Flat White

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

Assad did it, not Putin

15 April 2018 7:28 pm

Last week’s chemical attack on dozens of his citizens – including children – has elicited no outrage from President Bashir…

Syria strikes and a Stormy in a DD cup

15 April 2018 4:08 pm

The weekend’s raids on Syria have been seen by some as a Clintonesque wag the dog exercise. Older factor are…

Peter FitzSimons, the atheist fire-and-brimstone preacher

15 April 2018 12:05 pm

Don’t you find it interesting that the one guy in the media who was calling down fire and fury on…

2017 Thawley Essay Prize winners

14 April 2018 12:44 am

It is with great delight that we announce the winner and the runner-up of the 2017 Spectator Austraia Thawley Essay…

Buy Australian

13 April 2018 3:38 pm

It’s reported the NT government is to look at breeding donkeys for meat export to China. So we may soon…

Yassmin and Molly: a study in contrasts

13 April 2018 12:30 pm

The Sydney Morning Herald, January 21, 2004: Australian music guru Ian “Molly” Meldrum has laughed off a visa bungle which…

South Africa deaths reveal the real racists

13 April 2018 10:09 am

The critics of plans to offer asylum to white South African farmers are morally bankrupt and stupid to boot. Morally…

Why Australian Muslims must back conservatives (and conservatives back them)

13 April 2018 7:38 am

Australian Muslims have a cagey relationship with progressive political parties, it is inevitable then that Aussie Muslims will seek a…

Will the left luvvies ever forgive their Zuck?

12 April 2018 6:36 pm

I see a Tweet like this and have four instant takeaways: Twitter users skew heavily left. Apart from tweets from…

Turnbull’s Tulla link on the wrong track

12 April 2018 4:33 pm

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull today made up more than 50 years of time wasted by bureaucrats and government in planning…

Imagine if they all stood up and shouted “bang” at once?

12 April 2018 2:21 pm

There has been much Pacific hand-wringing over suggestions China has been positioning to establish a military presence in Vanuatu. Before…

Australian democracy is alive and kicking

12 April 2018 11:27 am

Our two-party system is broken, Australian democracy is in a ‘parlous state’, and the populists are marching on Canberra in…

Populism, prejudice, and what’s left of liberal education

12 April 2018 7:32 am

One of the most intellectually disabling of modern prejudices is the idea that you can be free from prejudice. Prejudice…

Sorry Stan, but blaming Hayek for tampergate is a no-ball

11 April 2018 3:01 pm

Recently Stan Grant wrote to tell us that F.A. Hayek — of all people — not only founded the global…

No, we don’t need to talk about Apu

11 April 2018 11:27 am

It was only a matter of time before the fun police came for The Simpsons. The latest victim of the…

“I am ready to challenge”

11 April 2018 7:41 am

The time has come where we must speak bluntly. Australia is beset with a series of systemic and chronic public…

Israel Folau vs the amateur theologians

10 April 2018 7:29 pm

Is Peter van Onselen becoming to The Australian what Emma Alberici is to the ABC, a journalistic liability? It could…

Doing the Right Thing

10 April 2018 2:43 pm

As calm settles over the cricket ball-tampering crisis and the extraordinary public reaction to it, and as the game’s authorities…

Gender confusion

10 April 2018 10:46 am

As a result of left-wing lunacy and the complicity of spineless politicians who are too frightened to resist, every baby…

They’re bruised and bemused, but the base is still staying loyal

10 April 2018 7:48 am

Cory Bernardi probably thinks he’s an Australian Ronald Reagan. With an almost messianic approach, he believes he is uniting a…

The Age’s strange but short-lived honesty

9 April 2018 8:45 pm

For weeks now the “Independent. Always.” Melbourne Age has been recycling Greens Party talking points — sorry, let’s be specific…

There is another…

9 April 2018 7:44 pm

David Flint is part of the chorus demanding that our Dear Leader do the right thing and resign as Prime…

Their ABC thinks it’s time for a women-only parliament

9 April 2018 4:35 pm

Grandiose sweeping statements from their ABC are becoming increasingly bombastic and more comical. “Democracy is failing its brief with its…

Fairfax, Folau and FitzSimons

9 April 2018 2:02 pm

The Fairfax papers has become so strident in their LGBTIQ advocacy that they cannot tolerate anyone having a view other…

Since when has the taxman ever been a friend?

9 April 2018 11:41 am

It is curious that Australians can be so apathetic about high taxation. Being still in the final stages of the…