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Morrison’s climate challenge

20 July 2019 9:00 am

It is unacceptable for the Morrison government to carry on blindly ignoring the mounting evidence that far from being ‘settled’,…

Naidoc’s ‘themes’

13 July 2019 9:00 am

It’s Naidoc Week, which is, quote, ‘a time for all Australians to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of all…

Still Laboring under delusions

6 July 2019 9:00 am

Six weeks after the federal election, the resumption of parliament has forced Labor to accept the unpalatable truth that it…

From Folau to 18C

29 June 2019 9:00 am

‘Folau has criticised not only those who are homosexual, but drunkards, thieves, atheists, fornicators, adulterers and so on. So he’s…

The point of Cory

22 June 2019 9:00 am

Writing in the Feb 24, 2018 issue of this magazine, father of the ‘del-cons’ James Allan asked a rather impertinent…

Monash wins the war

15 June 2019 9:00 am

On April 3rd, 2018, a group of conservative Coalition backbenchers announced the formation of the Monash Forum. Many dismissed this…

Plots and prayers on a highway to hell

8 June 2019 9:00 am

Australia has a new opposition leader and luckily for Prime Minister Scott Morrison, Mr Albanese is already dispensing advice on…

Del-Cons vs Turnbulls

1 June 2019 9:00 am

It was the Del-Cons — published in our pages — wot won it and the thumping victory for conservatives at…

We picked it

25 May 2019 9:00 am

The Coalition’s election victory may have come as a shock to many, but certainly not to readers of The Spectator…

Smarter than a sea sponge

18 May 2019 9:00 am

What a relief. It turns out Democratic representative for New York, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, was just joking when she said in…

Dumb question

11 May 2019 9:00 am

The greatest insult imaginable to the intelligence of the average Australian voter was served up the other night by Bill…

Saving the world one Big Mac at a time

4 May 2019 9:00 am

For weeks, journalists have pestered Opposition leader Bill Shorten about the cost of his climate policies. At the first leaders’…

Return of the Hollow Man

27 April 2019 9:00 am

Week one of the election campaign marked the return of Opposition leader Bill Shorten in a much-loved role — the…

Tinpot Torquemadas

20 April 2019 9:00 am

Just when freedom of speech has been under attack through the Passion of Israel Folau, this week proved the ‘woke’,…

Turnbull goes Twin Peak crazy

13 April 2019 9:00 am

Former Prime Minister Turnbull is right about one thing: he’s not in politics anymore and he doesn’t have ‘to engage…

Labor’s electric road to nowhere

6 April 2019 9:00 am

It’s like déjà vu all over again. The economy, although slowing, is growing at a respectable 2.3 per cent. Unemployment…

Labor does the Time Warp (again)

30 March 2019 9:00 am

For those who enjoy their schadenfreude neat, there was plenty to savour watching the NSW election results on the ABC.…

Christchurch

23 March 2019 9:00 am

Australians sometimes think our Kiwi cousins are two hours ahead but more than 20 years behind us. New Zealand is…

Labor goes coal turkey

16 March 2019 9:00 am

Opinion polling last week provided chilling evidence that Australians are planning to elect a Shorten Labor government – the Greenest…

Private Pyne deserts

9 March 2019 9:00 am

In 2016, the Turnbull government committed Australia to a $50 billion deal with the French to buy a dozen conventional…

Labor is beatable

2 March 2019 9:00 am

Shadow Treasurer Chris Bowen is pretty darn sure of himself. What he wants out of May’s election: a clear mandate…

The Internationale

23 February 2019 9:00 am

The number of significant political events that have taken place over the past week or so should, when taken together,…

Power without responsibility

16 February 2019 9:00 am

Stanley Baldwin is remembered for saying ‘power without responsibility – the prerogative of the harlot through the ages’. Baldwin meant…

Kenneth’s bank job

9 February 2019 9:00 am

Bank bashing is a national pastime in Australia and the proliferation of parliamentary inquiries into financial services – there have…

A chink of Newspoll light

2 February 2019 9:00 am

Prime Minister Scott Morrison must be wondering what he did right.  This week’s first Newspoll of the year has Bill…