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

What’s woke this week?

22 January 2019 11:49 am

Another week, more wearisome woke worthiness. This week has been a cracker for woke watchers, with everything from toxic masculinity…

The amazing self-defeating Liberal Party

22 January 2019 7:50 am

What are they thinking? The New South Wales Liberal government’s Five Million Trees initiative is a complete waste of taxpayer…

Peter Costello: smirk back in langour

21 January 2019 8:26 pm

Nostalgia has strange powers. With Kelly O’Dwyer pulling the pin on her federal parliamentary career and vacating the previously ultra-safe…

What if Trump doesn’t blink?

21 January 2019 6:31 pm

While Donald Trump is offering the possibility of a deal, both sides remain largely entrenched in their original positions as…

Hatred of men is being normalised

21 January 2019 4:07 pm

It’s always a joy to read the wonderfully inclusive coverage in The Saturday Age — except when it isn’t. This…

Labor’s woman problem

21 January 2019 12:00 pm

Their ABC and Nine’s dead tree division (and dying limbs), The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, have done their…

The left’s next stop on the long march through the institutions: the Australian War Memorial?

21 January 2019 7:39 am

The Australian War Memorial, arguably the nation’s most important cultural institution, has been unfairly targeted by cultural revisionists. Most recently…

No meat and two veg?

20 January 2019 7:01 pm

As the social mediaverse keeps discussing pros and cons of Gillette’s new ad, here comes PETA with the creepiest possible…

When the Australian sounds like the Australia Institute, watch out

20 January 2019 1:37 pm

Just last week, The Australian’s economics editor – a one-time leader writer for the Spec Oz, Adam Creighton — published…

‘Pick a side’, says Clem Ford. She means ‘Join mine – or else’

18 January 2019 4:12 pm

“Pick a side,” writes feminist cult leader exhibitionist, Clementine Ford. What she means is pick my side, because if you…

Transgender athletes: cheats and sophists

18 January 2019 7:57 am

The problem with trying to accommodate every individual’s feelings and desires is that biological realities must eventually be ignored. To…

Foreign aid where everyone wins

17 January 2019 2:07 pm

What are our obligations to the global community? Most Anglo-western countries have generous foreign aid programs that compulsorily ‘share’ wealth…

The best a SJW can get

17 January 2019 8:08 am

This week, Gillette jumped into bed with #MeToo and radical feminism.  Yet it seems the only people getting screwed are…

Bin Marie Kondo, not your memories

16 January 2019 6:09 pm

Marie Kondo and her ideology of ridding yourself of possessions, has caught the world by storm. Yet, rather than bringing…

It’s not Huawei or the highway

16 January 2019 12:54 pm

China is herding over a million Turkic Uyghurs in East Turkestan (Xinjiang) into camps while Beijing simultaneously campaigns against Christmas…

Leadership beyond politics, rarely found in republics

16 January 2019 7:39 am

The oldest office in the land has just changed hands, with barely a ripple on the surface. Acting on the…

How to be a man? Be a boy first

15 January 2019 4:17 pm

Imagine for a moment that you have been given a special power. I don’t mean one of those super powers…

What’s woke this week?

15 January 2019 12:50 pm

The fairyland that is wokedom is a wondrous place. Freed from the constraints of objective reality, history, facts and even…

It’s time to bring back the death penalty

15 January 2019 8:06 am

What are your first thoughts when you read or hear that an innocent person has lost their life in a…

Is Tim Soutphommasane Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in drag?

14 January 2019 6:00 pm

At “The Sydney Morning Herald”, the former race discrimination commissioner Tim Sensitive-About-His-Name sings the praises of one of the new…

Rough sleepers need tough love

14 January 2019 4:17 pm

The Everybody’s Home lobby group has been clanging the alarm bells about a growing rate of homelessness in Western Sydney.…

Peta Credlin: better on the outside

14 January 2019 12:21 pm

Nine’s dead tree division published a long comment piece by Speccie contributor John Ruddick that amounted to a political love…

It’s too late to save the government – but not save politics

14 January 2019 7:33 am

The problem with Australian politics is the paradox of a lack of clear choices and a context of unprecedented polarisation.…

unPresidented idiocy from the anti-Trump brigade

13 January 2019 3:46 pm

‘Not my President!’ can be heard echoing across the American leftscape, two years after Donald Trump’s inauguration, interspersed with ‘Let’s…

DFAT deception on Kokoda

11 January 2019 7:45 am

Community Museums and Trade Centres under construction along the Kokoda Trail are the latest taxpayer funded folly of our so-called…