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

Licensing our lives

3 May 2017 7:46 pm

Anyone who’s ever stepped out onto a crossing with the green light and come within a hair’s breadth of being…

Gonski 2.0 or Conski 2.0?

3 May 2017 7:08 pm

In a stunning political move, the government seized the Gonski high-ground yesterday by announcing Gonski 2.0, another review into how…

How a KGB man became the fascist’s friend

3 May 2017 1:15 pm

Since ‘fake-news’ is all the rage these days it seems only appropriate that there’s a strange law on the books…

Abbott slams “anti-men” policy, but why are other MPs silent?

3 May 2017 7:49 am

Thank heavens for Tony Abbott. Did we ever think we’d be saying that? Questionable. On Monday he spoke out to…

A Macron win will be Le Pen’s golden ticket to the presidential party

2 May 2017 6:22 pm

Irrespective of political opinion or ideological outlook, most would agree that the last five years have not been the most…

Pope Francis’ flock and Islam’s wolves

2 May 2017 12:52 pm

The Holy Father’s been having a tough time lately. He recently gave a statement to reporters on the war against…

The tide turns against Daniel Andrews sexual revolution?

2 May 2017 8:30 am

The Liberal Party of Victoria has been criticised in various quarters for being “Labor-lite”, for being silent on important issues,…

Failing Fairfax’s sad sneer squad slag the Friedman freedom-fest

1 May 2017 8:17 pm

There’s nothing like seeing an event that you personally witnessed, written up in the mainstream media to realise how inaccurate…

Donald Trump’s and Snoop Dogg’s cute cultural affinity

1 May 2017 4:12 pm

In case you missed it recently rapper Snoop Dogg dropped a music video featuring a caricature of President Trump depicted…

May Day and the noble worker, sure – but what about the bold entrepreneur?

1 May 2017 12:05 pm

It’s the first of May, and so I can’t help but remember the May Day marches of my Polish childhood;…

Goosey Lucy goes independent

1 May 2017 7:45 am

Kenyan-born lawyer, now Family First Senator for South Australia Lucy Gichuhi was confirmed in her Senate seat after Labor decided…

The oddest British poll issue: Gaysexit

30 April 2017 3:08 pm

A make or break question has emerged in UK election fever over the past week. Is it school funding? No.…

Halal Certification Authority president: white Australian Christians lack compassion

29 April 2017 12:54 pm

Social media starlet Yassmin Abdel-Magied, she of “Islam is the most feminist religion” and more recently “Lest We Forget [insert…

Cultural relativism sees justice denied

29 April 2017 9:22 am

A teenager who migrated from Afghanistan recently plead guilty to a series of sexual assaults in Surfer’s Paradise committed in…

“Buy Ethical” will only harm the world’s poorest

28 April 2017 1:57 pm

For the past four years, Baptist World Aid Australia have been releasing their annual Behind the Barcode report into the…

Yassmin’s Aussie values

28 April 2017 9:15 am

Last week, Malcolm Turnbull’s announced move to put Australian values front and centre in our citizenship process was lampooned by…

Sack Yassmin Abdel-Magied, help the left destroy freedom

27 April 2017 7:51 pm

Yassmin Abdel-Magied should be roundly criticised for her ANZAC day comments, but demanding she be sacked only feeds the culture…

EXCLUSIVE: An 18c victim speaks

27 April 2017 2:36 pm

What happened in 2013 to QUT student Calum Thwaites might have happened to your teenage son or mine. Thwaites and…

Milo’s return and the coming battle for Berkeley

27 April 2017 10:04 am

Anyone who seriously thought loud-mouthed lefties had driven Milo Yiannopoulos into the woods forever is seriously out of touch with…

Yassmin Abdel-Magied? Sack her

26 April 2017 4:59 pm

Twenty-six year-old Muslim youth advocate and ABC TV host Yassmin Abdel-Magied has landed herself in some seriously hot water after…

Malcolm Turnbull: governing for headlines and opinion polls

26 April 2017 2:17 pm

You would think that after imposing what they had promised not to impose, a new tax on superannuation, or the backpacker tax,…

Hijacking Anzac Day

26 April 2017 9:10 am

Yesterday, I had the privilege of attending the ANZAC Day dawn service at Martin place. As a first-generation immigrant, it…

Fighting McKenzie, the Anzac spirit and Australian values

25 April 2017 8:31 am

Australia has produced some amazing war heroes but none so remarkable, or popular, as Fighting McKenzie from World War I.…

April 25: the stocktaking day for the national consciousness

24 April 2017 1:31 pm

Anzac Day is stocktaking day for the national consciousness. It’s a special day; a time for Australians not only to…

Marine Le Pen is no saviour

24 April 2017 10:38 am

I used to be an avid fan of the TV-series House of Cards. Frank Underwood throwing Zoey Barnes under a…