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

The classical liberal case against same-sex marriage

14 September 2017 7:31 am

When one considers the proposed redefinition of marriage, one cannot help but notice the undeniably statist nature of the proposal. The state…

The Prime Minister’s protection racket

13 September 2017 7:37 pm

The Prime Minister is in a terrible mess. Not because of the photograph cuddling his grandchild and holding a glass…

The ‘rape culture’ of Benjamin Law

13 September 2017 2:35 pm

There is nothing quite like the mention of ‘rape culture’ to send the Left into a paroxysm of rage. When one of their own commits this transgression…

Marriage equality, father figures and family trees

13 September 2017 1:40 pm

We can all agree that adoptive parents – including same=sex couples – can be as loving and caring as biological…

Slow clap for Dan Andrews

13 September 2017 7:30 am

All hail the vain Pied Piper of Victoria! Daniel Andrews – we will call him Dan – Premier of Victoria…

Food for thought…

12 September 2017 4:11 pm

“Food, food, glorious food? Nothing quite like it for changing the mood.” Doesn’t that conjure up long Sunday lunches with…

Dick’s devilry over the mass migration elephant in the room

12 September 2017 12:57 pm

Recent calls from entrepreneur Dick Smith to slash Australia’s immigration intake have been met with cries of outrage from the…

The secular caliphate

12 September 2017 7:32 am

There has been a spate of articles lately putting forward the conservative case for same-sex marriage. Even our current Prime Minister, who has been described…

Same-sexually transmitted infection?

11 September 2017 5:18 pm

It’s increasingly important to take care of your health these days. The likelihood of discovering that you are suffering from…

Not really fit for purpose: the Bureau of Meteorology

11 September 2017 7:14 am

He studied chemistry at Imperial College, London, has 10 degrees, including a law degree, and has published more than 100…

Tackling male suicide is not about more funding

10 September 2017 7:42 am

Sunday, September 10 is World Suicide Prevention Day 2017. This is an annual day to promote worldwide action to prevent suicides.…

Gender dystopia

8 September 2017 3:30 pm

You know that we’ve reached a new nadir in Australian politics when in a recent interview Rob Sitch, one of…

Turnbull should watch New Zealand and tremble

8 September 2017 7:46 am

It may not mean a lot to people on this side of the Tasman (besides Barnaby Joyce and Scott Ludlum),…

Myth and reality and assisted suicide

7 September 2017 7:05 pm

In the midst of the physician assisted suicide and euthanasia debate in Victoria, there are a variety of myths circulating.…

What’s changed in Britain since same-sex marriage?

7 September 2017 12:54 pm

Four years ago, amid much uncertainty, 400 British members of parliament voted to redefine marriage in the United Kingdom. Then…

We really are in trouble when “far-right” is common sense

7 September 2017 7:27 am

Let’s strip away labels and go back to basics. Federal National MP George Christensen will propose a motion at the…

Vote yes: why religious tolerance means Christians should tolerate same-sex marriage

6 September 2017 8:50 pm

If the High Court allows the government’s decision to have a postal vote on the issue of same sex marriage…

The rise of the Middle-Aged Snowflake

6 September 2017 4:03 pm

We hear a lot these days about the strange fragility of our young people. Apparently, life has dealt them such…

If you don’t know, vote no

6 September 2017 11:59 am

From its previous decisions, it is possible, indeed probable that the High Court will stop the same-sex marriage plebiscite on…

Our family law system is a mess

6 September 2017 7:33 am

Given the ongoing debate over same-sex marriage, it’s worth asking whether our family law system should cover anyone, gay or…

Brexit’s warning

5 September 2017 8:02 pm

Brexit didn’t just happen even though the British were increasingly aggrieved at the thousands slipping across from Europe to claim…

Whatever happened to fast food?

5 September 2017 1:05 pm

Lately, I’ve been asking myself a question: whatever ever happened to fast food? It just seems everywhere I go the…

Same-sex marriage and the “political advocacy” of the AMA

5 September 2017 7:31 am

Dr Pansy Lai, a practicing Sydney GP, who appeared on the Australian Christian Lobby’s advertisement for the “no” campaign last…

Euthanasia: definitions matter

4 September 2017 6:03 pm

The worldwide movement to enshrine legislation to enable certain people to die prematurely either at their own hands, with medical…

You’ve got a right to say “no”

4 September 2017 7:33 am

I’ve known that it was more likely than not I might be gay since I first learned the words to…