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

Take responsibility for your life

18 February 2019 7:28 am

Prominent intellectual and speaker Jordan Peterson’s current Australian tour could well be the first time many millennials have heard a…

The myths of the Murray

17 February 2019 9:41 am

Over the past century, the Murray Darling river’s naturally highly irregular flows have been transformed to convert it into the…

Married at First Sight and the unkindness of strangers

16 February 2019 2:21 pm

Critics ask, ‘why MAFS’ – and it is certainly a polarising topic. This take, for example: ‘Fucking hard hitting journalism…

The green-left war on God becomes a poll fight

15 February 2019 1:19 pm

One of the things that the Left hates the most is religion. And unfortunately, New South Wales Labor contains a…

Doctors are doctors, not philosopher kings

15 February 2019 7:47 am

Doctors swear on the Hippocratic Oath that they will “first do no harm”, yet they pay little attention to the…

Switching off a nation: no-coal Germany

14 February 2019 6:42 pm

In 19 years’ time, Germany will have no more coal mines and coal power plants, bringing to an end hundreds…

Treaty, nuh

14 February 2019 12:57 pm

The Victorian government, having passed legislation to authorise negotiation with Aboriginal Victorians, is advancing towards a formal treaty. Despite the…

Ignore Hayne and deregulate the banking sector

14 February 2019 7:31 am

It may seem paradoxical – even insane in polite society. But with a surge of new technologies emerging, which could…

Cubbie Station is a scapegoat

13 February 2019 5:57 pm

Cubbie Station cops the blame for all of the problems of the Darling River, particularly by green journalists, politicians, and…

What’s woke this week?

13 February 2019 1:58 pm

Super Bowl has been the biggest woke show in town, with a number of performers declining to perform at the…

Man-hating and fashion(able) victims

13 February 2019 7:32 am

If you have the audacity to get yourself murdered, I have some suggestions on how to keep your name in…

When South Australia is the economic pacesetter, you know things are bad

12 February 2019 6:48 pm

Payday is one of the most joyous reoccurring occasions of life which has somehow managed to escape being narrated by…

Why can’t I marry my sister’s husband?

12 February 2019 11:00 am

Remember back to before the non-binding-voluntary-postal-survey regarding the re-definition of marriage how the ‘yes’ campaign said that nothing was going…

The banking royal commission we still need

12 February 2019 7:57 am

I originally thought the Financial Services Royal Commission was unnecessary. Then I heard the evidence, and I changed my mind.…

Alexandria’s new Children’s Crusade

11 February 2019 8:34 pm

Ben Shapiro twitted last week that he is “increasingly convinced Trump created AOC in a laboratory to provide a comic…

What if Latham and Hanson works?

11 February 2019 5:56 pm

Since Mark Latham joined Pauline Hanson’s One Nation, taking the reins of New South Wales branch of the party, much…

The Rocky Hill horror decision show

11 February 2019 12:02 pm

A New South Wales judge (an ex-solicitor and activist from the Environmental Defenders Office) has stopped development of the small…

The Liberal Party loses heart, loses vision as the election year begins

11 February 2019 7:26 am

Parliament returns tomorrow, yet in recent weeks, the government has been provided with two golden opportunities to turn around its…

Perfect performers, imperfect men

10 February 2019 11:57 am

It would have been easier for Liam Neeson if he had kept his mouth shut. Still, thinking that society was…

The devastating cost of taking the razor to masculinity

9 February 2019 5:04 pm

After Gillette jumped on the #MeToo bandwagon last month, in the process derogating masculinity, it will be open season now…

I’m rooting for the virgin

9 February 2019 2:06 pm

Strange things happen on Married at First Sight. A strange thing so strange that even the hair gelled, shaved skulled,…

Tolerance – or else

8 February 2019 5:05 pm

The organisers of the Hardcore Till I Die festival and the managers of Sydney Newtown Hotel both deserve credit for…

Clive Palmer’s excellent adventure

8 February 2019 3:00 pm

Clive Palmer seems to be pissing off everybody of late. First, it was his billboards, then unsolicited text messages, and…

Wasn’t the Royal Commission about the banks? Why give them more power?

8 February 2019 12:28 pm

Judging by his Final Report, one could be forgiven for concluding that Commissioner Hayne has little confidence in the common…

Daniel Andrews’ gender agenda suddenly can’t decide if it’s Arthur or Martha

8 February 2019 7:17 am

Daniel Andrews this week announced with self-righteous glee that his government plans to make ‘any practice or treatment that seeks…