Flat White

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

Emmanuel Macron, the new Barack Obama

12 June 2017 9:10 pm

Eleven years ago, the US media started to produce glowing, servile reports about the junior senator from Illinois named Barack…

Thirteen reasons Jeremy Corbyn is a scumbag and a moral midget

12 June 2017 5:45 pm

In little less than a year, Jeremy Corbyn went from a -40 per cent net favourability rating against Theresa May’s…

Saudi Arabia: people in glasshouses shouldn’t throw grenades

12 June 2017 2:22 pm

A coalition of Arab nations lead by Saudi Arabia and the UAE, have cut their ties with Qatar over the latter state’s…

The war on St Pauls is a war on the West

12 June 2017 9:16 am

In a move that will surprise no one, the leftist media has once more targeted, cornered, and attacked an elite institution…

Christians should be more sex positive

11 June 2017 7:26 pm

Liberal-feminist authors have recently discovered a new favourite soundbite. We must, they insist, all be more ‘sex-positive’. For those of…

Greenpeace: criminal rabble or charity?

11 June 2017 2:53 pm

Why does a “charity” that promotes criminal behaviour still enjoy tax-deductible status? Early on May 29, Greenpeace activists illegally trespassed…

Islamist broken windows

11 June 2017 7:42 am

When Rudolph Giuliani was mayor of New York City, he took an approach to criminology called “Broken Windows”, generating respect…

Euthanasia: toxic messages feeding fear

10 June 2017 4:51 pm

I wrote recently about a play that ran in Melbourne called The Magnolia Tree and how the notion of being…

May made Malcolm’s mistakes

10 June 2017 1:54 pm

Prime Minister May’s election campaign succeeded in the near impossible through turning a projected 100 plus seat majority into minority…

Honey Badgers make me cringe

10 June 2017 8:49 am

I want to believe. I really, really do. I want to believe that all this post-conservative ‘New Right’ stuff. I…

Someone had blundered…

9 June 2017 3:27 pm

Less than two months ago, Theresa May made a strategic decision that was universally praised by the political commentariat as…

Malcolm and May: separated at birth?

9 June 2017 12:09 pm

July 2, 2016. Stable government. Fourteen seats lost. A majority of one. June 8, 2017. Strong, stable leadership in the…

Australia through Waleed Aly’s distorted lens

9 June 2017 7:35 am

Just how many careers can Melbourne academic and media celebrity Waleed Aly cram into his day?   Waleed, we now know, because his tag…

Six ways you’ve ruined your newspaper

8 June 2017 8:16 pm

From your favourite chipwrapper and mine. Vital news that demonstrates the importance of independent, quality media. Vital news that demonstrates…

An attack on Andrew Bolt — and all believers in free speech

8 June 2017 4:24 pm

I know Andrew Bolt moderately.  For a time I appeared on The Bolt Report.  I’ve had the pleasure of meeting…

The climate policy “discussion” sham

8 June 2017 12:54 pm

Hastily conceived panel discussions are seldom a good idea, yet that’s precisely what the Brookings Institute rushed into following President…

We are the boiling frog

8 June 2017 7:41 am

The growing influence of the state throughout the western world, buttressed by technological development and a crisis of confidence in…

School funding: time to cut out the middleman

7 June 2017 7:04 pm

A few days ago, I received the latest edition of the ‘The Butler Bulletin’ in the mail from my local…

The first Brexit

7 June 2017 3:37 pm

In coming days the world will watch the UK elections and ponder the result. And following on, inevitably, people will think…

As an Australian Muslim I am sick of the lack of leadership from our clerics

7 June 2017 7:22 am

The radicalisation of Muslims is the bastard child of Islam. The elephant in the room we refuse to talk about.…

Another day, another stuff-up from The Age

6 June 2017 11:08 pm

Ask yourself. You’re an editor at what still likes to think of itself as a paper of record in a…

Violence. Blame. Can we make our minds up please?

6 June 2017 2:22 pm

Hands up, who’s confused? What is our national response to violence meant to be? We have a real problem with…

Time for Muslims to get angry

6 June 2017 11:42 am

The only plausible emotion at this point is anger. Anger towards those who have sought to silence this problem for…

Gillian Triggs: the final farewell

6 June 2017 7:25 am

“I can’t believe it, Tim. Only five years into the job and my tenure as President of the Australian Human…

Nothing to do with … something

5 June 2017 6:50 pm

Another week, another terrorist attack. And the hills of social media are alive with the sounds of often well meaning…