The Spectator Australia

Apoxalypse now

21 March 2020 9:00 am

Last week we asked whether Scott Morrison and the Australian medical authorities would learn the lessons of Italy and impose…

Will Morrison fight?

15 February 2020 9:00 am

To ‘culturally appropriate’ General George S. Patton: No bastard ever won a war by refusing to fight the battle. Slowly,…

Climate warriors

7 February 2020 10:00 pm

It’s been an endless summer but not in the style of the 1966 classic film of sun and surf. Our…

Charles threatens the Crown

1 February 2020 9:00 am

Australia’s constitutional monarchy, much like Canada’s, is one of the great success stories to have grown out of the British…

Political hazard reduction

24 January 2020 10:00 pm

After several weeks of being caught on the hop by the severity of the bushfires, it appears Scott Morrison has…

Gone with the Windsors

18 January 2020 9:00 am

These are tumultuous times for the Royal Family. No one was surprised when Meghan Markle, a former TV actress from…

Death of a terrorist

11 January 2020 9:00 am

The death of Iran’s terrorist- in-chief, Qassem Soleimani, brought a swift end to a dangerous adversary but there is no…

Letters

11 January 2020 9:00 am

Culling camels Sir: Re: the proposed culling of over ten thousand wild camels in the outback. For some years now,…

A summer to savour

21 December 2019 9:00 am

What an extraordinary year. And what a wonderful way for conservative-leaning Australians to head into their summer holidays. Over the…

No time for complacency, ScoMo

14 December 2019 9:00 am

The Australian Election Study has analysed every election result since 1987. In seeking to explain why people voted as they…

Our farmers have few friends

7 December 2019 9:00 am

Yet again, David Flint has shown that despite being an inner-city dwelling, softly-spoken, smartly-groomed, elegantly-dressed emeritus professor of law and…

Wokepac

30 November 2019 9:00 am

The Bank of New South Wales, now Westpac, got its start way back in 1817.  For two centuries, its name…

Political insanity

23 November 2019 9:00 am

As the bushfires rage, and a long, hot, dry and fiery summer seems inevitable, it’s well past time for Australia…

Rock star

16 November 2019 9:00 am

Any fears that the Tony Abbott Testimonial Dinner on Sydney’s north shore last week would be a rather maudlin or…

Spies like Abbott

9 November 2019 9:00 am

It is hard to know which proposition is more absurd. Is it the notion that former prime minister Tony Abbott…

Scott superglues his colours

2 November 2019 9:00 am

And so the Great Betrayal of the Australian people continues. Not content with sneakily ratifying the Paris Agreement on Climate…

Loving the luvvies too much

26 October 2019 9:00 am

When it comes to Coalition governments, Michael Corleone of The Godfather doesn’t normally come to mind. Yet they seem to…

Facing extinction

19 October 2019 9:00 am

It’s not only the crazies from Extinction Rebellion who have deliberately buried their heads in the sand lately. So, too,…

Lead on, Libs

12 October 2019 9:00 am

Seventy-five years ago this week, a Canberra meeting convened by Robert Menzies decided to establish a new political party, the…

Cold war kowtowing

5 October 2019 9:00 am

Beijing’s birthday bash this week provides an unwelcome flashback to the dark days of the Cold War.  The depressing spectacle…

Labor’s weapon of mass confusion

28 September 2019 9:00 am

By any rational measure, Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s state visit to the United States should be judged a success. The…

Conversation stopper

21 September 2019 9:00 am

A s heavy snow fell in southeastern Australia this week, for the third time this year, preparations were still underway…