Nick Kastelein

Energy reality bites hard

23 June 2022 9:00 am

Energy crises have a useful ambiguity to them. Each crisis creates an opportunity for everyone to claim that, ‘It would…

The story of oil

6 April 2022 9:00 am

Don’t look to experts for predictions. ‘Experts’ are just as surprised by everyone else at what actually transpires each day…

History is not determined by the majority

20 February 2022 9:00 am

Only a small number of leaders make world-changing decisions. Only a small portion of votes elect these leaders. Only a…

The Matrix Resurrections - better off dead?

13 January 2022 2:00 pm

The Matrix: Resurrections would have been better off remaining dead. Honestly, don’t bother watching it. I was sceptical about whether…

It's a win for 'Novax' and a win for Australia

11 January 2022 12:00 pm

I’m glad that Novak Djokovic will have a chance to defend his title at the Australian Open. Good luck ‘Novax’.…

Chin up, it’s Christmas!

24 December 2021 12:00 pm

My parents always taught me to remember that I have a lot to be thankful for. And it’s true, of…

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Welcome to the post-post-racial world

13 December 2021 4:00 am

There’s something sinister about the fake hate crime that Jussie Smollett perpetrated in 2019. Last week he was found guilty,…

Here’s to the risk takers

29 November 2021 6:27 pm

In the 1870s and 80s, the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge was one of the engineering landmarks of the day.…

The terrible truth about hydrogen

16 November 2021 3:07 pm

The idea of using hydrogen in the energy industry is not a new one, but only in the last two years has it…

Vaccine mandates and passports are simply a bad idea

18 September 2021 3:54 pm

Covid-19 vaccine mandates and passports are a bad idea.   I don’t want to suggest that they are unconstitutional, or…

Coronavirus: time for Plan D?

27 July 2021 6:45 pm

I think it’s time for plan D.  Plan A, as I’m sure you remember, was to “flatten the curve”. For…

I joined the South Australian division of the Liberal Party…

22 June 2021 4:00 am

Last week, I received a message from two friends on one day. They had tried to join the Liberal Party…

Dear ABC, how did this get broadcast

15 June 2021 1:35 pm

One of the best emails I get in my inbox (after Spectator’s Morning Shot, of course) is the Fourth Watch Newsletter…

A cause worth dying for – versus euthanasia

3 May 2021 7:02 pm

 The government’s attitude to death is paradoxical. While imposing restrictive rules on the population last year to prevent us from…

Big Tech: private companies now wielding the coercive power of government like a one-party state

31 January 2021 7:46 pm

Anyone with siblings knows that trying to win an argument by yelling louder than your sister, or sticking fingers in…

The mounting problem of, er, multi-racial whiteness

21 January 2021 7:00 pm

How are we to reconcile the fact that white supremacists are increasingly ethnically diverse? This oxymoronic conundrum has recently been…

No, inequality is not discrimination

15 June 2020 5:26 pm

A problem misdiagnosed is a problem mistreated.  Many people today assume without question that all inequality is the result of…

Among all this oddness, we’ve been given the gift of time. Let’s not waste it

1 April 2020 12:30 pm

I’m beginning to wonder: when I stagger back out into the sunlight in six months, blinking blearily against the glare, my beard-hair…

I can’t face the cesspool so will someone tell the Twitter loons: wise up – and chill out

13 January 2020 5:18 pm

As you can see from the above illustration, Scott Morison causes bushfires.   So egregious is the culpability of our arsonist–in–chief…

You’re concerned about my right to know? Look who’s talking

8 November 2019 2:53 pm

Was it really just last month that the mainstream media teamed up to advocate their own freedoms, covering their newspaper…

The science is settled? I’m an engineer, and I’m not

11 October 2019 5:17 pm

Climate change, it seems, is a pill that has to be swallowed whole or not at all. Swallowing this pill…

Trump or The Squad: who’s doing harm?

25 July 2019 10:03 am

The most insightful and quotable commentary I heard last week was made by Greg Gutfeld of Fox News. If you…

Are university officials keener censors than leftie students?

19 June 2019 5:00 am

Dan’s the man! On Saturday, The Weekend Australian ran a number of articles about free speech and freedom of enquiry…

Do high rise apartment owners risk more than a price tumble?

5 June 2019 7:02 pm

You’ve probably forgotten Sydney’s Opal Tower by now, even though less than six months have passed since the residents of…

Uh-oh, Generation Z are voting

16 April 2019 7:07 am

One of the many groups in whose hands the fate of our nation lies, is generation Z. Though it has…