Features Australia

Quigley has a duty to quibble

3 August 2019 9:00 am

Community safety requires competent law-making by parliament, robust law enforcement by government and wise decision-making from the judiciary. If one…

Eat the chefs

3 August 2019 9:00 am

The offenderati have been baying for blood ever since it was revealed that MasterChef Australia judge George Calombaris had been…

Certify the political class?

3 August 2019 9:00 am

‘Whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad.’ The truth of this ancient proverb has been demonstrated by the…

Through thick and spin

27 July 2019 9:00 am

Once upon a time, Britain sent Australia its excess convicts.  These days we get Tony Blair’s old spin doctors, a…

Marxism’s rotten fruit

27 July 2019 9:00 am

In his brilliant Intellectuals – From Marx and Tolstoy to Sartre and Chomsky, Paul Johnson highlights the hypocrisy of what…

Four ponies of the apocalypse

27 July 2019 9:00 am

The open secret of Donald Trump’s political success is that he is always in the news. He seems to live…

Distracting from real reform

27 July 2019 9:00 am

Constitutional ‘recognition’ of the  indigenous people is but the latest in a series of silver bullets proposed by the elites…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Media onslaught against Trump backfires

6 July 2019 9:00 am

What? ABCTV, without sneering, covered Trump at the Osaka G20 last week and with Kim Jong-un the other day. So…

Our universities are dying

6 July 2019 9:00 am

Examples of how universities have been captured by politically correct groupthink and cultural left ideology abound. Bettina Arndt being denied…

Turnbull, the G-G, Porter and Dutton

6 July 2019 9:00 am

Scott Morrison’s election win saved Australia from many perils: from much higher and even more wasteful government spending; much higher…

The noose around Australian businesses

6 July 2019 9:00 am

In Greenwashed: the strange triumph of eco-Toryism, (The Spectator Australia, 15 June), Ross Clark describes how Conservative party leadership contenders…

Conscience rules, OK?

6 July 2019 9:00 am

Two problems with Scott Morrison’s proposed Religious Discrimination Bill. First, what does it mean for those who make a stand…

Business/Robbery etc

6 July 2019 9:00 am

Now that Adani’s Carmichael mine in remote central Queensland is, after nine tempestuous years, under way since at last getting…