Rocco Loiacono

All hail ‘Marshal’ Mark, the Canute of the West

24 January 2022 9:00 am

The announcement by WA Premier Mark McGowan last Thursday that he would continue to preside over a hermit kingdom indefinitely…

Challenge to WA mandatory vaccination orders set to go to trial

14 January 2022 2:00 pm

At a hearing on January 12, 2022, Justice Jeremy Allanson of the Supreme Court of Western Australia determined that Senior…

The faux outrage over Dr Robert Malone

11 January 2022 4:00 am

With school set to resume in a few weeks’ time, panic is being whipped up about children not getting their…

Senior Constable wins injunction against vaccine dismissal

28 December 2021 4:00 am

On December 24, Senior Constable Ben Falconer was given an earnestly hoped-for Christmas present. Following a hearing the previous day,…

My Christmas wish...

25 December 2021 4:00 pm

In a previous piece for this esteemed publication, I mentioned an inspiring sermon given by the celebrant of Christmas Midnight Mass back…

Update on injunction against WA Police vaccine mandate

18 December 2021 12:00 pm

NOTE: Just before this piece was due to go to print, a glimmer of hope emerged after a directions hearing…

Senior Constable seeks urgent injunction on vaccine mandate

6 December 2021 9:00 am

In Western Australia, like other jurisdictions, police officers were required to have their first Covid vaccine dose by December 1…

Omicron demonstrates the futility of mandatory vaccines

30 November 2021 4:00 am

International travel has been restricted to fully vaccinated people for quite some time. It appears that the new coronavirus variant,…

New Human Rights Commissioner warns on vaccine mandates

25 November 2021 5:31 pm

Further to my piece yesterday about the Federal Attorney-General, Michaelia Cash, going missing when requested by the Fair Work Commission to…

Where’s the Attorney-General on vaccine mandates?

24 November 2021 5:07 pm

This week much attention has been on Coalition MPs and Senators hearing the vox populi following the ever-increasing demonstrations around Australia…

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REVEALED: vaccine mandate court case hears bizarre government modelling claims

9 November 2021 12:00 pm

In proceedings in the New South Wales Supreme Court last week challenging vaccine mandates, New South Wales Chief Health Officer…

How long can Marshal McGowan and his hermit kingdom stand?

8 November 2021 12:00 pm

After a piece of mine on Western Australian Premier Mark McGowan was published in The Australian back in February, a former…

Lockdown might be loosening but who’s in charge?

17 October 2021 4:00 pm

In his two weeks or so in office New South Wales Premier Dominic Perrottet has done more to lift the…

The Catholic Church’s Plenary Council: another case of ‘reform, reform’ – aren’t things bad enough already? 

4 October 2021 4:30 pm

This week, 280 bishops, clergy and laypeople will convene in a Plenary Council to consider issues that will have a…

Britain rediscovers liberal democracy over vaccine passports – while Australia trashes it

15 September 2021 4:00 am

As noted in yesterday’s Morning Double Shot newsletter, in Britain and Australia we have two countries, two contrasting approaches to…

Dante Alighieri: a giant of the West and a man for our times

12 September 2021 10:00 am

Tuesday marks the 700th anniversary of the death of Dante Alighieri, the Florentine poet, politician and philosopher. Dante, or as…

Why this social conservative might just vote for the Liberal Democrats

8 September 2021 1:13 pm

Being the discerning lot that they are, Spectator Australia readers would have by now worked out that I am a social…

Police speak out on Covid regs: ‘The directions we are ordered to comply with are highly politicised’

26 August 2021 4:00 am

Two weeks ago the Western Australian Police Commissioner, Chris Dawson, issued an edict. As of Monday, 9 August, any officer…

Most Covid patients at Israeli hospital fully vaccinated? What does this mean for Australia?

11 August 2021 6:57 pm

Israel has been held up as the “gold standard” of how to conduct the coronavirus vaccine rollout. It has seen approximately 70% of its…

The People’s Republic of Westralia: where nut jobs rule

25 July 2021 4:00 am

The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Curtin…

Is the Kids Helpline helpful – or just a sign of our malaise?

23 July 2021 4:21 pm

The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Curtin…

Why should we rely on mRNA vaccines?

9 July 2021 4:00 am

Last month the federal government announced that the AstraZeneca vaccine would be phased out, with it being available only ‘on…

Do we have a constitutional right to free speech?

2 July 2021 4:00 am

“Freedom of speech may not be protected by Australia’s constitution, high court judge says,” screamed a recent headline in The…

Vaccine segregation is an affront to liberty

29 June 2021 6:00 pm

Prime Minister Scott Morrison, supported by state premiers and territory chief ministers, is set to make the coronavirus vaccination mandatory…

When can conservatives disobey the law?

25 June 2021 4:00 am

The great English novelist Charles Dickens, based on his experiences, had a very dark view of lawyers and the legal…