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First among equals

20 August 2022 9:00 am

There was much hysteria this week over the news that former prime minister Scott Morrison had secretly sworn himself in…

Showdown at okay coral

13 August 2022 9:00 am

Figures released last week show record coral cover on the Great Barrier Reef. It is hardly a surprise that its…

Whose voice?

6 August 2022 9:00 am

Here we go again. No sooner is Labor elected than they claim a mandate to create an institution that will…

Making inflation great again

30 July 2022 9:00 am

The Albanese government have made excellent use of the long winter break, taking advantage of the warmer weather in the…

Latter-day Luddites

23 July 2022 9:00 am

Victorian Energy Minister Lily D’Ambrosio certainly has chutzpah. This week she demanded the Australian Energy Market Operator be given stronger…

Farewell to firm friends

16 July 2022 9:00 am

In the space of week Australia has lost two great friends on the international stage. Within days of British Prime…

All in it together

9 July 2022 9:00 am

Only a few months ago it was the Canadian government that attacked its own citizens in the most grotesque and…

Scared

2 July 2022 9:00 am

In news that won’t necessarily come as a surprise, a recent poll by the Lowy Institute claims that nearly half…

To go woke or to win?

25 June 2022 9:00 am

In a rare outbreak of common sense, one of the world’s international sporting bodies this week decided to ban ‘transgender…

Teal zeal

18 June 2022 9:00 am

A tweet doing the rounds this week is surely satire? Apparently not. Writing from Sydney’s oceanside suburb of Manly, the…

Das Spectatorfühlung

11 June 2022 9:00 am

Perhaps there exists one of those multi-syllable German words that roughly translates as ‘the bitter-sweet feeling one experiences when witnessing…

Hope of the side

4 June 2022 9:00 am

It is now abundantly clear that conservatives and a conservative opposition will be essential to prevent Australia becoming a quasi-socialist…

What lies ahead

28 May 2022 9:00 am

Well, here we go! Buckle yourselves in tightly because it’s going to be quite the ride. After nine years of…

Pandemic Treaty: sign here?

21 May 2022 9:00 am

It beggars belief. After two and a half years in which a cohort of left-leaning politicians, elite bureaucrats, over-zealous health…

Vote carefully, vote wisely

14 May 2022 9:00 am

Next week Australians head to the polling booths to elect a new government or to return the old one. With…

Crunch time

7 May 2022 9:00 am

It’s one thing for the Reserve Bank board to set monetary policy independent of government. It’s entirely something else when…

Net Zero joins the choir invisible

30 April 2022 9:00 am

Senator Matt Canavan, a regular and popular columnist in this magazine, is under attack for having told Australians the truth.…

Supporting Ms Deves

23 April 2022 9:00 am

At this election, Australians not only get to decide who governs the nation – Liberals or Labor –but they could…

Easter Bunny

16 April 2022 9:00 am

It would be a brave passenger indeed who hopped onto a plane where the pilot hadn’t the faintest clue about…

Where’s the buzz?

9 April 2022 9:00 am

Only three Labor leaders since the second world war have won government from opposition; Gough Whitlam, Bob Hawke and Kevin…

Has Josh saved ScoMo’s bacon?

2 April 2022 9:00 am

You may not have guessed it from Josh Frydenberg’s speech, dolefully read at the pace of a 45-rpm record played…

Mean boys

26 March 2022 9:00 am

‘True character is revealed in the choices a human being makes under pressure – the greater the pressure, the deeper…

The rope, the chair & the noose

19 March 2022 9:00 am

The war in Ukraine has fundamentally changed the outlook for the forthcoming federal election. It is unlikely, once the gravity…

Abandon ‘net zero’ and win

12 March 2022 9:00 am

The path to electoral victory is crystal clear. Scott Morrison must abandon net zero to win the next election. Much…

Castrating Australia

5 March 2022 9:00 am

Within this week’s issue we present a number of articles and different points of view surrounding the invasion of Ukraine,…