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Country wisdom and the Liberals’ tin ear

17 July 2016 11:23 pm

In the hands of Malcolm Turnbull and Tony Abbott alone rests the chances for stability of the new Parliament and…

Van Badham and the ugly facts of an ugly matter

15 July 2016 7:21 am

This week’s episode of Q&A exposed what many of us have long suspected – the far-left are co-opting domestic violence…

Friendless free trade

15 July 2016 2:13 am

In just one day this week The Australian Financial Review published two news stories; Nationals could get two extra spots…

The PM and the common touch

14 July 2016 11:40 pm

It truly pains me to say this, but Niki Savva was quite right (Ah! Where are those pills?) Niki Savva…

The science of comfort food

14 July 2016 3:18 am

A Jewish woman had two chickens. One got sick, so the woman made chicken soup out of the other one…

Never a more exciting time to be an Australian conservative

14 July 2016 1:00 am

Centre-right social progressives might not like social conservatism. But there has never been a more exciting time to be an…

Cory’s conservative crusade is misguided

13 July 2016 4:17 am

Since the Coalition’s woeful election campaign, and Malcolm Turnbull’s less than brilliant result capped by his election night diatribe, Liberal…

Dallas, denial and the pathology of evil

13 July 2016 1:33 am

Overnight, Australian time, President Obama has paid an official visit to Dallas in the wake of the five fatal shootings…

Liberals must take back their party – and how to do it

12 July 2016 9:28 am

Malcolm Turnbull’s knifing of Tony Abbott is proven to be a disaster, not only for the Liberal Party but also…

Theresa May and the wake of Project Sneer

12 July 2016 3:33 am

Project Fear became in the end, as Daniel Hannan described it, ‘Project Sneer’. The massed legions of banks, multinationals, the…

Wot no Kevvie?

12 July 2016 12:18 am

In all the excitement of the Brexit referendum, the presidential election and our own nail-biter poll we appear to have…

Time for Australian Conservatives to get it together

11 July 2016 7:49 am

Australian Conservatives were told by Liberal Party pollster Mark Textor they had nowhere else to go when they expressed their…

Groupthink in the media and political classes

7 July 2016 7:22 am

Never have so few done so little for so many. That more or less sums up our political class in…

Rediscovering law and order

6 July 2016 11:59 am

The first duties of governments are to defend the realm, secure the borders and maintain the Queen’s peace, that is…

Turnbull – all for nothing by Richard Ferguson

6 July 2016 3:57 am

Imagine you’re Malcolm Turnbull for a second (you might need to see a psychiatrist after the exercise). You have destroyed…

How many like me?

5 July 2016 9:53 am

So to all those Liberal MPs, and perhaps to Barnaby Joyce and the Nats, here’s something you need to consider,…

How Malcolm’s mates let him down

4 July 2016 11:28 am

As I type, Malcolm Turnbull’s media allies are no doubt gearing up to blame the ‘Del-Cons’ for the humiliating defeat…

Labor: Putting Unions First

30 June 2016 12:43 pm

Fifty-five years ago, unionist turned Labor leader Arthur Calwell lost the second-closest election in Australian history running on the mantra…

The left’s pre-poll assault on faith and freedom

30 June 2016 12:00 pm

I’m often told that it was “for my sins” that I was elected to the board of directors of Shire Christian…

Polling failure and fraud

30 June 2016 11:57 am

Apart from empowering the British people and returning sovereignty to the United Kingdom, Brexit has exploded the myth that betting markets…

Gay Marriage – what the plebiscite question should be

30 June 2016 12:55 am

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the 2011 census found about 33,700 same-sex couples in Australia. About 17,600 couples…

Will July 2 give us a dinky-di UKIP of our own?

30 June 2016 12:52 am

The most intriguing and under-reported titbit that emerged from last year’s #libspill came in the form of an offhand comment…

A democratic future for the 75 per cent

29 June 2016 12:29 am

You needed only to look at the headlines to realise things had not gone to plan. They were damning; Time…

Sod the Scots (and Australian reporting of Brexit)

28 June 2016 7:19 am

Apparently the Scottish are taking their cues from Sir Oswald Mosley these days. Following the destruction of fascism in World…

Don’t take health care reform off the election agenda

28 June 2016 7:03 am

Monetarism: tick. De-nationalisation of industry: tick. Europe: big new tick. The results of the Brexit referendum are more significant than…