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27 February 2021 9:00 am

These are exciting times to be a reader of, and subscriber to, The Spectator Australia, not to mention being its…

Speccie? Banned!

20 February 2021 9:00 am

Well, we must be doing something right. In banning the beleaguered Liberal backbench MP Craig Kelly for seven days, the…

PM damages his brand

13 February 2021 9:00 am

‘Free speech never created a single job,’ a sanctimonious Scott Morrison once informed the nation, forgetting of course that his…

Flawed democracy

6 February 2021 9:00 am

In an interesting report by Catherine Philp in the UK Times, we learn that the coronavirus has seriously damaged democratic…

Funny things at the forum

30 January 2021 9:00 am

Every pandemic has a silver lining. This week, we were spared the spectacle of Davos Man (and Woman) jetting into…

Spare us the Australia Day antics

23 January 2021 9:00 am

Even the most loyal Australian could be forgiven for having a sense of foreboding at the approach of Australia Day.…

Covid maniacs running the asylum

16 January 2021 9:00 am

It seems passing strange that the Victorian government’s arbitrary detention of its citizens, desperately flying home after Christmas, appears to…

One and free? If only we were

9 January 2021 9:00 am

The paradox of our age of abundance, is that we fret incessantly about scarcity, and yet, like the wisdom of…

Normal normal

19 December 2020 9:00 am

After one of the most gruelling and troubling years of the last few decades, the one thing most of us…

The madness of Green Kean

12 December 2020 9:00 am

The New South Wales Liberal government of Gladys Berejiklian has embarked upon the most reckless and unprecedented assault upon the…

Sco Mo, the Chamberlain of the culture wars

5 December 2020 9:00 am

During the second world war, a group of English-speaking Japanese female radio broadcasters, collectively known as ‘Tokyo Rose’, spread Japanese…

Pillars tremble

28 November 2020 9:00 am

At what point do conservatives within the Morrison government say ‘enough is enough’? The ever-leftwards drift of the party once…

Perrottet’s perilous prestidigation

21 November 2020 9:00 am

The return of The Crown on Netflix has brought us an excellent performance of the Iron Lady according to The…

It ain’t over ‘til it’s over

14 November 2020 9:00 am

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have declared themselves the winners of the US presidential election; news which should fill many…

Votes in the balance

7 November 2020 9:00 am

As we go to print the US election hangs in the balance. Both candidates have made late night speeches; one…

Josh shreds Donut Dan

31 October 2020 9:00 am

In Victoria this past week, the word was ‘donut’. Or to be precise, double donut: two consecutive days of zero…

Professor Sutton’s curious memory

24 October 2020 9:00 am

Victoria’s Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton is the public face of Covid-19 in the Lockdown State. It is Professor Sutton…

The Peta Principle

17 October 2020 9:00 am

In 1969, Canadian academic Laurence Peter defined what came to be known as the Peter Principle: a person in an…

Speccie vs Stasiland

10 October 2020 9:00 am

This week’s budget is a tale of Covid-induced devastation. Instead of being Back in the Black, there is a deficit…

‘Albo’ Andrews

3 October 2020 9:00 am

The corona virus has had many unintended and unexpected consequences, with the real damage being not so much the medical…

Say goodbye to freedom

26 September 2020 9:00 am

If Victoria avoids becoming a Marxist failed state, it may very well be because of The Spectator Australia’s contributor Ian…

Dog days

19 September 2020 9:00 am

‘I feel a bit like a dog returning to eat its own vomit,’ explained Victoria’s Assistant Commissioner Luke Cornelius, to…

Eureka! Ballarat fights again

12 September 2020 9:00 am

How fitting that the clarion call to liberate Victorians from the lunacy of lockdown came forth from Miner’s Rest in…

Victoria’s illiberal democracy

5 September 2020 9:00 am

With the acquiescence of a handful of well-intentioned but misguided crossbench MPs, Victorian Labor Premier Daniel Andrews has won his…

Dan vs democracy

29 August 2020 9:00 am

When Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews says that it is ‘foreseeable’ that a state of emergency could last beyond another 12…