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Leadership crisis dogs RSL

22 December 2016 3:40 pm

We are the dead . . .  Take up our quarrel with the foe  To you from failing hands we…

Bernardi must s— or get off the pot

22 December 2016 10:46 am

Last weekend I encountered Cory Bernardi at the Bolt Report Christmas party.  He’s a nice bloke: affable, serious, patriotic: a…

The alt-right rumble: round three

22 December 2016 9:47 am

In an article published here some weeks back, I criticised those self-described conservatives who drone on endlessly about the diabolical…

MYEFO: revenue raisers v expenditure cutters

21 December 2016 4:51 pm

The Commonwealth government’s mid-year budget update shows the deficit/debt problem is no closer to being resolved. In 2007-08 (the last…

Trump the revolutionary

21 December 2016 7:16 am

Donald J. Trump is a revolutionary no less than the late Fidel Castro. Why should military fatigues be de rigueur? It’s only a…

Je Suis Andrey

20 December 2016 10:09 am

This should be a time for mourning, not only for Berlin’s dead but also for Russia’s. Whatever our disagreements with…

Assad’s Aussie cheerleader

20 December 2016 8:20 am

On more than one occasion, I have put forward the thesis that some of the most deeply stupid and sinister…

You keep talking about that “Alt-Right”. I do not think it means what you think it means

19 December 2016 7:20 am

If the manifold half-truths strewn throughout Michael Davis’ apologium for the alt-right constitute an offense against objectivity, surely the derivative…

Malcolm Turnbull contradicts himself over a republic

18 December 2016 5:14 pm

Malcolm Turnbull can advance only one extremely weak reason to justify the expense, division and enormous cost of both a…

Xenophon: the stuntman turns saboteur

18 December 2016 8:51 am

Submariners fear nothing more than an unexpected explosion when submerged, particularly when it is an own goal. Such was the…

The battle for the White House is like a Hollywood thriller – and it’s not over yet

17 December 2016 8:21 am

I’m sure you’ve heard this line about politics: “It’s showbiz for ugly people.” I think that applies to all democracies,…

Is it a parody, or is it the ABC (let alone the Age)?

16 December 2016 8:21 pm

Hello Spectator readers and welcome to the weekend and tonight’s edition of “Is it a parody, or is it the…

SA: new boundaries favour the Liberals, old betting the ALP

16 December 2016 4:17 pm

Earlier this month new electoral boundaries were announced for South Australia. The Liberals got excited and called for nominations and…

Victoria decapitates free speech

16 December 2016 1:03 pm

Three members of the fringe-right United Patriots Front have been charged after posting a video on Facebook depicting an alleged…

What’s Trump got to “disavow”?

16 December 2016 6:59 am

BOSTON, UNITED STATES — The Ku Klux Klan is planning a rally to celebrate the election of Donald Trump and,…

A disaster as charities come over all queer

15 December 2016 7:22 pm

The foxhounds of identity politics always have their noses in the air ready to catch the scent of any new…

The metastasising of 18c

15 December 2016 5:30 pm

My first action, after the initial wave of nauseated disbelief had passed, was to check on Google to see if…

Even Greens and Labor voters like lower taxes

15 December 2016 4:48 pm

Despite the general foolishness of the left, a survey shows 51 per cent of Greens voters support a company tax…

They’re doing it tough in the country too, Tony

15 December 2016 1:12 pm

Thought bubbles and soundbites seem to comfortably suit post-prime ministerial life for Tony Abbott as he snipes from the sidelines…

Rethinking the guest worker economy

14 December 2016 2:52 pm

A spirited debate has broken out about the use of temporary labour programmes in Australia, but the simultaneous political cross-dressing…

18c and the cult of victimhood

14 December 2016 1:30 pm

In a shock turn of events, the hunter has become the hunted in the Queensland University of Technology 18c case.…

We need to talk about Waleed

14 December 2016 7:20 am

It’s coming on two years since Waleed Aly joined The Project and his impact could not be more obvious. What…

Brexit’s lessons for Australia

13 December 2016 5:59 pm

Soon after the decision by the British to quit the European Union, I found myself at a dinner of about…

The critics trumped

13 December 2016 12:47 pm

Five weeks after Donald Trump’s election it’s time to stop the endless finger-pointing and hand-wringing about missing the biggest story…

Censorship, trigger warnings and “free speech”: the National Union of Students meets

13 December 2016 7:15 am

This week the rabble that is the National Union of Students will hold their annual National Conference in Geelong at Deakin…