Features Australia

Rejecting the vote

25 March 2017 9:00 am

If you ask anyone in a Western nation whether he or she believes in democracy as a system of government,…

The Thawley Essay Prize 2016

25 March 2017 9:00 am

Mulga Creek Farm Sept 15th 2026 Dear Sis, I thought I would write a long letter this time seeing as…

Where’s the due diligence on renewables?

25 March 2017 9:00 am

You know that lovely warm glow you get on a summer’s evening when it’s still 42 degrees outside and you’re…

Attacking the rule of law

25 March 2017 9:00 am

The rule of law has been a trending topic this year, both in Australia and overseas. Much of the discussion…

Business/Robbery etc

25 March 2017 9:00 am

It really works! When the big end of town puts its mind to it (along with a few million dollars),…

Tarnished crown jewel

25 March 2017 9:00 am

With Malcolm Turnbull hanging on by a one-seat majority federally, the devastating result in the Western Australian state election leaves…

Whacky schemes

25 March 2017 9:00 am

When the Rudd government greatly expanded the Renewable Energy Target in 2009, turning an innocuous Howard government initiative into the…

Bureaucrats and barbarians

18 March 2017 9:00 am

We have mourned Bill Leak. Now we must avenge him. The time for tears has passed. It’s anger we need…

Words are cheap

18 March 2017 9:00 am

Like many Speccie contributors, I was privileged to know Bill Leak personally, although for only about ten months.But through no…

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,…

Ellis is not an island

18 March 2017 9:00 am

Interesting timing Kate Ellis. While feminists were busy waxing their broomsticks for International Women’s Day (slash month, slash decades), MP…

Bill, me and 18C

18 March 2017 9:00 am

As a writer and raconteur Bill Leak was peerless. He had a larrikin wit of which Henry Lawson would be…

Islamophobia is dangerous humbug

11 March 2017 9:00 am

Among the most purely dishonest expressions in modern politics (eclipsing even ‘Social justice’) is ‘Islamophobia’. A phobia – the word…

Hot air

11 March 2017 9:00 am

Climate change has taken place for thousands of millions of years. The extraordinary claim that humans cause climate change must…

Jewish values and 18C

11 March 2017 9:00 am

As anyone who has closely followed the 18C debate knows, the major secular Jewish communal bodies, particularly the Executive Council…

Copping it sweet

11 March 2017 9:00 am

New research from the University of Melbourne claiming a tax on soft drink could add 1.2 years of healthy life…

Killing history

11 March 2017 9:00 am

In February, the Dean of Bristol Cathedral, the very reverend David Hoyle, announced his ‘openness’ to removing the Cathedral’s largest…

Business/Robbery etc

11 March 2017 9:00 am

It’s a no-brainer. Both economically and politically, only time will tell whether cutting penalty rates will create enough new jobs…

Building walls

11 March 2017 9:00 am

The really bad ideas never go away – Bert Kelly. Protectionism is one of those really bad ideas. Last month…

The Beijing Model

11 March 2017 9:00 am

Have the Chinese really found a preferable version of political leadership?

Business/Robbery etc

9 March 2017 3:00 pm

It’s a no-brainer. Both economically and politically, only time will tell whether cutting penalty rates will create enough new jobs…

Hot air

9 March 2017 3:00 pm

Climate change has taken place for thousands of millions of years. The extraordinary claim that humans cause climate change must…

Jewish values and 18C

9 March 2017 3:00 pm

As anyone who has closely followed the 18C debate knows, the major secular Jewish communal bodies, particularly the Executive Council…

Copping it sweet

9 March 2017 3:00 pm

New research from the University of Melbourne claiming a tax on soft drink could add 1.2 years of healthy life…

Building walls

9 March 2017 3:00 pm

The really bad ideas never go away – Bert Kelly. Protectionism is one of those really bad ideas. Last month…