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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…

Conservatives and Covid

3 July 2021 9:00 am

It is the absence of political convictions that has landed the federal government in the Covid mess it is currently…

Re-Joyce and Regret

26 June 2021 9:00 am

For those who prefer their politics to be pink and their environmentalism deep green, the re-election of Barnaby Joyce as…

Fake emu oil, real decline

19 June 2021 9:00 am

Talkfests are rarely inspiring but the G7 summit last weekend was the final straw. Irritating, unmasked leaders tottered around the…

Bat soup crazy

12 June 2021 9:00 am

In this week’s issue, Rebecca Weisser looks at the disgraceful way in which ‘the experts’ got it so wrong on…

Following the science

5 June 2021 9:00 am

A key theme that recurs in this magazine, courtesy of many different great writers, is that the accepted consensus of…

‘Je suis Cohen’, anybody?

29 May 2021 9:00 am

The video images, acts of violence and racial abuse are shocking. Yet no one appears to be shocked. Certainly not…

Vaccine blackmail is unacceptable

22 May 2021 9:00 am

One always tries to avoid resorting to hyperbole or comparisons linked to extreme events, but in this instance there doesn’t…

Joshua tree

15 May 2021 9:00 am

Travelling across the Mojave desert in the mid-1800s in search of the Promised Land, a group of Mormons were mesmerised…

Best exotic Victorian hotel

8 May 2021 9:00 am

Could there be a more perfect metaphor for not only the multiple failures of the Andrews Labor government but also…

China’s belligerence

1 May 2021 9:00 am

Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus was the Roman general who wisely noted around 385 AD that, Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet…

Three words

24 April 2021 9:00 am

Lest we forget. Three simple words that effortlessly roll off the tongue at this time of the year, but has…

Scott’s army

17 April 2021 9:00 am

‘You stupid boy!’ was the catch phrase of Captain Mainwaring in the BBC hit series Dad’s Army, which delighted audiences…

Malcolm Pantsdown

10 April 2021 9:00 am

First up, congratulations to Premier Gladys Berejiklian for, presumably, being the one to hit the ‘Eject’ button on the appointment…

Happy Easter, bunnies

3 April 2021 9:00 am

Easter is a time of rebirth and renewal in both Christian celebrations as well as the pagan festivities that the…