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

Mask-up for MonkeyPox

9 June 2022 2:00 pm

America’s Centre for Disease Control this week recommended travellers mask up to protect themselves from the MonkeyPox – a disease…

Hospitals: a medical and political crisis

9 June 2022 1:00 pm

Sensational headlines about ambulance ramping have become a regular event, with the usual finger-pointing of state versus federal responsibility made…

The lettuce apocalypse - will someone think of the Vegans!

9 June 2022 11:11 am

It is becoming increasingly difficult to imagine a future of electric vehicles and high-tech homes when Australia is staggering into…

Where are the visionary politicians?

9 June 2022 11:00 am

As I watch my Australia transition from a Liberal government that only managed around 36 per cent of the primary…

21st century vandals

9 June 2022 8:00 am

The nihilism of the times is displayed by the fact that protesters increasingly see fit to attack artworks or statues…

The ‘incredible’ International Fire & Climate Conference

9 June 2022 4:00 am

Three consecutive extreme summers accompanied the Settlement Drought of 1790-93. Masses of flying foxes and lorikeets dropped dead in Parramatta…

Crypto: the opposite of a Kantian investment

8 June 2022 2:00 pm

‘Fashion is a form of ugliness so despicable it has to be changed every six months.’ – Oscar Wilde.  Therein…

Top Gun Maverick: Hollywood abandons ‘Woke’ and the CCP

8 June 2022 1:39 pm

You’ve heard the saying ‘Go woke, go broke’ due to various film and television instalments being rejected by audiences for…

We must educate ourselves on democracy

8 June 2022 11:00 am

I’ve undergone a crash course in the Australian voting system. It’s complicated and opaque – but has the potential to…

Our kids deserve to be happy

8 June 2022 8:00 am

Enough of terrifying our kids on a daily basis. Climate Change activists have a lot to answer for in terms…

Australians cling to Covid overreach

8 June 2022 4:00 am

A widely circulated Nine News article last week announced that ‘a new study finds fewer than 1 in 10 people thought…

Labor begs for coal

7 June 2022 4:54 pm

No, you’re not imagining it. This week has been freezing cold. Either the federal election magically changed the climate overnight…

We all need a little ‘risk’ to survive

7 June 2022 1:00 pm

Is safety the best course of action? Our grandparents were willing to sacrifice their lives to preserve freedom for future…

Blaire White on ‘What is a Woman?’

7 June 2022 12:55 pm

Political commentator Matt Walsh’s long-awaited documentary What is a Woman? dropped this week and oh boy there are a lot of feathers detached and…

The Werther Effect

7 June 2022 11:00 am

Perhaps the most significant landmark of my youth was learning of the unexplained death of Avicii, the stage name of…

Transgender Barbie

7 June 2022 8:00 am

Transgender Barbie is now available for purchase. Toy giant Mattel announced last week that they ‘couldn’t be more excited’ about the doll which…

Pandering to women won’t save the Libs

7 June 2022 4:00 am

‘Women were the forgotten people in this election’, pronounced Katherine Deves on Sky News Australia, following the election. The Liberal candidate…

Is China testing Albanese?

6 June 2022 4:33 pm

On the week of the federal election, the first (of what will probably be many) people smuggling boats tested Australia’s…

Fred Nile’s Bill to protect Aboriginal heritage

6 June 2022 1:00 pm

When I was CEO of the Tharawal Local Aboriginal Land Council (TLALC) I was privileged to have a team of…

Plibersek: lady in waiting

6 June 2022 12:00 pm

Remember Shadow Foreign Minister Penny Wong having to sit, teeth clenched, on the ABC’s 2019 election night special as results…

Rape victim’s testimony changed to avoid misgendering attacker

6 June 2022 11:00 am

The BBC allegedly altered a rape victim’s quotes in a story it published to avoid ‘misgendering’ her transgender attacker and conform to…

Poor to suffer as the climate wars bite

6 June 2022 8:00 am

As Woke South Australian politicians last week declared a ‘climate emergency’, the reality of Australia’s ill-thought-out climate policy is biting families…

Does integrity matter to the Teals? Let’s see

6 June 2022 4:00 am

Before it was taken down last week, the out-sized Josh Frydenberg placard on the side of my home in Surrey…

Trans cyclists leave young mother in third place

5 June 2022 4:08 pm

The rise of trans-athletes – more specifically, male athletes competing in women’s sports – is going to reach breaking point…

An outsider's view of the election

5 June 2022 12:37 pm

As an outside observer, my opinion of the recent federal election may well be different from both the politicians and…