Flat White

In-depth analysis of the day’s news, plus stories and gossip from Australian politics.

Will our new moral police ever stop harassing Israel Folau?

19 February 2020 5:05 pm

Israel Folau is no longer allowed to play sport in Australia—of every sporting code—and so he has been forced to…

No point holding on to Holden

19 February 2020 3:27 pm

Another one bites the dust in Australian manufacturing. This time it’s Holden. Across Australia, people are lamenting the end of…

ABC in ‘suicide attempt’ scandal

19 February 2020 1:17 pm

You know that string of errors by The(ir) ABC? Well, it just got even longer.   Comedian Rosie Waterland has taken to…

This one takes the cake, but you can’t eat it

19 February 2020 5:00 am

A Perth primary school principal’s inspired idea to ban birthday cakes at his school in case they offended students from…

Richard Dawkins, euthanasia and eugenics

18 February 2020 4:00 pm

Richard Dawkins is the gift that just keeps on giving. Well, at least for us religious types who believe in…

Let’s save the planet by eliminating everyone

18 February 2020 5:00 am

We have come to the place where our supposed love for the planet means that we must now hate people.…

Won’t somebody please think of the ABC journos?

17 February 2020 6:32 pm

In a salient display of a free press and journalistic independence, the Australian government-owned national broadcaster has taken the Australian…

Jordan Peterson and how the left seek to destroy those it hates

17 February 2020 1:35 pm

Jordan Peterson, one of the world’s leading intellectuals and a twenty-first-century champion of academic truth has just passed through one of the most…

The left’s hypocrisy on “racism”

17 February 2020 11:06 am

It’s just as well the left keeps losing elections around the world – worse than losing votes; they’ve lost the…

The Minister, Sir Humphrey and Yassmin Abdel-Magied’s grant

17 February 2020 5:00 am

The Australia Council was the creation of the Whitlam government and, in the last round of grant recipients, to the…

So you think you’re a classical liberal?

16 February 2020 5:00 am

A fair number of people nowadays are announcing that they’re classical liberals. An apparently more or less equal number of…

Don’t mention the pandemic

14 February 2020 5:00 pm

The Woke Health Organisation – sorry, the World Health Organisation – continues to provide non-stop entertainment as the Coronavirus spreads.…

What’s woke this week

14 February 2020 3:00 pm

This week kids’ cartoons that will turn your little darlings into global capitalists, Big Brother policing of fashion faux pas,…

Love and Thoms: this isn’t closing the gap, but entrenching our differences

14 February 2020 1:11 pm

Friends, Romans, Countrymen – Lend me your ears and hear my words.  This week the High Court of Australia handed…

Don’t say our pollies are wising up to the benefits of small scale nuclear energy?

14 February 2020 5:00 am

There is probably only one thing that makes conservatives happier than seeing the lunatic Green left meltdown over climate change,…

Score-settling does not deal with veteran suicide

13 February 2020 6:00 pm

Ivan Coronel Hains died “suddenly” in Sydney on April 18, 1952, aged 61. A medical doctor, he had held senior…

Sorry doomsayers, but the science says there’s now no climate emergency

13 February 2020 3:12 pm

It is somewhat ironic – though in some ways unsurprising – that at the time when the climate change activism…

Dark Emu, the High Court and our crude new racial hierarchy

13 February 2020 1:31 pm

“[We hope for] a future where all Australians, whatever their origins, are truly equal partners, with equal opportunities and with…

Is there a Democrat who can defeat The Donald?

13 February 2020 11:30 am

After an embarrassing Iowa caucus, the smoother New Hampshire primary did more to determine who will not become the nominee…

Millennial? Stressed? Then stop the spending habits that are stressing you out

13 February 2020 5:00 am

Every generation thinks that they have had it tougher than the one before them. Each generation faces the challenges of…

How the High Court has endorsed identity politics in Love and Thomas

12 February 2020 7:43 pm

On Tuesday the High Court of Australia has handed down a decision that for all intents and purposes looks like…

Energy prices? Stop throwing money into the wind and deregulate

12 February 2020 3:04 pm

Through an open and competitive energy market, Australian can achieve the holy energy trinity: cheap, clean, and reliable. In 2020,…

Social media’s scorpion culture

12 February 2020 5:00 am

The human experiment that has been hyper-connectivity facilitated by social media platforms tends to confirm Sartre’s statement that hell is…

Drop the cash ban. Let’s keep legal tender legal

11 February 2020 7:15 pm

When does the end justify the means? One answer to that question comes in legislation currently snaking its way through the…

Will Mr Invisible destroy the Morrison government?

11 February 2020 3:30 pm

What a shemozzle. A week after the mad uncle, Barnaby Joyce, tilted unsuccessfully to snatch the National party leadership back…