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

Yassmin, we’re just not that in to you

23 November 2017 5:36 pm

Yassmin Abdel-Magied has returned to Australian shores, and it seems she is even more out of touch than when she…

Not another lobbyist

23 November 2017 2:30 pm

Recently Jim Molan has been best known as Footy Show host Erin Molan’s dad, but that may be about to…

Our Yassmin, right or wrong

23 November 2017 11:29 am

I don’t watch “The Project”, or TV generally for that matter, but fortunately News.com.au is here this morning to tell…

The misguided politics of virtue signalling

23 November 2017 7:35 am

One of the most amusing ways of seeing how out of touch major parties and leading politicians are with the…

Homophobia AND cultural appropriation?

22 November 2017 5:21 pm

I know that every man and his dog in business wants to benefit commercially from the “pink dollar” and the…

Turnbull’s energy policy proposals: more steps forward than back?

22 November 2017 2:48 pm

The Government has now received but not yet released a report into the energy market plans it wants to put in place. …

Nanny, away from my drink

22 November 2017 11:34 am

December 1 marks five years since plain packaging laws were introduced in Australia. The aim was to deter people from…

Political refugees seeking asylum

22 November 2017 7:26 am

For someone claiming that he has an exclusive hold on the high moral ground regarding ‘love,’ Peter Van Onselen certainly…

Cancel the one way tickets to Victoria

21 November 2017 6:18 pm

It is a sad reality that perfectly well older Australians are looking into their futures and finding solace in the…

White ribbons of truth

21 November 2017 3:53 pm

A very important question has, so far, remained unasked in the latest round of Bernardi debate. Furious feminists are seemingly…

A good idea from the Turnbull government

21 November 2017 11:29 am

Another day, another idea from the Turnbull government. But at least this time it’s a good one. In an address…

Freedom to discriminate

21 November 2017 7:28 am

Now that the country has been surveyed on the question of same-sex marriage, it’s time to turn our attention to…

The problem with charities

20 November 2017 8:07 pm

The problem with charities is, in a nutshell, like the government and the bureaucracy they are mostly interested in self-perpetuation…

Don’t panic, don’t panic!

20 November 2017 4:31 pm

If Malcolm Turnbull was a character from Dad’s Army he’d surely be that old smoothie, Sergeant Wilson. He’d consider proceedings…

The West’s unstoppable march toward ‘yes’

20 November 2017 1:04 pm

The outcome of the same-sex marriage poll is probably one of the least surprising things to have happened this year.…

I’m transgender. Please don’t normalise transgenderism

20 November 2017 7:34 am

We don’t normalise having cancer and we don’t normalise medical conditions, yet society is normalising transgenderism, which trivialises my grief…

Labor’s Uber tax shows the West is closed for business

17 November 2017 4:20 pm

New technology has undoubtedly changed the way we get around our major cities. Since ridesharing first came on the scene…

Every man’s home is not his castle

17 November 2017 12:45 pm

We all know that with any land we ‘own’, there are rules and regulations over exactly what we can do…

No, this isn’t Bernardi’s revenge

17 November 2017 9:08 am

On Thursday, Australian Conservatives senator Cory Bernardi did his job. Apparently, this is unacceptable and huge cause for concern. Bernadi…

How policy prevents Indigenous economic inclusion

17 November 2017 7:27 am

You would be forgiven for being stunned by the recent revelations of wide-scale fraud and financial instability in job agencies…

Latham in lawfare

16 November 2017 7:03 pm

The lawfare has begun: the Osman Faruqi v Mark Latham “anti-white racism” case kicked off in the Supreme Court of…

The cakes of wrath

16 November 2017 4:42 pm

Well, the results are out. It’s ‘yes’ – so have a cup of tea and a slice of cake. Preferably…

When is a person a person?

16 November 2017 2:05 pm

There is something deeply inconsistent that an otherwise excellent organisation such as White Ribbon which, campaigns so tirelessly regarding violence…

Comedy of errors: gender and marriage destruction

16 November 2017 11:20 am

The people of Australia have spoken. They don’t want to keep marriage as it is and has always been for…

Why the history wars matter

16 November 2017 7:34 am

Before I became what I half-jokingly describe as a fact-grubber and barrow pusher — a think tanker — I was…