Flat White

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

Apocalypse not

29 November 2018 4:12 pm

I have read that Pope Francis believes that climate change is such a big danger to the planet that it could turn…

Derryn Hinch’s public sex offenders register would be outrageous

29 November 2018 11:57 am

In the wake of last weekend’s Victorian State election, Derryn Hinch’s Justice Party (probably with four shiny Upper House seats)…

After Victoria, Liberals still have the values and the ideas to win

29 November 2018 8:19 am

Another Victorian election, and another Liberal loss, leaving the state with a financially profligate and socially radical government in near…

Ten reasons why Imran Khan’s theology is just not cricket

28 November 2018 1:51 pm

Imran Khan, the Prime Minister of Pakistan, caused controversy recently when he said in a speech celebrating the anniversary of…

“Progressive” ideas didn’t win Victoria, conservative ideas went missing

28 November 2018 7:32 am

I don’t believe for one moment that Daniel Andrew’s stunning election victory means Australians are converts to “progressive” politics. Does…

The EU’s anti-science laws hit here

27 November 2018 8:49 pm

Prime Minister Scott Morrison recently announced that he’d be passing up the United Nations’ Migration pact on the basis that a global…

Caution: gay people crossing

27 November 2018 4:49 pm

First we’ve had skirts put on pedestrian crossing lights’ little people, because apparently, unlike children, some adults think that stick figures…

Bernardo Bertolucci and fake news

27 November 2018 1:18 pm

The great Italian film director, Bernardo Bertolucci died on Monday.  The bloke is hardly cold and the savages are already…

Help the government stand firm against fake rape crisis activists

27 November 2018 11:01 am

My fake rape crisis tour seems to have put the cat amongst the pigeons. The Sydney Morning Herald last week…

The surveillance state’s chameleons

27 November 2018 8:02 am

In the USA they are collaborators with the “deep state”. In Australia, they are champions of privacy. Global tech companies…

The Victorian Liberals caused their own catastrophe

26 November 2018 6:18 pm

Now the dust of last Saturday’s electoral bloodbath in Victoria is starting to settle, it’s time for some sober reflection. …

Give speech a chance

26 November 2018 12:25 pm

It’s time once again, good people, to take out your pen and paper (or your QWERTY keyboard and computer) and…

Both Labor and the Coalition threaten religious schools

26 November 2018 8:21 am

Religious schools may be fundamentally undermined by Commonwealth parliamentarians adopting flawed amendments to the Sex Discrimination Act in their admirable…

Victoria: the fallen mighty

25 November 2018 4:49 pm

Australia’s Baby Boomers cut their teeth on flourishing rivalries against a backdrop of dreams and aspirations, achievements being carved out…

How the state has killed sex

24 November 2018 1:49 pm

Earlier this week, the Tasmanian Parliament voted for new laws which: Make it ‘hate speech’ to not use someone’s preferred gender…

To blow on whom I please…

23 November 2018 6:02 pm

If I was to enter a bloke’s room, take off my clothes, massage his genitals, place his cock in my…

Victoria votes: Daniel Andrews re-election looms

23 November 2018 3:54 pm

With one day ago, published opinion polls indicate joy for Labor premier Daniel Andrews and despair for Liberal leader Matthew…

What’s going to happen to Malcolm’s great green elephant?

23 November 2018 3:54 pm

Canberra breeds many white elephants, but now they are breeding a gigantic new breed of pachyderm in Australia’s Snowy Mountains…

Australian schools: reading, writing and revolution

23 November 2018 1:47 pm

Revelations this week that schoolteacher Regina Wilson had vowed to “ensure that the next generation of voters in my classroom…

The week in misandry

23 November 2018 11:26 am

A quick peek at what’s going on the flip side of feminism – where it’s all about women. International Men’s…

Daniel Andrews: a threat to a twenty-first century economy

23 November 2018 9:09 am

Melbourne prides itself on its cafe culture, vibrant laneways, quality restaurants, and marquee sporting events. This dynamic and cosmopolitan lifestyle…

Their ABC’s latest magic pudding economics

22 November 2018 7:00 pm

You may be tempted to stop reading after the oxymoron “Bernie Sanders’ economic adviser”, but if you are as tolerant…

Loans are a wrong and risky way to help small business, Mr Treasurer

22 November 2018 2:01 pm

The Federal Government’s proposed $2 billion small business loan scheme is the wrong response to a real problem. The decline…

Inequality in education is about more than money

22 November 2018 11:45 am

Opponents of non-government schools often claim Australia’s school system is grossly inequitable. But this is not true. Multiple international OECD…

The one huge problem with multiculturalism

22 November 2018 9:09 am

The greatest enemy of migrants in Australia is a bad immigration policy; an immigration policy that generates anxiety and suspicion…