The Spectator Australia

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…

Don’t sign

17 November 2018 9:00 am

If, as seems to be reliably reported, the Morrison government has decided both to sign up next month to the…

Hail to The Chief

10 November 2018 9:00 am

The US mid-term elections are the most important in recent history and not just for Americans. Since 1788, Australia has…

Stand for something, ScoMo

3 November 2018 9:00 am

Prime Minister Scott Morrison may be bruised by Malcolm Turnbull’s bile-laden farewell present, the Wentworth by-election.  But this atypical Turnbull-loving,…

All trick, no treat

27 October 2018 9:00 am

The election to parliament of the ghoulish political figure of Dr Kerryn Phelps on the eve of Hallowe’en seems, alas,…

Bill Shorten, drunken sailor

20 October 2018 9:00 am

When Bill Shorten tried to make Question Time hay of Malcolm Turnbull’s political demise, to gales of backbench laughter Prime…

Scott, don’t go to Poland

13 October 2018 9:00 am

This week’s IPCC report, with yet another deadline for action to avert climate ‘catastrophe’, deserves push-back from Australia. Instead of…

Australian letters

13 October 2018 9:00 am

Climate wars Sir: Your editorial about a cold September and global temperature change since 2015 is pure rubbish. A quick…

Juvenile and clueless

6 October 2018 9:00 am

‘Juvenile and clueless’ is how the Australian’s esteemed Editor-at-Large Paul Kelly deems the suggestion by Liberals and conservatives (including many…

Aunty’s dropped her bloomers

29 September 2018 9:00 am

There’s delicious irony in sacked managing director of the ABC, Michelle Guthrie, being replaced by a man. Having pursued the…

Australian letters

22 September 2018 9:00 am

Flying circus Sir: Congratulations on 10 years of The Speccie Oz. As you note in your editorial, your contributors have…

Turnbull’s Costa Concordia

22 September 2018 9:00 am

In 2012, the liner Costa Concordia struck a rock just off the Italian coast. The huge ship capsized and sank,…

Turnbull’s political suicide

15 September 2018 9:00 am

The Canberra press gallery can’t work out why their favourite Liberal is no longer prime minister because they have almost…

Australian Letters

15 September 2018 9:00 am

Perhaps Sir: The editorial marking the 10th anniversary of the Australian edition (September 8) salutes the leading contributors. Less than…

10 years, covered

8 September 2018 9:00 am

One of the great joys of editing The Spectator Australia is seeing – late on a Wednesday evening – the…

Satisfaction guaranteed

8 September 2018 9:00 am

‘It’s wonderful to be here, it’s certainly a thrill. You’re such a lovely audience, we’d like to take you home…

Thanks for nothing, Malcolm

1 September 2018 9:00 am

One thing we can be sure of is that the Liberal prime minister who once tried to join the Labor…

Australian letters

25 August 2018 9:00 am

No go zone Sir: In the leading article of the Spectator Australia (‘Outrage over Anning’, 18 August) it is warned…

It was Mr Turnbull wot dunnit

25 August 2018 9:00 am

As we go to press, it’s unclear whether the inevitable second round of the Liberal party spill drama will already…