The Spectator Australia

Photo opportunity

12 September 2015 9:00 am

Former Speccie columnist and would-be federal Treasurer Chris Bowen clearly is in need of a decent sub-editor to help him…


Distraught and distracted

5 September 2015 9:00 am

The law is straightforward. If you denigrate or demean the work of a Royal Commission, or indeed a Royal Commissioner,…

Protecting Leftist dogma

29 August 2015 9:00 am

It’s hard to see what Dyson Heydon, Mark Latham and anal sex have in common, yet these are the three…


Clean-up required

22 August 2015 9:00 am

A Dyson cleaner is a slick, state-of-the-art invention, looking like an escapee from the set of Alien with its transparent…


22 August 2015 9:00 am

Justified bombing Sir: A.N Wilson’s suggestion that the 1945 nuclear bombing of Japan was “without any military or moral justification”…



15 August 2015 9:00 am

End of Entitlements Sir: Having read David Flint’s article on parliamentary “entitlements” (Bronny bad, Adam goodes, Spectator Aust, 8 Aug.)…


The martyrdom of Bronwyn

15 August 2015 9:00 am

The destruction of Bronwyn Bishop’s career stands as a stain of shame on this parliament. The entire affair exposes the…

Travel humbug

8 August 2015 9:00 am

Bob Hawke famously observed that if you can’t govern yourselves, you can’t govern the country. Allow us to update this…


8 August 2015 9:00 am

Archibald axing Sir: The postmodernist practice of accompanying works of art with a written statement was introduced in my opinion…

Same old, same old

1 August 2015 9:00 am

If there’s one thing Labor always does better than the Liberals, it’s party conferences. Even in Government, Liberal snoozefests attract…


Don’t raise taxes, cut them

25 July 2015 9:00 am

While the media’s attention is distracted by Madam Speaker’s and other politician’s curious choices in executive travel, this week is…


Shorten’s mensis horribilis

18 July 2015 9:00 am

One problem of being Opposition leader is getting air time. They yearn for cut-through moments when the full focus of…


18 July 2015 9:00 am

Greek cowboys Sir: In the leading article in The Spectator Australia of 11 July 2015, the editor says: “Like the…


Greek disease

11 July 2015 9:00 am

This week, Greeks voted to reject a tough debt deal imposed by the European Union and the German-dominated European Central…

Australian letters

11 July 2015 9:00 am

Heavenly choir Sir: Having just read Christopher Akehurst’s article on Pope Francis’ recent Road to Damascus-like conversion to Gaiaism, he…