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

18c threatens young people

10 March 2017 7:21 am

While much of the debate about section 18c of the Racial Discrimination Act has focused on Andrew Bolt and Bill…

Will the government miss another free kick from the union movement?

9 March 2017 6:54 pm

Today thousands of CFMEU members across Australia took the day off work to march in solidarity with retail and hospitality…

The Jews of Asia?

9 March 2017 5:05 pm

For months I have been peddling my vociferous obsession with Korea onto unsuspecting friends and colleagues. What began as an…

Hanson’s apology shows strength, not weakness

9 March 2017 1:46 pm

They’re so busy laying traps for her, and delighting when she becomes ensnared, that leftist bullies are entirely in denial…

Wikileaks, technology and the end of privacy

9 March 2017 7:24 am

I’m neither an IT expert nor an intelligence insider (12 years ago when I was publishing the “Good News from…

Let’s have a day for middle-aged white men

8 March 2017 6:17 pm

So International Women’s Day (aka the ABC’s male presenters’ RDO) has come and gone.  Feminists and social media mavens have…

Pauline Hanson isn’t ripping off Queensland. Canberra’s ripping off the West

8 March 2017 5:30 pm

The accusation by Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk that Pauline Hanson is trying to rip $1.6 billion from her home state to send to…

A bitter pils to swallow

8 March 2017 1:01 pm

The Courier Mail reported Monday “One Nation Senator Pauline Hanson is set to embark on another venture, putting her name…

Wellness warriors and the right to be a bloody idiot

8 March 2017 7:26 am

Fringe health and well-being guru David “Avocado” Wolfe is coming to Australia and surprise, surprise there are two separate Change.org…

Pedestrian signals, pedestrian thinking

7 March 2017 5:37 pm

Today it was revealed by the Herald Sun that the Committee of Melbourne in conjunction with VicRoads are installing 10…

March too much (for science)

7 March 2017 12:56 pm

Just days after more than 300 US scientists petitioned President Trump to withdraw from the U.N.’s climate change agency (February…

How the left have barred the way for economic reform

7 March 2017 8:07 am

Judging by the despondent state of most Australian economists there’s little prospect coming years will generate much more than continued…

There is no alternative?

6 March 2017 7:34 pm

How many readers believe that any political party in the democratic world can continue to win every single election for…

Advertisement: The Fifth ALS Annual Friedman Conference

6 March 2017 7:10 pm

The Australian Taxpayers’ Alliance is delighted to invite readers of The Australian Spectator to the largest centre-right gathering in the…

Brace yourselves for a round of fake ANZAC speeches

6 March 2017 11:51 am

Australians should prepare themselves for an avalanche of fake speeches from our political class as the 75th anniversary of the…

Want to lift the standing of the Liberal Party? Hit Labor

6 March 2017 7:35 am

After the last couple of weeks, a lot of us are left wondering what are Liberals to do? How about…

Jesus is Lord? Prove it, or we’ll do you for misleading advertising

5 March 2017 10:01 am

Jesus once said that the Pharisees – the self-righteous cultural gatekeepers of his day who looked down on everyone else…

What the people want

4 March 2017 3:32 pm

While the sycophants and the staffers – the pillars holding up the pantheon of ‘The Establishment’ – are debating what…

Would they rather invite ISIS in for scones and tea? Aunty’s latest

4 March 2017 7:10 am

Malcolm Turnbull is best known for ill-considered waffle, but to the ABC his language is too harsh. Way too harsh.…

But science! Greens, GMO and ‘alternative facts’

3 March 2017 2:01 pm

Last Sunday a post on The Greens (WA) Facebook page took umbrage at Gary Adshead’s article in the Sunday Times…

Blowing smoke: Nanny’s crusade against vaping

3 March 2017 8:46 am

There are few things governments enjoy more than protecting the commoners from themselves. It’s the reason why they’re happy to…

Even a broad church needs walls

2 March 2017 7:20 pm

Whatever internal troubles Malcolm Turnbull and the federal coalition were experiencing, it’s fair to say that Tuesday’s release of the…

Clinton email tactics hit Queensland

2 March 2017 12:46 pm

When you have a vested interest to hide and skeletons in the closet, using your own private email account and…

It’s not the just Liberals. It’s the political class

2 March 2017 7:14 am

It is certainly convenient and natural for media and political insiders to focus on the personal conflict between Abbott and…

Tony Abbott must return

1 March 2017 7:34 pm

If the country is to be saved from impending disaster, Tony Abbott, like General MacArthur must return. (This will probably be…