The Spectator Australia

Monash wins the war

15 June 2019 9:00 am

On April 3rd, 2018, a group of conservative Coalition backbenchers announced the formation of the Monash Forum. Many dismissed this…

Australian letters

15 June 2019 9:00 am

ABC bites Sir: It has been widely reported that the ABC in its wisdom is mounting a court case against…

Plots and prayers on a highway to hell

8 June 2019 9:00 am

Australia has a new opposition leader and luckily for Prime Minister Scott Morrison, Mr Albanese is already dispensing advice on…

Australian letters

8 June 2019 9:00 am

Firestorm Sir: After blaming the firestorm which immolated them at the federal election on the cunning perversity of everyone but…

Del-Cons vs Turnbulls

1 June 2019 9:00 am

It was the Del-Cons — published in our pages — wot won it and the thumping victory for conservatives at…

We picked it

25 May 2019 9:00 am

The Coalition’s election victory may have come as a shock to many, but certainly not to readers of The Spectator…

Smarter than a sea sponge

18 May 2019 9:00 am

What a relief. It turns out Democratic representative for New York, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, was just joking when she said in…

Dumb question

11 May 2019 9:00 am

The greatest insult imaginable to the intelligence of the average Australian voter was served up the other night by Bill…

Saving the world one Big Mac at a time

4 May 2019 9:00 am

For weeks, journalists have pestered Opposition leader Bill Shorten about the cost of his climate policies. At the first leaders’…

Australian letters

4 May 2019 9:00 am

Compensation for abuse Sir: Christopher Akehurst wonders about the appropriateness of financial compensation for sexual abuse claimants, an idea I…

Return of the Hollow Man

27 April 2019 9:00 am

Week one of the election campaign marked the return of Opposition leader Bill Shorten in a much-loved role — the…

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…