Rebecca Weisser

Venice diary

20 May 2017 9:00 am

The Biennale The Venice Biennale has been a rite of every second spring since 1895. The oldest biennial art fair…

Laughing gas

6 May 2017 9:00 am

The latest lunatic government intervention into Australian energy markets conjures up the old lady who swallowed a fly. In 2001,…

What, no Nobel Peace Prize?

29 April 2017 9:00 am

Trump’s first 100 days: A big failure and a new low in the polls, blasted the Washington Post in March,…

The sinister sharia sisterhood

8 April 2017 9:00 am

‘Ayaan Hirsi (is) asking 4 an a$$ whippin’. I wish I could take (her) vagina away – (she doesn’t) deserve…

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…