Richard Ferguson

G-G notes

30 April 2016 9:00 am

Maybe it’s the sleeping monarchist in me – my Irish Catholic granny would be so ashamed – but wasn’t it…

Australian notes

20 February 2016 9:00 am

This is the last reshuffle before the election, we promise. No more resignations, no more scandals, no more inter-party warfare.…

Kerr’s curse

30 January 2016 9:00 am

Here it is, yet another book on the Dismissal. The fall of Gough Whitlam in 1975 has created quite a…

Shorten’s (and everyone else’s) year ahead

2 January 2016 9:00 am

What’s your New Year’s resolution this year? Lose weight? Get a year’s subscription to The Spectator Australia (wink, wink)? Well,…

Kathystruck

31 October 2015 9:00 am

Weren’t we all just… umm… struck by the recent Four Corners blockbuster starring Michael Lawler and Kathy Jackson? Ms Jackson…

Dragged to the Chair

15 August 2015 9:00 am

Rejoice! At last we have a new Speaker. After weeks of scandal – and more helicopter jokes than anyone could…

Why conservatives should love Shorten

18 July 2015 9:00 am

It’s not looking good for Bill Shorten is it? Two days in the dock at the Royal Commission, the two…

Killing it

13 June 2015 9:00 am

Thank God for Kevin Rudd and Julia Gillard. What tremendous gifts that pair are to the nation. There was a…

Tanya Pliber-split

9 May 2015 9:00 am

Isn’t Tanya Plibersek having a nice time of it? Roy Morgan’s polling has her as the preferred Labor leader. The…

Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow

14 March 2015 9:00 am

The last week saw a real game-changer in politics: Joe Hockey smiled for the first time since August. Yes, the…

Going troppo

14 February 2015 9:00 am

Just what is happening up there in the Territory? Insomniacs and news junkies stood together as Sky News’ Dan Bourchier…

Lock up yer dole-bludgin’ daughters

10 January 2015 9:00 am

Just picture it. Joe Hockey is delivering his second Budget. Everyone is crying for his blood and if it goes…

Bottom drawer

22 November 2014 9:00 am

It was a sight to behold. Scott Morrison was suddenly the darling of the twittering Left. The Immigration Minister and…

Sheikh Google

4 October 2014 9:00 am

It was a shocking sight. Newspaper front pages plastered with the face of a boy, fresh from Year 12. Next…

Bottom drawer

23 August 2014 9:00 am

Prime Minister Tony Abbott has declared war on Scotland. On the front page of the Times no less. In an…

Newspaper legends… Rupert Murdoch with Chris Mitchell

The Oz turns 50

12 July 2014 9:00 am

Who would have thought, 50 years on, this country would still be talking about the Australian? When Rupert Murdoch started…

Bootstraps: Malcolm Turnbull

One of us

14 June 2014 9:00 am

What is it about Malcolm Turnbull? It seems that everyone in polite society is chatting about the maverick communications minister.…

Campus riff-raff

31 May 2014 9:00 am

What a weird consequence of the budget nightmare. Of all the surprises of this new Abbott Era, perhaps the biggest…