Rocco Loiacono

ScoMo’s secret dysfunction

18 August 2022 4:00 am

Revelations that former Prime Minister Scott Morrison secretly had himself sworn in as minister in five key portfolios, namely: Treasury,…

The Liberals’ worst enemy: themselves

13 August 2022 11:00 am

Reading Morning Double Shot Editor Terry Barnes’ piece on Friday made me think of the history of the Liberal party and how,…

Liberals: stop chasing the Left into the abyss

26 July 2022 4:00 am

There is an old saying that my supervising partner said to me when, in a previous life, I was employed…

WA playing politics at the border?

14 July 2022 4:00 am

In Western Australia, a state government minister has been accused of allegedly preferencing political donors for border entry during the…

Challenge to WA vaccine mandate set for July 13

7 July 2022 12:00 pm

After six months and some delays, Senior Constable Ben Falconer’s challenge to the WA mandatory vaccine directions is due to…

Christianity in decline? Ask the Church why

4 July 2022 6:00 am

The Australian Bureau of Statistics last week released data from the 2021 Census, revealing how the number of Australians who…

Federal ICAC? Be careful what you wish for

16 June 2022 6:20 am

The saying ‘the ends justify the means’ is often erroneously attributed to the early 16th century Florentine diplomat and philosopher…

Will Italy at last slay the Covid leopard?

11 June 2022 9:00 am

Mandatory vaccination faces a constitutional challenge

Is the Catholic Church going Woke?

2 June 2022 1:00 pm

Double Shot Editor Terry Barnes wrote on Tuesday there was an article just waiting for me to write on a…

Is this (rough) democratic justice?

22 May 2022 8:20 pm

In December 1989, the Queensland National Party government lost power after 32 years in office. As David Barnett recounts in…

Samuel Griffith Society: 30 years standing up for the rule of law

18 May 2022 9:00 am

The Samuel Griffith Society was established in 1992. Named after the first Chief Justice of the High Court, its motto is…

Crucial legal front opens in WA vaccine mandate challenge

10 May 2022 9:00 am

Spectator Australia readers will recall that, in a recent piece, I reported on an urgent hearing on the evening of Monday, March…

Roe v. Wade v. the Rule of Law

5 May 2022 4:00 am

Last year, the US Supreme Court heard an argument in the case of Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health Organisation which…

Who the 'bloody hell' are the Libs?

27 April 2022 4:00 am

The 1987 election was the first I took interest in. Seeing two politicians of conviction, Bob Hawke and John Howard,…

Last minute legal manoeuvres: WA delay trial of Falconer case

1 April 2022 12:00 pm

At an urgent hearing late on March 28, the evening before Senior Constable Ben Falconer’s challenge to the WA Police…

Challenge to WA mandatory vaccine directions heads to trial

29 March 2022 4:00 am

On Tuesday, Senior Constable Ben Falconer’s challenge to the WA Police Mandatory vaccine directions heads to trial. The last month,…

Why voters are putting the Libs out to pasture

26 March 2022 9:00 am

Sadly, our current PM is no Thatcher or Reagan (or Howard)

Pope Francis must resign

16 March 2022 9:00 am

Jorge Bergoglio was elected pope for the ostensible reasons of stemming the flow of the faithful away from the Church…

Morrison: tough talk on Putin, feeble on freedom

2 March 2022 12:00 pm

When Scott Morrison was asked what he thought of the Russian President, Vladimir Putin, Mr Morrison responded: ‘I call him a…

New Zealand High Court overturns police and defence forces vaccine mandate

28 February 2022 4:00 am

A New Zealand High Court challenge questioning the legality of Covid vaccination mandates for Police and Defence Force employees has…

McGowan: living in a state of denial and disgust

15 February 2022 9:00 am

The intrusion of a police officer for a mask inspection into St Bernadette’s Catholic Church in the Perth suburb of…

The presumption of innocence? Bah! says ScoMo

12 February 2022 11:00 am

The presumption of innocence in criminal proceedings, often expressed in the phrase ‘innocent until proven guilty’, is an ancient tenet…

Release the Covid data. Now!

5 February 2022 9:00 am

Let true science, not propaganda, prevail

All hail ‘Marshal’ Mark, the Canute of the West

24 January 2022 9:00 am

The announcement by WA Premier Mark McGowan last Thursday that he would continue to preside over a hermit kingdom indefinitely…

Challenge to WA mandatory vaccination orders set to go to trial

14 January 2022 2:00 pm

At a hearing on January 12, 2022, Justice Jeremy Allanson of the Supreme Court of Western Australia determined that Senior…