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

Clementine Ford the arbiter of language? F**k off!

21 August 2019 2:57 pm

If hateful hard left exhibitionist extremist Clementine Ford is now the gatekeeper of language, we are all fucked. I would…

China’s young nationalists – no holds barred and on our streets

21 August 2019 10:14 am

Last Friday I turned up to the “Stand with Hong Kong — Power to the People” Rally at the State Library of…

Free speech first, then the right to know

21 August 2019 5:00 am

As most Speccie readers would know, I stand unashamedly for free speech; even speech that might offend or insult. Speech…

New South Wales’ looming Liberal leadership crisis

20 August 2019 7:06 pm

Just weeks away from what’s sure to be a roiling Liberal state council meeting, the realisation is dawning that Gladys…

Sex and the Sydney stabbing: preach PC, print prurience

20 August 2019 3:59 pm

The good-girl-gone-bad narrative peddled by the Australian media following the stabbing murder of Sydney sex-worker Michaela Dunn last week —…

As China is shows its true colours, how should we respond?

20 August 2019 1:02 pm

Given the recent news regarding the arrests of Canadian, Australian, UK and US citizens in China — as retaliation toward…

Will the Morrison government axe compulsory student fees?

20 August 2019 4:00 am

For far too long, left-wing student unions have shown a cavalier disregard for the interests of mainstream students on campus.…

Want to give her a better chance at life? Support free market solutions

19 August 2019 6:08 pm

In 1981 42 per cent of the world lived in extreme poverty earning less than $700 USD per year. Today…

The horseman of the Australian stock market apocalypse

19 August 2019 4:41 pm

It’s the question that puzzles pundits and experts alike, with billion-dollar hedge funds, mum and dad investors and everyone between…

Public servants who serve? Ministers who lead? Very courageous, Prime Minister

19 August 2019 1:06 pm

In 1980 when Laurie Oakes, was leaked the Budget papers in the Treasury car park and revealed his trove on…

Put a sock in it, whingers

19 August 2019 4:00 am

We are in trouble. But, it seems, everyone is too scared to speak up. Conservative broadcaster Alan Jones apologised to…

Lies, leeches and Chinese whispers: one not so enchanted summit

18 August 2019 5:39 pm

What was that Malcolm Turnbull once said about “the prime minister who broke the nation’s heart”? Whatever the case, he…

Je suis Fredo

18 August 2019 1:49 pm

I have pondered for some time why President Trump is so disliked by all the mainstream media. I am using…

If Raheem Kassam should be banned from Australia, what about that thug George O’Dowd?

17 August 2019 5:13 pm

According to grandstanding Senator Kristina Keneally, commentator Raheem Kassam should have been banned from entry to Australia. Kassam, who offhandedly…

Nightmare feminism

16 August 2019 6:35 pm

#MeToo is like a malignant cancer that multiplies and spreads. It attacks the white blood cells. It attacks the immune…

It’s gender inequality – but not like you’ve seen it

16 August 2019 2:19 pm

A team of researchers from the University of Missouri and the University of Essex have produced a new way of measuring…

What the world can learn from Australia’s immigration policy

16 August 2019 10:00 am

It’s often said that it does not matter if you are a slow learner, so long as you are able…

EXCLUSIVE: After Sydney – Raheem Kassam on stabbing the messenger

15 August 2019 7:18 pm

If Kristina Keneally and her Labor cohorts were to be believed, it would not have been “Allahu akbar” the stabber…

What’s woke this week

15 August 2019 4:25 pm

I’ve been away from the world of woke for a while and it’s depressing to see just how well it’s…

Planes, trains and Greta Thunberg

15 August 2019 1:00 pm

This is what the Steve Martin/John Candy classic comedy would be like if remade by Greta Thunberg. In the Swedish version,…

EXCLUSIVE: Late term abortion – not as rare as the choice lobby want you to believe

15 August 2019 1:00 am

Many proponents of the NSW ‘Reproductive Rights’ Bill—which allows abortion up until birth—are defending the legislation by saying that late-term…

Memo to the ABC: class warfare doesn’t improve schools

14 August 2019 4:39 pm

An ABC News investigation has lifted the lid on the claimed ‘great education divide’ in Australian schools. This time, rather…

Julie Bishop: all advice and no mea culpas

14 August 2019 2:06 pm

Julie Bishop will go down in history as one of the greats of the Liberal Party for a variety of…

A mother’s tale: surviving a son’s false rape ordeal

14 August 2019 10:47 am

Are more women falsely accusing men of rape or simply being caught out making these allegations? Maybe we are now…

Woodstock and the rise and fall of the Age of Aquarius

14 August 2019 5:00 am

Some of the more elderly amongst us will know that exactly 50 years ago we had an event that defined…