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

Australia needs to assess security relations with Turkey

25 April 2024 6:49 pm

As we commemorate Anzac Day, and the fallen Australian soldiers who fought and lost their lives at Gallipoli, now more than ever…

Labor’s Middle East folly

25 April 2024 6:38 pm

Foreign Minister Penny Wong’s call to her Tehran counterpart urging Iran to promote stability in the Middle East is indicative…

Port Macquarie educator fired during Covid slams medical authoritarianism

25 April 2024 6:22 pm

Mandate victim, Kassi Gilmour, has slammed medical authoritarianism. The former New South Wales school teacher was fired for refusing to comply with public health…

Fearless sons and daughters of Anzacs

25 April 2024 3:50 am

Fearless sons and daughters of Anzacs, today we commemorate the landing of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps at…

A National Conservative critique of the recent ‘The Road Ahead’ conference in Fremantle

24 April 2024 3:52 pm

Perhaps no other city makes one recall as fondly the spirit of the 1980s in Australia as Fremantle. It was…

Australia does not need a policeman for a police state

24 April 2024 1:15 pm

When the Labor Party won the federal election off a tired, limping, and lost Morrison Liberal Party – we knew…

Climate psychology

24 April 2024 3:00 am

Climate change is the gift that keeps on giving. We are familiar with the havoc it is supposedly wreaking on…

A diesel in the shed

24 April 2024 2:30 am

You can have your solar panels and your turbines on the hills; You can use the warmth of sunshine to…

Australia’s e-Safety Karen

24 April 2024 2:00 am

Only slaves are denied free speech. Are we slaves?

Week in 60 Minutes S2E11: The Anzac Legacy – Prof. James Allan, Edie Wyatt & Michael de Percy

24 April 2024 12:15 am

It has been a quiet Anzac Day, with the normally argumentative Left taking a break. Anthony Albanese is in PNG,…

On Passover, Israel, and the scourge of antisemitism

23 April 2024 12:37 pm

On behalf of the Australia-Israel Allies Caucus, I wish all who celebrate a happy and holy Pesach/Passover. Passover commemorates the…

Laughs, lies, and lights out

23 April 2024 3:00 am

Oh, the irony! Here I was reading our local Noosa newspaper last Saturday morning and laughing when the power started…

Australia fails to protect children from gender experiments

23 April 2024 2:30 am

The debate over so-called ‘gender-affirming care’ for children has reached a crucial moment. This treatment approach, which often involves the…

Only official misinformation allowed

23 April 2024 2:00 am

Over the last four years, the Australian ruling classes have demonstrated an insatiable appetite for power and control over our…

Do you wish your country would become normal again?

23 April 2024 1:11 am

Would it be nice if universities suddenly became passively progressive again, instead of shamelessly revolutionary? Should national holidays return to…

Broken promises, broken budgets

22 April 2024 3:00 am

In December 2021, Anthony Albanese announced his ‘plan’ to reduce electricity prices by $275 per household by 2025. He said…

JK Rowling puts Wikipedia’s neutrality to the test

22 April 2024 2:30 am

Blurring the lines between up-to-date encyclopedic information and sensationalism

Misdiagnosed problems and misguided solutions

22 April 2024 2:00 am

Why economists must remain devoted to efficiency

Alexandra Marshall Live S2E9 with Pete Shmigel

22 April 2024 12:15 am

Propaganda, censorship, and the nations spending a fortune to undermine the West… Citizens are under attack domestically and from abroad.…

Women’s liberation stumbles backwards

21 April 2024 8:10 pm

I must start this off with an admission, I am a bloke – worse – an old bloke – even…

Mental health and restraint: the unsolved conundrum

21 April 2024 9:25 am

When is it appropriate to schedule someone into compulsory care when he or she is out of touch with reality?…

Outsourcing politics, killing democracy, fomenting revolution

21 April 2024 12:07 am

Robert Jenrick, in the London Daily Telegraph, fears that the inevitable Starmer government in the United Kingdom will enact a ‘second…

The assault on the Mexican embassy in Quito, Ecuador

19 April 2024 2:30 am

There is no doubt that the Ecuadorian assault on the Mexican Embassy in the capital Quito appears to be an…

I’m all in for Fallout

19 April 2024 2:00 am

It was only a matter of time until Amazon decided to throw its hat in the ring and join the…

Forced divestiture is better than expanding regulation

19 April 2024 1:00 am

‘Muddying the waters’ is one of the cleverer and more effective tools deployed by public relations advisers. The method involves…