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

More great jobs news from Victoria

22 September 2020 3:27 pm

There’s yet more evidence out today from the Bureau of Statistics that instead of #IstandwithDan, the hashtag should read #IstandinaqueueatCentrelinkthankstoDan.…

Celebrity pollies and turncoats may flame in – but most simply flameout

22 September 2020 1:31 pm

No-one could accuse Senator Kristina Keneally of being a turncoat, but a political ‘celebrity’? I reckon she’d settle for that. …

A Newspoll tick, but Daniel Andrews is still bottom of the class

22 September 2020 11:30 am

There’s been much buzz this morning around the Newspoll in The Australian which shows 62 per cent of Victorian voters…

Daniel Andrews’ indefinite detention plans – and yet more questions

22 September 2020 5:00 am

The lack of specificity in the Covid-19 Omnibus (Emergency Measures) Bill raises critical questions on which the Bill is mute…

Replacing RBG – much ado about the same thing

21 September 2020 8:50 pm

Aren’t the Democrats hoping to win the Presidency so they can nominate a left-sympathiser judge to the vacancy on the…

COVID normal: life without freedom?

21 September 2020 6:30 pm

In recent months, you may have heard a new term being thrown around, in particular by Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews.…

US Supreme Court replacement rows: could they happen here?

21 September 2020 4:08 pm

The death of United States Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Friday has ignited another intense feud over the…

From Canada: a new policy for the ABC

21 September 2020 1:10 pm

Canada’s Conservative Party, the official opposition to Trust Fund Trudeau’s ever more corrupt-looking lefty government, has a new leader. It…

Extinction Rebellion’s brave new protest

21 September 2020 11:36 am

Courageous, inspiring, fatuous, completely bloody ridiculous… From the Extinction Rebellion national newsletter, out this morning: The newsletter also declares “We…

Confronting China’s agents of influence: not McCarthyism, not racism – but in the national interest

21 September 2020 5:00 am

The father of liberalism, English philosopher John Locke once said, “We are like chameleons, we take our hue and the…

Clem and Yassmin’s dream date

20 September 2020 5:38 pm

What happens when two extremist exhibitionist feminists and professional victims sit down at a mic? It may sound like the…

I don’t like Donald Trump, but don’t hate him enough to be fashionable

20 September 2020 4:00 pm

Just for the record because everything is on the record: I doubt I could ever vote for Donald Trump.   My…

Sweden’s success mocks our folly

20 September 2020 11:09 am

Sweden matters. It sits there like a thousand-foot skyscraper in the middle of a medieval town, casting awkward shadows over…

The Greens: billboards are evil, please give us money for billboards

19 September 2020 3:32 pm

The Greens: billboards are evil. Shane Rattenbury MLA, Speaker of the Canberra City Council (AKA Legislative Assembly), Twitter, yesterday: The Greens:…

EXCLUSIVE: Daniel Andrews’ plan for indefinite detention – and more

18 September 2020 3:34 pm

The Victorian Labor government has introduced a bill to parliament that coupled with other measures is one of the most…

If Daniel Andrews has even lost the ABC… Wow

18 September 2020 1:35 pm

The findings of the ABC’s “independent” editorial complaints investigation unit are usually viewed with the same mix of bemusement and…

Coming soon: “I’m a Victorian, Get Me Out of Here”

18 September 2020 11:38 am

Comedian Daniel Andrews is set to host a new reality TV show, “I’m a Victorian, Get Me Out of Here.”…

What do Victoria and New Zealand have in common?

18 September 2020 5:00 am

Victoria and New Zealand are similar in size and population. Their current leaders, Premier and Prime Minister respectively, although of…

The solution to 2020 and beyond? Responsible individualism

17 September 2020 8:24 pm

We have had many challenges to face in 2020. Which to tackle first? Without the traditional wisdom of a reliable…

Coronavirus isn’t belting our economy. It’s the political response – from the top down

17 September 2020 5:57 pm

Part of me is so sick of the Morrison government’s bungled response to the Wuhan virus that I can hardly…

Tax cuts are sexist!

17 September 2020 2:38 pm

The Morrison government’s planned tax cuts will benefit high-income earners and most high-income earners are men. You know where this…

Unemployment? Nice one, Dan

17 September 2020 12:38 pm

Read it and weep. If #YouStandWithDan, there’s a good chance you’re standing in a queue at Centrelink (more likely it’s…

This week’s big energy announcements? Just another nail in the coffin of low-cost power

17 September 2020 11:17 am

The government’s energy policy announced this week is another milestone in the demise of what was once the world’s lowest-cost…

Covid totalitarianism

17 September 2020 5:00 am

The actions of Victoria Police in the egregious arrest of Ballarat mother Zoe Buhler for posting about an anti-lockdown protest…

Playing politics with the Jordan Valley

16 September 2020 8:15 pm

I first came across Andra Jackson back in 2009 when she wrote an article about a protest over a play…