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

Election party 2022: chuck another possum on the barbie?

18 May 2019 8:46 am

The Greens want to replace ancient grasslands and modern croplands with trees. They worship eucalypt weeds while chipping away at…

Mr Shorten, we knew Bob Hawke…

17 May 2019 2:27 pm

It didn’t take long, did it? After yesterday likening himself to Gough Whitlam, this morning Bill Shorten used Labor’s greatest…

The making of a millennial conservative

17 May 2019 12:55 pm

I pre-polled early this year, as I will be out of the country on election day. Usually I can’t be…

CBD: it’s GULAG for government with SM stalled

17 May 2019 11:06 am

Our perspicacious political insider writes exclusively: After today it’s virtually over. CBD is emotionally exhausted. The worry, the panic of…

Do it for Bob

17 May 2019 9:08 am

The hashtag bobbed up as the news spread last night: #DoItForBob. Yes. Let’s. Spectator types in particular. Let’s have a…

Election eve thoughts on the least worst of the least worst

17 May 2019 2:00 am

High Commissioner to London George Brandis brings the election day charity sausage sizzle to the largest polling booth of them…

Why the special social media sensitivity come election time?

16 May 2019 6:56 pm

Destroying the careers of political aspirants has become a national sport and is a far cry from the role media…

The Electoral Commission’s big ‘bugger you’ to country voters

16 May 2019 4:57 pm

With breathtaking arrogance and scant concern for connection with voters in rural communities, the Australian Electoral Commission has deemed the…

Free speech, kicking føcking faces in and why Labor can’t be trusted on freedom of religion

16 May 2019 3:49 pm

The Greens candidate for the south Sydney seat of Barton, Connor Parissis, has been exposed for hurling abuse at Christians…

A Coalition victory is on the cards

16 May 2019 12:54 pm

There can be no doubt now that Bill Shorten wept profusely as he plunged the dagger, first into Kevin Rudd’s back and…

Now ScoMo goes the GULAG on ‘freedom’?

16 May 2019 10:04 am

Our perspicacious political insider writes exclusively: With three days to go there is still the frightful prospect of SM campaigning…

If we still won’t talk immigration this campaign, here are some conversation starters

16 May 2019 7:49 am

As (a nation of) immigrants, and descendants of immigrants, it appears that the Australian public has the following legitimate concerns…

How the ‘Australian Greens’ part is letting down the GULAG

15 May 2019 3:57 pm

While CBD’s confidence of a GULAG victory is growing by the day, one does need to express disappointment with the…

Israel Folau is a bloody footballer, not St Thomas More

15 May 2019 12:49 pm

When I was on Sky’s The Front Page programme the other night the topic of Israel Folau and his religious…

How the Coalition might still prevail

15 May 2019 1:00 am

It’s generally agreed that this election will be closer than was expected before campaigning began. The main problem for the…

Shorten smiles

14 May 2019 6:06 pm

We’ve had a concentrated dose of Scott Morrison and Bill Shorten of late as they race for the Lodge, throwing…

Stay schtum, GULAGs: ScoMo’s Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae will win it for us

14 May 2019 4:07 pm

Our perspicacious political insider writes exclusively: CBD has consistently been warning GULAG not to go overboard. The Fabian approach is…

Our hard-won prosperity – and how to keep it

14 May 2019 12:52 pm

The different rates of change in world income levels have provided Australia with a magnificent base on which to build…

A polling week reminder on the size of Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions

14 May 2019 8:20 am

Most politicians live in a green fantasyland where facts and numbers don’t count. They dream up fanciful figures for proposed…

ScoMo’s socialist housing policy: desperation and disgrace

13 May 2019 8:06 pm

On Saturday night, barring the biggest rebuff since opinion polls got it wrong with Donald Trump’s election as US president,…

CBD: The GULAG’s got this, so all must have prizes

13 May 2019 5:11 pm

Our perspicacious political insider writes exclusively: Election 19 is crawling to the business end. This time next week CBD predicts…

We don’t want Shorten to succeed, but Liberals to act like Liberals

13 May 2019 1:13 pm

The week in politics, the week to come: The final week of this meandering election campaign is upon us. The…

EXCLUSIVE: Kel Richards’ election dictionary

13 May 2019 11:10 am

Puzzled by the way words are used in the election campaign? Here’s your handy cut out ‘n’ keep pocket guide…

Naive, nasty, noxious and negative: the Greens exposed

13 May 2019 8:06 am

What do you think of when you hear the word “Greens”? If you’re a Lib, you’re probably already foaming at…

Israel Folau, Rugby Australia and how tolerant should we be of intolerance?

12 May 2019 5:42 pm

The Israel Folau case has brought up a crucial question our society has asked before, and will undoubtedly ask again.…