John Slater

The dangerous narcissism of Earth Hour

25 March 2017 2:50 pm

Around this time in March each year, millions of people in developed countries spend 60 minutes of their lives reeling…

Time to get tough on business-union sleaze

24 March 2017 6:25 pm

Nearly sixteen months after Dyson Heydon handed down his final report following the Royal Commission into Trade Union Corruption, Malcolm…

Illiberal, censorious and ugly: the modern left will drive you to drink

15 March 2017 9:07 pm

Once upon a time, the causes of tolerance and diversity meant throwing off the yoke of old prejudices and being…

Will the government miss another free kick from the union movement?

9 March 2017 6:54 pm

Today thousands of CFMEU members across Australia took the day off work to march in solidarity with retail and hospitality…

Bill borrows from Trump’s protectionist playbook

21 February 2017 7:34 am

Donald Trump’s ascendancy has provided ample fodder for left-leaning politicians, GetUp! and other aggrieved members of the activist class seeking…

We need to talk (sensibly) about Islam

17 February 2017 1:35 pm

The unedifying spectacle between self-styled Muslim feminist Yassmin Abdel-Magied and Jacqui Lambie on Monday night’s Q&A was a master class…

A lecture from UQ on diversity and tolerance – not

6 February 2017 7:27 am

Lofty notions of free enquiry, open debate and tolerance are paid no shortage of lip service in Australian universities. In…

Bleeding hearts a roadblock to reconciliation – and more

26 January 2017 5:56 pm

In recent years it has become increasingly fashionable to lament Australia Day instead of celebrating it. Indeed, a day founded…

Derryn Hinch and the ABCC: Shame, shame, shame!

1 December 2016 5:20 pm

Malcolm Turnbull and Michaelia Cash have boasted that the long-awaited passage of the Government’s ABCC bills is a ‘fundamental economic…

Do words Trump facts?

29 October 2016 8:11 am

To dispense with the obvious, Donald Trump’s recently aired commentary about his extra-marital escapades are ill befitting of any serious…

Time to Ged real about the CFMEU

20 October 2016 5:27 pm

On Monday’s Q&A, ACTU leader Ged Kearney claimed that the Government’s proposed reinstatement of the ABCC was about ‘union breaking’…

The Shoppies’ sellout

2 September 2016 9:28 pm

The Shop Distributive and Allied Employees Association  — affectionately known as the ‘Shoppies’ – is under fire from employer groups…

Free speech is too important to be trusted to lawyers

28 August 2016 5:06 pm

On last week’s Q&A, comedian turned mature age law student Corinne Grant shed light on perhaps the most compelling reason…

We will not be lectured about sexism and misogyny by this woman

27 July 2016 11:52 am

Julia Gillard – one of our most experienced practitioners of victim feminism – has graciously lent some advice to Hillary…

Van Badham and the ugly facts of an ugly matter

15 July 2016 7:21 am

This week’s episode of Q&A exposed what many of us have long suspected – the far-left are co-opting domestic violence…

Labor: Putting Unions First

30 June 2016 12:43 pm

Fifty-five years ago, unionist turned Labor leader Arthur Calwell lost the second-closest election in Australian history running on the mantra…

Laying waste to our history

9 April 2016 9:00 am

On the surface, the University of New South Wales banning the use of language deemed ‘offensive’ towards Indigenous Australians seems…

Not enough blacks on the red carpet?

20 February 2016 9:00 am

The latest faux-scandal to raise the ire of Hollywood’s overactive social conscience comes from the lack of black nominees in…

Forget the doomsayers

14 November 2015 9:00 am

The removal of Stephen Harper as Canada’s Prime Minister in favour of Justin Trudeau has been claimed by green evangelists…

Labor’s renewables target doesn’t add up

12 September 2015 9:00 am

It has long been the standard fare of green evangelists to prosecute their cause with persuasion by emotion rather than…