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

Dutton dressed as lamb – things you could never say to a female Labor MP

19 May 2024 12:06 pm

The hypocrisy of the Left never ceases to astonish. Having created a world where ‘words are literally violence’ and pretty…

FLiRT-ing with power: Labor wastes half a billion on Covid vaccines

19 May 2024 9:08 am

Forgive my French, but are they taking the p…? Health authorities and regulatory bodies have not forgotten about Covid, even…

Are people afraid to put their name on the Covid Inquiry?

18 May 2024 11:13 pm

Of the 2,090 submissions to the Covid Response Inquiry, 1,021 declined to permit the author’s name to be published. That’s…

A budget about (nearly) nothing

18 May 2024 11:53 am

The Australian Federal Budget gave us a couple of big headlines, but most of them were fake news. The Treasurer…

Who will destroy our freedoms?

17 May 2024 2:30 am

The World Health Organisation (WHO), the health agency of the United Nations, is drafting a number of new documents which aim to radically change…

We and the ABS will not be fooled again!

17 May 2024 2:00 am

The Albanese government is using taxpayers’ money and accounting tricks to cover up the inflationary pressures its own policies are exacerbating, particularly…

The balance of probabilities

16 May 2024 3:57 am

Having emerged from the courtroom where Justice Michael Lee delivered his decision on the Lehrmann v Network Ten Pty Limited…

The Dark Ages in Australia were not so dark

16 May 2024 3:22 am

Francesco di Petracco, better known as ‘Petrarch’, is rightly recognised as an artistic genius, the greatest scholar of his age,…

Same values, different beliefs?

16 May 2024 2:52 am

Values and beliefs are not the same. People can support each other’s values while holding different beliefs. But if we…

Budget review: net zero cannibalises our prosperity

16 May 2024 2:18 am

The public is receiving the Budget with a sense of bored irrelevance. People are pleased to see a $300 cut…

The illusion (or delusion?) of choice

15 May 2024 3:40 am

One of the greatest misconceptions about Australian politics is that voters get a choice. You know what I mean. You…

Rigid principles can lead to manic delusion

15 May 2024 3:00 am

For years I’ve played this game with a good mate, that is, to see who can simplify their life the…

The carbon capture con 

15 May 2024 3:00 am

Carbon-capture-and-underground-storage (CCUS) tops the list of silly schemes ‘to reduce man-made global warming’. The idea is to capture exhaust gases…

The humble faith of Ayaan Hirsi Ali

15 May 2024 2:30 am

2024 continues to be a year of spiritual surprises. One by one by one, leading conservative voices from around the world are expressing…

A Federal Budget to celebrate

14 May 2024 10:21 pm

Is this the moment Labor self-destructs?

Sectarian politics? UK elections raise concerns about the failure of multiculturalism

14 May 2024 2:00 am

Nigel Farage has raised concerns about significant local Muslim and Marxist electoral wins in the United Kingdom. After hearing newly…

Masks and keffiyehs are radical chic

14 May 2024 1:30 am

Pro-Palestinian protests have turned campuses into a political catwalk

Labor betrayed universities… Just like Labor betrayed everyone else

14 May 2024 1:00 am

Universities are often seen as bastions of ‘progressive’ thinking. The majority of academics are left-leaning, at least outside of the…

Labor is limiting access to retirees’ super pension funds

13 May 2024 2:30 am

When someone retires after the age of 60, their superannuation savings become ‘unrestricted non-preserved’ and can be converted into pension phase, or…

The pop culture wars

13 May 2024 2:00 am

Pop culture has become a proxy for wars about our culture

Victorians will pay more and get less

13 May 2024 1:00 am

The Allan government’s first Budget was business as usual, but in Victoria that’s nothing to be glad about

Eurovision: decadent and profane

13 May 2024 12:28 am

A cursory watching of the Eurovision Song Contest has brought to light the fact that this contemporary ‘entertainment’ event, despite…

Warragamba Dam: the political yo-yo of failed water politics

12 May 2024 12:44 pm

Warragamba Dam is spilling again, but it didn’t have to be this way. There have been warnings for decades about…

Think of the kids: student-led learning finally dies

12 May 2024 9:45 am

Most of us were lucky enough to make it through the education system largely unharmed. Today, parents are terrified that…

Victorian budget blues

11 May 2024 2:57 am

The best thing that can be said about the 2024 Victorian Budget is that it’s not as bad as recent…