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

Wardrobe malfunction

18 June 2016 8:00 am

It is at the Coliseum that I have seen the most wonderful Tristan and Isoldes of my life, both of…

Cricket

18 June 2016 8:00 am

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I dream of Genie

18 June 2016 8:00 am

Gauche, perhaps, to complain about Aladdin but it slightly deserves it. The terrific Genie opens the show and then disappears…

Bernie

18 June 2016 8:00 am

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Swan upping

18 June 2016 8:00 am

Was Tamara Rojo, when she danced Swan Lake last Saturday at the Albert Hall, thinking as she shaped each phrase,…

Trump

18 June 2016 8:00 am

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My big fat Gypsy fortune

18 June 2016 8:00 am

In his latest documentary for the This World series, the Romanian film-maker Liviu Tipurita could have been forgiven for treading…

Australian letters

18 June 2016 8:00 am

The Peta principle Sir: A besotted Richard Ferguson didn’t hold back on the superlatives in his pean to Peta Credlin…

Women of substance

18 June 2016 8:00 am

Three women, three writers, three very different life experiences. On Monday afternoon the artist Fiona Graham-Mackay introduced us to Imtiaz…

Breadline

18 June 2016 8:00 am

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High life

18 June 2016 8:00 am

Marion, Baroness Lambert, was hit and killed by a London bus last month while shopping in Oxford Street, a cruel…

Stuffing

18 June 2016 8:00 am

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Low life

18 June 2016 8:00 am

Michel is one of those Frenchmen one encounters now and again whose shining saintliness is beyond rational understanding. This great…

Angel

18 June 2016 8:00 am

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Real life

18 June 2016 8:00 am

‘This EU passport is an outrage. I want a British one!’ Not my words, Cydney’s. The spaniel is coming round…

Long life

18 June 2016 8:00 am

It was 41 years ago that The Spectator first urged its readers to vote Brexit in a referendum, but the…

Condemning – – – – –

18 June 2016 8:00 am

Littering our beautiful countryside is both unsightly and potentially prejudicial to the environment. So we run expensive campaigns to condemn…

Wild life

18 June 2016 8:00 am

Kenya As soon as I pulled out of town, I knew I had made a mistake taking on the new…

Conservative notes

18 June 2016 8:00 am

Yet another reason to keep the Crown: as part of her 90th birthday honors list, the Queen knighted Roger Scruton.…

Bridge

18 June 2016 8:00 am

Just take the money! That’s the philosophy of many rubber bridge players when it comes to bidding — or rather…

Green with envy

17 June 2016 12:00 pm

I’ve been dudded. This is what happens when you elect, then re-elect, a Greens MP. When your electorate goes from…

Wowsers in the West

16 June 2016 12:00 pm

“WA: The State of Excitement” the slogan on the number plates used to read. So risqué. But that was a…

Former Australian PM John Howard backs Brexit

15 June 2016 12:00 am

Speaking at a private Liberal Party fundraiser in Sydney on Wednesday night, Australia’s second longest serving Prime Minister, John Howard,…

Diary

11 June 2016 9:00 am

When an old friend X came to dinner in London, I sampled what it must have been like during the…

Naked lunches and hidden bigotry

11 June 2016 9:00 am

Have you got your names down yet for the Bunyadi? I’d hurry, if I were you. There’s currently a waiting…