David Long

A different take on Reserve Powers

24 June 2022 4:00 am

Although Peter O’Brien’s recent Spectator Australia article defending Sir John Kerr’s dismissal of the Whitlam government was essentially directed at the…

Responsible government and the monarchy

12 June 2022 8:00 am

Given the speed with which Anthony Albanese attacked both the Australian Constitution and the Monarchy after the Australian election, you…

Menzies’ middle class needs some help

5 June 2022 6:00 am

Spectator Australia contributor, James Allan, recently made a couple of very important observations about the Liberal Party. First, he showed…

Enshrining race in the political system

30 May 2022 1:00 pm

Can anyone look objectively at the past two and a half years and wonder if the government of this nation…

Progressive or conservative? Αsk Deves

23 May 2022 4:30 am

O me miserum; mea culpa! and other Latin phrases of a similar kind. The worst federal government in many years…

The Senate gold mine

20 May 2022 9:00 am

Is there such a thing as right and wrong? Well of course there is, and the fact that many university…

Will the ripples from Roe v. Wade reach Australia?

13 May 2022 1:30 pm

An American journalist, Caroline Reilly, re-tweeted a New York Times report of the firebombing of a Wisconsin anti-abortion headquarters, together with…

Happy families vs noisy activism

23 April 2022 2:00 pm

I have a genuine problem this election concerning which political party will get my consent to govern. The problem posed…

Women will be women – thank God

13 April 2022 2:00 pm

Isn’t it funny…? A US Senator asked Ketanji Brown Jackson during her confirmation hearing if she could define a woman.…

Edward VIII and the reserve powers

3 April 2022 4:00 am

When Sir John Kerr dismissed the Whitlam government, only welded-on Labor Party supporters and a handful of Marxist university students…

Kate and Will’s fabulous Caribbean journey?

30 March 2022 12:00 pm

Well, Kate and Will’s ‘Horrible Caribbean Journey’ is at an end and I now have a chest full of newspaper…

Equal before the law

27 February 2022 2:00 pm

While it came as a surprise to me that a Canberra resident could lose her patience in front of the…

Reason or belief – fact or fiction?

19 February 2022 1:00 pm

A British doctor who was dismissed from his government employment for not referring to a transgender, six-foot-tall, bearded man as…

Australia is already a republic – leave it alone

6 February 2022 11:00 am

The great English philosopher, John Locke, wrote a revolutionary book called Two Treatises of Government. It was most surely revolutionary. First published…

Australia is in love with Ash Barty

1 February 2022 2:00 pm

Everyone in Australia is in love with Ash Barty, and for good reason. That young lady has just won the…

Freedom of political communication

22 January 2022 9:00 am

I suspect the people who voted for Alex Hawke and Scott Morrison will not be particularly persuaded by the seriousness…

Deport, deport them all!!!

16 January 2022 4:34 pm

Did you know that being vaccinated against the Covid virus is mandatory in Australia? You didn’t? Well, neither did I…

The divided states of Australia are 'all in this together'

15 January 2022 4:00 am

Thank you Mr Morrison. It took Australia about fifty years or more of knowledgeable debate from 1850-99 to become a…

Game, set and match to Mr Djokovic

12 January 2022 12:00 pm

It’s never polite to say ‘I told you so’ but once some of the relevant facts were know, Novak’s appeal…

Science and morality: woke universities have lost their way

9 January 2022 4:00 am

Imagine if you can, a place where children are reared to adulthood, educated from kindergarten to year 12, before heading…

Hello yellowbrick road: Hollywood abandons fading female stars

1 January 2022 12:00 pm

I am surprised that some people still dispute the idea that sex sells. We know it sells television series and…

Covid, the constitution and consensus

17 December 2021 12:33 pm

When Fox News anchor, Chris Wallace, announced that he was leaving Fox News last Sunday, the only question was whether…

What about faith? A Christmas letter to the Prime Minister

9 December 2021 4:00 pm

It is encouraging to hear that our Prime Minister has resolved to protect the expression of honestly held religious beliefs…

Cooperative federalism is dead

24 November 2021 12:07 pm

It seems that in the interest of ALP politics, Annastacia Palaszczuk, the Queensland Premier, decided earlier this week to further…

Time to die, Mr Bond. Time to die

17 November 2021 5:30 pm

It is said that No Time to Die will be the twenty-fifth and last Bond movie made. There are two possible reasons.…