Neil Brown

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14 December 2019 9:00 am

The newly elected Morrison government is now just over six months old, so it is probably a good time for…

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7 December 2019 9:00 am

I don’t like writing in support of politicians. It only encourages them. But Scott Morrison has been subjected to such…

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23 November 2019 9:00 am

New York is a difficult place to get a handle on just how the place works. But despite this, every…

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9 November 2019 9:00 am

I had just settled down in Air Canada’s luxury airliner that would whisk me across the Pacific to Vancouver and…

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2 November 2019 9:00 am

I am catching up on writing my award-winning treatise on practical politics. Here are three general principles about politics on…

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26 October 2019 9:00 am

This week marks the 50th anniversary of my election to the House of Representatives on 25 October, 1969. What has…

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19 October 2019 9:00 am

I need your help. I am applying to the Australia Council for a literary grant and I need a few…

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12 October 2019 9:00 am

I am just amazed that we seem to be sleepwalking into a complete overthrow of our structure of government and…

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5 October 2019 9:00 am

It may seem strange that a columnist should write about his own column and, in particular about a feature as…

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28 September 2019 9:00 am

There is no doubt about the vigour and enthusiasm of the Morrison government in bringing about social reform. Only the…

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21 September 2019 9:00 am

I have recently been reading two political books each of which was a complete waste of time and money. Then…

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14 September 2019 9:00 am

I made three gigantic mistakes in my political career. Not just the usual stupid things that politicians do, like wasting…

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20 July 2019 9:00 am

As you know, The Spectator Australia Political Research Bureau scours the globe searching for new ways in which the democratic…

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13 July 2019 9:00 am

As you know, here at The United Nations Cultural Reform Unit we have embarked on a major project to remake…

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6 July 2019 9:00 am

You do not need me to recommend good books. But I will do it all the same, or at least…

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29 June 2019 9:00 am

As we speak, a bright new class of newly-elected MPs and Senators is assembling in the cities, towns and remote…

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22 June 2019 9:00 am

The long march through our institutions goes on, and they are falling over like ninepins. The latest victim is the…

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15 June 2019 9:00 am

I am afraid I cannot join in the universal and maudlin distress into which so many of our fellow citizens…

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1 June 2019 9:00 am

A few months ago, I was cleaning up my study to see what could usefully be discarded, so that my…

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25 May 2019 9:00 am

Hillary Clinton lost the 2016 US election the day she called Donald Trump’s supporters ‘a basket of deplorables’. After that,…

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18 May 2019 9:00 am

You liked Pink Batts? You’ll love Funny Money! Why? Well, I am now convinced that the Liberal party has gone…

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11 May 2019 9:00 am

Last week, candidates from all parties were starting to drop like flies as they were disendorsed by their parties for…

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4 May 2019 9:00 am

I see that some members of the media have started referring to the election as ‘boring’. I disagree with them.…

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27 April 2019 9:00 am

Our serried ranks of interstate and overseas readers may not be aware that in the last two weeks Melbourne has…

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20 April 2019 9:00 am

The federal parliament used to be a place of vigorous but respectful debate. Not now. I was reflecting on this…