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

Good. Gooder?

20 June 2021 12:01 pm

For decades, Australian men have been caricatured as foolish idiots in advertising.  Men are presented as stupid, useless or otherwise…

Cannes goes off the planet

19 June 2021 3:22 pm

Seemingly infected by Thunbergism, the 2021 Cannes Film Festival, set to run from July 6 – 17, has re-imagined itself…

WA Police’s abuse of Covid app data destroys the rule of law

18 June 2021 3:00 pm

John Locke, seen by many as the father of our Western Liberal culture, once said “the end of law is…

Victoria: the failed punk rock state

18 June 2021 11:58 am

I’m not saying Johnny Rotten is a prophet, but he kind of is.  The manic-eyed lead singer of the Sex…

Dark Emu: the turkeys fight back

18 June 2021 4:00 am

Well, Peter Sutton and Keryn Walshe certainly threw the Tasmanian devil among the scrub turkeys supporting Bruce Pascoe, with the…

What are we to make of the Julie Bishop Barbie?

17 June 2021 6:15 pm

In a week where various state premiers are competing to steal your takeaway coffee cups in a ‘war against plastic’,…

Coal isn’t just an energy issue, but also vital to defence

17 June 2021 4:01 pm

Australia’s ability to produce unlimited electricity has almost been lost thanks to myopic politicians captured by climate zeitgeist. Our nation’s…

Why the minimum wage increase won’t help the low skilled and low paid

17 June 2021 2:02 pm

The Fair Work Commission yesterday announced plans to increase Australia’s national minimum wage by 2.5% on July 1 of this…

Melbourne University’s attack on freedom, on women – and itself

17 June 2021 12:03 pm

Melbourne University has warned staff teaching a course on feminism they must not say anything that could cause harm to…

High noon for academic freedom at the High Court

17 June 2021 4:00 am

The views expressed in this piece are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of Curtin…

Sing me a ditty about Palestine

16 June 2021 7:03 pm

There is something profoundly disturbing and morally challenging in the way many view the Israel-Palestine conflict. The chant “from the river to the…

The Australian public dis-service: part II

16 June 2021 5:12 pm

On Monday, I wrote in these august pages about the lack of economic reform in Australia being a function of both poor quality…

A great badness is abroad

16 June 2021 3:16 pm

I was recently contacted by a highly intelligent woman whose granddaughter came home from school very upset about things she…

Desperate Dan is ditching democracy

16 June 2021 1:10 pm

It seems that the Victorian Labor government has become fed up with having to operate in a parliamentary democracy.  The Age reports…

When’s Four Corners coming for Alfred Deakin?

16 June 2021 11:04 am

When is Four Corners coming for Alfred Deakin? He’s been dead for 102 years so can’t sue, surely an advantage…

The western world’s elites conspire to outlaw cheap energy

16 June 2021 4:00 am

Aspirations of the “have nots” or “have too littles” have, through their elected representatives brought an inexorable growth in the…

So much green globalist garbage – and now comes the last straw

15 June 2021 6:00 pm

The G7 conference has become an excuse for politicians to engage in an arms race of climate policies designed to…

Are we resigned to an early election?

15 June 2021 4:31 pm

After talk of an early election began in earnest in late January, polling suggested a majority of Australians were opposed…

Vaccine efficacy vs harms

15 June 2021 3:00 pm

Last week, the Therapeutic Goods Administration announced Australia’s second death likely caused by blood clotting from the AstraZeneca vaccine. This took the total reports of cases of…

Dear ABC, how did this get broadcast

15 June 2021 1:35 pm

One of the best emails I get in my inbox (after Spectator’s Morning Shot, of course) is the Fourth Watch Newsletter…

Operation weakened borders

15 June 2021 11:30 am

As Tony Abbott’s immigration minister, Scott Morrison had one job: stop the boats. Stop the boats he did.  He made…

Shining a light on Dark Emu

15 June 2021 4:00 am

Finally, the spurious claims of Bruce Pascoe are coming under serious scrutiny from a source more credible than those alleged hotbeds of racism, Quadrant or the Dark…

The Australian public dis-service

14 June 2021 5:08 pm

Former US Secretary of Defence Donald Rumsfeld once quipped: “You go to war with the army you have, not the army…

The comic relief bombs as a nation waits for Dan Andrews’ return

14 June 2021 3:08 pm

Reports of Melbourne’s renowned theatres all being closed this weekend are false. A Daniel Andrews’s scripted tragicomedy Let’s Lock Up…

The whinging at Peta Credlin’s gong exposes the left’s double-standards

14 June 2021 12:31 pm

On the one hand, left feminists love to hurl tedious tantrums and screech that more women should be recognised in the Order of…