Ian Hanke

Death, Covid and freedom

6 September 2021 4:00 am

Let’s talk about death — because until we do talk about death we will never be free of the fear…

How the Daniel Andrews approach leads to further lockdowns

6 August 2021 11:17 am

When Daniel Andrews — like other premiers — asks for a specific vaccine to fast track Victoria’s vaccination programs and…

Canberra’s coronawaffle

5 August 2021 1:10 pm

Prime Minister Scott Morrison cannot make a clear and succinct statement. He is a word-waffler — and this is a…

The Godfather’s guide to tackling the coronavirus pandemic

14 July 2021 5:57 pm

The federal government needs to take a leaf from Mario Puzo’s classic mafia novel The Godfather — let alone Francis…

The Laura Tingle-Julia Banks ‘interview’ further undermines the ABC

7 July 2021 4:00 am

On Monday night I saw another nail in the coffin of quality journalism on the ABC. It was what could…

Will Albo be elbowed?

20 January 2021 12:00 pm

In 2005 American psychologist Philip E Tetlock published a book Expert Political Judgement in which he analysed 82,000 expert political…

If the Morrison government cares about jobs, it can’t cave to union scaremongering

15 December 2020 4:28 pm

The naked cynicism of the union movement has been laid bare in its attack on the Morrison government’s very modest…

Sorry ScoMo, but this is tepid tinkering with IR laws, not real reform

11 December 2020 2:06 pm

When the Prime Minister announced his five-point industrial relations package in May a senior adviser told me “This is not…

Finally: a long-overdue reality check on public sector pay – but more is needed

15 November 2020 1:13 pm

The federal government has announced a new wages policy for the Australian government employees and a review of performance bonuses…

Joel Fitzgibbon’s emphatic policy platform submission

12 November 2020 5:00 am

On November 30, the ALP will close the consultation period for its Draft Platform, the time when people can make…

Holgate’s parachute packed

2 November 2020 12:31 pm

Christine Holgate, Australia Post’s MD and CEO, has packed her parachute and is preparing to jump or be pushed from…

Forget the Cartier watches. We should be talking about privatising Australia Post

30 October 2020 12:30 pm

Australia Post CEO and managing director, Christine Holgate, has been caught between the conflict of running a government business enterprise…

EXCLUSIVE: Are the ADF’s pandemic operations breaching its own guidelines?

24 October 2020 1:59 pm

The Spectator Australia has seen a copy of the Defence Department’s un-redacted Defence Assistance to the Civil Community manual which…

An interview with the virus

16 October 2020 5:16 pm

Editor’s note: The Spectator Australia’s own Ian Hanke has conducted an exclusive interview with the Covid-19 virus following allegations earlier…

Parliamentary showdown looms today over Daniel Andrews’ freedom of movement bars

13 October 2020 11:37 am

Victorian Liberals will today move amendments to the controversial COVID-19 Omnibus (Emergency Measures) Bill that will scrap the five-kilometre rule…

V FOR VICTORY: Liberty wins as Daniel Andrews surrenders over his indefinite detention bill

8 October 2020 1:58 pm

After calling for the release of the amendments to COVID-19 Omnibus (Emergency Measures) Bill the Spectator Australia has now received…

BREAKING: Wham, bam, we’ve whacked Dan – and his hateful indefinite detention bill

7 October 2020 2:24 pm

The Spectator Australia’s campaign against the heinous Covid-19 Omnibus (Emergency Measures) Bill that attacked the civil liberties and rights of…

WATCH: Ian Hanke discusses Daniel Andrews unprecedented indefinite detention laws

3 October 2020 6:37 pm

The fight continues. Ian Hanke discusses with Peta Credlin in Sky News Australia why Chairman Dan’s totalitarian COVID-19 Omnibus Bill…

EXCLUSIVE: Victorian Attorney General confirms pre-emptive detention fears

30 September 2020 3:33 pm

The Victorian state Attorney General, Jill Hennessy, has written to the Law Institute of Victoria attempting to allay concerns about…

The hotel quarantine fiasco must damn Dan’s indefinite detention bill

28 September 2020 4:03 pm

Evidence given at the Hotel Quarantine Inquiry gives no confidence that the government would be able to manage the implementation…

LISTEN: They’re now talking about Daniel Andrews’ Omnibus Bill in Sydney too

25 September 2020 11:21 am

Ian Hanke spoke with Michael McLaren on Sydney’s 2GB last night about his Spectator Australia exclusives on Daniel Andrews egregious…

EXCLUSIVE: Daniel Andrews’ Ominbus Bill would allow union officials to police workplaces

23 September 2020 1:06 pm

As foreshadowed by The Spectator Australia yesterday union officials could be appointed as authorised officers under Victoria’s draconian Omnibus (Emergency…

Daniel Andrews’ indefinite detention plans – and yet more questions

22 September 2020 5:00 am

The lack of specificity in the Covid-19 Omnibus (Emergency Measures) Bill raises critical questions on which the Bill is mute…

EXCLUSIVE: Daniel Andrews’ plan for indefinite detention – and more

18 September 2020 3:34 pm

The Victorian Labor government has introduced a bill to parliament that coupled with other measures is one of the most…

War metaphor won’t defeat pandemic

5 August 2020 1:06 pm

The use of metaphors as a way to frame problems or issues has a dramatic impact on the way the…