Richard Kelly

Are people afraid to put their name on the Covid Inquiry?

18 May 2024 11:13 pm

Of the 2,090 submissions to the Covid Response Inquiry, 1,021 declined to permit the author’s name to be published. That’s…

Have we been betrayed irredeemably?

8 March 2024 1:40 am

This week, ASIO’s Mike Burgess announced in his annual report to Parliament that several years ago they had uncovered and…

Yes, minister… The Lowy Institute edition

27 February 2024 12:55 am

What do you mean, ‘deliberative democracy’? Sounds like BS to me

Vaccination rates fall… ‘Quick, let’s vaccinate more people!’

8 December 2023 4:00 am

There’s a recent report running around calling for the government to spend lots of money because vaccination rates are not high enough,…

I’m not going anywhere

29 October 2023 2:28 pm

The other day I found myself in a defiant mood. It’s not my default position, these days. Most often, I…

Rope-a-dope: conventional protest as cover for the real revolt

23 September 2023 1:06 pm

The governance mechanisms in Australia, and the West more broadly, are so manifestly corrupt that they are beyond salvage. The…

Are we all pretending everything is ‘fine’?

6 September 2023 5:00 am

You know that old trope about how the husband finally retires and then the wife finds him under her feet…

Cutting off the chains of MSM and its propaganda

3 August 2023 4:30 am

For the last couple of years, I’ve tried to ignore all mainstream media (apart from incidental occasions when it ambushed…

Australia Breaks Apart: essential reading for dissidents

3 July 2023 5:00 am

Even before 2020, I didn’t have that many friends. It’s something I regret, not having made more effort to stay…

I’m from the government, and I’m here to threaten you

25 June 2023 4:00 am

These days I try to limit my TV viewing to sport. Every other genre, from drama to game-show to (especially)…

Woke-ers of the world unite!

10 June 2023 4:35 pm

My copy of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn’s The Gulag Archipelago is falling apart. I bought it many years ago at a second-hand book store…

The politician and the gulag

28 May 2023 1:12 pm

Lions International is an umbrella group for thousands of local Lions Clubs – of which I have recently become a…

We are all a black-box pool to the government

16 April 2023 1:08 pm

In the world of Business Analysis there is a discipline called Process Modelling. Its output would be familiar to most…

Trust is a big fat nothing burger

24 March 2023 6:00 am

I was back at the Melbourne Cricket Ground for the opener of the 2023 AFL Season. This time last year,…

Dignity – yours to lose

14 March 2023 7:00 am

On my morning walk with the dog I passed through a family gathering. The path I was on goes right…

The criminalisation of ordinariness

16 February 2023 1:44 pm

As Covid madness (or megalomaniacal plans, according to your worldview) took over our lives, various authorities and authoritarian tendencies in…

Betray back better

21 December 2022 10:00 am

Early on in March 2020, I was leery of the hysteria surrounding Covid and decided my course of action was…

Beyond the reach of government

8 December 2022 2:51 pm

Everyone these days is pretty sure they’re right, no matter which side of any given debate they are on. There…

Dan Andrews’ shame: the Melbourne we remember

18 November 2022 11:54 am

I had hoped I wouldn’t be drawn to re-read David Satter’s It Was a Long Time Ago and it Never Happened…

Baby steps

23 October 2022 8:00 am

In a previous article, I argued that those now coming out as opposed to lockdowns first need to apologise for perpetrating…