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

Will Europe fall to Putin’s grand design?

6 May 2017 3:37 pm

A spectre is haunting Europe — the spectre of Vladimir Putin’s Russia. All the powers of Atlanticist Europe have entered…

Politicians need to listen on abortion laws

6 May 2017 9:42 am

Occasionally a politician proposes something so mind-bogglingly extreme and dangerous that it’s hard to fully believe they’re actually being serious.…

The 18C fight: it’s bigger than you think

5 May 2017 5:12 pm

It has become a sort of trump card in debates over 18C for its defenders to ask its critics what…

The government goes after online shoppers

5 May 2017 12:21 pm

If there’s one thing government enjoys more than taking your money, it’s finding a convenient excuse to do it. With…

Let’s put people in charge of their own super

5 May 2017 8:03 am

Imagine if your boss called you into their office to tell you they had decided who you could bank with.…

Daniel Andrews gender agenda and mythmaking

4 May 2017 5:14 pm

By now, I’m sure you would’ve heard the news that the Victorian Andrews government is backing a brand new “feminist…

What part of free speech doesn’t Liberty Victoria understand?

4 May 2017 7:31 am

Liberty Victoria’s decision to reward Gillian Triggs with its annual Voltaire Award is a perfect example of the left’s perverse…

Fairfax: you’ll really miss us when we’re gone

3 May 2017 8:39 pm

Fairfax journalists are — gosh, how retro — out on strike for a week over job cuts. They’ve taken to…

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…