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

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…

The Covid vaccine is dead! Long live the Covid vaccine…?!

29 April 2024 2:00 am

Did you know that four years after the Great Covid Pandemonium erupted, vaccine mandates are still being enforced in the…

Energy fog – trust your lying eyes

29 April 2024 2:00 am

Attending an Anzac Day service, I only noticed the fog as it lifted and the sun emerged. In a similar…

The heir of Orwell

28 April 2024 6:29 pm

It took 1,084,170 words for JK Rowling to tell the story of Harry Potter. Spanning seven books and a decade,…

Oh no, don’t meme me!

28 April 2024 2:56 am

Leader of the Chinese Communist Party, Xi Jinping, is terrified of memes. Specifically, Winnie-the-Pooh. Since July 2017, the harmless bear has…

How not to play warcraft

28 April 2024 1:24 am

The Australian Labor Party has drifted a long way from its roots and is now more about the welfare of…

Other options for the economy?

27 April 2024 8:50 pm

In the UK, inflation figures were stated to have been disappointing, with CPI falling down from 3.4 per cent to 3.2 instead…

The Liberals, coal, and nuclear power

26 April 2024 3:30 am

In a famous 1963 speech, US civil rights leader, Martin Luther King Jr. said: ‘I have a dream that my…

The war on misinformation is a sham

26 April 2024 3:00 am

Anthony Albanese claims to be fighting a war on so-called ‘misinformation’ and ‘disinformation’. He recently exclaimed that ‘Australians want misinformation…

Net Zero by 2050: fantasy, or eco-imperial impoverishment?

26 April 2024 2:00 am

As the years pass since the 2015 Paris climate conference made Net Zero by 2050 the global elite’s Holy Grail,…

Double Shot S2E10 The fight against digital censorship rages in Australia – Augusto Zimmermann, Sen Malcolm Roberts & John Storey

26 April 2024 12:15 am

If Australia doesn’t stop the e-Safety Commissioner (or should that be, the e-Stasi Commissar?) from attempting to control the flow…

ANZAC Day: recognising the dangers our soldiers face in times of no conflict

25 April 2024 9:47 pm

On Anzac Day it is important we recognise the sacrifices made by those who have served Australia and New Zealand’s…

Australia needs to assess security relations with Turkey

25 April 2024 6:49 pm

As we commemorate Anzac Day, and the fallen Australian soldiers who fought and lost their lives at Gallipoli, now more than ever…

Labor’s Middle East folly

25 April 2024 6:38 pm

Foreign Minister Penny Wong’s call to her Tehran counterpart urging Iran to promote stability in the Middle East is indicative…

Port Macquarie educator fired during Covid slams medical authoritarianism

25 April 2024 6:22 pm

Mandate victim, Kassi Gilmour, has slammed medical authoritarianism. The former New South Wales school teacher was fired for refusing to comply with public health…

Fearless sons and daughters of Anzacs

25 April 2024 3:50 am

Fearless sons and daughters of Anzacs, today we commemorate the landing of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps at…