Paul Collits

Anthony Albanese, cosplayer

20 February 2024 3:00 am

Imagine my delight, in opening up a recent Catholic Weekly, only to find TIA (The Inevitable Albo) on the front page.…

Woolworths doubles down

18 January 2024 9:36 pm

Corporations these days do much to engender the absence of any respect of their customers. And they do not care.…

Winston’s moment

1 December 2023 12:32 am

The Shaky Isles have a new government. At last. Christopher Luxon, with whom I spent a pleasurable day in Hawke’s…

The cranky country

13 October 2023 3:13 pm

At a recent packed-out ‘No’ event in Ballina (New South Wales), Jacinta Price received a standing ovation on arrival, and…

The road to Calvary

6 September 2023 4:00 am

A presentation by the estimable Fr Tony Percy, until recently Vicar-General of the Catholic Archdiocese of Canberra-Goulburn, on the Australian…

Liberal heads in the sand 

21 May 2023 5:00 am

There is one thing you can always be sure of, the ‘thinkers’ in and behind the Liberal Party never ever consider…

The Covid Royal Commission is nowhere to be seen

18 May 2023 11:05 am

Australia’s Prime Minister is known for emoting and for pursuing nothingburger public policy issues (the Voice, the republic, climate emergencies,…

Tucker Carlson, American hero

1 May 2023 7:00 am

On a day when we remember fallen heroes who gave their lives in useless wars, and still do, we have…

The eunuch premier

29 March 2023 11:00 am

The Eunuch Premier is no more. On Saturday last, the Liberals’ fourth NSW Premier in twelve years was dispatched from…

The fact-checker industrial complex

6 March 2023 5:30 am

I tuned in the other day to an excellent webinar titled Prayer and Pushback organised by the redoubtable Pat Mesiti. It was a…

The prostitutes of Davos

11 February 2023 3:15 pm

Once upon a time, Davos was a village in the Swiss Alps known for not much at all. Suddenly it…

Post-Covid and extremely merry

25 December 2022 6:00 am

Is it just me or is everyone getting pretty merry about the festive season this year? First, we had the…

Labor’s absurd censure of ScoMo

5 December 2022 9:00 am

Following the inquiry by Judge Virginia Bell, Anthony Albanese has done the obvious political thing and moved to censure the…

Seven schools of Covid denialism

5 November 2022 9:00 am

Or, ‘How I avoid any responsibility for lockdowns and mandates’

Covid mea culpa class

4 October 2022 1:00 pm

Nothing gets Covid realists crankier than the non-recognition of Covid crimes committed by governments. We crave Covid accountability more than…

Australia’s pandemic fascism

30 August 2022 10:00 am

This story might equally be called Covid’s Original Sin. Or, perhaps, Australia – Barnaby’s Part in Its Downfall (with apologies to Spike Milligan).…

We reap what we sow

21 August 2022 6:00 am

You reap what you sow, as St Paul once said. Thanks to Israel Folau, we know that St Paul said…

Fascism pretending to be manners

5 August 2022 10:00 am

Notoriously, the very brief tenure as Liberal Party leader of Alexander Downer came to a shuddering halt in January 1995…

The closing of the Australian mind

13 July 2022 9:00 am

The quietly resurrected Alan Tudge, now Shadow Education Minister in the freshly minted Opposition, probably hopes the Albanese government won’t…

Australia’s true ‘voiceless’

7 July 2022 10:00 am

The Aboriginal bureaucracy, and possibly some Indigenous people themselves, have been agitating for a ‘Voice’. Surprisingly, these advocates think that…

The election and its discontents

19 June 2022 11:00 am

So, the election has come and gone. It was a disappointing, loud, and ultimately vacuous show about nothing. It saw…

Saving the Liberal left?

21 May 2022 9:00 am

Howard’s ‘broad church’ no longer exists

The silence of the wolves

30 April 2022 9:00 am

Who will pay for the devastation caused by Covid policies?

Circling the Liberal wagons (again)

9 April 2022 9:00 am

No room in the broad church for conservatives

Aussie life

12 March 2022 9:00 am

There’s nothing like a war and a flood to ease pretend problems like exaggerated viral outbreaks off the front pages.…