Flat White

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

Anti-encryption laws threaten more than crooks and terrorists

7 December 2018 4:00 pm

Labor support all but ensures the passage of a coalition bill which will compromise the security and privacy of millions…

Why PETA is my pet peeve

7 December 2018 11:21 am

Criticising PETA—the extremist animal liberation organisation—is kind of like shooting fish in a barrel. Because they routinely come up with…

The UN climate watermelons want a slice of us all

7 December 2018 7:22 am

Earlier this year I wrote about the important distinction between supporters and activists. When we look at left-wing political, social, economic and…

New loans and leasing laws punish the poor, slam small business

6 December 2018 6:28 pm

The Commonwealth government’s proposed laws limiting small loans and the leasing of consumer goods by setting caps on repayments which…

Cooling on climate catastrophe

6 December 2018 1:39 pm

No, 97 per cent of scientists do not agree on climate change. In fact, as climate writer Andy West’s new…

Baby, it’s woke outside

6 December 2018 7:18 am

The world has lost its mind. Before I open my laptop and binge on a brekkie of rage and victimhood,…

How to save public transport – and cut that commute

5 December 2018 6:37 pm

It is well established that major Australian cities currently suffer from unsustainable levels of traffic congestion and inadequate rail and…

We’re part of the revolt of the “Yellow Vests” too

5 December 2018 4:29 pm

For decades now, working people, tax payers and retirees have been battered by the Green elites who shelter in well-paid…

Time to drop our petulant politics and respect democracy

5 December 2018 12:00 pm

“Pick a scar on your body and share the story of how you got it with the other people here.”…

Confucius say: relax

5 December 2018 7:43 am

You get a glimpse of the real purpose of education when you look at the liberal arts curriculum offered here…

The Incumbent Preservation Society

4 December 2018 5:09 pm

The leaders on the way out (I was going to write “outgoing” but it would have been confusing because in…

The Bushes, McCains, and the death of republican virtues

4 December 2018 12:01 pm

The death this year of John McCain, George H W Bush, and his wife Barbara has seen the revival of…

Sex for rent

4 December 2018 7:50 am

According to feminist doctrine. Women are powerless, desireless and lack sexual agency. They retain zero autonomy over their bodies.  And…

Fifty shades of red

3 December 2018 8:43 pm

Normally socialism, er, buggers you through high taxes, over-regulation and social control: A growing wave of sex-positive feminists are working to…

Flat White: a statement

3 December 2018 5:24 pm

Last week the Flat White website published a letter from a reader with an accompanying illustration. The post was removed immediately…

No, no, no Celinununu!

3 December 2018 5:09 pm

The Canadian megastar, Celine Dion, appears to have gone the full Trudeau—and I don’t just mean voting for Justin—by launching…

An incontrovertible truth (or two)

3 December 2018 12:30 pm

My address to the Climate Change Conference, Katowice, Poland, December 2 – 14, 2018: Special greetings to Al Gore Al,…

Gavin McInnes, grassroots community hero

3 December 2018 7:56 am

When it comes to speaking tours by aggressive, anti-social, potentially violent and fundamentally dangerous right-wing figureheads Australia truly is the…

Australia should cop out of COP-24

2 December 2018 4:51 pm

Prime Minister Morrison should make no new commitments at the COP24 climate-fest this week in Poland. We do not trust…

The new Big Day Out

2 December 2018 2:11 pm

Hi mum, just got back from the Parliament House climate change protest. Protesting is just like Schoolies Week with lots…

Why the New Testament shouldn’t come with trigger warnings

1 December 2018 7:51 am

Demands for the New Testament and Koran to contain alerts in the margins of those passages that have been used…

Tinker, tailor, soldier, Mr Harbourside Mansion?

30 November 2018 4:22 pm

George Papadopoulos has gone to gaol, it seems, for lying to Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller. Scott Morrison is going into…

It’s time the Tattersalls president stood up for equal rights for men

30 November 2018 11:48 am

Revolution is brewing in Brisbane’s venerable Tattersalls Club, but it’s not about letting in women. In fact, the revolution is…

Liberals note: conservative does not mean reactionary

30 November 2018 7:50 am

Congratulations to Dan Andrews and Labor on a very strong result. Their ability to campaign effectively should never be underestimated…

Your social credit has been declined

29 November 2018 7:35 pm

I prefer to live in a country where I can rate my government and not the other way around – but…