Matthew Lesh

The freedom conundrum

19 August 2017 9:00 am

Recently I attended the Centre for Policy Studies’ Margaret Thatcher Conference on Security 2017 at the august Guildhall in the…

The left’s exotic Venezuelan romance meets reality

3 August 2017 6:00 pm

In London’s posh South Kensington ‪on Sunday afternoon I witnessed anti and pro-Venezuelan government protests form outside the Venezuelan embassy.…

Senator’s inspirational first speech savages welfare traps

23 June 2017 4:49 pm

‘I remember the first time we found welfare money in our bank account shortly after our arrival in Australia,’ South Australian Senator Lucy…

Values matter in politics

15 June 2017 7:28 am

One statistic is essential to understanding the shock British election result: the turnout by people aged 18 to 24. Since 1992 only…

You don’t argue with Ms 61 per cent

24 May 2017 5:03 pm

Malcolm Turnbull must be staring at UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s poll numbers with vaulting envy. The Britain Elects polling…

Campus censorship ratchets up

16 March 2017 1:18 pm

Free intellectual inquiry is under serious threat at universities across the Anglosphere. At the very places designed to inspire a battle of…

Censorship, trigger warnings and “free speech”: the National Union of Students meets

13 December 2016 7:15 am

This week the rabble that is the National Union of Students will hold their annual National Conference in Geelong at Deakin…

Brexit means Brexit – and democracy, too

7 November 2016 7:49 pm

The stench of elite hatred for democracy is sifting through the streets of London. The courts have ruled against the…

The Greens soft drinks tax: illiberal, ineffective, regressive

22 June 2016 12:00 am

This Greens’ proposed soft drink tax is not only an affront to individual choice, it would do little to address…

Campus Nazis

27 February 2016 9:00 am

The Oxford University Labour Club (OULC) last week endorsed Israeli Apartheid Week, the annual campus event designed to delegitimise the…

Closing young minds

8 August 2015 9:00 am

It was a typically chilly Melbourne afternoon when we arrived at the NAB building in Docklands to attend Christopher Pyne’s…