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Happy New Year

23 September 2017 9:00 am

As with the Chinese New Year, Ramadan, and other festive occasions on our multicultural calendar, the ten-day period from Rosh…

Our energy farce

16 September 2017 9:00 am

What a mess! Australia has the world’s largest readily available supplies of coal, gas and uranium yet our power prices…

The conservative case for SSM

9 September 2017 9:00 am

Is there a credible conservative case for voting Yes to same-sex marriage? This critical question has been addressed by, among…

The Great Cultural Swindle

2 September 2017 9:00 am

Forget about the ‘culture wars’. What Australia, and indeed the West, is now being subjected to, and in many ways…

Burqas and bigots

26 August 2017 9:00 am

When the first pictures emerged of Afghan women celebrating the demise of the Taliban by scornfully tearing off their blue…

Frazzled

19 August 2017 9:00 am

Soon it will be raining barbequed chook in Port Augusta, thanks to the latest madcap scheme by the Turnbull and…

Nice is overrated

12 August 2017 9:00 am

It’s time that conservatives stopped being so damn nice and finally decided to stand up for what they believe in…

Gaggle of gays

5 August 2017 9:00 am

It beggars belief that at a time when all Liberal guns should be squarely focussed on the destructive ‘tax and…

Healthy scepticism

29 July 2017 9:00 am

As we pointed out last week, if the Liberals wish to win the next election they can do so easily.…

Freeze out the bedwetters

22 July 2017 9:00 am

The next federal election is a shoo-in for the Coalition. This statement may appear counter-intuitive, but is nonetheless true. The…

Party pooper

15 July 2017 9:00 am

Last week, while in London accepting an award for Australia’s ‘non-discriminatory’ immigration policies, Malcolm Turnbull made his now infamous Sensible…

Recognising murder

8 July 2017 9:00 am

The flags will unfurl, the crowds will cheer, the bands will play, an explosion of red, green, black and white…

Marriage of connivance

1 July 2017 9:00 am

‘Loose lips sink ships’ was the famous Second World War phrase which accurately warned of the dangers of allowing careless…

Trouble in Libland

24 June 2017 9:00 am

The clock is now ticking on Malcolm Turnbull’s leadership. He currently faces active resistance from more than a score of…

The Finkel farrago

17 June 2017 9:00 am

By what authority does the Turnbull government believe it has a mandate to lay waste to the economy and destroy…

Riding the multiculti wave

10 June 2017 9:00 am

‘Dirty Enoch Powell said to the immigrants, immigrants you better get back to your commonwealth homes,’ rapped Paul McCartney, as…

The Voice

3 June 2017 9:00 am

After a decade of muddle-headed thinking by the so-called Recognition movement, their confusion best summed up by Speccie columnist Gary…

Muslim grievances

27 May 2017 9:00 am

The suicide bombing at Manchester Arena should remind us that in the coming discussions about the perpetrators and what motivated…

77

20 May 2017 9:00 am

Ronald Reagan was 77 years old in his final year in office running the free world. And he made a…

Free speechless

13 May 2017 9:00 am

The awarding of a ‘free speech’ award to the Human Rights Commission’s Gillian Triggs left many lost for words. It…

Up Badgerys Creek

6 May 2017 9:00 am

It would probably be wrong to predict that the Turnbull government’s decision to build an airport at Badgerys Creek will…

Aussie values

29 April 2017 9:00 am

We have heard much over the past fortnight, thanks to a new citizenship test and the Anzac commemorations, about Australian…

Housing ‘affordability’

22 April 2017 9:00 am

With less than three weeks to go until Treasurer Scott Morrison hands down his 2017 Budget, the signs that he…

Christ almighty?

14 April 2017 11:00 pm

Last week, Egypt declared a state of emergency. Twin bombings of churches that were packed for Palm Sunday services killed…

Sensible centre

8 April 2017 9:00 am

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull was in fine form the other day when he proudly proclaimed to a gathering of Victorian…