Australia

ScoMoses

25 May 2019 9:00 am

Scott Morrison, having parted Labor’s red sea and led his astonished people to the promised land, must seize his Moses…

If the ABC is so trustworthy, why isn’t anybody watching it?

25 May 2019 9:00 am

Here’s a  question. Who said this recently, about the ABC: ‘The ABC is one of Australia’s most important institutions. Now,…

Brown study

25 May 2019 9:00 am

Hillary Clinton lost the 2016 US election the day she called Donald Trump’s supporters ‘a basket of deplorables’. After that,…

Business/Robbery etc

25 May 2019 9:00 am

Bob Hawke and Sir Peter Abeles; Bill Shorten and Anthony Pratt. What is it that attracts such close friendships between…

Australian notes

25 May 2019 9:00 am

Eleven random thoughts Let me start with a bow to those who thought it best to vote for Malcolm Turnbull…

The sloppiest suicide note

25 May 2019 9:00 am

‘No-one saw it coming,’ the shocked commentariat claimed. Goodness.  Where are the ABC’s fact checkers when you need them? In…

Election notes

25 May 2019 9:00 am

At the Anglican boarding school I attended in England as a scholarship boy from the age of ten it often…

London notes

25 May 2019 9:00 am

A Right shambles One of the glories of London is its vast Hyde Park and adjoining Kensington Gardens. On a…

The immigration iceberg

25 May 2019 9:00 am

In the Middle Ages the periodic return of plague from the Middle East to communities throughout Europe killed off possibly…

Captain James Cook. Wedgwood and Bentley, c.1779

25 May 2019 9:00 am

Three speakers: one is Director of The Royal Collection comprising over a million objects in 13 royal residences across the…

It was The Speccie wot won it

25 May 2019 9:00 am

‘No body saw it coming,’ the mainstream media repeated endlessly when results emerged on Saturday evening 18 May, contrary to…

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…

Dirty dancing with Fannie and Freddie

18 May 2019 9:00 am

You don’t need a crystal ball to see that whoever wins our federal election, the taxpayer is going to be…

All the news that’s fit to spin

18 May 2019 9:00 am

Idly watching the ABC’s idea of news one evening and hearing for the thousandth time how man’s greed and indifference…

The fight of my life

18 May 2019 9:00 am

Mr President, Not far from where you sit, some 10 metres from the entrance to this old chamber, there’s a…

Unforgotten person

18 May 2019 9:00 am

A newly-elected Australian Prime Minister was pleased to receive a letter of congratulations from Australia’s longest serving PM, Sir Robert…

On aspirational edubabble

18 May 2019 9:00 am

The Melbourne Declaration published in 2008 is the road map that education ministers and state, territory and commonwealth bureaucracies have…

Simon Collins

18 May 2019 9:00 am

In a normal year, Easter is the only time when eggs play anything other than a nutritional part in Australian…

Hidden eco-cost of batteries not included

18 May 2019 9:00 am

The climate is changing – by how much and by what cause is still up in the air. But, that’s…

Disgustation

18 May 2019 9:00 am

‘Would you like the cat consommé?’ The waiter passes me a spoon. I swallow the broth in one go, deciding…

Brown study

18 May 2019 9:00 am

You liked Pink Batts? You’ll love Funny Money! Why? Well, I am now convinced that the Liberal party has gone…

John Beard Edmund (+Bill)

18 May 2019 9:00 am

I don’t imagine the newest member of the Royal Family was named after the Archibald Prize but it was a…

Cross about cross-dressing?

18 May 2019 9:00 am

Where is the parental rage to protect our children from an ideologically creepy Labor-Green government? Mums and dads across the…

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…

Free speech: a right-wing conspiracy?

11 May 2019 9:00 am

As a founding member of the United Nations, Australia  played a pivotal role in the negotiation of the UN Charter.…