Rebecca Weisser

Undie-cover agents

15 June 2019 9:00 am

Last week, with all the stealth of the pirates of Penzance, Australia’s Federal Police, raided not one but two major…

They’re a weird religious mob

8 June 2019 9:00 am

‘I cannot believe in this election that there is a discussion even under way that gay people will go to…

The sloppiest suicide note

25 May 2019 9:00 am

‘No-one saw it coming,’ the shocked commentariat claimed. Goodness.  Where are the ABC’s fact checkers when you need them? In…

Dirty dancing with Fannie and Freddie

18 May 2019 9:00 am

You don’t need a crystal ball to see that whoever wins our federal election, the taxpayer is going to be…

The nutters we had to have

11 May 2019 9:00 am

‘Every now and then you have to flick the switch to vaudeville,’ former prime minister Paul Keating once said, and…

Doomsday, again

4 May 2019 9:00 am

‘NOW is Not the time for Business AS usual,’ read the grumpy boy’s placard as he munched on an apple…

The Curate’s NEG

27 April 2019 9:00 am

It’s been all the fun of the fair as a 10-day long weekend gave voters a chance to observe the…

Whiffy-leaks

20 April 2019 9:00 am

If fish and visitors stink in three days, as Benjamin Franklin advised, it’s easy to see how Wikileaks founder Julian…

Vale Peter Coleman

6 April 2019 9:00 am

William Peter Coleman (15 December 1928 – 31 March 2019) was that increasingly rare creature in contemporary Australia, a great…

Unis? Must try harder

30 March 2019 9:00 am

‘I’m a revolutionary Marxist, and if you’re not one by the end of semester I haven’t done my job properly,’…

The Left’s bad joke

23 March 2019 9:00 am

After the atrocity comes the inevitable blame game. Hardly waiting to draw breath, Wajahat Ali leapt into print in the…

Australian notes

9 April 2016 9:00 am

As the federal budget deficit continues to balloon, it’s time to make hard choices. Is it a luxury or a…

My ideas boom

26 March 2016 9:00 am

Double dissolution or double disillusion? The malapropism of the moment captures the mood of voters facing a dismal choice: a…

Partners in peace

19 March 2016 9:00 am

With a flourish of Orwellian Newspeak, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told a press conference at Parliament House on…

Cods wallop

12 March 2016 9:00 am

One might hope that as a Hellene, Niki Savva could shed some light on the tragedy of the Abbott government…

Australian notes

5 March 2016 9:00 am

Jousting over unicorns was not the most fanciful moment in Canberra this month as the Opposition brings forth one fantastically…

Like southern France — with added kangaroos

The lovely Clare Valley, like southern France with added kangaroos

23 January 2016 9:00 am

It is a century and a half since The Spectator noted the exceptional qualities of South Australia, a colony of…

Hungarian notebook

2 January 2016 9:00 am

Where better to hold a one-day conference on ‘Islamic Radicalism and the West’ than in the Great Hall of the…

Going coal turkey

5 December 2015 9:00 am

Like a latter day Aussie Marie Antoinette, Geoff Cousins, president of the Australian Conservation Foundation, wants the poor of India…

Saints and demons

28 November 2015 9:00 am

‘The Australian Labor Party is composed of two main factions,’ writes novelist Shane Maloney, ‘Them and Us’. This truth illuminates…

Don’t mention the mosque

17 October 2015 9:00 am

There are many contenders for the Basil Fawlty ‘Don’t mention the Mosque’ award, which has been unofficially running ever since…

Winning the Cold War, losing the culture wars

23 May 2015 9:00 am

On the 70th anniversary of Victory in Europe day, many Eastern Europeans boycotted celebrations in Moscow, marking the day with…

Abbott and the Gumbys

21 February 2015 9:00 am

Backbenchers call them the Gumby ministers. The reference is to Monty Python’s sketch about a dim-witted brain surgeon and his…