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Angus Campbell’s Kumbaya Corps

23 April 2018 7:48 am

So, let me get this straight… in the ADF now, wearing a rainbow badge is officially sanctioned, but any form…

The Army serves the Crown, not itself

22 April 2018 11:49 am

Last week the Chief of Army Lieutenant General Angus Campbell promulgated a minute proscribing the use of “death symbols” within…

Woke is murder

21 April 2018 4:31 pm

It’s interesting to watch the slow transformation of the former frontman of the Smiths Morrissey from the darling of the…

Get stoned, vote Green

20 April 2018 2:36 pm

The Greens want to legalise cannabis for Australians over the age of 18, citing “how damaging the tough on drugs…

Why capitalism trumps socialism

20 April 2018 8:37 am

The argument that capitalism is superior to socialism is – sadly – one that has to be repeatedly made. Despite…

Is this the single most stupid ABC assertion ever?

19 April 2018 7:02 pm

As a venerable publication just shy of its190th birthday The Spectator has to eschew hyperbole (don’t use the Julia Gillard…

The monstrous evil of Nazi/Israeli moral equivalence

19 April 2018 4:21 pm

Gaza is the Warsaw Ghetto. The Israelis are Nazis. Palestinians are the victims of genocide. These are claims that are…

Has Kanye been recruited by The Greens?

19 April 2018 7:37 am

When news broke that Mike Pompeo reportedly had a secret meeting with Kim Jong Un, it seemed the world couldn’t…

Cities can grow without gridlock

18 April 2018 7:47 pm

Perhaps you’ve heard of the City of Melbourne’s misguided plan to ban non-resident cars from the CBD. It’s understandable: our…

Clementine Ford constructs justice

18 April 2018 4:00 pm

If there is no justice like justice through a feminist’s eyes, there is none. Yes, there have been calls for…

The scope of Trump Derangement Syndrome: revealed

18 April 2018 1:15 pm

Perhaps America’s leftist literatti should charge the President rent for living in their heads. CNN reports: Since January, each book…

How will history recall our climate catastrophists?

18 April 2018 9:40 am

We study history so as to not repeat it. There are many historical parallels with Australia’s current insanity on renewable…

Fifty shades of old school tie?

17 April 2018 5:41 pm

When you use your old school tie to bind your significant other to the bed: The world’s first dating app…

“Why do you hate the environment?”

17 April 2018 4:26 pm

Whenever I object to the government banning plastic bags or tripling my electricity bill, I’m always asked, ‘Why do you…

In defence of the expert

17 April 2018 1:05 pm

David Pearl’s recent Spectator feature on Professor Tom Nichols, a defence academic and Sovietologist at Harvard Naval College, suggested that…

Doubting Dawkins – even Darwin, too

17 April 2018 7:46 am

One of the most popular pieces in last Saturday’s Weekend Australian reported a controversial scientific hypothesis proposing that the evolution…

Hijacking Eureka

16 April 2018 6:09 pm

The Queensland Teachers’ Union decision to decorate every classroom in the state with the Eureka Stockade flag is blatant indoctrination…

Jerusalem: always the capital

16 April 2018 2:55 pm

On Wednesday, Israel will celebrate Yom Ha’atzmaut, its national day commemorating the Israeli Declaration of Independence signed in 1948. This…

A sugar tax is “Do Something” Economics 101

16 April 2018 11:05 am

Britain’s recent implementation of a sugar tax has reignited the push for an Australian sugar tax, pointing to ‘science’. Often,…

Boundary re-draws have a silver lining for the Coalition, if not the poor PM

16 April 2018 7:56 am

In the world of political nerdery, nothing beats electoral redistributions. Who wins, who loses, new primary and two party-preferred margins,…

Assad did it, not Putin

15 April 2018 7:28 pm

Last week’s chemical attack on dozens of his citizens – including children – has elicited no outrage from President Bashir…

Syria strikes and a Stormy in a DD cup

15 April 2018 4:08 pm

The weekend’s raids on Syria have been seen by some as a Clintonesque wag the dog exercise. Older factor are…

Peter FitzSimons, the atheist fire-and-brimstone preacher

15 April 2018 12:05 pm

Don’t you find it interesting that the one guy in the media who was calling down fire and fury on…

2017 Thawley Essay Prize winners

14 April 2018 12:44 am

It is with great delight that we announce the winner and the runner-up of the 2017 Spectator Austraia Thawley Essay…

Buy Australian

13 April 2018 3:38 pm

It’s reported the NT government is to look at breeding donkeys for meat export to China. So we may soon…