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Who owns Australia’s children – parents or the government?

19 January 2022 2:00 pm

There used to be a fundamental difference between the world’s socialist states and western democracies. Under a socialist system, children…

Australia Day parade cancelled, Invasion Day goes ahead

13 January 2022 12:00 pm

Last year, the Victorian government dubiously cancelled their Australia Day parade due to Covid. It was an unpopular decision that…

Australians ‘open’ to becoming RAT addicts

7 January 2022 4:00 pm

Sudafed-style ID checks are about to be brought in to make sure Australians don’t end up as RAT addicts. 2022…

Don't blame Novak Djokovic

5 January 2022 12:57 pm

The unhinged fury levelled at Novak Djokovic has revealed a dark undercurrent to Australia’s Covid narrative. As the ATP world…

Correction and apology to Leigh Sales

21 December 2021 12:15 pm

In an article headlined ‘Travelling interstate? Prepare for holiday hell’ by Joel Agius published online on December 20 regarding onerous…

Washington warns Danandrewstan: Mike Pompeo on China, coronavirus and the Belt and Road

24 May 2020 4:37 pm

Spectator Australia editor and Sky News Australia host Rowan Dean spoke exclusively with United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo…

Twit of the Day

27 March 2020 6:41 pm

It’s our third outing, so by now you should know the game. But as we missed yesterdays, here’s an update.…

Twit of the Day

25 March 2020 5:40 pm

It was only yesterday that the SpecOz launched its effort to generate modish social capital in these times of trouble…

Introducing our Twit of the Day

24 March 2020 4:08 pm

In these times of trouble, it’s important that we join together as a community — and what unites us more…

Tim Fischer: farewell to a gentle warrior

22 August 2019 2:07 pm

In its campaign advertising in 1996 the Keating government portrayed Nationals leader Tim Fischer as a half-deranged yokel; a national…

The stupidest story of the year?

20 June 2019 5:12 pm

Dear, gentle reader. Is this – from the Nine Network’s dying fringe-left SMAge mastheads –  the stupidest story of the…

Ground Control to Major Jane

10 June 2019 10:32 am

She’s out of her mind. She’s off the planet. There’s nothing more ridiculous than when a Nor Shor leftie accepts…

The things you can learn at university these days

1 June 2019 1:13 pm

From The Conservation, that university funded website for academics who would really rather be breakfast TV hosts, a cracker: Having…

Unlike the big boys the Spectator Australia called it way before

20 May 2019 12:27 am

About that Labor landslide… Remember how the Berejiklian government would just hang on or be swept away in a tidal…

Yassmin: democracy is always a risk for those of us who know better

19 May 2019 3:22 pm

You don’t really think a night like last night would have gone by without a pithy and pertinent observation from…

It’s the coal wot won it

19 May 2019 3:52 am

That and other post-election news and analysis appearing in your Flat White from later Sunday. Got something to add? Join…

Do it for Bob

17 May 2019 9:08 am

The hashtag bobbed up as the news spread last night: #DoItForBob. Yes. Let’s. Spectator types in particular. Let’s have a…

What’s woke this week?

10 May 2019 4:37 pm

What’s woke this week? Actually, we’re cheating a little with what’s woke the week after next — and the week…

We can’t get a Greta, but bring on Bella…

2 May 2019 1:37 pm

Gaia be praised! Greta Thunberg was otherwise occupied, but Richard Di Natale’s got himself his very own election klimate katastrophist…

Dr Dick and his Smokin’ Tokens

30 April 2019 11:07 am

Someomes it’s best just to let the original speak for itself: (Of course, it would be even more egalitarian if…

How the Greens don’t get capitalism yet star at self interest

27 April 2019 2:06 pm

The Greens, it would be fair to say, don’t understand captialism. Equally, it would be approprate to say that advertising…

Patronising the arts

24 April 2019 1:30 pm

The first of an occasional series by the Flat White team. “The Massachusetts of the south.” That’s how John Howard once…

Who can feel an election coming on, Flat White contributors?

11 April 2019 7:26 am

Well, we’re on. That means we want contributions. Pithy, punchy, provocative pieces on Australian politics and the campaign. All you…

Now we know how the SMH and Age will define “mainstream” in the election

6 April 2019 2:41 pm

Boy. Boy oh boy oh boy. Channel Nine’s left wing tabloids have really jumped the shark. “Reparations for black Americans:…

Numptynomics

3 April 2019 8:02 am

Looks like a slightly startling Sloane Ranger mummy (or Simon Le Bon) from 1981, sounds like a student trot mixed…