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

It’s the energy, stupid!

7 May 2024 1:31 am

It took political columnist (ex ABC & Nine) Chris Uhlmann to sharpen the point that energy in the economy is the equivalent…

Labor, how do I loathe thee?

7 May 2024 12:16 am

I’m probably not alone in finding it surprising that Federal Labor still had around 30 to 32 per cent primary…

Alexandra Marshall Live S2E11 with Billboard Chris

7 May 2024 12:15 am

Won’t someone think of the children? Billboard Chris – the prospective ‘victim’ of the e-Safety Commissioner’s Twitter takedown order, has…

Digital ID: privacy and liberty are brothers

6 May 2024 4:50 am

This is a variation on the speech I gave over the weekend in Sydney at the One Nation rally against Digital ID.…

Aussie cash: redesigned $5 note goes Woke

6 May 2024 4:10 am

Well, that was predictable, as predictable as the sun rising the next morning, though not as welcome. With the late…

Government versus X: the pacification project must not be challenged! 

6 May 2024 3:44 am

Watching the dystopian-named ‘eSafety’ Commissioner in action is like watching the illegitimate lovechild of a deer caught in the headlights…

Crossing

5 May 2024 12:43 am

The announcer said that the train – crowded with women and their children – was nearing the last station before…

Should business schools promote ‘social’ research?

5 May 2024 12:11 am

One of the curious things of our sophisticated, yet superficial, information age is that the official websites of most business…

Put coal back in the Coalition energy policy

3 May 2024 3:04 am

Most protagonists of nuclear power like to say it is clean, meaning no CO2 is released, as though this is…

Are they criminalising hate speech, or valid criticism of gender politics?

3 May 2024 1:50 am

On the first of May, Queensland began living under the Criminal Code (Serious Vilification and Hate Crimes) and Other Legislation Amendment…

Mugged by bad law

3 May 2024 1:14 am

In the course of human affairs and communications, words have specific meanings, and nowhere is this more important than in…

Double Shot S2E11 Civil disobedience… When is it moral and just to defy bad laws? – Neil Oliver and Michael Arbon

3 May 2024 12:14 am

Special guest Neil Oliver joins us from the UK to discuss the pressing question of civil disobedience. As Australia and…

Scream louder: we will not suffer the e-Stasi Commissar

2 May 2024 2:00 am

A healthy democracy has a zero tolerance policy when it comes to censors. As I pledged on Spectator TV last week, One…

The Resolute desk needs a resolute occupant

2 May 2024 1:19 am

Like others perhaps, I used to think that the ‘Resolute desk’ in the Oval Office of the White House was…

WA Court of Appeal upholds Police Commissioner’s powers to mandate Covid vaccination

2 May 2024 1:00 am

Senior Constable Ben Falconer and Police staff member Les Finlay lost their appeals in the WA Court of Appeal against…

Albanese’s political censorship plan

1 May 2024 8:23 pm

No wonder the Albanese government is worried about misinformation. This week as news broke about an horrific attack on an Australian couple…

Was Lehrmann’s presumption of innocence left in the ‘lions’ den’?

1 May 2024 3:00 am

It was over dinner that a former senior Australian Federal Police investigator brought it up. A question no one appears…

The modern obsession with ‘green’ investment

1 May 2024 2:30 am

The recently deceased Charlie Munger of Berkshire Hathaway was arguably the most successful investor ever. He was noted for his…

‘E-safety’: the new thought police

1 May 2024 2:00 am

Give an inch and they’ll take a mile – it is fair to say Australians are waking up to the…

Week in 60 Minutes S2E12: Are you getting ripped off at the supermarket? Rebecca Weisser, Stuart Ballantyne & Nick Hossack

1 May 2024 12:15 am

The only thing worse than living through a cost of living crisis is being ripped off. Australians are looking at…

Is there a plot afoot to get rid of Albo?

30 April 2024 11:25 pm

Speculation, of course, but Albanese is either uncommonly talented in the art of self-destruction, or Labor is getting ready to…

Record business collapses… I am not surprised

30 April 2024 3:00 am

This is not the first time Australians have abandoned their dreams

Men: locked up without trial

30 April 2024 2:30 am

This is an experienced criminal lawyer talking about the men, the increasing proportion of our prison population, who find themselves…

What’s mined is yours

30 April 2024 2:00 am

If you thought you understood the seemingly endless line of new Indigenous terminology, two more were recently coined by the…

Australia’s global advocacy for the suppression of free speech

29 April 2024 3:00 am

The Australian government has recently announced its plan to rejuvenate its contentious ‘misinformation and disinformation’ legislation, which had been shelved…