Rebecca Weisser

Bill and the Lilliputians

18 March 2017 9:00 am

The death of great men illuminate the darkness like lightning on a stormy night. So it is with Bill Leak,…

La la Libs

4 March 2017 9:00 am

The commentariat are almost unanimous that Tony Abbott should not have launched our book Making Australia Right: Where to From…

La la Libs

2 March 2017 3:00 pm

The commentariat are almost unanimous that Tony Abbott should not have launched our book Making Australia Right: Where to From…

The Dictator delusion

3 December 2016 9:00 am

It was a warm tropical night in 1995 and Fidel Castro was playing the waiting game with Gareth Evans. The…

The Dictator delusion

1 December 2016 3:00 pm

It was a warm tropical night in 1995 and Fidel Castro was playing the waiting game with Gareth Evans. The…

The Dictator delusion

1 December 2016 3:00 pm

It was a warm tropical night in 1995 and Fidel Castro was playing the waiting game with Gareth Evans. The…

Boom time

24 September 2016 9:00 am

The government claims it had a good week last week, increasing taxes on savings, raising effective marginal tax rates on…

We’re all gamblers now

17 September 2016 9:00 am

We are a nation of gamblers. We wager more per capita than any other country on earth. But it is…

For Scott’s Eyes Only

20 August 2016 9:00 am

Three cheers for the government for saving us from the Yellow Investment Peril. If it weren’t for Treasurer Scott Morrison,…

World Vision’s blind spot

13 August 2016 9:00 am

‘I’m shocked, shocked to find that gambling is going on in here,’ said Captain Louis Renault as he collected his…

Restraining Kevin

6 August 2016 9:00 am

If a diplomat, as Winston Churchill once said, is a person who can tell you to go to hell in…

Slaying sacred cows

23 July 2016 9:00 am

It is a measure of Andrew Bolt’s ignominy that it takes a certain courage simply to walk into Dymock’s and…

Australian notes

9 April 2016 9:00 am

Do we really need to pay palestinians to murder?

My ideas boom

26 March 2016 9:00 am

Innovative ways to make our government lean and agile

Partners in peace

19 March 2016 9:00 am

The Iranians are masters of chess. And they’re playing us for fools

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…

Like southern France — with added kangaroos

The Clare Valley

21 January 2016 3:00 pm

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

Wealthy greenies demanding the third world go without coal is immoral and hypocritical

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

Mental gymnastics are the order of the day for those who can’t bring themselves to mention terrorism

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

Tony Abbott could learn a lot from John Key, including getting rid of lacklustre ministers