Rebecca Weisser

Bill and the Lilliputians

18 March 2017 9:00 am

The death of great men illuminate the darkness like lightning on a stormy night. So it is with Bill Leak,…

La la Libs

4 March 2017 9:00 am

The commentariat are almost unanimous that Tony Abbott should not have launched our book Making Australia Right: Where to From…

La la Libs

2 March 2017 3:00 pm

The commentariat are almost unanimous that Tony Abbott should not have launched our book Making Australia Right: Where to From…

The Dictator delusion

3 December 2016 9:00 am

It was a warm tropical night in 1995 and Fidel Castro was playing the waiting game with Gareth Evans. The…

The Dictator delusion

1 December 2016 3:00 pm

It was a warm tropical night in 1995 and Fidel Castro was playing the waiting game with Gareth Evans. The…

The Dictator delusion

1 December 2016 3:00 pm

It was a warm tropical night in 1995 and Fidel Castro was playing the waiting game with Gareth Evans. The…

Boom time

24 September 2016 9:00 am

The government claims it had a good week last week, increasing taxes on savings, raising effective marginal tax rates on…

We’re all gamblers now

17 September 2016 9:00 am

We are a nation of gamblers. We wager more per capita than any other country on earth. But it is…

For Scott’s Eyes Only

20 August 2016 9:00 am

Three cheers for the government for saving us from the Yellow Investment Peril. If it weren’t for Treasurer Scott Morrison,…

World Vision’s blind spot

13 August 2016 9:00 am

‘I’m shocked, shocked to find that gambling is going on in here,’ said Captain Louis Renault as he collected his…

Restraining Kevin

6 August 2016 9:00 am

If a diplomat, as Winston Churchill once said, is a person who can tell you to go to hell in…

Slaying sacred cows

23 July 2016 9:00 am

It is a measure of Andrew Bolt’s ignominy that it takes a certain courage simply to walk into Dymock’s and…

Slaying sacred cows

21 July 2016 1:00 pm

It is a measure of Andrew Bolt’s ignominy that it takes a certain courage simply to walk into Dymock’s and…

Slaying sacred cows

21 July 2016 1:00 pm

It is a measure of Andrew Bolt’s ignominy that it takes a certain courage simply to walk into Dymock’s and…

Australian notes

7 April 2016 1:00 pm

As the federal budget deficit continues to balloon, it’s time to make hard choices. Is it a luxury or a…

Cods wallop

10 March 2016 3:00 pm

One might hope that as a Hellene, Niki Savva could shed some light on the tragedy of the Abbott government…

Cods wallop

10 March 2016 3:00 pm

One might hope that as a Hellene, Niki Savva could shed some light on the tragedy of the Abbott government…

Australian notes

3 March 2016 3:00 pm

Jousting over unicorns was not the most fanciful moment in Canberra this month as the Opposition brings forth one fantastically…

Like southern France — with added kangaroos

The Clare Valley

21 January 2016 3:00 pm

It is a century and a half since The Spectator noted the exceptional qualities of South Australia, a colony of…

Hungarian notebook

31 December 2015 3:00 pm

Where better to hold a one-day conference on ‘Islamic Radicalism and the West’ than in the Great Hall of the…

Saints and demons

26 November 2015 3:00 pm

‘The Australian Labor Party is composed of two main factions,’ writes novelist Shane Maloney, ‘Them and Us’. This truth illuminates…

Winning the Cold War, losing the culture wars

21 May 2015 9:30 am

On the 70th anniversary of Victory in Europe day, many Eastern Europeans boycotted celebrations in Moscow, marking the day with…