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Budgie smugglers and the rise of the staffer brat

5 October 2016 1:27 pm

Once again politics and budgie smugglers have divided a nation and provided days of rather unusual commentary. The familiarity is comforting. So…

Who’s your nanny?

5 October 2016 7:25 am

There once was a time when we, Australians and Americans, used to have a good laugh at the countries of…

John Howard: no villain, no racist but instead one of our best

4 October 2016 4:13 pm

John Howard, for the very reason that he was one of our best and longest serving prime ministers, remains the bête noire of…

Trolling with Clementine Ford

4 October 2016 7:18 am

Fairfax columnist and ABC Drum presenter Julia Baird is drawn to forceful, opinionated public women.  Baird is writing a biography of Queen Victoria, and in a column this week…

Calumnies from the clickbait farm

3 October 2016 1:00 pm

“This is what would happen if Australian halted immigration”, the introduction to ditzy Fairfax economics correspondent Jessica Irvine’s latest bleatings…

David Van Gend and the Rainbow Jihadists

3 October 2016 7:38 am

Traditional marriage campaigner David Van Gend recently did that most rare of things – he defended the freedom of his…

The sickness at the soul of Generation Ink

1 October 2016 9:36 am

The presence of body art is more prominent today than it has ever been before. What explains this new desire…

The campus left and definitions of morality

30 September 2016 4:40 pm

The University of Melbourne Student Union is an oh-so-democratic body that left-aligned student groups vie to control so they can…

John Howard upsets Sydney’s sandstone soviet

30 September 2016 9:15 am

Sydney University staff already skip off to Syria to help Bashar al-Assad with his propaganda ploys and get involved in…

Time to talk frankly on immigration

29 September 2016 1:46 pm

Last week The Australian editorialised on Australia’s immigration policies, noting that the Prime Minister’s “reception this week at an invitation-only UN summit on…

Israel and the slippery slope of anti-Semitism

29 September 2016 7:35 am

In a screening interview for a government job I was once asked about my religion. I said I was Jewish but not very religious;…

So, South Australia, how’s that move to renewables working out for you?

28 September 2016 5:38 pm

Oh. From the Adelaide Advertiser, this afternoon: The entire state has lost all power in the midst of today’s big…

First they came for the racists

28 September 2016 5:13 pm

Look at the comments on any article on Free Speech, in particular Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act, and…

On the upside, Prime Minister…

28 September 2016 7:27 am

Yesterday’s Newspoll wasn’t exactly the best of news for the Prime Minister, but it shouldn’t have come as any surprise.…

South African cricket: from racist to rainbow nation and back again

27 September 2016 3:34 pm

The obsession with race in South Africa has clearly not ended with the demise of National Party rule in 1994.…

New welfare model, old welfare results

27 September 2016 7:35 am

Social Services Minister Christian Porter has announced that the government intends to introduce a New Zealand style approach to welfare.…

The trumpet blasts of the monstrous regiment

26 September 2016 1:59 pm

On the weekend I was on an ABC Radio National panel discussion about major topical events of the week.  The return…

Marriage equality: the left wants Turnbull to be a dictator

26 September 2016 7:40 am

The left-wing admiration for Malcolm Turnbull, with his PC-opinions and hip leather jacket during his wilderness years of 2010-2015, was…

And in further news from the inner-city…

24 September 2016 8:30 pm

Looking for a little culture this weekend? Here’s something: Hilariously though even this sort of stuff comes completes with a…

Male, female or feline: it’s all equal on Spring Street

23 September 2016 8:54 pm

In Victoria, Daniel Andrews’ government continues to go from strength to strength. Off the back of the triumph that was…

RIP Reading Recovery

23 September 2016 2:17 pm

Thanks to NSW Education Minister Adrian Piccoli, the deeply entrenched, multi-million dollar Reading Recovery program will no longer be sacrosanct…

A lack of accountability is the biggest issue in Indigenous affairs

23 September 2016 7:48 am

For too long governments have convinced themselves they are contributing to better Indigenous outcomes simply because they are spending money…

And in news just in from the inner-city…

22 September 2016 3:54 pm

From the latest e-mail missive from Melbourne Farmers Markets: Keep your veggies and leftovers fresh with BeeKeep. Beeswax coated cloth provides…

Muslim immigration: we are all very guilty, very guilty indeed

22 September 2016 7:44 am

So, we now know why Essential Research has found that 49 per cent of the people it polled support a…

Hinch’s s*** on the liver

21 September 2016 12:50 pm

Revelations reported yesterday about Human Headline turned crucial Senate vote Derryn Hinch’s fondness for a tipple caused a bit of…