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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.…

Business/Robbery etc

11 May 2019 9:00 am

The Australian Financial Review last week stood out like an island of integrity in a sea of journalistic mendacity when…

Robotaxis to the rescue

11 May 2019 9:00 am

Australia enjoys some of the least reliable and most costly electric power in the developed world. There’s some argument about…

Were the Del-Cons wrong?

11 May 2019 9:00 am

Well, the election is almost here.  In a little over a week we’ll know if Scott Morrison has pulled off…

Barbarians at the gate

11 May 2019 9:00 am

Federal Circuit Court Judge Salvatore Vasta once described the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU) as ‘the most recidivist…

The nutters we had to have

11 May 2019 9:00 am

‘Every now and then you have to flick the switch to vaudeville,’ former prime minister Paul Keating once said, and…

National suicide note

11 May 2019 9:00 am

This election is the most important since 2007 when the best prime minister since Menzies, John Howard, was so unwisely…

Preferring not to preference

4 May 2019 9:00 am

There are certain predictable signposts on the road to polling day that are handy reference points for those tracking progress.…

Doomsday, again

4 May 2019 9:00 am

‘NOW is Not the time for Business AS usual,’ read the grumpy boy’s placard as he munched on an apple…

One-world government

4 May 2019 9:00 am

There now remains just two weeks of campaigning before we, the public, decide whether it will be Labor or the…

The climate cult’s human shield

4 May 2019 9:00 am

Last Tuesday evening, I tweeted the following: ‘Can the Beeb arrange for Andrew Neil to interview this Greta Thunberg character?…

Shorten blundering to defeat?

4 May 2019 9:00 am

The electorate shows little sign of being interested in politicians offering bribes, wearing caps, eating, playing with children, horsing around…

The essential Duchamp

4 May 2019 9:00 am

‘The danger is in pleasing an immediate public: the immediate public that comes around you and takes you in and…

Truth, meet error

4 May 2019 9:00 am

Recently at Harvard’s Institute of Politics, new university president Lawrence Bacow was blocked from giving his speech on universities and…

How can Shorten still be in the lead?

27 April 2019 9:00 am

How is it that Labor, no longer the party of the worker but the voice of inner-city elites and millionaire…