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7 December 2013 9:00 am

With their protectionist retreat, Tony Abbott and Joe Hockey are curtailing job-creating investment

No apology

30 November 2013 9:00 am

On Indonesia, Tony Abbott is right to ignore the self-loathing Asia-first elite

An appalling hypocrite

30 November 2013 9:00 am

By speaking out in favour of gay marriage and the republic, the GG shows she was not fit for high office

Australian Letters

30 November 2013 9:00 am

Soft on crime Sir: One of my favourite Spectator Australia columns is Peter Coleman’s. His insightful and calm articulation can…

Apology and appeasement

23 November 2013 9:00 am

Tony Abbott will be the latest Australian prime minister to kowtow to Jakarta

On top of the Victorian desalination plant, the largest ‘green roof’ in the southern hemisphere

What drought?

23 November 2013 9:00 am

Victoria’s desalination plant is a reminder of the perils of making public policy in a panic

Confessions of a climate denier

23 November 2013 9:00 am

A mini-tornado hits north Sydney: what on earth can it mean?

Grand delusions?

16 November 2013 9:00 am

So what is the point of the Commonwealth in this day and age?

Who killed Australian cricket?

16 November 2013 9:00 am

The purists are wrong about Twenty20

Another clue for you all

9 November 2013 9:00 am

Paul McCartney has released a new album. But it is any good?

In praise of our future King

9 November 2013 9:00 am

Far from being agitated, restless and frustrated, the 65-year-old heir to the throne is ready for prime time

A forgotten hero

2 November 2013 9:00 am

Spare a thought for the real brains behind the Sydney Opera House

Put the expenses ‘scandal’ in perspective

2 November 2013 9:00 am

Our politicians are not ripping off taxpayers  anywhere near as much as the news media suggest

Good night, sweet prince

2 November 2013 9:00 am

 Hamlet Belvoir, Sydney, until 1 December   While the actual Prince of Denmark was charming Sydney crowds during his visit…

Insiders are being starved

26 October 2013 9:00 am

By sidelining the media elites, the Coalition may pursue a winning PR strategy

Fire, fire!

26 October 2013 9:00 am

There ain’t much Australia can do to stop global warming

Pity Nicole Kidman and Naomi Watts

26 October 2013 9:00 am

Some Australian actors have slightly better luck playing non-Australians

Notes from the old dart

19 October 2013 9:00 am

The headline in The Mail on Sunday conveys a sense of stepping back in time on arrival at Gatwick: ‘Ed…

Go ahead, suspend me

19 October 2013 9:00 am

A warning to the NSW Liberals: reform or die

End the Age of Entitlement

19 October 2013 9:00 am

Stop the reckless and feckless profiting at the expense of the more prudent who subsidise their follies

My war against the factions

12 October 2013 9:00 am

Why are the NSW Liberals so afraid of plebiscites?

Peter Cook and Dudley Moore visit the Antipodes

12 October 2013 9:00 am

The British comic duo had a hilarious, drunken and drug-filled tour

Forget ‘Alborten’

12 October 2013 9:00 am

History shows that the opposition leaders who immediately follow their party’s loss of government are doomed

Meet the latest Aussie who gets under our skin

5 October 2013 9:00 am

The brash and combative Oracle skipper has become the focal point of New Zealand’s collective anxieties

Pass the torch

5 October 2013 9:00 am

If only Britain had sound conservatives such as John Howard and Tony Abbott