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21 September 2019 9:00 am

I have recently been reading two political books each of which was a complete waste of time and money. Then…

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14 September 2019 9:00 am

I made three gigantic mistakes in my political career. Not just the usual stupid things that politicians do, like wasting…

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20 July 2019 9:00 am

As you know, The Spectator Australia Political Research Bureau scours the globe searching for new ways in which the democratic…

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13 July 2019 9:00 am

As you know, here at The United Nations Cultural Reform Unit we have embarked on a major project to remake…

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6 July 2019 9:00 am

You do not need me to recommend good books. But I will do it all the same, or at least…

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29 June 2019 9:00 am

As we speak, a bright new class of newly-elected MPs and Senators is assembling in the cities, towns and remote…

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22 June 2019 9:00 am

The long march through our institutions goes on, and they are falling over like ninepins. The latest victim is the…

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15 June 2019 9:00 am

I am afraid I cannot join in the universal and maudlin distress into which so many of our fellow citizens…

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1 June 2019 9:00 am

A few months ago, I was cleaning up my study to see what could usefully be discarded, so that my…

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25 May 2019 9:00 am

Hillary Clinton lost the 2016 US election the day she called Donald Trump’s supporters ‘a basket of deplorables’. After that,…

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18 May 2019 9:00 am

You liked Pink Batts? You’ll love Funny Money! Why? Well, I am now convinced that the Liberal party has gone…

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11 May 2019 9:00 am

Last week, candidates from all parties were starting to drop like flies as they were disendorsed by their parties for…

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4 May 2019 9:00 am

I see that some members of the media have started referring to the election as ‘boring’. I disagree with them.…

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27 April 2019 9:00 am

Our serried ranks of interstate and overseas readers may not be aware that in the last two weeks Melbourne has…

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20 April 2019 9:00 am

The federal parliament used to be a place of vigorous but respectful debate. Not now. I was reflecting on this…

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13 April 2019 9:00 am

There is something symbiotic about the fact that the federal Budget has been dropped on us just when the final…

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6 April 2019 9:00 am

What do the ABC and the New Zealand terrorist horror have in common? Apart, I mean, from the fact that…

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9 March 2019 9:00 am

A few weeks ago we drew attention to some significant reforms to the electoral law in the Democratic Republic of…

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2 March 2019 9:00 am

The appointment of Ita Buttrose as the new Chair of the ABC is another step back from making it truly…

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16 February 2019 9:00 am

The iconic Australian company, Bradbury’s Chocolates, has just concluded its search for the sensible centre. But the dismal results obtained…

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9 February 2019 9:00 am

The Spectator Australia Electoral Reform Unit, working in secrecy behind its heavily fortified premises at Belconnen in the ACT, has…

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2 February 2019 9:00 am

The absurd contribution by Thomas Vargas, the head of the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) in Indonesia, to the refugee issue…

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26 January 2019 9:00 am

This column has now embarked on a series of articles to prepare you for the coming election season. Our policy…

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19 January 2019 9:00 am

As this is an election year, I would like to bring you up-to-date on the ground-breaking research that the Spectator…

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12 January 2019 9:00 am

Here at the United Nations Cultural Reform Centre we are working on a major project that will help deliver us…