David Long

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…

We should be ashamed of domestic violence – and the cheapening of life and love

24 February 2020 12:56 pm

A horrific crime was committed in Brisbane last week when a man incinerated his wife and three children before stabbing…

Don’t say our pollies are wising up to the benefits of small scale nuclear energy?

14 February 2020 5:00 am

There is probably only one thing that makes conservatives happier than seeing the lunatic Green left meltdown over climate change,…

Don’t focus on the focus groups

5 February 2020 5:00 am

There is a way to win elections that has nothing to do with performance. I am reminded of this when…

Palestinian leaders prefer to keep their people suffering to peace. Again

3 February 2020 7:45 pm

So, the Arab League has rejected the latest United States Middle East Peace Plan. So, what’s new, I hear you…

PVO and the great republican two-step stumble

17 January 2020 3:32 pm

While Australia’s constitution was finally approved — ratified — by the Australian colonial people in 1900, the process of choosing…

Sussexit? So what? We’re governed by the people and the parliament, not celebrities

9 January 2020 11:00 am

When Aristotle wrote his treatise on politics, he explained in some detail his most practical regime, the one that was…

Putting the Christ back into politics: a Christmas message for the PM

17 December 2019 12:00 pm

Dear Prime Minister I trust you will not take offence at my presuming to give you advice, particularly since your…

Christian Porter: no more free speech, thank you very much

22 November 2019 5:00 am

Despite all the arguments made and support garnered for a constitutional amendment that would guarantee our freedom of speech and…

Freedom of speech guarantees your right to know

17 November 2019 5:58 pm

The First Amendment of the Bill of Rights of the United States Constitution contains the following words: Congress shall make…

Sorry Margaret, but you’re a thought criminal

7 November 2019 7:15 pm

According to the Nine Network and its tedious tabloids, Margaret Court is causing headlines again by demanding that she receive…

God and the Rock – and our parliament and liberties

5 November 2019 7:13 pm

If there is one thing that I agree most whole-heartedly with, it is the need to let people speak their…

God and the Rock

29 October 2019 2:07 pm

Religion is a serious business. It used to command our lives and our attention, albeit the latter only weekly. Still,…

Don’t patronise us with ‘your right to know’. Everyone’s right to free speech comes first

25 October 2019 4:50 pm

If you have been following the ‘right to know’ discussion here and elsewhere, you will probably have purchased a newspaper…

Where’s the campaign for our right to free speech and against 18c, not just ‘our right to know’?

22 October 2019 2:58 pm

Just two months, The Spectator published my explanation of the distinction between the right to know and the right to…

How Boris can beat the remoaners (and wipe the smile off Bercow’s face)

21 October 2019 4:43 pm

Brexit is an unholy mess for Boris but if he were to take advice from downstairs, or Down Under, he…