Rocco Loiacono

Bourla-von der Leyen text message scandal: EU can’t function without corruption

20 February 2023 5:30 am

Spectator Australia readers will recall the admission by Pfizer executive Janine Small that there was never any testing done to…

Liberals: look to Meloni for centre-right success

7 February 2023 4:30 am

Following the delivery of the Liberal Party’s post-election review, the Loughnane-Hume report, at the end of 2022, the former member…

Were Archbishop Costelloe’s comments on Cardinal Pell unjust?

12 January 2023 6:00 am

Archbishop Timothy Costelloe is the Catholic Archbishop of Perth. He is also President of the Australian Catholic Bishops’ Conference. On…

Pope Benedict XVI: the first victim of cancel culture

5 January 2023 4:00 am

In January 2008, Pope Benedict XVI was invited by one of Italy’s (if not the world’s) leading universities, La Sapienza…

John Howard was right about Medicare

17 December 2022 6:00 am

The Hawke government introduced Medicare in 1984. Once John Howard replaced Andrew Peacock as Opposition Leader in 1985, Howard repeatedly…

Ben Falconer to appeal mandatory vaccination decision

14 December 2022 7:00 am

Spectator Australia readers will recall an application for judicial review of the mandatory vaccination orders in Western Australia in that…

Liberty is a conservative value

5 December 2022 4:00 am

Recently-elected Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni has repeatedly demonstrated a deep understanding of conservative values. By way of example, in…

G20 leaders declare global digital health network

21 November 2022 4:00 am

Following the conclusion of the G20 summit held in Bali last week, a joint declaration was issued which, among other things,…

Skinful

19 November 2022 9:00 am

In a recent interview with Piers Morgan, Dr Jordan Peterson remarked, ‘It’s really something to see, constantly, how many people…

Meloni Derangement Syndrome

8 November 2022 4:00 am

Before her election as Italian Prime Minister, Giorgia Meloni faced accusations day in and day out that she was a…

Jack the Insider is out of bounds

2 November 2022 4:00 am

For the past two and a half years, Jack the Insider (Peter Hoysted), through his columns in the Australian, has waged…

Sportspeople should know their limitations

21 October 2022 6:00 am

Clint Eastwood, in the character of Inspector ‘Dirty’ Harry Callaghan, delivered what may well be one of the most underrated…

Was Christianity buried with Queen Elizabeth II?

17 October 2022 7:00 am

Her late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II made no bones about her deep Christian faith. Indeed, in her 2014 Christmas message,…

Fool’s gold

8 October 2022 9:00 am

With Australia heading toward a referendum next year on a constitutionally enshrined indigenous ‘voice’ to parliament, the need for a…

Why I voted for Giorgia Meloni

29 September 2022 12:34 pm

As an Italian citizen resident abroad, I have the right to vote in Italian elections and referenda. While in past…

Ben Falconer to appeal mandatory vaccination decision

24 September 2022 4:00 am

Following the judgment in his judicial review of the WA mandatory vaccination directions, which saw those directions upheld, Ben Falconer’s…

Elizabeth II: the greatest of monarchs

10 September 2022 10:47 am

The Queen is dead. Long live the King. These are the words that must be uttered upon the death of…

Australia died when Zoe Buhler was handcuffed

5 September 2022 11:00 am

On September 2, 2020, a young pregnant woman in Ballarat, Zoe Buhler, had several police officers turn up at her…

More papal bull

2 September 2022 11:00 pm

Trudeau, the pope and the missionary

Ben Falconer’s loss highlights WA’s terrible laws

25 August 2022 8:00 am

Senior Constable Ben Falconer’s challenge to the mandatory vaccine directions of the Chief Health Officer for Western Australia and the…

McGowan’s bid for total control

20 August 2022 12:00 pm

It is to the 19th century British historian, politician, and moralist Lord Acton that we owe the phrase: ‘Power tends…

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…