Flat White

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

Kristina Keneally: the new Senator Sea Patrol?

21 October 2019 5:00 am

When Green Sarah Hanson-Young seemed to suggest she thought Sea Patrol was real, many of us thought we had achieved…

It’s not Churchill you should follow, Boris, but Washington

20 October 2019 1:18 pm

Well, Boris flopped. Last night, the House of Commons was manoeuvred by a Remainer MP to delay consideration of his…

If Trump says two plus two equals four, it must be wrong (and evil, too)

20 October 2019 11:04 am

Blind hatred makes people irrational. When you suffer from Trump Derangement Syndrome, you are likely to take the opposite view…

Boris, this is Brexit in name only

19 October 2019 12:49 pm

The Bow Group has been described by the veteran Eurosceptic Sir Bill Cash MP as “where Brexit began”. It is…

Extinction Rebellion and all the latest rage in cataclysm

18 October 2019 1:45 pm

Hypocrite: One who falsely professes to be virtuously or religiously inclined; one who pretends to be other and better than…

A counsellor writes to the Family Court inquiry

18 October 2019 5:00 am

My name is Rob Tiller and I worked as a domestic violence counsellor at Anglicare WA for three years and…

What’s woke this week?

17 October 2019 5:31 pm

Wokedemia strikes again this week, along with giving new meaning to the term fairy godmother, and a few other cameo…

If you want to boost our flagging economy, remember not all fiscal stimulus is created equal

17 October 2019 1:09 pm

The International Monetary Fund has forecasted a sharp decrease in Australia’s economic growth over the next year. The estimate predicts…

Tackle the drought or a hard rain’s gonna fall

17 October 2019 5:00 am

I’m a country kid. I grew up on a broadacre farm 360 kilometres south-east of Perth, in a little town…

You want evidence, not special interest group, based policy?

16 October 2019 5:37 pm

All too often the information spreading across social media and into reporting misleads users and is inaccurate or all-around fake.…

Love in a Cold War climate

16 October 2019 11:29 am

Much indignation and acres of news space has been given over to excoriating the American decision – President Trump’s decision,…

Ten reasons why climate catastrophists need to cool down

16 October 2019 5:00 am

If we are to believe the hype, then human civilisation as we know it is on the brink of extinction.…

Scrap the family law inquiry, Greens? Hell no!

15 October 2019 5:02 pm

On Monday, Larissa Waters moved a motion calling for the abandonment of the Family Law Inquiry. She posted on her…

Let sport be sport — and sod the Chinese cash

15 October 2019 2:34 pm

Sport used to be one of the last institutions that could transcend all the divisions in society – at least…

It’s not just Ellen. The left will now decide your friends

15 October 2019 10:52 am

According to Age columnist, Robert Moran, progressives will now choose our friends. We don’t have to worry about making friends…

Menzies to Morrison: the master to the miracle-worker

15 October 2019 5:00 am

This week the Liberal Party of Australia turns 75. And like most milestones, it encourages a bit of reflection. In…

Forget Extinction Rebellion, how about an earth history education revolution?

14 October 2019 5:05 pm

We don’t need rowdy Extinction Rebellions on our streets. We need education on extinctions in our science academies, classrooms and…

What confidential talking points?

14 October 2019 4:21 pm

As everyone and their dog knows, the Prime Minister’s media office mistakenly sent today’s official confidential Coalition talking points to,…

Ita fails the ABC of race relations

14 October 2019 11:06 am

ABC chair Ita Buttrose laments that the Australian media landscape is “too white” and not representative of our multicultural society.…

How the left’s Mad F***king Witches hexed themselves

14 October 2019 5:00 am

Sunday provided a harsh but essential reminder that the far left of politics will never be happy. You may try…

A metaphor by any other name…

13 October 2019 5:03 pm

When did metaphors become offensive?  Seriously? American billionaire and investment analyst, Ken Fisher is in deep shit for remarks he…

How dare he!

12 October 2019 3:47 pm

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali has stolen even more of Greta Thunberg’s childhood by winning this year’s Nobel Peace…

The science is settled? I’m an engineer, and I’m not

11 October 2019 5:17 pm

Climate change, it seems, is a pill that has to be swallowed whole or not at all. Swallowing this pill…

Extinction Rebellion: an army of Unabombers

11 October 2019 5:00 am

Most Australians are pretty sympathetic to the whole protesting thing. After all, we’re a functioning democracy with largely robust protections…

All about consent, without consent

10 October 2019 5:37 pm

While officials in Indonesia have been busy channelling their inner Turnbull in prosecuting sexual infidelity, The University of Technology Sydney…