John Simpson

ABC director defends the indefensible

20 November 2020 12:36 pm

When directors of taxpayer-funded boards start defending the indefensible you know there’s a serious problem. In this case, the problem…

Yet another senior departure in Danandrewstan raises fresh questions

14 November 2020 12:17 pm

No one could accuse Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews of not being decisive — and certainly not when it comes to…

Banning and restricting are hallmarks of weak government. Just ask Dan

11 November 2020 2:54 pm

Acting tough in government is easy during a crisis.   Prime Ministers and Premiers routinely dress up the easiest of…

Will dislike of Trump vaudeville push the President out?

2 November 2020 6:52 pm

Tens of millions of American youngsters are this week facing the ballot box for the first time and their choice…

Gold, gold, gold as Victoria wins in treachery, lying and incompetence

31 October 2020 4:57 pm

After one of the worst ever years for Australians, our state governments are lining up for medals for collectively delivering…

We have a crisis of good governance – and it’s not just in Victoria

25 October 2020 11:57 am

As weeks go, the one just past has been a shocker — and not just for Victorians still in the…

The Cox Plate cock-up: another sign Dan Andrews’ crew is headed for the knackery

21 October 2020 3:50 pm

Another day, another cock-up, by Dan Andrews’ shambolic government.  This time it was the ‘essential industry’ of horse racing that…

Daniel Andrews: “You can now get a haircut. Aren’t you going to thank me?”

19 October 2020 1:30 pm

Precisely how many times did the ‘so, so sincere’ Victorian Premier, and his ‘stand-in’ Health Minister, thank Victorians in their…

Daniel Andrews’ top mandarin turns out to be a lemon

12 October 2020 2:35 pm

The Secretary of the Victorian Department of Premier and Cabinet Chris Eccles, who resigned today, revelled in his position as…

The(ir) ABC’s gimmicky gotcha budget broadcast

7 October 2020 9:42 am

In her post-budget interview with Treasurer, Josh Frydenberg, ABC 7.30 anchor, Leigh Sales, seriously embarrassed herself and her viewers. Sales…

Taking out the trash in Victoria: bureaucrats, not just ministers, need to go

27 September 2020 11:10 am

Other Victorian Ministers will inevitably soon join Jenny Mikakos on the political scrapheap, but the spotlight should be turned to…

The Hong Kong protests have echoes of Tiananmen

15 June 2019 9:00 am

Whatever the authorities in Beijing say, the anger on the streets of Hong Kong isn’t synthetic, nor is it stirred…

Roll up for the Bo Xilai show

24 August 2013 9:00 am

China’s fallen princeling has a new role to play: one he may not enjoy