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

The Liberals’ worst enemy: themselves

13 August 2022 11:00 am

Reading Morning Double Shot Editor Terry Barnes’ piece on Friday made me think of the history of the Liberal party and how,…

Amnesty International’s shame

13 August 2022 9:00 am

While writer Myroslav Marynovych was a political prisoner of the USSR from 1977-87, he received letters from supporters who were…

Eat beef, save the planet

13 August 2022 7:00 am

Yet again, farmers are under attack. This time, it is the beef industry because, apparently, cattle burp and fart out…

A voice of virtue?

13 August 2022 4:00 am

I’m just going to come out and say what we’re all thinking – the Voice to Parliament is state-sanctioned racism.…

Spinning out of control

12 August 2022 7:25 pm

Every time it seems society has reached peak idiocy, something else pops up on social media that makes us question…

Australia ignores the tragedy of Tavistock

12 August 2022 11:33 am

In the concerning world of Woke radical gender theory – where school children are taught that sex and gender are…

Welcome to Coles

12 August 2022 10:00 am

Can you find a Coles staff member to scan your groceries after 8pm? If only they did acknowledgement of customer…

Should parents object to school 'rainbow days'?

12 August 2022 8:00 am

Last year, a new Principal started at our children’s school. One of her first initiatives was to hold Wear It…

The Liberals are totally rooted

12 August 2022 4:00 am

I’ve been a member of the Liberal party for over forty years. In that time, it’s known great highs, and…

Release the tape!

11 August 2022 11:52 am

In the blue corner, we have Senator Jacinta Price who it is blindingly obvious has a heart of gold with…

We must rescue the good bit of the ABCC

11 August 2022 10:00 am

It’s pretty easy to understand the politics behind the Albanese government’s shutting down the Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC).…

When truth is flummoxed by sophistry

11 August 2022 8:00 am

Having watched the inexperienced Albanese government go from fighting a real pandemic threat in Covert to now apparently totally absorbed…

Against the ‘Karenocracy’

11 August 2022 4:00 am

Are we governed by ‘Karens’? For the uninitiated, a ‘Karen’ is a synecdoche for a type of affluent and out-of-touch woman…

Healthy reef defies dubious science

10 August 2022 2:37 pm

‘Peer-reviewed’ is not interchangeable with ‘established fact’ or ‘beyond question’. It used to be an acknowledgement that others in the…

Pandemic 'science' in sports is a bit wonky

10 August 2022 10:00 am

Cricket is played by a small number of people spread out in a vast paddock. This, however, did not stop…

Healthy Great Barrier Reef, healthy environmental scandal

10 August 2022 8:00 am

The release of the Australian Institute of Marine Science’s Annual Summary Report on Coral Reef Condition for 2021/22 has exposed a major…

Infectious disease dominates our roost

10 August 2022 4:00 am

Infectious disease has been a deep-seated and inescapable feature of Australian life since the early days of settlement. Over the…

Free Speech vs. Drag Queens

9 August 2022 12:00 pm

After almost three years and substantial legal fees, my fight for free speech goes to court. It’s also your fight…

What would the Voice say?

9 August 2022 10:00 am

The Gruen Transfer, the ABC’s comedy show about advertising, has a segment in which host Wil Anderson asks, ‘What would Putin/Palmer/Trump do?’…

Lidia Thorpe for President?!

9 August 2022 7:00 am

When we consider which eminent citizen amongst us we might place our trust in if Australia were ever to become…

Nuclear: the age of immortal energy

9 August 2022 3:00 am

‘Carbon dioxide poses a dilemma for the radical environmentalists. Since nuclear reactors emit almost no carbon dioxide, how can one…

Lozza is a legend

8 August 2022 12:43 pm

Laurence Fox – the British actor cancelled for famously flopping over in exhaustion after being dismissed as a ‘white, privileged male’ by…

Constitutional change could be catastrophic

8 August 2022 10:00 am

Politicians seek constitutional reform to expand their power, not serve the people

Unfair contracts

8 August 2022 8:00 am

Get ready for a profound disruption to some core big business operations in Australia. The Albanese government has committed to…

Labor’s Climate Bill is an economic precipice

8 August 2022 4:00 am

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