Flat White

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

Activist ignorance matters

17 June 2020 3:44 pm

Which prime minister oversaw the passage of the Immigration Restriction Act 1901, the legislative basis of the White Australia policy? Which…

Labor, Liberal, whatever: if you really want to stop the stacks, it’s time for party democratisation

17 June 2020 1:15 pm

As a general rule, I try to steer clear of commercial television. People crying over flopped souffle grates on my…

The JobKeeper tap can’t keep flowing

17 June 2020 11:04 am

The easier it is to announce free money during a crisis, the harder it is to take it away when…

How identity politics can only lead to anger – and violence

17 June 2020 5:00 am

In these past two weeks identity politics has been thrust into the mainstream with an almost religious force.    We have…

Roll on a republic, we can stack Yarralumla

16 June 2020 4:55 pm

The extraordinary plans afoot in Canberra for Malcolm Turnbull, Paul Keating, Kevin Rudd, or someone of their ilk, to succeed…

Julia Baird’s monumental confusion

16 June 2020 2:01 pm

Sometimes it’s hard to keep up with what the left are thinking. But thankfully we always have the internet to…

Why do conservatives hold back?

16 June 2020 11:35 am

Why do conservatives hold back? Why do they feel they are constrained from activism or speaking out? The left certainly…

Reaping the whirlwind: the darkness of three decades of PC

16 June 2020 5:00 am

A generation ago I first warned about the insidious and dangerous nature of political correctness, arguing the neo-Marxist inspired concept…

Welcome to the University Australia

15 June 2020 5:50 pm

In their 1976 classic Hotel California, The Eagles sang of a haunted hotel where “you can check out any time…

No, inequality is not discrimination

15 June 2020 5:26 pm

A problem misdiagnosed is a problem mistreated.  Many people today assume without question that all inequality is the result of…

Cook statue vandalism: one of these reports is not like the others

15 June 2020 1:09 pm

In the early hours of yesterday, the statue of Captain James Cook in Sydney’s Hyde Park was vandalised, allegedly by…

Uproar in Danandrewstan: the inside story (or not)

15 June 2020 10:46 am

The following is a transcript of an interview with Chairman Dan Andrews conducted by Fake News late on Sunday evening…

Ultimo must fall

15 June 2020 5:00 am

Over the weekend, we saw police officers being punched, kicked and spat on. We saw riots, looting, property destroyed and…

Goodbye Giants, but I don’t need your virtue signalling

14 June 2020 5:03 pm

Dear Tony I have enclosed my 2019 GWS Premium Membership Card which you might like to pass onto one of…

Quick, we must rename Darwin!

14 June 2020 3:18 pm

The Black Lives Matter movement sweeping the globe has led to statues of controversial historical figures like slave traders and…

They know nothing

14 June 2020 11:53 am

So, now we are apparently living in what is called a “cancel culture”.   Removing historical TV shows and movies will not help anyone in trying to…

Collective guilt?

14 June 2020 5:00 am

The iconic flags flutter from masts behind the podium. A woman stands before the microphone dressed in black, her mask…

More movies that must be gone with the wind

12 June 2020 5:22 pm

Many have questioned the validity of censoring viewer consumption of particular movie and television titles.  My humble opinion is that…

How did a human rights abuser end up running the WHO – and how is he still there?

12 June 2020 2:49 pm

In 1348, the Black Death killed between 30 to 50% of the entire population of Britain. In one of the…

Albo lives matter?

12 June 2020 12:39 pm

You read it here first… Whatever you can say about Canberra’s shinybums, they have their ears to the ground. It’s…

Puck you, censors

12 June 2020 11:01 am

It appears as though the political correctness tidal wave that is sweeping the Western world, has claim yet another victim, and this…

Why we erect statues – and should keep them there

12 June 2020 5:00 am

Amid a world that seems hell-bent on tearing down statues in a cathartic frenzy, it is worth sparing a moment…

EXCLUSIVE: Extinction Rebellion’s shameful Holocaust memorial appropriation

11 June 2020 5:46 pm

One of the most poignant and best know memorial to the Holocaust is a sculpture in Budapest, Hungary, entitled Shoes…

Black Lives Matter protesters aren’t making history, but shallow gestures

11 June 2020 5:38 pm

Many are saying the events of the past fortnight – with marches against racism being held around the world –…

Mob rule is not ok

11 June 2020 1:25 pm

When a man with a sign “Black, white — all lives matter” is booed and physically attacked by an angry…