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

Outsourcing politics, killing democracy, fomenting revolution

21 April 2024 12:07 am

Robert Jenrick, in the London Daily Telegraph, fears that the inevitable Starmer government in the United Kingdom will enact a ‘second…

The assault on the Mexican embassy in Quito, Ecuador

19 April 2024 2:30 am

There is no doubt that the Ecuadorian assault on the Mexican Embassy in the capital Quito appears to be an…

I’m all in for Fallout

19 April 2024 2:00 am

It was only a matter of time until Amazon decided to throw its hat in the ring and join the…

Forced divestiture is better than expanding regulation

19 April 2024 1:00 am

‘Muddying the waters’ is one of the cleverer and more effective tools deployed by public relations advisers. The method involves…

The far-left takeover: working in childcare is a political act

18 April 2024 1:59 pm

Concerns are being raised about Australia’s new Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF 2.0). The Frankfurt school cultural Marxism – aka Critical Theory…

The land that time (but not the government) forgot

18 April 2024 3:00 am

Australia’s vaccine regulator, the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI), is still determinedly operating a virus theme park which…

Victorians have no idea

18 April 2024 2:00 am

When it comes to Indigenous matters, it seems Victorians and their Members of Parliament, have no idea what is happening…

Vale David Martin Jones

17 April 2024 6:25 pm

It is with the deepest sadness that I advise readers of The Spectator Australia of the tragic passing of David Martin…

A fight for the future of women’s rights

17 April 2024 10:26 am

I landed at Sydney airport last week at the exact time that Sall Grover was being cross examined in the…

Women need protection

16 April 2024 9:43 pm

In light of the violent tragedy that unfolded in Bondi, it is imperative that we look seriously at crime, opportunity,…

The Albanese government is our biggest national security threat

16 April 2024 8:58 pm

The bold display of Iranian military drones over the holy city of Jerusalem symbolises the weakness of the Albanese government.…

Over the cliff we go

16 April 2024 8:33 pm

George Orwell wrote 1984 and Animal Farm in 1949 and 1945 respectively, a time when the future – our present – seemed such…

A government of the bureaucrats, by the bureaucrats, and for the bureaucrats

15 April 2024 8:54 pm

When describing democracy, former American President Abraham Lincoln in his famous Gettysburg Address in 1863, said it was a ‘government…

Will the Lehrmann verdict end trial by media?

15 April 2024 7:29 pm

The Bruce Lehrmann-Brittany Higgins saga reached its conclusion this week with Federal Court Justice Michael Lee handing down his judgment…

Albanese’s Net Zero protectionism

15 April 2024 1:47 pm

Mr Albanese is announcing a new protectionism with the government driving a ‘new competition’ approach centred on a Net Zero…

Neutrality as a weapon to destroy religious freedom

15 April 2024 3:00 am

The recently released report of the Law Reform Commission, entitled Maximising the Realisation of Human Rights: Religious Educational Institutions and Anti-Discrimination…

The Voice zombie lumbers on in South Australia

15 April 2024 2:00 am

It just can’t be killed, this Zombie thing called The Voice. In South Australia, despite two in every three citizens…

Henry Ford and the genius of bitcoin

14 April 2024 3:00 am

In 1729, the French philosopher Voltaire wrote: ‘All paper money returns to its intrinsic value: zero.’ Since then, over 500…

Stopping the inflation contagion

14 April 2024 2:00 am

CPI took a rapid jump down in March in Europe and now sits at 2.4 per cent, whilst the UK…

Centrelink at work: making life miserable for pensioners

14 April 2024 1:00 am

I went down to our local Centrelink office the other day, the second such visit in a few months. It…

Swiss grannies upstage Greta as court rules on climate ‘rights’

13 April 2024 10:12 am

There is a mountain of irony in a group of four elderly women in Switzerland being concerned about the threat…

Mt Warning: reopen awe and wonder to all Australians

13 April 2024 8:43 am

Mount Warning is widely regarded as the most ecologically beautiful National Park in NSW. Most of the nearby towns (like…

Brazil’s bureaucrats bully Twitter

13 April 2024 8:24 am

Brazil is on the brink of banning Twitter, with its bureaucrats accusing Elon Musk of breaking Brazilian law. The order…

Agenda47 against decline: flying cars and Schedule F

12 April 2024 1:29 am

What Trump's futurist policy agenda could teach Australia

Lessons from the campaign trail

11 April 2024 10:32 pm

There’s nothing quite like cold water swimming, and for this ‘extreme’ sport, Tasmania is the place to be. Getting in…