Flat White

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

The great renewable energy swindle

16 March 2017 7:22 am

As with all swindles, the great renewable energy swindle has ended with the sad realisation that we’ve been had. Having…

Illiberal, censorious and ugly: the modern left will drive you to drink

15 March 2017 9:07 pm

Once upon a time, the causes of tolerance and diversity meant throwing off the yoke of old prejudices and being…

In defence of the Romanovs: the centenary of the February Revolution

15 March 2017 4:08 pm

A century ago today, as the Imperial Train sat impounded at a provincial station 180 miles from Petrograd, Russia’s last…

Left-wing intolerance must be called out

15 March 2017 11:02 am

The Twitterati outcry over two democratically elected Members of Parliament discussing important national issues over a beer shows the absolute…

Daniel Andrews: one-term blunder?

15 March 2017 7:03 am

Things have been grim for the Andrews ALP government for some time. Victorians voted in the Andrews Labor Government off…

My Bill

14 March 2017 2:25 pm

I met Bill Leak just the once. It was at a dinner party; my old boss was heading back overseas after a wonderful term of service…

Punk rock conservatism? Pretty vacant…

14 March 2017 7:35 am

My dear darling Daisy, Thank you for your lovely letter. Please understand, when I say you’re not a conservative, it’s…

It’s quality all the way at Michelle Guthrie’s ABC

13 March 2017 8:10 pm

Broadcasting: the final frontier. These are the voyages of Michelle Guthrie. Her five-year contract: to explore strange new worlds, to…

Beer, the bible, boycotts and bigotry

13 March 2017 5:02 pm

Ok, let me clear my glass from the outset, I don’t drink beer. And no, it has nothing to do…

It was the Hanson wot won it

13 March 2017 1:15 pm

So the WA Liberal Government did a deal with Pauline Hanson and it cost them the election. Right? Labor can’t…

Have we outgrown Yes, Minister?

13 March 2017 8:32 am

Part of the implicit deal between the ruling class and the ruled is that people are willing to overlook moderate…

The bleakest death of the year

12 March 2017 4:18 pm

Once in lower primary school I foolishly played keepies with my favourite marble, a large, sapphire coloured “Tom Bowler”, the…

Thank you, Colin Barnett

12 March 2017 12:27 pm

As the dust settles on the Western Australian election result, let’s not forget that for 8 ½ years Colin Barnett…

Never mind the bollocks, here’s the punk rock right

12 March 2017 8:15 am

The term ‘conservatism is the new punk’ has been thrown around a lot recently. Some have embraced the notion; happy to celebrate…

Is 18c now still just a fringe issue?

11 March 2017 5:33 pm

The sudden death of Bill Leak has been harrowing. You only realise how much you rely on cultural warriors when…

Fight back for Bill with a free speech commissioner

11 March 2017 2:01 pm

The left more than evidently know how to use the power of the state to achieve their political objectives. The…

Goodbye, Uncle Bill

11 March 2017 8:04 am

While Bill Leak’s talents as an artist and satirist are plain to see, the man also had a great gift…

In memoriam: Bill Leak, free speech warrior

10 March 2017 6:14 pm

He wrote about it, talked about, put brush and pencil to paper about it and railed about it with wry…

It’s over

10 March 2017 12:00 pm

The Prime Minister must accept full responsibility for the political predicament facing the government and his leadership. Writing for the…

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…