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Why not a flat tax?

7 February 2018 8:11 am

Progressive taxation has been the default position of both major parties in Australia for decades, to the point where the…

Euthanasia and elder abuse

6 February 2018 1:30 pm

A friendly senior doctor from a large hospital, Chris, told me he thought the introduction of euthanasia is inevitable –…

Private schools aren’t only for the rich

6 February 2018 7:49 am

Every time data is released about enrolment numbers in public and private schools, it’s closely followed by a chorus of…

Life imitates Harry Potter

5 February 2018 8:07 pm

It’s not just that no one talks about government debt anymore – no one thinks about it either: It was another…

The polls bell for thee, Malcolm

5 February 2018 5:09 pm

The Prime Minister is deeply unpopular with much of the Liberal Party base, pundits keep telling us, yet he is…

Lucy Gichuhi will be a boon to the party of Menzies

5 February 2018 1:19 pm

In a 1943 wartime broadcast on social security, Robert Menzies told the country that “there are amazing possibilities in every…

The “offended” are merely being challenged

5 February 2018 9:25 am

When discussing matters of free speech and offence, it is first necessary to draw a distinction between what is hate…

Is Lyle Shelton our Jacob Rees-Mogg?

4 February 2018 8:07 pm

So, Lyle Shelton has decided to become the federal communications director for the Australian Conservatives, and not, as The Sydney…

The three most important stories in Australia this morning

4 February 2018 5:09 pm

According to the ABC, these were the three top news stories when your correspondent logged on this morning: It’s amazing…

Ex-govvie furniture – quality checked

2 February 2018 5:28 pm

Canberrans are used to buying ‘ex-govvie’, from houses (not much on the market now) to pre-used chairs, desks, PCs, whiteboards and filing…

The AMA’s double standard on standards

2 February 2018 12:30 pm

The Australian Medical Association is a very curious beastie. It is like a three-year-old child.  It only hears what it…

Stop funding schools, start funding students

2 February 2018 8:04 am

For some time now, debate over educational funding has revolved around the Australian Labor Party promising schools more money, and…

Jordan Peterson’s psycho-religious heresy

1 February 2018 5:46 pm

Cathy Newman’s train wreck of an interview with Jordan Peterson could well be one of the defining moments in how…

Sometimes in life you just need to wear the right shoes

1 February 2018 1:00 pm

The Gap State High School in Brisbane’s west has made news because of its strict adherence to its uniform policy.…

Electric dreams a nightmare for taxpayers

1 February 2018 8:01 am

Electric cars are the upmarket smashed avo. The perfect status signaller for inner city eco-lovers in their (fair trade) hemp-cloth…

Concerning our endless quest for self-improvement

31 January 2018 1:00 pm

To counterbalance the competitive pace of the digital age, and the cacophony of self-help gurus—always more voluble at the start…

60 Minutes: can do better

31 January 2018 7:57 am

For the last ten years or so, people have been credulously extolling the virtues of Finland’s education policies. Journalists in many media outlets have amplified…

The woman who defied the Mullahs has vanished

30 January 2018 5:46 pm

In old time newspaper jargon, the gutter is the strip between the two pages – the gutter press means something…

The January 27 hangover

30 January 2018 1:00 pm

Australians of all political persuasions rubbed their eyes and opened their curtains this week with one hell of a hangover.…

Will Liberal right sellouts kill the Party?

30 January 2018 6:52 am

The Daily Telegraph reports that NSW deputy Liberal leader and ‘great hope’ of the Liberal Party’s right faction, Dominic Perrottet, has sold…

That’s not climate change…

29 January 2018 1:00 pm

Global warming – more like global hotting at times – was a function of earth’s climate long before humans used…

Who’s working for the working class? Not the left

29 January 2018 7:56 am

In May 2017, British Labour leader and self-confessed socialist Jeremy Corbyn refused to commit to reducing immigration if he won…

Slavery no more: Wilberforce and the settlement of Australia

26 January 2018 6:05 pm

On the meandering banks of Sydney’s Hawkesbury River, there lies a small, historic town featuring a sandstone church, a cemetery…

Why January 26 should be celebrated

26 January 2018 3:41 pm

Underlying the campaign to change the date of Australia Day is a barely-concealed hostility to the very existence of Australia…

The left want to rewrite the past to seize control of our future

26 January 2018 1:08 pm

Thirteen years ago, Mark Latham led the Labor Party. He was the favourite son and chief representative of Labor values and philosophy.…