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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…

Go in hard, get out fast

4 April 2020 9:00 am

It remains to be seen whether the actions taken by the Morrison government in the last two weeks will have…

Recalibrate Australia

28 March 2020 9:00 am

All pay rises for public servants to be frozen until after the pandemic is over! Shock horror! Hospitality industry unions…

Apoxalypse now

21 March 2020 9:00 am

Last week we asked whether Scott Morrison and the Australian medical authorities would learn the lessons of Italy and impose…

Coronavirus confusion

14 March 2020 9:00 am

With people swarming the aisles of our supermarkets grabbing every multipack of dunny paper they can lay their hands on,…

Through the ABC’s looking glass

7 March 2020 9:00 am

‘How can you look at future technologies? They’re not invented yet!’ retorted Leigh Sales gleefully. If Lewis Carroll had created…

To Boris, from down under

29 February 2020 9:00 am

Dear Boris, How ironic that at the very moment you succeed in unshackling your great country from the tyranny and…

Bye bye Holden, meat pies…

21 February 2020 10:00 pm

If you think the shutting down of Holden, the end of that much-loved brand, the loss of automotive jobs and…

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…