Chris Ashton

Silencing dissent over abortion

10 May 2017 9:26 am

Well-informed Flat White readers will be aware of the two abortion bills before the NSW Parliament, and the remarkable petitioning effort against it…

Even a broad church needs walls

2 March 2017 7:20 pm

Whatever internal troubles Malcolm Turnbull and the federal coalition were experiencing, it’s fair to say that Tuesday’s release of the…

Cory is not the enemy

9 February 2017 7:25 am

As a member of the Liberal Party, and as a conservative classical liberal, I think it would have been better…

Wristband paedophilia?

1 February 2017 6:57 am

If you’re not wearing the wristband, do you really believe in it? It’s an existentially fascinating question in our age…

Trump’s evangelical supporters are on the wrong side of history

19 January 2017 2:19 pm

“If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from…

Is the defender of the faith quailing?

30 December 2016 5:48 pm

Firstly, let me say in response to that headline, I doubt it. The Queen has spoken frankly throughout her life…

Nothing to do with Islam? Not again, Dopey Dan?

23 December 2016 2:44 pm

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews thinks that a man can say he’s a woman, and that makes it so. Recently, his…

Journos for censorship: the curious, confused Age

16 September 2016 7:58 am

About the same time as I was finalising the leading article for last week’s Spectator Australia, a boffin at the Age was doing a…

Sub standard

7 May 2016 9:00 am

The criticism of Australia’s $50 billion project to replace the Collins-class submarines came as a surprise to no one, least…

Latte sipper of the Year

6 February 2016 9:00 am

There is something deeply soviet about the Australian of the Year awards. The idea that the state might annually pat…

Wealth obsessed

30 January 2016 9:00 am

To great fanfare, Oxfam has again launched its annual report on wealth and inequality. This year, as with past editions,…

Borderline insanity

23 January 2016 9:00 am

Feeling disappointed That – and I quote – is how the NSW Greens are feeling, according to their Facebook page.…

Charlie n’est plus Charlie

16 January 2016 9:00 am

Lighting candles, signing condolence books, leaving floral tributes and cards – these things have become de rigueur after the all…

ICAC makes a (fake) tit of itself

9 January 2016 9:00 am

‘I am determined that my Government will be free of… doubt and suspicion; that from this time forward the people…

United we fall

21 November 2015 9:00 am

It certainly has been a big week in the Muslim world. The biggest news, of course, was the highly successful,…

Someone’s knockin’ at the door…

10 October 2015 9:00 am

Section 501 of the Migration Act has had a bit of a workout in recent days. First, American singer Chris…

Not so splendid chappies

3 October 2015 9:00 am

Another day, another Fairfax article on the omnipresent risk to the mental health of homosexual teenagers. A fortnight ago it…

Grounding jihadists

5 September 2015 9:00 am

‘JIHADIS GROUNDED’ the headline said, ‘Gang of five would-be terrorists stopped at Sydney Airport.’ I’m sure I wasn’t the only…

It’s a liver!

25 July 2015 9:00 am

Yet another abortion ‘scandal’ has hit headlines in the US. Using the familiar hidden camera recording genre, pro-choice activists posed…

Qui est Charlie maintenant?

11 July 2015 9:00 am

It was just over six months ago that the world woke up to the news that gunmen had opened fire…

Bottom Drawer

27 June 2015 9:00 am

Nick Jensen threatens to divorce in protest of gay marriage in Canberra CityNews article – news.com.au headline Nick Jensen’s op-ed…

The silence of evil

11 April 2015 9:00 am

‘…….   ……     …..’ That is a direct quote. Verbatim. The last words of Germanwings flight 9525 copilot Andreas Lubitz. Silence.…

Getting the misery right

4 April 2015 9:00 am

Oh what a circus, oh what a show! Argentina has gone to town, Over the death of an actress named…

Bottom Drawer

21 March 2015 9:00 am

‘What’s an erection?’ my four-year old daughter asked on our way to her school. I almost veered off the road.…

The Forgotten Lawyer

7 March 2015 9:00 am

‘I have been a lawyer for 46 years. I have never had any suggestion of impropriety or work that was…