Australia

Elvis diary

19 January 2019 9:00 am

Everyone, at least once in life, should go to the Elvis Festival in Parkes, Central NSW.The Leftist elites would hate…

Here’s the recipe for success

19 January 2019 9:00 am

After a family Christmas in Canada my wife and I are now in London for half a year. It’s been…

Cash cows facing starvation

19 January 2019 9:00 am

Amidst all the politicking in America over Trump’s wall and the spending bill, one excellent result has been the demise…

Western Civ: it’s not just for white people anymore

19 January 2019 9:00 am

When the Ramsay Centre for Western Civilisation generously offered to fund ‘Western Civ’ courses at Australian universities, critics at the…

Business/Robbery etc

19 January 2019 9:00 am

The omens for Australia point to a lousy 2019 – politically, economically, commercially and internationally. Fear that Coalition election defeats…

What I learned at the hand of Brother Joseph

19 January 2019 9:00 am

If anybody used the term ‘religious freedom’ during my childhood, I would have assumed it referred to the times at…

Kitty Flanagan (courtesy Allen & Unwin)

Kitty Flanagan

19 January 2019 9:00 am

She’s bright and very funny. Kitty Flanagan was born and educated in Sydney. She is described as a stand-up comedian;…

Alice in Leftist-land

19 January 2019 9:00 am

‘There’s no use trying,’ says Alice to the Queen in Through the Looking-Glass, ‘one can’t believe impossible things.’ No? Clearly…

Aux bien pensants

19 January 2019 9:00 am

The New York Times reports the truly shocking news that Australia punches below its weight. The NYT’s source, Lowy Institute…

Brown study

19 January 2019 9:00 am

As this is an election year, I would like to bring you up-to-date on the ground-breaking research that the Spectator…

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…

Wozzeck (courtesy Opera Australia) Photo:Ruth Walz

Wozzeck

12 January 2019 9:00 am

The story is bleak, very bleak; the music bleak and very loud, yet Wozzeck is regarded as an outstanding 20th…

Identity notes

12 January 2019 9:00 am

Colourful opinions In the last edition of the Saturday Paper for 2018 there is an article by a self-styled ‘Person…

Simon Collins

12 January 2019 9:00 am

If you still haven’t got around to making a New Year’s resolution, why not make one you won’t be able…

Brown study

12 January 2019 9:00 am

Here at the United Nations Cultural Reform Centre we are working on a major project that will help deliver us…

Brexit notes

12 January 2019 9:00 am

Parris and the mob No doubt many readers viewed with incredulity Speccie columnist Matthew Parris’s nostalgia for the democratic process…

Australian notes

12 January 2019 9:00 am

How on earth can we ensure that 2019 is a more positive and constructive year than the last one? Australia…

Conservative notes

12 January 2019 9:00 am

Lefty Tory Brits Arriving in London for a posting at Australia House during the dying days of the Blair government,…

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…

Shame, shame, shame on New Zealand

12 January 2019 9:00 am

Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel once famously wrote ‘what hurts the victim most is not the cruelty of the oppressor, but…

One-way hate speech

12 January 2019 9:00 am

Britain is allowing political correctness, or fear of political incorrectness, increasingly to destroy its civil liberties and silence freedom of…

Foreign aid, feminist propaganda

12 January 2019 9:00 am

‘Where are the women business leaders in Vietnam?’. It sounds like a question at a pub trivia night. The answer…

Of the people

12 January 2019 9:00 am

This must be the first occasion when a book on politics, written in Australia, has  been listed among the year’s…

Live and don’t die

5 January 2019 9:00 am

Nakhane was twenty-years old when, in the eyes of his community, he became a man. It was aged 20 that…

Mentawai diary

5 January 2019 9:00 am

The Mentawais are a chain of islands off Sumatra, Indonesia, the lower southwest coast of which has the highest concentration…