Ramesh Thakur

Covid ‘science’, lockdowns and flat-earthers

16 October 2021 9:00 am

The ‘experts’ have destroyed their own credibility

The empty moral posturing of attacks on vaccine hesitants

9 October 2021 9:00 am

Covid has turned our civilised principles upside down

Why can’t Canberra be more like Florida?

8 October 2021 11:30 am

On Monday 4 October, after 245 days, Melbourne claimed the decidedly unwelcome record of the longest locked-down city in the world. On…

Ten surreal days in September

2 October 2021 9:00 am

Scott Morrison is completely out of touch with his own country


25 September 2021 9:00 am

The drug that must not be named

Coronavirus has become endemic, making Australia’s policy settings obsolete

20 September 2021 7:01 pm

A major study from the National Bureau of Economic Research in June, based on all-causes mortality data from 44 countries and all US…

White privilege as the face of modern Labor

18 September 2021 9:00 am

Tu Le should have been picked, not KK

The global media calls out Australia’s repressive Covid order 

9 September 2021 12:13 pm

For students of democracy and foreign policy, Australia has been experiencing interesting times in the last two years. All countries devote enormous effort and considerable resources to…

Deer in the headlights, frogs in boiling water

4 September 2021 9:00 am

Covid is stripping us of our freedoms. Who will stop it?

Lockdowns: an alibi for government to shun scrutiny of neglect of public health preparedness

3 September 2021 4:00 am

The Australian Bureau of Statistics’ monthly update on mortality has the eye-catching statistic that in every single week from 1…

Saigon… Kabul… Taiwan?

28 August 2021 9:00 am

America’s reputation is falling faster than the bodies dropping from the under-carriages

The latest lessons in Covid management from Israel

23 August 2021 4:00 am

Will no one rid us of our Covid-dementors? Gladys Berejiklian says restrictions could remain in place after 80 per cent full vaccination. Yet…

Covid in the age of unreason

21 August 2021 9:00 am

Those who voted down Christensen may well come to regret it

There’s ‘literally a war’ – but in Kabul, not Sydney

17 August 2021 4:00 am

At her daily press briefing on Saturday, New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian said: ‘This is literally a war, and…

Vaccination certificates: an idea whose time must never come

13 August 2021 12:16 pm

Chris Richardson of Deloitte Access Economics wrote in the Australian Financial Review on 10 August: ‘Delta is so infectious that the vaccination rates we…


All deaths are equal, but some are more equal than others – part two

5 August 2021 4:00 am

The conclusion to a two-piece article. About 10.1mn people are estimated to have died from all causes in India in 2020, and…

All deaths are equal, but some are more equal than others

4 August 2021 4:00 am

Part one of a two-piece article. From the start, those sceptical of lockdowns for managing the coronavirus pandemic have offered three complementary…

The right to cheat

31 July 2021 9:00 am

How ‘progressives’ don’t hesitate to bend the rules

The fading case for vaccine passports

27 July 2021 4:05 am

Last week, Chief Medical Officer Brendan Murphy said the current surge in NSW infections is due to the Delta variant,…


Is the vaccination emperor as naked as his lockdown cousin?

15 July 2021 4:00 am

In my article in The Spectator Australia on Tuesday on discrepancies between models that predicted a reduction and data that showed a surge…

Covid: governments have ditched data for glamorous models

13 July 2021 4:00 am

On Saturday, The Guardian reported that ‘The final decision about 19 July [Britain’s “Freedom Day”] will be taken on Monday morning, based…

Don’t sacrifice children to the Covid gods

10 July 2021 9:00 am

The pushing of vaccines onto the young is obscene

‘We are the government and we are here to help’

3 July 2021 9:00 am

Why I won’t be taking the vaccine any time soon

Like the mighty Murray, Covid public policy insanity never runs dry 

29 June 2021 4:00 am

Here we go again. Let us sip once again, dear fellow citizens, from the bottomless well of public policy insanity…

Human rights, civil liberties

19 June 2021 9:00 am

Four words that became four-letter words