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Pandemic Treaty: sign here?

21 May 2022 9:00 am

It beggars belief. After two and a half years in which a cohort of left-leaning politicians, elite bureaucrats, over-zealous health…

Vote carefully, vote wisely

14 May 2022 9:00 am

Next week Australians head to the polling booths to elect a new government or to return the old one. With…

Crunch time

7 May 2022 9:00 am

It’s one thing for the Reserve Bank board to set monetary policy independent of government. It’s entirely something else when…

Net Zero joins the choir invisible

30 April 2022 9:00 am

Senator Matt Canavan, a regular and popular columnist in this magazine, is under attack for having told Australians the truth.…

Supporting Ms Deves

23 April 2022 9:00 am

At this election, Australians not only get to decide who governs the nation – Liberals or Labor –but they could…

Easter Bunny

16 April 2022 9:00 am

It would be a brave passenger indeed who hopped onto a plane where the pilot hadn’t the faintest clue about…

Where’s the buzz?

9 April 2022 9:00 am

Only three Labor leaders since the second world war have won government from opposition; Gough Whitlam, Bob Hawke and Kevin…

Has Josh saved ScoMo’s bacon?

2 April 2022 9:00 am

You may not have guessed it from Josh Frydenberg’s speech, dolefully read at the pace of a 45-rpm record played…

Mean boys

26 March 2022 9:00 am

‘True character is revealed in the choices a human being makes under pressure – the greater the pressure, the deeper…

The rope, the chair & the noose

19 March 2022 9:00 am

The war in Ukraine has fundamentally changed the outlook for the forthcoming federal election. It is unlikely, once the gravity…

Abandon ‘net zero’ and win

12 March 2022 9:00 am

The path to electoral victory is crystal clear. Scott Morrison must abandon net zero to win the next election. Much…

Castrating Australia

5 March 2022 9:00 am

Within this week’s issue we present a number of articles and different points of view surrounding the invasion of Ukraine,…

Catch 2022

26 February 2022 9:00 am

There is a diabolical conundrum facing conservatives at the forthcoming federal election: how to get more conservatives into Parliament? Once…

ScoMo’s four feathers

19 February 2022 9:00 am

As the two sides of politics marshal their forces and prepare to do battle in polling booths across the nation…

ScoMo’s lack of discipline

12 February 2022 9:00 am

Prime Minister Scott Morrison this week called for unity within the ranks of the Coalition in order to get his…

Questions not asked

5 February 2022 9:00 am

The questions put to Prime Minister Scott Morrison at the National Press Club this week, lobbed at him with all…

Don’t go woke, go for broke

29 January 2022 9:00 am

With Australia Day vanishing in the rear-view mirror and most of the nation learning to live with Covid, the stage…

We can’t rejoice until we’re free

22 January 2022 9:00 am

On 1 January last year the words of the national anthem were changed, purportedly to make them more inclusive. Instead…

Don’t turn tennis into Tampa

15 January 2022 9:00 am

Not since the deportation of Joe Cocker in the dying days of Billy McMahon’s government has there been a celebrity…

Reviving Australian liberalism

8 January 2022 9:00 am

New Year is a time for resolutions and for reflecting on the year passed. After the last two years of…

Three pictures of a Covid year

18 December 2021 9:00 am

As 2021 drew to an end, the quest for the Speccie Christmas Special front cover began. How  best to sum…

Dear Dom (versions A and B)

11 December 2021 9:00 am

At some point during this week, an unvaccinated person will stroll into a newsagent in New South Wales to buy…

Bullies and trolls

4 December 2021 9:00 am

‘I have a record of standing up to those who will seek to threaten Australia’s interests, whether they’re outside this…

Conservative populists

27 November 2021 9:00 am

‘Disgusting right-wing nut-jobs’, ‘rebels’, ‘populist conservatives’ and of course ‘anti-vaxxers’. These are just some of the politer insults being hurled…

A glorious coalition of conservatives

20 November 2021 9:00 am

As Scott Morrison sets up the idea of ‘who do you trust?’ as his 2022 election theme, and in doing…