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

The CBD returns with low-emission bright sparks for these dark days

16 June 2019 7:46 pm

Our peeved yet perspicacious political insider writes exclusively: As CBD slowly recognises the need to reconcile oneself to the fact…

Remember beauty

16 June 2019 10:23 am

A kind heart, joyful smile, orchestral harmony, architectural brilliance, the majesty of nature. Timeless beauty, whatever its form, is the…

The real problem with the Australian economy

14 June 2019 1:56 pm

The unemployment figures came and went yesterday with just the usual passing mention. There is a real problem in Australia,…

How bureaucratic dark matter is swallowing our wealth

14 June 2019 8:19 am

At every turn businesses are weighed down by red tape that prevents growth, discourages job creation, and sucks resources away…

Where are the all songs about liberty?

13 June 2019 5:37 pm

There’s been a discussion running at PJ Media and then Instapundit, about music and the end of the Cold War…

It’s men who are being harassed, by dodgy sexual harassment surveys

13 June 2019 12:30 pm

In recent weeks the international press has gushed over the outcome of a worldwide survey into sexual harassment in the…

KBO, ScoMo. KBO

13 June 2019 5:00 am

“He’s his own man now, not beholden to anyone or any faction.” The words, spoken mournfully, came from a rusted-on…

Another smokescreen for failure on smoking rates

12 June 2019 4:32 pm

Australian authorities attempting to curb the tobacco smuggling trade, have imposed an ill-advised and little publicised ban on all tobacco…

Why Albo’s got to get to grips with God

12 June 2019 1:01 pm

One of the first things new Labor leader, Anthony Albanese, needs to emphasise to his demoralised party is that they…

The Nanny State’s deepest, darkest secret – exposed

12 June 2019 7:27 am

In perhaps one of the greatest ironies of modern Australia, we love to talk about how much we despise the…

Killing works: just look at what it did for my career

11 June 2019 8:49 pm

American social commentator Dennis Prager nailed it when he said this: “Good societies can survive people doing immoral things. But a…

More Gore guff and another wasted week of climate wars

11 June 2019 4:23 pm

Another week, another round of posturing from the virtue signallers on the climate wars. Pity their attacks on hydrocarbon fuels…

Facebook, that Christianity conference, and what happened next

11 June 2019 1:15 pm

When I decided to post a Facebook notice about our major legal conference that addresses the rising tide of anti-Christian…

How dare the law disrupt leftist media agendas?

11 June 2019 8:30 am

Last week’s raids by the Australian Federal Police on the ABC in response to that media organisations illegal airing of…

Happy Men’s Mental Health Week, discarded Dads

10 June 2019 5:08 pm

My early years as a counsellor taught me the ‘how does that make you feel’ style of therapy I’d learnt…

Cassidy’s cheerio reveals the groupthink luvvieland that is the ABC’s Insiders

10 June 2019 2:21 pm

For political groupies, Barrie Cassidy’s last episode of Insiders on the ABC was reason to look both backwards and forwards.…

Ground Control to Major Jane

10 June 2019 10:32 am

She’s out of her mind. She’s off the planet. There’s nothing more ridiculous than when a Nor Shor leftie accepts…

Jim Molan’s the only man for the NSW Senate vacancy

10 June 2019 2:00 am

NSW Liberal Senator Major General Jim Molan, in an unwinnable slot on the state party’s ticket, has received a record…

Bring on the Barty party

9 June 2019 10:58 am

It’s 1.51 am Melbourne time and Ashleigh Barty has just made history — winning the French Open and bringing home…

Keep Sydney safe: rein in the police

7 June 2019 5:58 pm

Last weekend, Christie Aucamp-Aschutte and a group of friends dancing to the lights of Sydney’s Vivid son et lumière festival…

Could we repeat D-Day?

7 June 2019 3:46 pm

Seventy-five years ago some 150,000 troops landed on French beaches to roll back the Nazi menace. On the very first…

Be strong, keep ‘young and free’

7 June 2019 1:36 pm

Almost one-third of the players in the State of Origin on Wednesday night refused to sing the national anthem because…

EXCLUSIVE: Dear Rugby Australia…

6 June 2019 9:26 am

The former Brumbies Chaplain writes on Israel Folau: I see a window of hope for our great game. It will…

Do high rise apartment owners risk more than a price tumble?

5 June 2019 7:02 pm

You’ve probably forgotten Sydney’s Opal Tower by now, even though less than six months have passed since the residents of…

Socialists stand up for the workers against immigration?

5 June 2019 4:28 pm

Socialists standing up for workers by opposing immigration? Yes. Apparently, it can happen. Sometimes. “The Guardian” reports on Mette Frederiksen,…