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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…

Snapback!

22 August 2020 9:00 am

Last week, the United Nations Security Council rejected an indefinite extension of the embargo on the export of conventional weapons…

Stay calm, Gladys

15 August 2020 9:00 am

The next few week’s will be the ultimate test of Gladys Berejiklian and her New South Wales Coalition government. Will…

State of disastrous decision-making

8 August 2020 9:00 am

Wherever you are on the political spectrum, one word that should strike fear into you is ‘curfew’. Curfews are tools…

Coalition and Cancel Culture

1 August 2020 9:00 am

The High Court’s decision on whether or not to give leave to Peter Ridd to appeal his Federal Court loss…

No masking reality

25 July 2020 9:00 am

This week, the face of Melbourne literally changed. From last Thursday, Victorian premier Daniel Andrews decreed that all Melburnians must…

Against the grain

17 July 2020 11:00 pm

‘My own forays into Wrongthink have made me the subject of constant bullying by colleagues who disagree with my views.’…

HCQ? You read it here first

11 July 2020 9:00 am

In the wee small hours before the dawn of the Independence Day holiday weekend, presumably when it hoped no one…

Pop! Pop! Pop!

4 July 2020 9:00 am

Could the wheels finally be coming off the greatest hoax of the last fifty years? Is it too much to…

Ditch Paris

27 June 2020 9:00 am

It was announced last week that the Minerals Council of Australia has ‘committed to cutting carbon emissions’ and has ‘thrown…

Yay!

20 June 2020 9:00 am

‘The number of climate deniers in Australia is more than double the global average, new survey finds,’ read the headline…

Double delusions

13 June 2020 9:00 am

In a week of absolute madness, it’s hard to know which is the more deranged fantasy: that we can do…

Where’s wisdom gone?

6 June 2020 9:00 am

At what point did the West, including Australia, abandon common sense and reason in favour of decision-making worthy of the…

Coalition’s slow boat

30 May 2020 9:00 am

‘That is my job, to bring everybody together,’ explained Scott Morrison to the Canberra Press Bubble who were anything but…

Unbreakable

23 May 2020 9:00 am

It was only nine months ago, but it seems a world away. On 4 August, 2019, on a mild winter’s…

Coughing fit

16 May 2020 9:00 am

Well might the Treasurer Josh Frydenberg choke on his words in parliament when detailing the horrendous debt currently being imposed…

Get back to where we once belonged

8 May 2020 11:00 pm

‘Want to go to the footy? Download the app.’ tweeted Health Minister Greg Hunt on 2 May, speaking to Australians…

It’s the economy, covid!

1 May 2020 11:00 pm

Perhaps more than any other magazine, The Spectator Australia was horrified by the Turnbull coup. The real one, that is,…

We are not Anzacs in this crisis

24 April 2020 11:00 pm

One hundred and five years ago today, our boys stormed the barren shores of Anzac Cove. For all the Victoria…

Kangaroo court

18 April 2020 9:00 am

In his famous Letter from Birmingham Jail, Martin Luther King wrote: ‘justice too long delayed is justice denied.’ This has…

Wheels fall off Pell’s tumbril

11 April 2020 9:00 am

As in a bombardment on a strategically crucial target, all the big guns were firing. And great was the rejoicing…