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

So that’s what was wrong with the ABC?

24 June 2020 2:53 pm

The SMAge reports on the deep thinking contained in the ABC’s five-year plan (funny they should choose that name), unveiled…

Albo’s Claytons climate policy switch

24 June 2020 12:45 pm

In the media today, we see two contrasting ALP position papers, by Kevin Rudd in the AFR, and by Anthony…

The PC monster wants to eat all the fun

24 June 2020 9:47 am

Make it stop.   Seriously… Make. It. Stop.   Nestle is rebranding its Redskins and Chicos sweets. It reckons their names are…

The two great threats of 2020: coronavirus – and Keynes

24 June 2020 5:00 am

The fiscal response to the COVID-19 pandemic leaves an economically threatening legacy of high budget deficits and public debt. Australian…

The facts you haven’t heard on uni fees

23 June 2020 5:49 pm

Undoubtedly, many university students across the country have mixed feelings towards the Morrison government’s recent decision to shift $480 million of…

Coronavirus can’t kill capitalism

23 June 2020 3:08 pm

Mahatma Gandhi was once asked by a journalist what he thought of Western civilisation.  He replied, “I think it would…

Lockdown and the new Left Privilege

23 June 2020 5:00 am

As a constitutional lawyer and legal theorist who appreciates our classical liberal tradition of constitutional government and the rule of…

Here’s a new group you never even knew you were offending

22 June 2020 6:00 pm

BIPOC. We first read it as “biopic”, since it appeared in The SMAge in an article on the Sydney Film…

Wrongthink will be autocorrected

22 June 2020 4:00 pm

In response to the BLM movement, comedy, film and beer have been ‘cancelled’ due to their ‘problematic’ nature. The latest…

Queensland Labor: vandalising statutes

22 June 2020 12:10 pm

No, this is not just another pollie’s whinge. This is the duress alarm going off after an assault in Queensland…

The Greens new addition pushes the party harder left

22 June 2020 5:00 am

Repeatedly, the Greens demonstrate they are the most dangerous party in the Australian political scene. Last week, the Greens voted…

The unfair student fee lefties will never protest

21 June 2020 4:00 pm

As political commentators and the Twitter mob rage over the Morrison government’s rearrangement of higher education contributions, discussion is being…

Complaints about new uni fees? Consider them a free economics lesson

21 June 2020 1:29 pm

The concept of a loan is something we all deal with in our everyday lives. From loaning money to buy…

Senseless in Seattle

21 June 2020 9:30 am

If you wanted any more evidence as to the decay of Western Civilisation, then you need only to consider the…

The proud, progressive record of the Bandtifa and Indigenous representation in parliament. Not

20 June 2020 3:45 pm

1971: Neville Bonner, an elder of the Jagera people, is appointed by the Queensland parliament to fill a Liberal casual…

How multiculturalism brings stacks of benefits – to all the wrong people

19 June 2020 4:42 pm

On Sunday night, we watched in utter disbelief as the systemic corruption, running rife within the Victorian Labor Party, was laid bare for…

From Spring Street to the Snowys: how will Labor’s stacking scandal play in Eden-Monaro?

19 June 2020 2:45 pm

When the contest for Eden-Monaro kicked off just a few short months ago, the Coalition looked like it may pull…

The ABC of politics 

19 June 2020 12:01 pm

I have never really understood all the criticisms of the ABC and their biases.  It is as if people think that the…

Our trendies can afford to sneer at America and democracy. Funny what happens in the developing world…

19 June 2020 5:00 am

Dalia Research, the Alliance for Democracies and Rasmussen International have released the results of the Democracy Perception Index, the largest study…

Colonial Brewing? Filthy, phallocentric Spotted Dick? Don’t laugh. This is serious

18 June 2020 5:00 pm

A Western Australian brewery is yet another innocent victim of cancel culture because of its name, ‘Colonial Brewing’.  Add Coon Cheese to the list and…

Liberals must be careful wading into Somyurek’s derin bok

18 June 2020 2:13 pm

As the lurid text messages of the Adem Somyurek sting federal MP, Anthony Byrne, dominate today’s news cycle, it’s clear…

A universal basic income is still a terrible idea

18 June 2020 11:00 am

Opportunists across the political spectrum have been emboldened by the current crisis to propose all manner of terrible ideas. And…

Like it or not, Australia needs Donald Trump

18 June 2020 5:00 am

It is difficult to imagine a more critical juncture in Australian history:  We confront a world downturn, accompanied by a…

SCOOP: Grovels from Danandrewstan

17 June 2020 7:58 pm

Let’s face it. With current coronavirus restrictions, you’re unlikely to get a “Greetings from Victoria” postcard any time soon —…

Race campaigners, please leave my black kids alone

17 June 2020 5:56 pm

I spend more time lately protecting my black sons from well-meaning people concerned they might be victims of racism than…