Guest Notes

Saudi notes

27 May 2017 9:00 am

The sight of President Trump dancing the Ardah at the Arab Islamic American Summit is like a splash of icy…

Jihadi notes

27 May 2017 9:00 am

Why the West is lost The shimmering mirage of an enlightened age across the West is shattered now, and it…

Libertarian notes

20 May 2017 9:00 am

Latham’s lure Those pundits who have questioned whether it would be good for us to have Mark Latham join the…

PC notes

20 May 2017 9:00 am

On May 3 Tony Abbott urged his audience at the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research in Perth to place…

Millenial Notes

13 May 2017 9:00 am

Nothing’s quite so bloody tedious as that niche of right-wing media devoted solely to Millennial-bashing. Some ‘journalists’ get paid big…

Shark Notes

13 May 2017 9:00 am

Bloodlust of the greenies First they came for the surfers, and I did not speak out because… wait. What? Surfers…

Art notes

6 May 2017 9:00 am

Prompted by Neil Brown’s perceptive analysis of the role of arts administrator (‘Brown Study’, 22/4) as among the more useless…

Immigration notes

6 May 2017 9:00 am

Anzac Day was the day I fell in love with Australia. There’s no greater testament – none at all –…

Conservative notes

29 April 2017 9:00 am

Ultimately, it doesn’t matter whether Marine Le Pen or Emmanuel Macron is elected President of France on May 7. As…

Dis-con notes

29 April 2017 9:00 am

Decision time Recent events make it necessary for us Dis-Cons to ask where things now stand. Despite ever-mounting evidence against…

Canadian notes

29 April 2017 9:00 am

Liking/loathing Trump I’m over in Canada for another few days and while here have been getting a lot of news…

Trumpian notes

15 April 2017 9:00 am

My phone rings; a name flashes across the screen. Giorgio. ‘It’s done,’ he says in his husky Greek accent. With…

Smoker’s notes

1 April 2017 9:00 am

Well, it’s finally happened. A life of debilitating asthma and six years of chain-smoking unfiltered cigarettes have finally come to…

Conservative notes

1 April 2017 9:00 am

O’Sullivan’s Law & the Ramsay Centre John O’Sullivan is a British journalist, one time editor of the US’s National Review,…

Terrorism notes

1 April 2017 9:00 am

Nothing to do with Islam Westminster attacker acted alone and motive may never be known. Well, that settles it. That…

Del-con notes

25 March 2017 9:00 am

Terry, you’re wrong… My esteemed fellow Speccie contributor Terry Barnes last week offered some advice to the federal Coalition based…

Deplorable notes

18 March 2017 9:00 am

Researching for my last piece on Enoch Powell, I was more than a little amused to read about the abuse…

Booze notes

18 March 2017 9:00 am

Boycotting the marketplace of ideas For many years now, Coopers Pale Ale has been the favourite drink of Australia’s progressives.…

Racial notes

11 March 2017 9:00 am

I’m offended by… 18c According to the human rights bureaucrats and multicultural industry lobbyists who have opposed any changes to…

Racial notes

9 March 2017 3:00 pm

I’m offended by… 18c According to the human rights bureaucrats and multicultural industry lobbyists who have opposed any changes to…

Dis-con notes

4 March 2017 9:00 am

The next abbott ministry (part ii) On November 19 (‘Dis-Con Notes: The Next Abbott Ministry’) I canvassed prerequisites for the…

US talk circuit

4 March 2017 9:00 am

Hating trump The talk circuit has started up again in Manhattan, and the good news is that, unusually, Australia featured…

US talk circuit

2 March 2017 3:00 pm

Hating trump The talk circuit has started up again in Manhattan, and the good news is that, unusually, Australia featured…

Dis-con notes

2 March 2017 3:00 pm

The next abbott ministry (part ii) On November 19 (‘Dis-Con Notes: The Next Abbott Ministry’) I canvassed prerequisites for the…

Australian notes

25 February 2017 9:00 am

Tim wilson is wrong In this past Saturday’s Inquirer page, Liberal MP Tim Wilson – former Commissioner in the Australian…