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Reviving Australian liberalism

8 January 2022 9:00 am

New Year is a time for resolutions and for reflecting on the year passed. After the last two years of…

Three pictures of a Covid year

18 December 2021 9:00 am

As 2021 drew to an end, the quest for the Speccie Christmas Special front cover began. How  best to sum…

Dear Dom (versions A and B)

11 December 2021 9:00 am

At some point during this week, an unvaccinated person will stroll into a newsagent in New South Wales to buy…

Bullies and trolls

4 December 2021 9:00 am

‘I have a record of standing up to those who will seek to threaten Australia’s interests, whether they’re outside this…

Conservative populists

27 November 2021 9:00 am

‘Disgusting right-wing nut-jobs’, ‘rebels’, ‘populist conservatives’ and of course ‘anti-vaxxers’. These are just some of the politer insults being hurled…

A glorious coalition of conservatives

20 November 2021 9:00 am

As Scott Morrison sets up the idea of ‘who do you trust?’ as his 2022 election theme, and in doing…

Are we free yet?

13 November 2021 9:00 am

There were some fine words from the Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, this week when he spoke in Melbourne to a…

By the book

6 November 2021 9:00 am

As Scott Morrison gallivanted on the Glasgow stage this week, rubbing elbows (literally) with the likes of Joe Biden, Boris…

All for nothing

30 October 2021 9:00 am

Perhaps a future synonym of ‘net zero’ will be ‘all for nothing’. For surely that is what the last three…

How to lose an election

23 October 2021 9:00 am

Scott Morrison and the Coalition have a unique opportunity to go to the next election with their own version of…

Roll up

16 October 2021 9:00 am

This week, a ‘voluntary assisted dying’ Bill will be presented to the NSW Parliament, following the recent passage of similar…

Crack open the Dom

9 October 2021 9:00 am

It’s not often these days that somebody who is a conservative, a Christian and a contributor to this magazine ends…

Australia hurtles off the rails

2 October 2021 9:00 am

‘Look what’s going on in Australia right now. After a year and a half they are still enforcing lockdowns by…

Subs deserved to be sunk

25 September 2021 9:00 am

The argument put forward by Christopher Pyne and fellow Turnbullites that back in 2016 it was impossible to foresee the…

Glad the Impaler

18 September 2021 9:00 am

The New South Wales government press release proudly announcing ‘freedom for the fully vaccinated’ is a document of shame, and…

She’ll get blisters

11 September 2021 9:00 am

Yet again this magazine has proven uniquely prescient in its warnings and its advice, a claim that regular subscribers will…

A Farewell to Arms

4 September 2021 9:00 am

News that the Biden administration – clearly the most inept group of individuals ever to take up residency in 1600…

Battle lines drawn

28 August 2021 9:00 am

Oh, what a difference a week makes! As Australia reaches a tipping point in the number of people vaccinated –…

Chaos foreseen

21 August 2021 9:00 am

As Robert Gates, former defense secretary in the Obama administration, once put it, Biden has ‘been wrong on nearly every…

Mandy & the IPCC

14 August 2021 9:00 am

Floods, hurricanes, disaster, disease, drought, rising sea levels: you name it, it’s all there in the latest doom-laden tome from…

Fossil fuels fuel gold, silver & bronze

7 August 2021 9:00 am

As Australians quite rightly revel in our multiple successes at the Tokyo Olympics where we are not only ranked (at…

Covid shame

31 July 2021 9:00 am

Following her husband attending last weekend’s anti-lockdown protest, and then having been spotted and recognised on TV, a young Sydney…

Free speech dies in quarantine

24 July 2021 9:00 am

Last week the British provocateuse Katie Hopkins was deported from Australia to Britain, an ironical inversion of our colonial history…

Good ship Libs now Ruddick-less

17 July 2021 9:00 am

The Liberal party is adrift, a large, ugly and ungainly tanker that has slipped its moorings and is taking on…

How to win the next election

10 July 2021 9:00 am

It’s time the Coalition government stopped fretting about the Covid situation and began to focus on the more serious longterm…