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Calling Dr Hunt

21 January 2017 9:00 am

Whatever she may think about her quaint attachment to the Gold Coast being ‘within the rules’, former Health minister Sussan…


The barnacles just keep growing

14 January 2017 9:00 am

The latest travel expenses affair is no more than another recurring symptom of the serious malaise in the Australian political…


The evil of 2334

7 January 2017 9:00 am

If, as the Australian newspaper implied this week, The Spectator Australia has played a minor role in the recent acknowledgment…


Kettles and chooks

29 December 2016 3:00 pm

After 2016, one of the most lacklustre, uneventful and stagnant years in Australian political history, there is every reason to…


Snow in Aurukun

10 December 2016 9:00 am

Malcolm Turnbull’s famous excuse for not wanting to touch section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act – ‘it is not…



3 December 2016 9:00 am

It has taken quite a while indeed, but the Australian Building and Construction Commission Bill finally is passing into law.…


Soft bigotry of the Left

26 November 2016 9:00 am

Aboriginal leader Noel Pearson was partially correct the other day when, speaking at the launch of Troy Bramston’s new biography…


Trump’s bandwagon

19 November 2016 9:00 am

The agility with which both Malcolm Turnbull and Bill Shorten have innovatively attempted to leap upon the Donald Trump bandwagon…


18C… now what?

12 November 2016 9:00 am

The action of Judge Michael Jarratt in throwing out the prosecution brought by the Australian Human Rights Commission of Queensland…


We won’t shut up

5 November 2016 9:00 am

The last few weeks – and the last few editions of The Spectator Australia – have seen a flurry of…


Gunshot wounds

29 October 2016 9:00 am

Regardless of who said or emailed what to whom, libertarian Senator David Leyonhjelm’s Adler shotgun blasted a big hole through…


ACME Human Rights

22 October 2016 9:00 am

Like some demented looney tunes character, our glorious Race Discrimination Commissioner Dr Tim Soutphommasane has opened a free speech Pandora’s…


Gay abandonment

15 October 2016 9:00 am

The decision by the Labor party, in cahoots with the hypocritical Greens to vote against the Same Sex Marriage plebiscite…


Stormy Weatherill

8 October 2016 9:00 am

State governments are sheltered workshops for mediocre politicians rarely good enough to make it in the Canberra big league. They…


Malcolm (never to be released)

1 October 2016 9:00 am

Malcolm Turnbull should surrender his passport and never again be allowed to leave these shores, at least while he is…


Super villains

24 September 2016 9:00 am

Thirty years ago, Paul Keating did a great service by launching a cultural shift from retirement almost entirely dependent on…


Derailing the bandwagon

17 September 2016 9:00 am

Malcolm Turnbull, George Brandis and the Coalition are to be applauded for sticking to their guns on the Same Sex…


The intolerant Left

10 September 2016 9:00 am

Three recent events have exposed the hypocrisy of the Left. While trumpeting civility and tolerance, and parading its hatred of…


Imaginary villains

3 September 2016 9:00 am

There are many similarities between the way the Left, in all their wisdom and touchy-feely clear-sightedness, react both to the…


Time to lead, conservatively

27 August 2016 9:00 am

The list of unresolved and vexed issues that confront the new parliament this week would be enough to give even…


Tick tock

20 August 2016 9:00 am

Since the Prime Minister’s petulant and angry election night spray, he and his government have looked anything but in control.…


Team Australia, in Rio

13 August 2016 9:00 am

It has all the makings of a classic feel-good movie. A selection of young Aussie girls from a variety of…

Slippery slope

6 August 2016 9:00 am

Australia is heading further and further down a slippery slope. And the danger of an ugly pile-up at the end…

Super betrayal

30 July 2016 9:00 am

When asked during the election campaign to give his thoughts on Scott Morrison’s and Malcolm Turnbull’s superannuation changes – to…

Muslim immigration

23 July 2016 9:00 am

The outrage over the on-air comments of Channel Nine’s Sonia Kruger, in which she called for an end to Muslim…