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In-depth analysis of the day’s news, plus stories and gossip from Australian politics.

What the ACT election tells us about our rulers in the Bubble

25 October 2020 5:00 am

Last weekend’s ACT election results have again revealed how out of touch our nation’s capital city is with mainstream Australians.…

EXCLUSIVE: Are the ADF’s pandemic operations breaching its own guidelines?

24 October 2020 1:59 pm

The Spectator Australia has seen a copy of the Defence Department’s un-redacted Defence Assistance to the Civil Community manual which…

Our very woke Wallabies

23 October 2020 4:00 pm

Having gotten rid of their star black player, the Australian rugby team is set to take a knee at the…

National Water Week reveals a policy drought

23 October 2020 1:20 pm

This is National Water Week.  Its theme is “Reimagining our Water Future”. Proclaiming water to be one of the seven…

Judgement time

23 October 2020 11:30 am

When does an error in judgement cost someone their job? It depends.    If it is Gladys Berejiklian, you are safe. If…

The Murdoch Royal Commission is one man’s inadequacy

23 October 2020 5:00 am

There is an unpleasant screaming and stamping of feet coming from isle three where a toddler has been divested of…

Was Judas the world’s first socialist?

22 October 2020 7:22 pm

While readers of The Spectator Australia may not usually find themselves immersed in discussions of the Bible and theology, they would routinely have waded into important contributions here on…

Wake up before the Woke wear you down

22 October 2020 4:34 pm

These are strange days when a woman cannot stand up for women’s rights.  It is wrong.  The bra-burners of the…

Because curfews went down so well in Victoria, didn’t they, Deb?

22 October 2020 2:08 pm

The politician vying for Queensland’s top job has promised to make people even less free if they vote for her…

What second wave?

22 October 2020 5:00 am

I have a bee in my bonnet about the universal description of Victoria’s Wuhan virus travails as a ‘second wave’. …

Gladys Berejiklian sounds like something out of Seinfeld

21 October 2020 6:34 pm

The medieval literary classic, The Decameron by Giovanni Boccoccio (1313-75), has nothing on the sordid tryst between the New South…

The Cox Plate cock-up: another sign Dan Andrews’ crew is headed for the knackery

21 October 2020 3:50 pm

Another day, another cock-up, by Dan Andrews’ shambolic government.  This time it was the ‘essential industry’ of horse racing that…

The Greens don’t have a prayer of getting away with their hypocrisy on church numbers

21 October 2020 1:44 pm

Nothing makes Leftist heads explode like Christian leaders who venture an opinion outside the four walls of the church. So…

Happy International Pronouns Day!

21 October 2020 12:02 pm

Get your GLAAD rags on, roll out the rainbow skittles and get ready to party. On second thought, you’d better pour yourself a stiff drink before…

Victorian Labor: the walking dead

21 October 2020 5:00 am

As a group, the Victorian ALP is politically walking dead. It cannot win the next state election in November 2022.   …

A death tax is still alive and well in Australia

20 October 2020 7:38 pm

Until we achieve immortality, we have to deal with death and taxes. But take comfort, at least Australia doesn’t have…

Daniel Andrews and his demons

20 October 2020 5:02 pm

Nobody seems to know what is driving Daniel Andrews on his road to Victoria’s damnation. Every time he turns the…

Dandrewstan: the lead in the saddlebags as states shed jobs

20 October 2020 2:48 pm

There’s more bad economic news out today from the Australia Bureau of Statistics; more bad economic news that not only…

Recreating the 2010 hung parliament? That will have the voters flocking to you, Adam

20 October 2020 1:31 pm

Greens leader Adam Bandt – forgetting that the ACT is 2300 square km surrounded by reality – believes the party’s…

Has WA made a unilateral declaration of independence?

20 October 2020 5:00 am

I remember the good ol’ days in March 2020 when we were told Western Australia would go into a short…

Anastacia Palaszczuk’s euthanasia pledge and the culture of killing for convenience

19 October 2020 6:01 pm

In the same week that Stevie Nicks boasted there would have been no Fleetwood Mac had she not aborted her…

The Reserve Bank’s great gamble on interest rates

19 October 2020 4:33 pm

The fiscal path outlined in the federal budget will constrain monetary policy and undermine the stability of the Australian economy.…

Daniel Andrews: “You can now get a haircut. Aren’t you going to thank me?”

19 October 2020 1:30 pm

Precisely how many times did the ‘so, so sincere’ Victorian Premier, and his ‘stand-in’ Health Minister, thank Victorians in their…

Yes, the Lord of the Rings was filmed there – but Kiwis have voted to make their whole country a fantasyland

19 October 2020 5:00 am

It’s a tough call on which was more predictable; Jacinda Arden’s victory, or the sickeningly smug reaction from the left.  …

If journos say Peta Credlin shouldn’t be able to question Dan Andrews, what does it say about them?

18 October 2020 5:05 pm

In juvenile attempts to delegitimise Peta Credlin and her role in pursuing the Dan Andrews government’s disastrous hotel quarantine decisions, various oafs…