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Turnbull’s PPL lesson

18 February 2017 9:00 am

One of the mistakes that plagued Tony Abbott during his period as Prime Minister was his stubborn commitment to the…

Jumping ship

11 February 2017 9:00 am

Talk of Cory Bernardi’s ‘betrayal’, or of him ‘ratting out’ on his colleagues, is disingenuous twaddle at best. As we…

Dealing with Trump

4 February 2017 9:00 am

The good news is that the Turnbull government is gradually adapting to the fact that Hillary Clinton didn’t win the…

Jobs not RET

28 January 2017 9:00 am

The Liberal party should stand for business, but it doesn’t. It should stand for jobs, but it doesn’t. It should…

Calling Dr Hunt

21 January 2017 9:00 am

Whatever she may think about her quaint attachment to the Gold Coast being ‘within the rules’, former Health minister Sussan…

The barnacles just keep growing

14 January 2017 9:00 am

The latest travel expenses affair is no more than another recurring symptom of the serious malaise in the Australian political…

The evil of 2334

7 January 2017 9:00 am

If, as the Australian newspaper implied this week, The Spectator Australia has played a minor role in the recent acknowledgment…

Kettles and chooks

29 December 2016 3:00 pm

After 2016, one of the most lacklustre, uneventful and stagnant years in Australian political history, there is every reason to…

Snow in Aurukun

10 December 2016 9:00 am

Malcolm Turnbull’s famous excuse for not wanting to touch section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act – ‘it is not…

Your ABCC

3 December 2016 9:00 am

It has taken quite a while indeed, but the Australian Building and Construction Commission Bill finally is passing into law.…

Soft bigotry of the Left

26 November 2016 9:00 am

Aboriginal leader Noel Pearson was partially correct the other day when, speaking at the launch of Troy Bramston’s new biography…

Trump’s bandwagon

19 November 2016 9:00 am

The agility with which both Malcolm Turnbull and Bill Shorten have innovatively attempted to leap upon the Donald Trump bandwagon…

18C… now what?

12 November 2016 9:00 am

The action of Judge Michael Jarratt in throwing out the prosecution brought by the Australian Human Rights Commission of Queensland…

We won’t shut up

5 November 2016 9:00 am

The last few weeks – and the last few editions of The Spectator Australia – have seen a flurry of…

Gunshot wounds

29 October 2016 9:00 am

Regardless of who said or emailed what to whom, libertarian Senator David Leyonhjelm’s Adler shotgun blasted a big hole through…

ACME Human Rights

22 October 2016 9:00 am

Like some demented looney tunes character, our glorious Race Discrimination Commissioner Dr Tim Soutphommasane has opened a free speech Pandora’s…

Gay abandonment

15 October 2016 9:00 am

The decision by the Labor party, in cahoots with the hypocritical Greens to vote against the Same Sex Marriage plebiscite…

Stormy Weatherill

8 October 2016 9:00 am

State governments are sheltered workshops for mediocre politicians rarely good enough to make it in the Canberra big league. They…

Malcolm (never to be released)

1 October 2016 9:00 am

Malcolm Turnbull should surrender his passport and never again be allowed to leave these shores, at least while he is…

Super villains

24 September 2016 9:00 am

Thirty years ago, Paul Keating did a great service by launching a cultural shift from retirement almost entirely dependent on…

Derailing the bandwagon

17 September 2016 9:00 am

Malcolm Turnbull, George Brandis and the Coalition are to be applauded for sticking to their guns on the Same Sex…

The intolerant Left

10 September 2016 9:00 am

Three recent events have exposed the hypocrisy of the Left. While trumpeting civility and tolerance, and parading its hatred of…

Imaginary villains

3 September 2016 9:00 am

There are many similarities between the way the Left, in all their wisdom and touchy-feely clear-sightedness, react both to the…

Time to lead, conservatively

27 August 2016 9:00 am

The list of unresolved and vexed issues that confront the new parliament this week would be enough to give even…

Tick tock

20 August 2016 9:00 am

Since the Prime Minister’s petulant and angry election night spray, he and his government have looked anything but in control.…