The Spectator Australia

Tinpot Torquemadas

20 April 2019 9:00 am

Just when freedom of speech has been under attack through the Passion of Israel Folau, this week proved the ‘woke’,…

Turnbull goes Twin Peak crazy

13 April 2019 9:00 am

Former Prime Minister Turnbull is right about one thing: he’s not in politics anymore and he doesn’t have ‘to engage…

Labor’s electric road to nowhere

6 April 2019 9:00 am

It’s like déjà vu all over again. The economy, although slowing, is growing at a respectable 2.3 per cent. Unemployment…

Labor does the Time Warp (again)

30 March 2019 9:00 am

For those who enjoy their schadenfreude neat, there was plenty to savour watching the NSW election results on the ABC.…

Christchurch

23 March 2019 9:00 am

Australians sometimes think our Kiwi cousins are two hours ahead but more than 20 years behind us. New Zealand is…

Australian letters

23 March 2019 9:00 am

Uninspired Sir: As an Australian pessimistically into his eighth decade I’ve been dutifully voting since the age of 21. Partly…

Australian letters

16 March 2019 9:00 am

Virulently proportional Sir: James Allan’s rhetorical assault on Jacinda Ardern suffers from a plethora of boringly familiar trans-Tasman prejudices. To…

Labor goes coal turkey

16 March 2019 9:00 am

Opinion polling last week provided chilling evidence that Australians are planning to elect a Shorten Labor government – the Greenest…

Private Pyne deserts

9 March 2019 9:00 am

In 2016, the Turnbull government committed Australia to a $50 billion deal with the French to buy a dozen conventional…

Australian letters

9 March 2019 9:00 am

Sidelined Sir: I strenuously object to David Flint’s assertion (“Footballers have rights too”, March 2) that Australia’s National Rugby League…

Australian letters

2 March 2019 9:00 am

CO2 Sir: Will you or a politician please explain to the people the thermodynamics of how .038% of CO2 can…

Labor is beatable

2 March 2019 9:00 am

Shadow Treasurer Chris Bowen is pretty darn sure of himself. What he wants out of May’s election: a clear mandate…

The Internationale

23 February 2019 9:00 am

The number of significant political events that have taken place over the past week or so should, when taken together,…

Power without responsibility

16 February 2019 9:00 am

Stanley Baldwin is remembered for saying ‘power without responsibility – the prerogative of the harlot through the ages’. Baldwin meant…

Kenneth’s bank job

9 February 2019 9:00 am

Bank bashing is a national pastime in Australia and the proliferation of parliamentary inquiries into financial services – there have…

A chink of Newspoll light

2 February 2019 9:00 am

Prime Minister Scott Morrison must be wondering what he did right.  This week’s first Newspoll of the year has Bill…

Silence of the Lambassador

26 January 2019 9:00 am

It’s beyond embarrassing, it’s humiliating. But more importantly, it is the perfect metaphor for how the values of mainstream Australia…

The real dangers of Labor

19 January 2019 9:00 am

Four months out from a likely election day, the Australian Labor Party is sitting pretty. The polls have Labor commandingly…

Australian letters

19 January 2019 9:00 am

Shakespeare in love Sir: James Allan (“Australian Notes”, The Spectator, Australia  Jan 5) correctly identifies the paucity of knowledge of…

Free speech beached

12 January 2019 9:00 am

Let’s start by stating the bleeding obvious. The organisers of any ‘right-wing’ rally that allow or fail to prevent a…

ScoMo’s last chance

5 January 2019 9:00 am

As election year dawns, polls point to a looming Coalition electoral catastrophe at the hands of Bill Shorten and Labor.…

PM’s Christmas gifts

15 December 2018 9:00 am

As we settle back for the unique delights of the Aussie Christmas, placing the pressies under the Chrissy tree and…

Let there be light

8 December 2018 9:00 am

Light, or enlightenment, is a metaphor for so many optimistic, positive and critical components of our humanity, and of our…

Last Quango in Paris

1 December 2018 9:00 am

This week, the world’s climate-obsessed leaders meet in Katowice in Poland in a desperate attempt to put teeth into the…

In praise of the PM

24 November 2018 9:00 am

Don’t sign! warned our editorial on this page last week. Our readership may not match that of the the daily…