Dight Canning

Keating, Turnbull and Rudd: the new Three Stooges

24 September 2021 1:18 pm

Three questions in today’s quiz: Who couldn’t care less about party or national loyalties once the prime ministerial pension kicks…

Daniel Andrews sets the police onto Melbournians – and Melbourne itself

18 September 2021 12:47 pm

At the moment Melbourne’s beating heart, the CBD and inner suburbs, are almost silent — other than the sound of…

Carping Keneally on road to political oblivion

12 September 2021 3:00 pm

Just months from a possible December federal election, the Labor Party is doing what it does so well – knifing…

How Berejiklian’s bureaucrats attempted to break their own Covid-19 regulations

4 July 2021 8:00 am

This weekend across New South Wales—in both city and regional areas—all churches are prohibited from livestreaming any singing during their…

The West is Red?

28 June 2021 4:00 am

Just who really runs Western Australia? How long will it be until some Sam Dastyari-style scandal emerges in the state’s…

A reality check for Kevin Rudd

19 February 2021 1:24 pm

In the days of Kevin Rudd’s rise, The Australian’s late, great Bill Leak used to draw him as Tin-Tin. No…

Ok, Twitter. Let’s just get this straight…

1 December 2020 2:03 pm

Ok, Twitter. Let’s just get this straight… You take down a New York Post article on Hunter Biden — effectively…

Coronavirus is fading, but not Daniel Andrews power lust

8 November 2020 1:43 pm

Declarations of Joe Biden’s victory overshadowed yet another press conference by Daniel Andrews — not that the Victorian Premier will…

Daniel Andrews is getting away with it

4 November 2020 2:28 pm

Last week I warned how Daniel Andrews can come out on top of the coronavirus crisis he inflicted on Victorians…

Beware the Dan trap

27 October 2020 1:30 pm

Melbourne businesses are preparing to open up — what’s left of them — and Victoria’s Stockholm Syndrome is in full…

Why Danandrewstan remains a disaster zone, in 15 words

25 October 2020 5:27 pm

Well, whaddya know? Danandrestan didn’t open up further today because of the latest clusterfuck involving its health bureaucracy, that group…

Thank you, Earth Hour fans

28 March 2020 8:20 pm

A big thank you to all the people who are about to turn their lights off for Earth Hour. So…

Safe as houses. Oh…

22 March 2020 5:36 pm

Only a few short weeks ago, the big banks were virtue signalling by adopting rainbow coloured versions of their logos…

Crisis and stimulus: in their own words

19 March 2020 5:03 pm

Sixteen billion dollars announced today — and that’s only the tip of the iceberg. In the words of The Donald,…

The cabinet coronavirus crisis

13 March 2020 6:53 pm

Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton has tested positive to coronavirus. The left, naturally, are squealing with delight in their Twitter…

All you need to know about Adam Bandt in just three Tweets

4 February 2020 2:40 pm

What do you need to know about Adam Bandt? He’s a twit. A hard-left twit from the inner-city — such…

In Canberra tonight: WTFF?

3 February 2020 9:44 pm

Welcome to the most bizarre night in Australian politics since the well-refreshed Tasmanian Liberal Bruce Goodluck wandered into an evening…

Bridget McKenzie’s gone, but the government’s copped a shotgun blast

2 February 2020 5:33 pm

Bridget McKenzie has walked the plank. Quite rightly, too — but far too late. She should have saved a weakened…

Forget about “noisy Australians”. What about self-absorbed, obsessive-complusive Twits?

27 January 2020 5:00 am

After the bushfires, the Australia Day bashing brigade kept pretty quiet this year. Other than the lunatic fringe, most of…

It’s time to end the madness passing as politics

24 January 2020 3:02 pm

No one who was in Parliament House on the morning of October 3, 1997, will forget when they heard a…

Forget climate change and bushfires, Malcolm. What about your memory?

23 January 2020 4:15 pm

So the miserable ghost has been off rattling his chains yet again, this time to the BBC. He’s worried about…

How good are Canberra hailstorms?

21 January 2020 10:36 am

Forget the weird weather. What about this week’s weird politics? Yesterday morning, the Prime Minister did an “I’m in charge”…

How good is climate science!

19 January 2020 12:49 pm

Steering the ship of state isn’t the easiest experience. Not only is it a matter of always tacking between Scylla and…

The year of the Albo?

13 January 2020 5:00 am

Be afraid. Be very afraid. For 2020 may well be the year of the Albo. The Labor leader made a…

Fearless Girl, shameless stunt

27 February 2019 6:35 pm

A replica of the Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of the world of statuary, Kristin Visbal’s Fearless Girl, has been installed in Melbourne’s…