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

Official: climate change denial is misogyny

6 September 2019 3:31 pm

The obverse of the intersectionality of victimhood is the intersectionality of perpetration: In other words, those who don’t believe in…

Is Australia really a racist country?

6 September 2019 5:00 am

The title of this article is a question; one that relates to Aboriginal people. So when I talk about whether…

EXCLUSIVE: How Hong Kong hospitals fought to treat police violence victims

5 September 2019 4:30 pm

Hundreds of medical personnel from three hospitals across Hong Kong have staged sit-ins this week in resistance to the excessive…

Boris Johnson must find his inner Pericles and restore power to the people

5 September 2019 12:59 pm

It’s mind-boggling that we are still talking about Brexit three years after the British people voted to leave the European…

#MeToo is destroying lives (oh, and opportunities for women)

5 September 2019 5:00 am

It may have started as an awareness movement with good intentions, but #MeToo has become a female power play –…

Dave Chapelle shows us why we need more jokes

4 September 2019 8:04 pm

Dave Chapelle’s new Netflix Special ‘Sticks and Stones’ could offend just about everybody. There are racist stereotypes, homophobic and transphobic punchlines,…

NSW pollies, you can’t sit on the spire: you’re either pro-life or not

4 September 2019 4:45 pm

To use Mick Young’s mighty slogan from 1972, ‘It’s Time’. It’s time that all of the New South Wales parliamentarians…

So we’ll hit our renewable energy target by 2020 – but at what cost?

4 September 2019 1:30 pm

Their ABC is rejoicing. We’ll hit our renewable energy target by 2020. But at what cost? The Australian government only…

Why everything you’ve been told about the Amazon wildfires is untrue

4 September 2019 5:00 am

You have been told lies by the French President about the Amazon rainforest burning on an unprecedented scale. Everything –…

Just who is protesting in Hong Kong?

3 September 2019 5:34 pm

Just who’s protesting in Hong Kong? It’s only radicals, apparently. That’s what the Nine Network’s left-wing tabloids, claim, anyway: So…

The great ‘what ifs’ of September 3, 1939

3 September 2019 2:11 pm

Eighty years ago today, World War II began. On September 1, Germany invaded Poland from the west, the north and…

National Flag Day: a time to celebrate continuity, tradition and unity

3 September 2019 11:39 am

Each year, Australia’s National Flag Day is celebrated on September 3. The date commemorates when the flag was first flown…

The political trap behind the Indigenous Voice to Parliament

3 September 2019 5:00 am

The biggest obstacle facing the campaign for Indigenous constitutional recognition remains the lack of detail concerning the role and operation…

EXCLUSIVE: From the ground in Hong Kong – the key element missing in reporting

2 September 2019 3:43 pm

The protests in Hong Kong have rightly attracted international media attention. Escalating tensions frequently boil over into violence coming from…

What’s woke this week

2 September 2019 1:13 pm

Wokedom has a love affair with self-indulgent gobbledygook dressed up as meaning too deep for the ignorant masses to understand…

What don’t ‘refugee advocates’ get about democratic process?

2 September 2019 5:00 am

Do we want to be governed by democratic process or activists on Twitter? That’s the choice staring us in the…

Fathers Day reminds us how we all need a second chance

1 September 2019 12:02 pm

Happy Father’s Day. Hope and pray you have a good one. Recently I received a call at the Dads4Kids office.…

EXCLUSIVE: Tim Fischer – how to fix question time

1 September 2019 5:00 am

Tim Fischer, a Spectator Australia columnist and contributor, submitted this piece shortly before his death. It was the best parting…

To say that the left are bad losers is a major understatement

31 August 2019 4:19 pm

Contrary to the impression you might get from reading my blog or following me on social media, I’m not actually…

Abortion euphemisms

30 August 2019 4:14 pm

National Public Radio is the United States equivalent of the ABC, broadcast by the ABC every day of the week.…

Press freedom – is the ABC self-censoring to advance its own agendas?

30 August 2019 1:39 pm

Much has been said about the freedom of the press in recent weeks. There have been several important confabs about…

Why you’ll pay for a tax on digital services, not the multinationals

30 August 2019 5:00 am

The proposed ‘digital services tax’) floated by Communications Minister Paul Fletcher will harm Australian social media and search engine users…

Wally World logic, deciphered

29 August 2019 6:07 pm

The latest on Brexit from Dr Waleed Aly, the noted Monash University political scientist and public intellectual: British Prime Minister…

Free thought is bad for you, philosophers decree

29 August 2019 4:17 pm

Last year, Bryan W. Van Norden, professor of philosophy at Wuhan University, Yale-NUS College and Vassar College (and the author…

It’s now law: Danandrewstan has more (gender) varieties than Heinz

29 August 2019 12:08 pm

Remember when you were young and driving around the country on lengthy trips? Often you would alleviate the boredom by…