Features Australia

Iran’s hostage chess

21 September 2019 9:00 am

The gentle reader will never, never know what a consummate ass he can become until he goes abroad,’ wrote Mark…

Campus of dunces

21 September 2019 9:00 am

Allan Bloom’s The Closing of the American Mind (1987) showed higher education failing democracy and impoverishing students. Forty years later,…

Our unique opportunity

21 September 2019 9:00 am

Australia, more than any other, is a child of the two great English-speaking nations. They have for two centuries successively…

Deal or no deal

14 September 2019 9:00 am

No longer can Brexit be considered inevitable: British democracy is on life support, and there are many who want to…

Business/Robbery etc

14 September 2019 9:00 am

‘It was just a good title for a book’, Graham Richardson protested last week, after a federal Labor front-bencher blamed…

Not the Right appointment

14 September 2019 9:00 am

From President Eisenhower’s time in office to the end of President Obama’s, there were 27 vacancies on the Supreme Court…

Iran’s dual threat

14 September 2019 9:00 am

The US and Australia will soon raise a glass to a ‘common vision for global peace, security and prosperity.’ On…

Q&A with Savage

14 September 2019 9:00 am

On my visits to Australia I have felt a strong sense of mystery and even apprehension. How is it that…

Anglosphere’s finest hour

14 September 2019 9:00 am

These are extraordinary days for the Anglosphere. As China and the EU show their contempt for ordinary people, the values…

Prince Andrew’s trial by media

14 September 2019 9:00 am

In this year’s Star Chamber trial by media, Prince Andrew has been found guilty with instructions to with- draw from…

Asylum accessories

7 September 2019 9:00 am

Alan Jones is wrong. The case of the Sri Lankan family whose deportation has been stalled illustrates what people smugglers…

ABC of Pauline’s revenge

7 September 2019 9:00 am

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has two Bills at hand to clobber the anti-conservative ABC. The first would force it to…

Below the belt —and road

7 September 2019 9:00 am

In the Land of Oz, when Labor apparatchiks follow the yellow brick road  to the end of the rainbow —…

Celebrity climate sting

7 September 2019 9:00 am

I’m a mediocre guitar player. I’ve also said 12 lines in a one-act play. Neither of these activities gave me…

Tribune of the people

7 September 2019 9:00 am

The longstanding aim of a sinister fifth column has been, for over three decades, to silence Alan Jones. It is…

Where’s our Greta?

7 September 2019 9:00 am

Why is Australia being left behind on climate change? I don’t mean left behind in the sense of not doing…

Superglued to socialism

31 August 2019 9:00 am

‘With love & rage…’.  This is how an existential threat to civilisation signs off. The cute tag hangs below Extinction…

Business/Robbery etc

31 August 2019 9:00 am

Twenty-three years ago deputy Liberal leader Peter Costello tried to prevent Tim Fischer becoming Australia’s Deputy Prime Minister. But newly…

Climate change stripped bare

31 August 2019 9:00 am

Last July, the Prince of Wales warned global leaders they have ‘18 critical months’ to solve climate change and restore…

Pilgrim Daughter

31 August 2019 9:00 am

Like the Pilgrim Fathers before her, Greta Thunberg, the po-faced Pilgrim Daughter of the climate cult, set sail for America…

Les États Unis will always be a foreign country to Macron

31 August 2019 9:00 am

Last weekend’s G7 summit of political leaders from the world’s largest democratic economies opened with a surprise, as the French…

Reasonable doubt about Pell

31 August 2019 9:00 am

I want to remind readers of the Speccie of a key premise – really it is a trade-off that we…

Schumpeter’s vision returns

31 August 2019 9:00 am

A prominent economist has written that capitalism is in crisis. Its wealth creation engine is sputtering. Those at the head…

Fake constitutional change

31 August 2019 9:00 am

The 20th Anniversary of the landslide victory by the rank-and-file over a juggernaut of Australia’s elites —the mainstream media, most…

Put a sock in it, Kel

24 August 2019 9:00 am

My gosh these are delicate times Down Under. Not for Australians the vigorous thrust and parry of political debate with…