David Long

Freedom of political communication

22 January 2022 9:00 am

I suspect the people who voted for Alex Hawke and Scott Morrison will not be particularly persuaded by the seriousness…

Deport, deport them all!!!

16 January 2022 4:34 pm

Did you know that being vaccinated against the Covid virus is mandatory in Australia? You didn’t? Well, neither did I…

The divided states of Australia are 'all in this together'

15 January 2022 4:00 am

Thank you Mr Morrison. It took Australia about fifty years or more of knowledgeable debate from 1850-99 to become a…

Game, set and match to Mr Djokovic

12 January 2022 12:00 pm

It’s never polite to say ‘I told you so’ but once some of the relevant facts were know, Novak’s appeal…

Science and morality: woke universities have lost their way

9 January 2022 4:00 am

Imagine if you can, a place where children are reared to adulthood, educated from kindergarten to year 12, before heading…

Hello yellowbrick road: Hollywood abandons fading female stars

1 January 2022 12:00 pm

I am surprised that some people still dispute the idea that sex sells. We know it sells television series and…

Covid, the constitution and consensus

17 December 2021 12:33 pm

When Fox News anchor, Chris Wallace, announced that he was leaving Fox News last Sunday, the only question was whether…

What about faith? A Christmas letter to the Prime Minister

9 December 2021 4:00 pm

It is encouraging to hear that our Prime Minister has resolved to protect the expression of honestly held religious beliefs…

Cooperative federalism is dead

24 November 2021 12:07 pm

It seems that in the interest of ALP politics, Annastacia Palaszczuk, the Queensland Premier, decided earlier this week to further…

Time to die, Mr Bond. Time to die

17 November 2021 5:30 pm

It is said that No Time to Die will be the twenty-fifth and last Bond movie made. There are two possible reasons.…

The constitution and the dismissal

11 November 2021 12:00 pm

You will have heard of the rule of law, that people in positions of authority should exercise their power within a…

Prime Minister, just how reliable are 30 year climate models?

31 October 2021 3:59 pm

I am not sure that there are many people over the age of 30 who are wildly rejoicing at the…

How Canberra can open the borders of the corona crazed states

28 October 2021 5:03 pm

It seems as if the latest in-house polls have told Daniel Andrews that he is going to lose. With losing…

Governments and gambling: heads I win, tails you lose

26 October 2021 2:43 pm

Gambling and games of chance are a curse, even if to some small degree they are necessary. Gambling impoverishes families;…

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…