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

A wartime crisis requires wartime speeches: Scott Morrison and the battle for hearts and minds

29 March 2020 4:36 pm

The government’s battle against coronavirus is also a battle for the hearts and minds of Australians. If the Prime Minister…

Mental health in the corona crisis: we’re all in this together

29 March 2020 2:01 pm

While many are talking about the physical health and economic impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, few have been highlighting the…

Thank you, Earth Hour fans

28 March 2020 8:20 pm

A big thank you to all the people who are about to turn their lights off for Earth Hour. So…

You wouldn’t bloody believe it, but guess who’s asking for money – again

28 March 2020 6:44 pm

What do Fonzie and Adam Bandt have in common? They both jumped the shark. We were laughing earlier this afternoon…

The getting real we had to have

28 March 2020 4:37 pm

Something had to happen, it couldn’t go on forever. Coronavirus was unplanned but it will turn our world upside down.…

What doesn’t Adam Bandt get about social distancing?

28 March 2020 12:32 pm

Adam Bandt wants the Morrison government to emulate the Tories and pay workers who have lost their jobs because of…

Twit of the Day

27 March 2020 6:41 pm

It’s our third outing, so by now you should know the game. But as we missed yesterdays, here’s an update.…

Corona care: stay up to date. The experts aren’t infallible – let alone the media

27 March 2020 3:28 pm

There are a lot of basic data errors being made in the media as we try to get our head…

How localism and community spirit can see us through the corona crisis

27 March 2020 1:06 pm

Rather than more centralisation of powers with the government and bureaucrats in Canberra, a better approach to managing coronavirus would…

Sit down, have a Corona, and let’s talk about the nanny state

27 March 2020 11:11 am

Yesterday, we poor taxpayers paid the ABC to reprimand us for stockpiling alcohol in case of a lockdown. This prompted…

This crisis will show us who the leaders truly are

27 March 2020 3:00 am

It’s possible for both of the following statements to be accurate: 1. To stem this coronavirus pandemic, economic activity needs to be completely…

What’s woke this pandemic?

26 March 2020 5:36 pm

The world has lost its collective head and pandemic pandemonium is the new normal. Those who inhabit the world of…

How the coronavirus response shows we have lost our fundamental values

26 March 2020 3:00 pm

Australia’s response to the coronavirus threat reveals that we have lost our fundamental values. While our nation is faced with…

Greens spread the virulent virus of gender wars

26 March 2020 1:03 pm

Anyone with a functioning pair of eyes will have read that coronavirus is killing more men than women. In Italy, the…

Corona crisis cancelled my wedding, but may it never harm our long-term liberty

26 March 2020 11:01 am

I was due to be married in Australia on May 9. But, even six weeks away, it is not to…

Once again, it’s time for Western Civilisation to take the lead

26 March 2020 5:00 am

A scared new world awaits. On the other side of a few precarious weeks sits a reality we would appear…

What if we recover from coronavirus, only to die in poverty?

25 March 2020 7:22 pm

In their frantic attempts to delay the spread of coronavirus, governments are sowing the seeds of economic depression and currency…

Twit of the Day

25 March 2020 5:40 pm

It was only yesterday that the SpecOz launched its effort to generate modish social capital in these times of trouble…

How the shinybums stuffed MyGov – and are still making you queue at Centrelink

25 March 2020 3:37 pm

If MyGov was an eCommerce website the repetitive outages would have been cured in about six hours or less. The…

Won’t somebody please think of the Instagram influencers?

25 March 2020 1:37 pm

We are reliably informed by News.com.au that travel influencers — sorry, glamourous travel influencers — say that coronavirus is ‘impacting…

We’re now paying the price for our Faustian folly with China

25 March 2020 11:37 am

If coronavirus has taught us anything it’s that the Chinese regime cannot be trusted. Please note that I said regime and…

In this crisis Victoria University is there for the community, keeping us laughing with woke inanities

25 March 2020 5:00 am

In his 1996 Boyer Lectures titled ‘The View from the Bridge,’ the eminent Australian academic Pierre Ryckmans argued the university…

China? Nah! It’s always Pauline Hanson’s fault

24 March 2020 7:06 pm

As the wheels come off the world as we know it, the economy slithers down the toilet, and thousands of…

Listen to the experts and elites, but remember they’ve got form

24 March 2020 5:31 pm

The Prime Minister’s call for Australians to heed the advice of his government’s experts may fall on deaf ears because the experts and…

Introducing our Twit of the Day

24 March 2020 4:08 pm

In these times of trouble, it’s important that we join together as a community — and what unites us more…