Graham Young

The Great Barrier Reef extortion racket

23 July 2021 4:27 pm

The Australian Institute of Marine Science has just revealed that Great Barrier Reef coral coverage has recovered to be as good as,…

The Australian Curriculum Assessment and Review Authority is failing the national interest test

14 July 2021 4:00 am

They say that a country is a state of mind rather than a place. It has some truth to it…

The Peter Ridd case is too important to be left to the courts

1 July 2021 4:00 am

A lot rides on the case of Ridd v JCU, which was heard last Wednesday, June 23, 2021, in the High…

The national curriculum doesn’t just threaten our children. It’s a threat to the future of our nation

21 June 2021 4:00 am

Australia’s educational performance has been in decline since the 1970s, but this is no accident. It is by design, curriculum…

How David Attenborough and the catastrophist crew have humanity wrong

4 May 2021 4:00 am

“‘Humans are intruders’ and the natural world is better off without us, says Sir David Attenborough,” runs the Independent’s headline.  It’s a…

The Taiwan test

21 April 2021 4:00 am

Russia is massing troops on the borders of the Ukraine at the same time the Chinese are increasing their unauthorised…

Capitol Hill: call that a coup?

9 February 2021 6:31 pm

To understand how far short the Capitol Hill riot falls of any serious standard for insurrection one only needs to…

Google and Facebook should abandon Australian news

4 February 2021 4:09 pm

Twenty-two years ago this year I first published On Line Opinion. We beat Crikey into cyberspace by a month or…

This is the politics the left made – based on threats of power, not peaceful persuasion

13 January 2021 7:13 pm

I guess like me you’ve been more than a little shocked at the Republican “insurrection” in the United States. But…

Annastacia Palaszczuk’s arrogant Twits

4 December 2020 5:00 am

A Twitter incident from Wednesday last week reveals a few interesting things about the Queensland state government and modern politics…

We’ll need to pay a higher defence premium under Biden

16 November 2020 5:00 am

Since World War II Australia has kept secure by paying its premium on the United States-Australia Defence Alliance. This is…

Who’s going to win the Queensland election? It’s complicated

30 October 2020 7:00 pm

If polls really could foretell the future, rather than just being an imperfect model of the present, then the LNP should currently be cruising…

Five vital steps to restore confidence in corona case calculations

11 September 2020 3:03 pm

The calculation error in COVID-19 projections made by the Peter Doherty Institute and incorporated into the National Cabinet response revealed…

Want to fight back against weak woke coporates? There’s an app for that – or could be

26 August 2020 8:57 am

Veteran culture commentator Mark Steyn exposed the Republican Party’s general lack of spine when it comes to the culture wars…

We are killing more people because of lockdown than we are saving

10 July 2020 5:00 am

While it’s tempting, and even invigorating, to experience a shiver of schadenfreude at the resurgence of COVID-19 in Victoria on…

Here’s hoping ScoMo’s new consensus with the unions is not what it appears

27 May 2020 3:31 pm

Is Scott Morrison’s industrial reform agenda a serious attempt at industrial change, or is it #ScottyfromMarketing looking for a mechanism…

No, Prime Minister. We don’t need to go back to the Accord

21 May 2020 5:00 am

PM Scott Morrison echoed Menzies when he claimed the last Australian election for the “quiet Australians” – the C21 equivalent…

Just what’s going on in Queensland politics?

14 May 2020 5:00 am

Queensland’s recent local government elections, combined with two state by-elections, provide a window into what might happen at the next…

Flattening the curve or just muddling on?

21 April 2020 3:30 pm

We appear to have seven Australian governments that are paralysed, unable to decide whether they are really “flattening the curve”,…

Let’s hear it for the nation state

15 December 2019 4:00 pm

Congratulations to Boris Johnson. They’ve been comparing him to Churchill, and while it might be a little hyperbolic, this is…

Be strong, keep ‘young and free’

7 June 2019 1:36 pm

Almost one-third of the players in the State of Origin on Wednesday night refused to sing the national anthem because…

What was wrong with the polls?

27 May 2019 2:44 pm

Living with uncertainty is the thing most humans find most difficult. And while it’s virtually impossible to be certain even…

A case study: how energy policies kill jobs and business – and Labor will be worse

15 April 2019 7:40 am

The fall into administration of Queensland company Claypave, established as Rylance Colliery and Brickworks in Ipswich in the 1880s, points…

What’s a girl got to do to get elected nowadays?

22 March 2019 1:06 pm

I’m wondering what a girl named Gladys has got to do to get elected nowadays. Winning Sky News debates is…

‘Learnings’ for the lead up to Friday’s student strike for climate change

12 March 2019 7:48 am

Here’s an idea for English and Philosophy teachers for this coming Friday, March 15. Why don’t you do some Socratic…