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

No one was saved

8 March 2021 9:56 pm

“I look at all the lonely people…” Attorney-General Christian Porter is no doubt desperately clinging on to friends, as too…

Thorns among the roses: Dave Sharma’s International Women’s Day debacle

8 March 2021 8:34 pm

Liberal politician Dave Sharma handed out pink flowers on International Women’s Day, sending all the petals on Twitter into a…

Daniel Andrews’ corroborree of jobbery. Part III: the gold rush

8 March 2021 4:27 pm

“Yet out of the very roots of the grass we shake gold. We can see the particles shining as we…

Ban the swastika

8 March 2021 2:00 pm

Free speech purists might fret that a law banning the display of Nazi symbols – even though distasteful – amounts…

How Daniel Andrews can still control Victoria – even once he’s gone

8 March 2021 4:00 am

Last sitting week the Victorian Government, with support of most of the opposition, placed a ban on fracking in the…

Time to stop standover tactics by the Tax Office against small business

7 March 2021 6:11 pm

The Federal government’s small business agency, the Small Business Ombudsman, has called for major changes to the way the Australian Taxation…

This week on Spectator Australia TV

7 March 2021 12:00 pm

Here it is – the latest episode of Spectator Australia TV and CounterCulture. While you’re there don’t forget to subscribe…

Why is the Pope trolling Traditional Catholics?

7 March 2021 5:00 am

In Rome in October 2019 a young traditional or ‘Trad’ Catholic man grabbed several small Amazonian ‘mother earth’ statues from a church near the Vatican and threw them into the River Tiber.   The five small wooden statues had…

The Brownshirts have gone digital and they’ve cancelled Grandpa

6 March 2021 6:34 pm

The Brownshirts are back and this time they’re digital, best exemplified on 18 February when 22-year-old student activist Momoko Nojo…

Writers block

6 March 2021 4:02 pm

Was it Snoopy who said Being-A-Writer means never having to complete your novel? I’ve been thinking a lot about being…

The ABC wants to redefine ‘paedophilia’ for the sake of sensitivity?

6 March 2021 2:00 pm

The problem with so-called Progressives is that the very term they use to describe themselves begs a question that they…

It’s only a small business

5 March 2021 4:06 pm

Covid is a mismanaged economic disaster that has done more damage to the financial, social, ethical, and legal structure of…

Nice try, China, but I’m proud you think I’m a scumbag

5 March 2021 12:59 pm

Lunar New Year is as good a time as any to commend your friends and threaten your enemies, all in…

Their ABC isn’t in bed with the left? Yeah, right

5 March 2021 4:00 am

“Our ABC is independent”, they claim. “A national treasure”, “independent”, “unbiased”, “worth every cent”, on and on, blah blah, they…

Don’t let the law become a political weapon

4 March 2021 7:55 pm

The presumption of innocence is one of the bedrock principles of the Australian legal system. In fact, near-universal support for…

What’s woke this week?

4 March 2021 5:49 pm

The woke Stasi’s not–so–secret police have been out in force recently: a bit of psychological harassment here, a bit of agitprop there, virtue…

The ‘court of public opinion’ is nothing but mob rule

4 March 2021 1:31 pm

During Christian Porter’s press conference which turned into a blood sport yesterday, two journalists in particular insisted that the Attorney-General…

Malcolm and Kevin, the Tinfoil Twins

4 March 2021 11:30 am

The more I look at Malcolm Turnbull and Kevin Rudd these days, the more I think that ancient Greeks were…

Sorry Christian, but it’s time to take one for the team

4 March 2021 4:00 am

His name is now officially out. The Christian Porter allegation is, like other recent tales from Canberra, a very sad…

Effective aged care reform requires smart thinking, not just a spending spree

3 March 2021 6:38 pm

The kneejerk media and political reaction to the report of the Royal Commission into aged care released this week is to accept it has made the case…

Hoist with their own petards

3 March 2021 3:49 pm

Let me be clear.  One either believes in basic natural justice and procedural fairness protections or one does not.  If you…

Now there’s a real state of emergency in Victoria

3 March 2021 1:06 pm

The extension of Victoria’s State of Emergency powers to the Andrews government is devastating.  The State of Emergency will end…

Justice in the internet age

3 March 2021 10:40 am

After days of speculation, and mounting media and political pressure on the Prime Minister and his government to act on…

How the MSM has distorted our perceptions

3 March 2021 4:00 am

Over the years of travelling around the globe and speaking at all sort of forums, Swedish public health expert, the…

Matthew, Mark, Luke and John? Sorry, but there’s only one gospel – the Gospel According to Dan

2 March 2021 7:00 pm

Those who accuse the Victorian Government of trying to remove religion from the public square with their so-called gay conversion…