The Spectator Australia

What to do?

21 November 2015 9:00 am

First, let’s list the obscenities, of which there have been so many (not including, of course, the Parisian atrocities themselves).…


14 November 2015 9:00 am

Here we go again. Almost twenty years after it almost brought down John Howard in the 1998 election, the Great…

Unforced assimilation

7 November 2015 9:00 am

Finally, it would appear, we are beginning an honest conversation about the assimilation of Islamic cultures into mainstream Australia. This…


The Wentworth Warbler

7 November 2015 9:00 am

A one-eyed satirical view from the Point Piper undergrowth Oh dearie me. As the media from here to Widgiemooltha nauseatingly…


Fine moments

31 October 2015 9:00 am

What a shame that Tony Abbott and Malcolm Turnbull never found a way to work effectively together. Or to look…

Australian Letters

31 October 2015 9:00 am

Foraging natives Sir: Simon Collins is right about England supporters’ world class barracking [Spectator. Oct 24th]. Having wasted my youth…

Back to the future

24 October 2015 9:00 am

With luck and prudent decision-making, the Coalition government will ride comfortably high in the opinion polls up to and beyond…

Australian letters

24 October 2015 9:00 am

Harsh words Sir: Noreen J. Pryor’s harsh words and insinuations about Rowan Dean in particular and the Spectator in general…

Straight to the heart

17 October 2015 9:00 am

Muhammad Salah, or Abu Rajab as his mates call him, is what you might call a ‘firebrand cleric’. Even, possibly,…

Australian letters

17 October 2015 9:00 am

Machiavellian Mal Sir: Spring has arrived! The shackles of Winter have been broken, the blossoms are blooming, the sun is…

Lingua malcolma

10 October 2015 9:00 am

There is a breath of fresh air that has wafted through our political system over the last three weeks, ushering…

Australian letters

10 October 2015 9:00 am

Conspiracy theory Sir: What happened to the Letters page in this week’s issue? What was the reason for its non-appearance?…

Through gritted teeth

3 October 2015 9:00 am

Many questions remain in the wash-up of the House of Cards style coup in which Malcolm ‘FU’ Turnbull plotted over…


Australian letters

26 September 2015 9:00 am

Tur(n)bulence ahead Sir: I find I disagree with the sentiments expressed in your cover article (Turnbull’s Treachery) of 19 September.…

The Great Communicator

26 September 2015 9:00 am

He pauses, he stutters, he umms and he ahhs. Hesitant moments as his hands wave meaninglessly in the air; awkward…

Tony Abbott addresses media for the last time as Prime Minister at Parliament House on September 15, 2015 in Canberra, Australia.

Coup de (dis)grâce

19 September 2015 9:00 am

The knifing of Tony Abbott will go down as one of the most destructive and arrogant acts of political bastardry…


Australian letters

12 September 2015 9:00 am

Mistaken identity Sir: Taki is mistaken in his column of 29 August 2015. Louis XVIII was not a ‘fat Napoleonic…