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

Liberal luvvies for higher power prices

20 December 2018 8:39 am

Politicians as targets of the French gilets jaunes are omnipresent in Australia and have, with their climate change-driven energy policies,…

Merry Xmas, literally Just Like Hitler

19 December 2018 4:20 pm

And so this is Christmas. That time of year when you make a list of all the people that aren’t…

The UN’s backdoor attack on free speech

19 December 2018 12:09 pm

One of the most sensible acts committed by the Morrison government has been rejecting the United Nations Global Compact on…

The Nats have a woman problem – and solution

19 December 2018 7:50 am

In recent days the Nationals “women problem” has once again been thrust back into the national spotlight, with the Andrew…

Give it to me straight, Doc

18 December 2018 2:23 pm

Here’s a statistic you wouldn’t read about – at least not in any medical association playbook. John Hopkins University in…

Universities want to have their cake – and censor it

18 December 2018 8:20 am

Universities have entered a bargain with the devil. Universities accept significant state direction in exchange for privileges and funding. Universities…

Jesus wasn’t a refugee

17 December 2018 5:27 pm

It’s become quite fashionable with the advent of social media for rank amateur theologians to posture as experts on Christian…

The yapping feminists and the chihuahua effect

17 December 2018 8:13 am

The chihuahua effect. That’s a term coined by Eric Weinstein, the brilliant American mathematician, economist, writer and managing director of…

A history of Jihad

16 December 2018 1:38 pm

The Communists relished having hordes of “useful idiots” in the West to readily carry out their agenda and became their…

Men are so good they even make better women

15 December 2018 11:47 am

This weekend, the Miss Universe competition might go where no man (ahem) has gone before: Miss Universe is breaking new ground…

Victorian Liberals must choose a new party president who knows the score

14 December 2018 1:32 pm

On Friday evening, the Liberal state assembly in Victoria is meeting to select an acting president to replace resigned Svengali,…

Sausage sizzle saboteurs shamed at the 2018 Nanny Awards

14 December 2018 12:25 pm

We’re facing a global paternalistic tide, and nothing is out of bounds.  France has banned free re-fills of sugary drinks,…

Pirate Pete and pals chart constitutional chaos

14 December 2018 7:41 am

Bill Shorten has committed to holding a referendum for a republic within his first term if he becomes Australia’s thirty-first…

So much for the climate summiteers and all that Paris Accord

13 December 2018 12:29 pm

The climateers will soon be wrapping up their twenty-fourth annual shindig in Katowice – ironically, a city founded on coal…

Seven ways to bring down Western Civilisation

13 December 2018 7:23 am

Western Civilisation gets a bad rap these days. Despite the fact that it is the source of all our legal…

Gender anarchy for Christmas?

12 December 2018 6:49 pm

“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” This old maxim communicates a simple truth.…

Paris is burning

12 December 2018 12:38 pm

Paris burned. The ‘jaune gilet’ (‘yellow vest’) mobs tore through the heart of Paris, trashed the Champs Elysee and graffitied…

What comes after populism? Nanny McPhee meets Leon Trotsky?

12 December 2018 7:04 am

The success of populist movements in democratic nations is leading many on the political left to envisage a recalibrated political…

Why the Liberal Party is bound for the exit

11 December 2018 4:03 pm

Try as I might I can’t imagine any possible, even unlikely, scenario where the Coalition government in Canberra manages to…

The Libs farewell free markets on electricity

11 December 2018 12:14 pm

I’m starting to wonder what the point of the Liberal Party actually is. I was until recently under the misapprehension…

Elites must pay political price for Brexit betrayal

11 December 2018 7:39 am

On June 23, 2016, the leaders of Britain’s three establishment political Parties smiled outside their carefully chosen polling stations. They…

Robert Mueller’s poisoned chalice

10 December 2018 5:19 pm

How would you feel, having spent almost two years and over $US30 million dollars, trying to prove that Donald Trump’s…

Does Dumbo wear Prada?

10 December 2018 12:12 pm

For the Republicans, there can be no doubt about it, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez the gift that just keeps on giving. And…

Shock news: politics and consumer goods are two different things

10 December 2018 8:06 am

Last month’s Victorian election should be a warning sign to the citizens of Victoria and all Australian voters. Something stinks…

Shorten’s republic makes Brexit look well thought through

9 December 2018 6:45 pm

Bill Shorten has promised a plebiscite on the republic should he become prime minister after the next federal election. Unlike…