John Simpson

Gold, gold, gold as Victoria wins in treachery, lying and incompetence

31 October 2020 4:57 pm

After one of the worst ever years for Australians, our state governments are lining up for medals for collectively delivering…

We have a crisis of good governance – and it’s not just in Victoria

25 October 2020 11:57 am

As weeks go, the one just past has been a shocker — and not just for Victorians still in the…

The Cox Plate cock-up: another sign Dan Andrews’ crew is headed for the knackery

21 October 2020 3:50 pm

Another day, another cock-up, by Dan Andrews’ shambolic government.  This time it was the ‘essential industry’ of horse racing that…

Daniel Andrews: “You can now get a haircut. Aren’t you going to thank me?”

19 October 2020 1:30 pm

Precisely how many times did the ‘so, so sincere’ Victorian Premier, and his ‘stand-in’ Health Minister, thank Victorians in their…

Daniel Andrews’ top mandarin turns out to be a lemon

12 October 2020 2:35 pm

The Secretary of the Victorian Department of Premier and Cabinet Chris Eccles, who resigned today, revelled in his position as…

The(ir) ABC’s gimmicky gotcha budget broadcast

7 October 2020 9:42 am

In her post-budget interview with Treasurer, Josh Frydenberg, ABC 7.30 anchor, Leigh Sales, seriously embarrassed herself and her viewers. Sales…

Taking out the trash in Victoria: bureaucrats, not just ministers, need to go

27 September 2020 11:10 am

Other Victorian Ministers will inevitably soon join Jenny Mikakos on the political scrapheap, but the spotlight should be turned to…

The Hong Kong protests have echoes of Tiananmen

15 June 2019 9:00 am

Whatever the authorities in Beijing say, the anger on the streets of Hong Kong isn’t synthetic, nor is it stirred…

Roll up for the Bo Xilai show

24 August 2013 9:00 am

China’s fallen princeling has a new role to play: one he may not enjoy