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Will Morrison fight?

15 February 2020 9:00 am

To ‘culturally appropriate’ General George S. Patton: No bastard ever won a war by refusing to fight the battle. Slowly,…

Climate warriors

7 February 2020 10:00 pm

It’s been an endless summer but not in the style of the 1966 classic film of sun and surf. Our…

Charles threatens the Crown

1 February 2020 9:00 am

Australia’s constitutional monarchy, much like Canada’s, is one of the great success stories to have grown out of the British…

Political hazard reduction

24 January 2020 10:00 pm

After several weeks of being caught on the hop by the severity of the bushfires, it appears Scott Morrison has…

Gone with the Windsors

18 January 2020 9:00 am

These are tumultuous times for the Royal Family. No one was surprised when Meghan Markle, a former TV actress from…

Death of a terrorist

11 January 2020 9:00 am

The death of Iran’s terrorist- in-chief, Qassem Soleimani, brought a swift end to a dangerous adversary but there is no…

A summer to savour

21 December 2019 9:00 am

What an extraordinary year. And what a wonderful way for conservative-leaning Australians to head into their summer holidays. Over the…

No time for complacency, ScoMo

14 December 2019 9:00 am

The Australian Election Study has analysed every election result since 1987. In seeking to explain why people voted as they…

Our farmers have few friends

7 December 2019 9:00 am

Yet again, David Flint has shown that despite being an inner-city dwelling, softly-spoken, smartly-groomed, elegantly-dressed emeritus professor of law and…

Wokepac

30 November 2019 9:00 am

The Bank of New South Wales, now Westpac, got its start way back in 1817.  For two centuries, its name…

Political insanity

23 November 2019 9:00 am

As the bushfires rage, and a long, hot, dry and fiery summer seems inevitable, it’s well past time for Australia…

Rock star

16 November 2019 9:00 am

Any fears that the Tony Abbott Testimonial Dinner on Sydney’s north shore last week would be a rather maudlin or…

Spies like Abbott

9 November 2019 9:00 am

It is hard to know which proposition is more absurd. Is it the notion that former prime minister Tony Abbott…

Scott superglues his colours

2 November 2019 9:00 am

And so the Great Betrayal of the Australian people continues. Not content with sneakily ratifying the Paris Agreement on Climate…

Loving the luvvies too much

26 October 2019 9:00 am

When it comes to Coalition governments, Michael Corleone of The Godfather doesn’t normally come to mind. Yet they seem to…

Facing extinction

19 October 2019 9:00 am

It’s not only the crazies from Extinction Rebellion who have deliberately buried their heads in the sand lately. So, too,…

Lead on, Libs

12 October 2019 9:00 am

Seventy-five years ago this week, a Canberra meeting convened by Robert Menzies decided to establish a new political party, the…

Cold war kowtowing

5 October 2019 9:00 am

Beijing’s birthday bash this week provides an unwelcome flashback to the dark days of the Cold War.  The depressing spectacle…

Labor’s weapon of mass confusion

28 September 2019 9:00 am

By any rational measure, Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s state visit to the United States should be judged a success. The…

Conversation stopper

21 September 2019 9:00 am

A s heavy snow fell in southeastern Australia this week, for the third time this year, preparations were still underway…

Are you being served?

14 September 2019 9:00 am

As Labor politicians dragged their heels back to parliament this week, there are signs of progress through the five stages…

White women on the hook

7 September 2019 9:00 am

Martin Niemöller’s famous post-World War II quotation is as poetic as it is heart-breaking, as insightful as it is terrifying.…

ScoMo settles in

31 August 2019 9:00 am

It’s Sunday, so it must be Biarritz! Prime Minister Scott Morrison could be forgiven for losing his bearings over the…

The Speccie’s ‘Daughter slaughter’ cover was widely seen at recent demonstrations outside the NSW parliament

Cover girl

24 August 2019 9:00 am

It was around three weeks ago that The Spectator Australia’s Mark Powell first broke the story on our online magazine…

CPAC packed out

17 August 2019 9:00 am

Some gags you can’t get enough of, and the suggestion by Mark Latham and others that the astonishing success of…