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

Be warned: you come for Jane Austen at your peril

21 April 2021 6:16 pm

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a woke society in possession of literary masterpieces must be in want of…

What’s philosopher-king Kev up to nowadays?

21 April 2021 4:33 pm

It was on this day in 2008 where that gathering of the best and brightest from across the land —…

It's Oscar season - and the season for the wokesploitation film

21 April 2021 2:44 pm

Films have always been political in how they mirror a world marred by contemporary politics and history. When done really…

The Taiwan test

21 April 2021 4:00 am

Russia is massing troops on the borders of the Ukraine at the same time the Chinese are increasing their unauthorised…

The Hansel and Gretel house of transgenderism

20 April 2021 7:26 pm

I was this week given cause to reflect how many years it has been since I read the story of Hansel and…

Dutton earns his stripes over unit citations

20 April 2021 5:19 pm

Peter Dutton has stamped his authority on his new portfolio in a way that demonstrates that he is a leader who is prepared to…

Peter Dutton makes his mark

20 April 2021 2:59 pm

Peter Dutton failed as health minister, was typecast as home affairs minister, but in the defence portfolio he is already…

It’s about time Scott Morrison stood for more than just not being Labor

20 April 2021 12:56 pm

There are some who get it and there are many who don’t.  Sadly, our elected class are significantly over-represented by…

Why we need a manufacturing sector

20 April 2021 4:00 am

Since the year 2000 something has gone wrong in Australia. As it happens, this was two years after the old…

EXPOSED: The Chinese Communist Party and Australia’s universities 

19 April 2021 4:51 pm

“In my opinion, it is less shameful for a king to be overcome by force of arms than by bribery”…

You can’t truly love the planet unless you kill like Ghengis Khan

19 April 2021 12:50 pm

I will be honest, I double-checked the date when I saw an article from the Guardian titled, ‘Why Genghis Khan…

Does Daniel Andrews have new bars on free speech coming?

19 April 2021 4:00 am

In 2018 a Scottish comedian was convicted of a hate crime after filming his girlfriend’s pug performing the Nazi salute…

Spectator Australia TV: The left are miserable and want to make us miserable

18 April 2021 12:00 pm

The left are miserable and want to make us miserable. Wokeism is the next airborne disease we should all be…

What’s woke this weekend?

18 April 2021 4:00 am

We have our finger on the pulse of wokism here at The Spectator Australia and this week we’ll answer some…

Peacock feathers

17 April 2021 12:58 pm

Spectator readers are a civilised lot, and no doubt their mothers told them “If you don’t have anything nice to…

Sailors and half-clad women? No! Whoever would have thought of it?

16 April 2021 3:56 pm

To twerk or not to twerk? That is the question. I wonder what the Bard would think? Australia has its…

You won’t be missed tomorrow, Meghan

16 April 2021 1:30 pm

As members of the Royal family gather to mourn and celebrate the remarkable life of Prince Philip it is entirely…

Be careful who you’re calling racist

16 April 2021 12:11 pm

When Swinburne University academic Dr Stephane Shepherd co-authored a paper with fellow Swinburne scholar Dr Benjamin Spivak on the high…

Big government is watching you

16 April 2021 4:00 am

Sexual issues have come to dominate the news cycle. This week’s headlines have been dominated by Christine Holgate. Last week…

Magda versus the Morrisons – and more

15 April 2021 7:35 pm

On A Current Affair Magda Szubanski said it was ok for her to criticize Jenny Morrison because of the growing…

Twerking towards Gomorrah

15 April 2021 7:32 pm

Against my better judgement, I watched on as a bunch of scantily clad performers in red and black tights, topped…

China is focused on import quotas, Australia is focused on gender quotas.

15 April 2021 3:52 pm

Hubris. A noun meaning overbearing pride or presumption; arrogance. From the Ancient Greek describing a personality quality of extreme or…

Beware claims of a gender electoral apocalypse

15 April 2021 2:06 pm

“Women abandon Coalition in droves“, a headline says in The Australian today. The story covers data from the Australian Leadership…

I’m not going to play the victim

15 April 2021 4:00 am

As a young girl in the eighties, I had the freedom to be who I wanted to be. I wasn’t…

The racism pandemic is nothing but rehashed Marxist class warfare

14 April 2021 5:58 pm

You have no doubt noticed over the past few years – but accelerating wildly and widely in the last one…