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

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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Grievance politics will never reconcile

7 August 2022 8:00 am

Recognition, reconciliation, closing the gap, a Voice … all bundled into a grievance package squeezing the guilt out of contemporary…

Do North Sea birds dream of giant spinning machetes?

7 August 2022 4:00 am

Gutting the agricultural industry via nitrogen bans isn’t the only bad idea washing around Europe’s climate elite. Four ‘virtuous’ nations…

The authentic Church is not Woke

6 August 2022 8:00 am

Woke: A collectivist mindset that requires absolute, unquestioning obedience to the current thing, to display that you are a good…

A second-hand private jet? How dare!

6 August 2022 4:00 am

Another day, another shortage. Could anything be worse than living through the dreaded toilet paper wars or the more recent…

Trump's 'Fox ban' wishful thinking by Democrats

5 August 2022 1:50 pm

In the most outrageous piece of transference bias, the left-liberal New York Times reported that Fox News had not invited Donald…

Sydney to host World Pride 2023 during a Monkey pox emergency

5 August 2022 11:30 am

Hullo, hullo! Are there any investigative journalists left in Sydney? When there was a Covid surge in India last April,…

Fascism pretending to be manners

5 August 2022 10:00 am

Notoriously, the very brief tenure as Liberal Party leader of Alexander Downer came to a shuddering halt in January 1995…

What is the true purpose of 'The Voice'?

5 August 2022 7:30 am

There are two elements to this proposed Voice referendum. The Voice itself and its inclusion in the Constitution. The latter…

Empty Space: Silicon Valley’s war against victims

5 August 2022 4:00 am

The third world is full of silent victims. Impoverished nations ruled by dictators, or those left to fend for themselves…