Lyle Shelton

Kevin Andrews deserved better

1 February 2021 6:53 pm

Kevin Andrews didn’t deserve the vilification he received after losing yesterday’s Menzies preselection, especially from journalists who appear to have…

The reef is fine but academic freedom remains in peril

5 December 2020 4:14 pm

The first images I saw of the Great Barrier Reef were in 1980s television news reports warning that the crown-of-thorns…

A glimmer of gender sanity in sport?

28 June 2020 5:00 am

After initially publicly backing gender-fluid guidelines for women’s and girls’ sport, Sports Minister Richard Colbeck is now walking this back.…

Two years on from “marriage equality”, basic freedoms are under threat

15 November 2019 5:08 am

As the nation today marks the second anniversary of the vote to redefine marriage, we remain in the grip of…

Will CPAC get Australian conservatives out of the closet?

8 August 2019 5:00 am

As conservatives gather for the inaugural Australian Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Sydney this weekend, it is worth considering…

The successful failure of the Australian Conservatives

23 June 2019 5:00 am

In 1946 Winston Churchill declared to the British Conservative Party leadership what he believed to be its “main objectives”. Topping…

Why this Conservative believes Fraser Anning couldn’t be more wrong

20 March 2019 11:51 am

I was working out of a coffee shop in Cairns overlooking Trinity Inlet when my Twitter feed went nuts with…

Third party insurance against another decade of political failure

10 January 2019 2:33 pm

Economic and social decline looks set-in as our lost political decade morphs into a second with no end in sight.…

“Progressive” ideas didn’t win Victoria, conservative ideas went missing

28 November 2018 7:32 am

I don’t believe for one moment that Daniel Andrew’s stunning election victory means Australians are converts to “progressive” politics. Does…

Liberals lead charge against parental choice

19 October 2018 9:05 am

Warnings that freedoms would be lost if same-sex marriage was passed were ridiculed every day during last year’s debate. Ten…

One Nation should place principle over populism

10 May 2018 12:34 pm

One Nation’s decision to side with Labor and populist Senate cross-benchers to block the Government’s plan to reward effort through…

Why Australian Conservatives will not split the centre-right

23 February 2018 9:32 am

Go or stay? That is the question for disenchanted Liberals pondered by The Spectator earlier this month. Nationals’ supporters may…

What would Menzies make of marriage equality?

6 August 2017 7:39 am

What would Sir Robert Menzies have made of attempts to conscript his name to the cause of redefining marriage in…