 6:05 pm

Whether it is Daniel Andrews in Victoria, Gladys Berejyklian in New South Wales, Annastacia Palaszczuck in Queensland or the Novocastrian…

Leon Trotsky, sex symbol

23 August 2020 5:03 pm

In a very recent article the very learned journalist, Douglas Murray, enquired (almost rhetorically) why there were people today who called themselves…

Why not let vets carry out euthanasia? Another day at the office and all that…

13 August 2020 3:55 pm

There were a lot of happy people mid-July when Queensland’s Crime and Corruption Commission announced another investigation into the actions…

The inequality of left-wing equality

6 July 2020 3:45 pm

Why is it that the only nation on earth, the United States of America, that is dedicated to the proposition…

Collective guilt?

14 June 2020 5:00 am

The iconic flags flutter from masts behind the podium. A woman stands before the microphone dressed in black, her mask…

So it was a weapon?

7 June 2020 5:34 pm

You read it first on The Spectator Australia on March 23, 2020. I outlined all the viruses over the past…

Corona college

14 May 2020 7:13 pm

The corona/Wuhan/Covid-19 virus has done an excellent job of educating everyone in Australia regardless of politics —  except for Bob…

Why are we all so sick of the MSM?

12 May 2020 7:15 pm

Why do the public dislike journalists so much; treating them as they would the sanitation workmen in the days before…

If we’re on the road back, are interstate travel bans even legal?

8 May 2020 1:04 pm

There is an old saying about experts and politics: experts are better on tap than on top. In a democracy,…

Alexander Downer and Russiagate: a bigger picture?

18 April 2020 11:30 am

Well, I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again — this time in different words: Alexander Downer, the Fredo…

Coronavrius: was it a weapon all along?

23 March 2020 6:44 pm

People are beginning to wonder if the Chinese coronavirus really was a natural occurrence. You will recall that what was…

Pornography: the red-light strip to serfdom

17 March 2020 7:47 pm

Everyone talks about pornography and I’m sure that everyone would recognise it were they to see it. In this day…

Settling the science

27 February 2020 5:00 am

So, if the news early last week was that Anthony Albanese refused to back future coal developments, it seems that…