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

Free childcare: it sounds great, but your kids will pay for it from their taxes later

1 June 2020 6:11 pm

There is not one Australian industry sector that wouldn’t want a $60 billion handout. Not one.  But the “free childcare for all kids” plea…

This is the IR reform we need now, Prime Minister

1 June 2020 3:29 pm

The Federal Court’s decision to order Workpac to pay a casual employee leave and public holiday entitlements despite the employee…

The Paris Accord now looks like a suicide note from Western democracies

1 June 2020 10:28 am

Number nine in Craig Kelly’s series 20 reasons why the Wuhan Flu is the final nail in the climate alarmists’…

Memo #MeToo media: ‘Believe all victims’ doesn’t work when claims are lies

1 June 2020 5:00 am

Not only is the left-wing narrative falling apart, but it’s damaging the next generation of children. Last week, The Australian…

The upside to my lockdown

31 May 2020 6:40 pm

We have a lot to be thankful for.  Not only has the global pandemic given us Coronavirus Porn but dick…

Double standards over opening churches have revealed the religious illiteracy of our leaders

31 May 2020 4:33 pm

Last week the New South Wales state government announced the easing of restrictions for pubs, clubs, restaurants, museums and libraries…

Sorry Speersy, but it’s your audience that needs watching, not the show

31 May 2020 11:22 am

Scott Morrison is popular.   And yet, attempts to say those words out loud constantly end up in ridicule. What this…

There is no Trump World

31 May 2020 5:00 am

There is no Trump World. Nations are not the sum of their political parts.  The personal is political is not…

Let’s create Hong Kong II in Australia

30 May 2020 6:21 pm

We could have done it 31 years ago, after the People’s Liberation Army’s tanks liberated thousands of protesters from their…

Alex Turnbull, revolutionary

30 May 2020 2:37 pm

Move over Rik from The Young Ones. We now have Alex Turnbull marching through the streets of Point Piper in…

The ‘Palace letters’ should remind republicans: be careful what you wish for

30 May 2020 12:40 pm

Australian Republicans are excited by the High Court’s ruling to release the so-called ‘Palace letters’. The 200 or so letters, which contain…

And in news just in from the People’s Republic of Victoria…

29 May 2020 5:36 pm

Dissidents in the PRV have released advance drafts of a letter, written by Chairman Andrews to President Xi, to celebrate…

Reconciliation means shared ways forward

29 May 2020 3:25 pm

Reconciliation Week logically throws up the question of ways forward for Indigenous Australians to address disadvantage and the attendant problems…

The NRL scores for corona common sense

29 May 2020 11:16 am

It has been a David and Goliath battle for one man battling to ensure his sporting code’s survival and indeed last…

China is desperate to crush the Tiananmen spirit

29 May 2020 5:00 am

Next week’s anniversary 0f the June 4, 1989, Tiananmen massacre is generating deep concerns in Beijing — hence its lashing…

In the navy, you can do gender studies; in the navy, learn ’bout feminist theories…

28 May 2020 5:45 pm

The Australian Defence Force is calling for military personnel to go on a $12,000 Gender Peace and Security course ……

Revealed: 10 universities sought to strike academic freedom from job contracts after the first Peter Ridd case

28 May 2020 3:31 pm

Michael McNally, QLD Division Secretary of the National Tertiary Education Union, speaks to Gideon Rozner on The Heretic podcast about…

Daniel Andrews says he’ll return all liberties lost to coronavirus. Promise.

28 May 2020 1:42 pm

The liberties of Victorians are now more restricted than we have ever seen. And the Victorian Government is spending more…

How China is dehumanising democrats in Hong Kong

28 May 2020 11:31 am

As the crackdown against pro-democracy protestors and voices of dissent in Hong Kong have become more violent and intense, we…

In Reconciliation Week and on Sorry Day

28 May 2020 5:00 am

In Reconciliation Week and on Sorry Day we acknowledge that Australia is a racist country, and to say that it…

EXCLUSIVE: Greens Senator ignores China’s belligerence; calls for cancellation of cooperation with US military during corona crisis

27 May 2020 5:42 pm

As China denigrates Australia in official state media, slaps restrictions on our exports, refuses to respond to Trade Minister Simon…

Exposed: the true scope of lockdown unemployment

27 May 2020 5:34 pm

The official unemployment rate released by the ABS hides the true impact of the lockdown measures on the economy and…

Here’s hoping ScoMo’s new consensus with the unions is not what it appears

27 May 2020 3:31 pm

Is Scott Morrison’s industrial reform agenda a serious attempt at industrial change, or is it #ScottyfromMarketing looking for a mechanism…

Wacky Wayne Swan brings paranoia to the poll in Eden-Monaro

27 May 2020 11:10 am

Are you ready, people? Tinfoil hats on? Teeth rotting nicely, fluoride-free? Anti 5G underwear secure? Right. Here are the highlights…

In a mental health crisis church controls don’t pass the pub test

27 May 2020 5:00 am

In New South Wales, pubs and clubs will soon be allowed to open for 50 people but churches will still…