Features Australia

National roll of dishonour

18 August 2018 9:00 am

In times of crisis, Australians demand leadership, leadership of the quality which that great Roman, Lucius Quintius Cincinnatus, or that…

Should we bomb Iran?

18 August 2018 9:00 am

Clearly, when I say ‘we’, I don’t mean you and me.  As a responsible Speccie reader I’m sure you know…

A change of wind

18 August 2018 9:00 am

Annual Meeting of the Climate Change Party People of any sex or neither, let us begin by acknowledging the traditional…

Suffer your children

18 August 2018 9:00 am

Of all the green/Left groups badgering schoolkids about human-caused global warming, the most determined is the Australian Academy of Science.…

Dear Jymbo

18 August 2018 9:00 am

Dear Jymbo, I am a sad and disgruntled Liberal party member of parliament in Canberra. I thought I was being…

What did you not learn at school today?

18 August 2018 9:00 am

It’s hard for a student at university these days, with all the awful things they (that’s the authorised pronoun for…

Sex, lies and fake news

11 August 2018 9:00 am

Working in politics teaches you one thing about Australian voters. They despise the political class although not usually their local…

Business/Robbery etc

11 August 2018 9:00 am

Pigs might fly – but they will not be Australian porkers (or beef or lamb) flying into the European Union…

Green Climate Farce

11 August 2018 9:00 am

Can you feel sorry for a climate bureaucrat? Well I do. Look at my fellow Aussie Howard Bamsey. He’s been…

Anglo-Australian relations, post Brexit

11 August 2018 9:00 am

As a new wave of protectionism sweeps across the globe, can Britain and Australia lead a free trade fightback? What…

Leadership drought

11 August 2018 9:00 am

Water is the very essence of life. As Benjamin Franklin said, its only when the well’s dry that we know…

‘Righto, what’s his name then?’

11 August 2018 9:00 am

As he winds down his five-year tenure as an Australian Human Rights Commissioner, Tim Soutphommasane is redoubling the political divisiveness…

Having a list

4 August 2018 9:00 am

For the past week I’ve been in my native Canada, aka the epicentre of TDS – Trump Derangement Syndrome. In…

Three little words that mean ‘shut up!’

4 August 2018 9:00 am

Racist’, ‘sexist’ and ‘phobia’, the last one with various prefixes, are the lexical building blocks of leftist discourse. Three little…

Body parts

4 August 2018 9:00 am

Walking around Patricia Piccinini’s Melbourne studio, we could be on a tour at the Natural History Museum. ‘And here we…

OMG! Now the Jews want Israel to be Jewish!

4 August 2018 9:00 am

The Information for prospective Australians that I had to master before I became a citizen declared ‘Australia is a secular…

Last chance for the Liberals

4 August 2018 9:00 am

If the Liberals go to the next election with Turnbull as leader, they’ll be handing over the government to a…

Anti-‘Zionism’, or just plain old…?

28 July 2018 9:00 am

Anti-‘Zionism’ seems to be bustin’ out all over. The Presbyterian Church USA, has become one of the more noisome sinks…

Letter from Munich

28 July 2018 9:00 am

As a permanent reminder of the fragility of democracy when put under the combined pressure of economic crisis and populist…

Polishing Maggie’s legacy

28 July 2018 9:00 am

Everywhere you look, from the free market to intelligence agencies, core democratic institutions are under attack – be it from…

Peterson’s sin

28 July 2018 9:00 am

Last week I wanted to move to a hut in the wilderness, as far away from people as possible. The…

If the Libs don’t represent the right, someone else will

28 July 2018 9:00 am

Among political insiders, I detect some relief that the two-party-preferred Newspoll gap between the Turnbull government and the Shorten opposition…

Keep on tweeting, Mr President

28 July 2018 9:00 am

Mention One Nation voters in elite circles, and they’ll be dismissed as backward, unsophisticated and easily misled. But when asked…

Where have all the engineers gone?

21 July 2018 9:00 am

When the Chifley Government, in 1948, decided to implement a scheme to harness the waters of the Snowy Mountains and…

A golden century

21 July 2018 9:00 am

Lord Carrington, who died last week in his hundredth year, witnessed and shaped much of the international politics of the…