Australia

2018 Thawley Essay Prize winners

23 July 2019 7:02 pm

It is with great delight that we announce the winner and the runner-up of the 2018 Spectator Australia Thawley Essay…

Brown study

20 July 2019 9:00 am

As you know, The Spectator Australia Political Research Bureau scours the globe searching for new ways in which the democratic…

Immigration and the demographic brioche

20 July 2019 9:00 am

The Conversation is an online journal publishing commentary from Australian academics about current issues. It claims to present articles with…

Australian notes

20 July 2019 9:00 am

Superglued to the Greens The great satirical novelist Evelyn Waugh once catalogued a fictional, remote and newly-converted Christian sect who…

Paul Dyer conducting the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra

20 July 2019 9:00 am

Only a person who is more or less my age can have a direct recollection of the 1953 coronation of…

An upside to invasion?

20 July 2019 9:00 am

Nathan Moran, of the Metropolitan Local Aboriginal Land Council in Sydney, kicked off Naidoc week by criticising the city’s publicly-funded…

Einstein, Marx and the scourge of suicide

20 July 2019 9:00 am

Prime Minister Morrison’s commitment to addressing the escalating rate of suicide is commendable and much needed. Given 3,128 Australians committed…

Cancel culture

20 July 2019 9:00 am

Everyone who hasn’t spent the last six months under a rock knows about Israel Folau and how he’s raised northwards…

Business/Robbery etc

20 July 2019 9:00 am

It really is the greatest moral challenge of our time – and it’s not climate change. It is nationality versus…

Diary

20 July 2019 9:00 am

The Holy Land. The Promised Land. The Land of Milk and Honey. Few countries have as many nicknames as Israel.…

Green notes

20 July 2019 9:00 am

Renewables fail to pay their way The problem with continued calls for ‘sense’ in the Australian energy market including a…

Lies and the death of democracy

20 July 2019 9:00 am

Words matter, concepts matter. Without a shared understanding of language we’d live in a world of chaos. Truth, in other…

Morrison’s climate challenge

20 July 2019 9:00 am

It is unacceptable for the Morrison government to carry on blindly ignoring the mounting evidence that far from being ‘settled’,…

Simon Collins

13 July 2019 9:00 am

‘The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there,’ is the opening line of The Go-Between, L. P.…

Brown study

13 July 2019 9:00 am

As you know, here at The United Nations Cultural Reform Unit we have embarked on a major project to remake…

Diary

13 July 2019 9:00 am

The gloss of a new political year doesn’t take long to wear off. The shiny enthusiasm that accompanies the pomp…

Indigenous voice?

13 July 2019 9:00 am

It’s Naidoc Week in Australia, and this year’s theme is: ‘Voice. Treaty. Truth. Let’s work together.’ As the locals are…

Morality managers

13 July 2019 9:00 am

Financially rewarded beyond the wildest dreams of rank-and-file Australians, some of the nation’s managerial elites are labouring under a delusion.…

Ghostbusters

13 July 2019 9:00 am

Last week the miserable ghost of Malcolm Turnbull put in an apparition at the Friends of Wolper Jewish Hospital. Presumably…

Lefty lawyers, Part 2

13 July 2019 9:00 am

Last week I noted that the lawyers of today, as a class, are a lot more left-leaning and politically correct…

Shakespeare in Love

13 July 2019 9:00 am

For centuries plays have been derived from novels, myths and legends but only recently have we become used to plays…

Naidoc’s ‘themes’

13 July 2019 9:00 am

It’s Naidoc Week, which is, quote, ‘a time for all Australians to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of all…

Vengeful pygmies

13 July 2019 9:00 am

It says almost everything that needs to be said about Niki Savva’s latest book that its original title was Highway…

Abolish the arts degree (and start again)

13 July 2019 9:00 am

In addition to my full-time job as a commercial journalist, I sometimes teach English to high school students, usually in…

Dis-con notes

13 July 2019 9:00 am

Watching and hoping, Mr Morrison   With our post-election parliament finally operative, what can we now expect from the new…