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It’s about time Scott Morrison stood for more than just not being Labor

There are some who get it and there are many who don’t.  Sadly, our elected class are significantly over-represented by…

20 Apr 2021

Why we need a manufacturing sector

Since the year 2000 something has gone wrong in Australia. As it happens, this was two years after the old…

20 Apr 2021

EXPOSED: The Chinese Communist Party and Australia’s universities 

“In my opinion, it is less shameful for a king to be overcome by force of arms than by bribery”…

19 Apr 2021

You can’t truly love the planet unless you kill like Ghengis Khan

I will be honest, I double-checked the date when I saw an article from the Guardian titled, ‘Why Genghis Khan…

19 Apr 2021

Does Daniel Andrews have new bars on free speech coming?

In 2018 a Scottish comedian was convicted of a hate crime after filming his girlfriend’s pug performing the Nazi salute…

19 Apr 2021

Spectator Australia TV: The left are miserable and want to make us miserable

The left are miserable and want to make us miserable. Wokeism is the next airborne disease we should all be…

What’s woke this weekend?

We have our finger on the pulse of wokism here at The Spectator Australia and this week we’ll answer some…

18 Apr 2021

Peacock feathers

Spectator readers are a civilised lot, and no doubt their mothers told them “If you don’t have anything nice to…

17 Apr 2021

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Why a 'Unionist alliance' will never work in Scotland

When a commentator first referred to the ‘Ulsterisation’ of Scottish politics, he was jumped on by people keen to take…

20 Apr 2021

Sinn Fein's hollow 'apology' for Mountbatten's murder

Prince Philip’s death presented Sinn Fein with a particular challenge, given that the IRA murdered his beloved uncle. ‘I am…

20 Apr 2021

Why Boris was so reluctant to cancel his India trip

Just a few hours after Boris Johnson confirmed that his trip to India had been postponed, the country has been placed…

20 Apr 2021

China's belt and road to nowhere

Sinoscepticism is on the rise in Parliament, with China’s controversial ‘Belt and Road Initiative’ increasingly being the subject of attention…

20 Apr 2021

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Professional sports are the wokest of them all

Campaign contributions are public information in the United States.  So they know that political journalists lean Democrat massively, double figures…

17 Apr 2021

Democracy dies when the media lies

Non-Americans have been aware for some time of the biases of the major US media on foreign policy, from the…

17 Apr 2021

Business/Robbery, etc.

As the old Flanders and Swann British climate ditty goes: ‘April brings the sweet spring showers – on and on…

17 Apr 2021

Thank God for the butcher, the brewer and the baker

It’s one of the most famous quotes in economics, written by Scottish moral philosopher, Adam Smith, over two and half…

17 Apr 2021

Dangerous liaisons

‘I thought you gave up flirting with the servants ages ago,’ Prince Philip reportedly told his former daughter-in-law Sarah, Duchess…

17 Apr 2021

Larrikindred spirit

The Duke of Edinburgh, who last week sadly passed away at the age of 99, is only now finally getting…

17 Apr 2021

Dear Comrade Jacinda

There she goes, New Zealand’s Wonder Woman, striking a model’s pose on the cover of yet another women’s magazine, Thrive,…

17 Apr 2021

Farewell heroic prince

We owe them, our dear Queen Elizabeth and the late Prince Philip, a debt greater than they would ever claim…

17 Apr 2021

Berlin

Theatre is slowly, tentatively opening up again and there’s no denying that a good play with however small a cast…

17 Apr 2021

She-Oak and Sunlight: Australian Impressionism

Art movements and fashions may come and go but Australians love of their impressionists seems only to grow stronger.  The…

17 Apr 2021

A Murder of Crows

Sometimes a crime show on TV turns into something higher and better, a transfigured thing. The Victim, from Scotland, falls…

10 Apr 2021

Opera on the Harbour: La Traviata

These days, you’d need to be as game as Ned Kelly to run an opera company. It’s a chancy enough…

10 Apr 2021

Aussie life

In a recent edition of The Drum on the ABC, host Ellen Fanning addressed the issue of Aboriginal deaths in…

17 Apr 2021

Aussie language

The Root is an African American online magazine that breaks astonishing news. While the rest of the world is worried…

17 Apr 2021

My return to New York is a mixed blessing

New York Ha, ha! What London turned down, the Bagel accepted with alacrity, namely the poor little Greek boy. And…

17 Apr 2021

Dear Mary: How can we use our neighbour’s tennis court without inviting him to play?

Q. Our neighbours have a tennis court which, under the property’s previous owner, we enjoyed playing men’s fours on. The…

17 Apr 2021

A whale of a time with Albrecht Dürer

Great books make genres jump. It happened with W.G. Sebald’s The Rings of Saturn, which looked like a travelogue, claimed…

17 Apr 2021

An unsuitable attachment to Nazism: Barbara Pym in the 1930s

Novelists’ careers take different paths, and sometimes don’t look much like careers at all. It’s true that some start publishing…

17 Apr 2021

Yuri Gagarin – poster boy of manned space flight

To an observant outsider, the Soviets might have appeared to have developed an oddly intolerant attitude towards stray dogs. Every…

17 Apr 2021

Shock tactics: the flamboyant life of a Hanoverian maid of honour

At the masquerade celebrating the end of the War of Austrian Succession no one could take their eyes off the…

17 Apr 2021

The home life of Shirley Jackson, queen of horror

‘One of the nicest things about being a writer,’ Shirley Jackson once noted in a lecture titled ‘How I Write’,…

17 Apr 2021

Dark days for Britain: London, Burning, by Anthony Quinn, reviewed

Not long ago, a group of psychologists analysing data about national happiness discovered that the British were at their unhappiest…

17 Apr 2021

Spectacular invective: Jonathan Meades lets rip about Boris and Brexit

The title alludes to Jonathan Meades’s first collection of criticism, Peter Knows What Dick Likes, and to the album by…

17 Apr 2021

Ghosts of the past: The Field, by Robert Seethaler, reviewed

Give dead bones a voice and they speak volumes: George Saunders’s Lincoln in the Bardo was clamorous with the departed…

17 Apr 2021