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

Counterfeit drugs and fake COVID vaccines endanger us all 

2 May 2021 7:05 pm

Attitudes to Covid vaccines range from those who won’t countenance them under any circumstances to those so eager to be vaccinated they are willing to bypass official channels and purchase a vaccine on the black…

We can protect ourselves from sharks and still protect our seas

2 May 2021 4:05 pm

The Margaret River Pro — a surfing equivalent of the Australia Open — gets underway today in the magnificent waters…

What Kevin Rudd gets wrong about church and state

2 May 2021 2:00 pm

Scott Morrison has been recently pilloried for outlining how his Christian faith positively influences his role as Australia’s Prime Minister.…

Spectator Australia TV: Are we heading towards war with China?

2 May 2021 11:59 am

A big show this week, featuring Senator James Paterson, John Ruddick, Professor Ian Plimer, the Institute of Public Affairs’ Bella…

Our Aussie contenders for the 2022 Oscars in full

30 April 2021 2:48 pm

It’s Academy Award time and the votes are in for best female black actor in a male Latino role.   Meanwhile…

Vaccine passports create a two-tier society

30 April 2021 1:23 pm

Let us be blunt and upfront. The idea of implementing vaccine passports in Australia would surely be anathema to most Australians. A…

What ever happened to good old fashioned innuendo?

30 April 2021 11:24 am

Where did innuendo go?  That is the question that has been bugging me recently.  I listen to a lot of…

If you want peace, prepare for war

30 April 2021 4:00 am

This past weekend, Australian Defence Minister Peter Dutton suggested that a conflict with China over Taiwan could not be discounted.  However,…

China’s wolf warriors now sound like Q&A panellists – and that’s a real worry

29 April 2021 5:30 pm

China’s wolf warriors have spent the week snarling away at Australia, but one attack has really stood out. It came…

The ATO is a threat to the rule of law

29 April 2021 3:32 pm

You’d think that the Australian Taxation Office shouldn’t present a threat to the rule of law in Australia. You’d think that that sort…

Our corona double standards have now gone global

29 April 2021 1:30 pm

After yet another unnecessary and damaging snap lockdown in Western Australia, government hypocrisy has once again been exposed. It seems…

Mike Pezzullo would not have sent his ‘drums of war’ message without the PM’s blessing

29 April 2021 11:30 am

The hottest topic this week has been the Anzac Day message sent to his staff by Home Affairs Secretary, Mike…

REVEALED: Al Gore’s real climate catastrophe

29 April 2021 4:00 am

Next month is the thirtieth anniversary of the most entertaining and damning chapter in Al Gore’s career. By the mid-nineteenth…

What genius decided to invite Clementine Ford to the consent conversation?

28 April 2021 5:37 pm

Despite what raging left-wing lunatics are screaming in your poor, bleeding ears, consent will never be a simple issue.   Add one human being…

The science is unsettled? The SpecOz settled that years ago

28 April 2021 3:51 pm

The title of the new book, Unsettled, could refer to the effect it will have on readers who believe in…

Why should we all pay for Annastacia Palaszczuk’s vanity Olympics?

28 April 2021 1:58 pm

Pain heals. Glory lasts forever. And longer than that lasts the bill for hosting the Olympics.  Scott Morrison this week agreed that…

It can’t be a supermoon if it’s not gender inclusive

28 April 2021 12:11 pm

Were you aware that only two per cent of moon craters are named after women?  Neither was I, until I…

It’s everyone’s task to face up to Beijing’s bullies

28 April 2021 4:00 am

In Churchill’s “finest hour” speech, perhaps the ultimate highlight in the career of history’s greatest Briton, he beseeched his people to…

Mr Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang

27 April 2021 7:58 pm

A kiss on the hand may be quite continental/And Mr Wang’s my new best friend…  Well, it certainly looked like…

Why is Pirate Pete scared of Craig Kelly?

27 April 2021 5:12 pm

Peter FitzSimons, the man who would be ‘king’ of Australia if he got his republican wish, has revealed how little the…

Mark McGowan, the premier who cried “wolf”

27 April 2021 1:30 pm

Today, I write to you from the People’s Republic of Westralia shortly after the end of our ‘circuit-breaking’ lockdown. Mark McGowan has said…

A Christian believes he is doing God’s work? Well stop the presses and hold the front page

27 April 2021 11:00 am

Two things happened last Tuesday involving religion. See if you can guess which one caused Leftists’ heads to explode Last…

The facts on compulsory coronavirus vaccination in the workplace 

27 April 2021 4:00 am

Last week the Nine newspapers reported a Fair Work Commission decision to uphold the right of an employer, in this case major…

How much do you really pay in tax?

26 April 2021 6:25 pm

The Budget’s around the corner and income tax is already being debated. Income tax is easy to calculate. But filing…

How the premiers are keeping us at home

26 April 2021 4:31 pm

Another weekend, another lockdown. Brisbane at the end of March, now Perth. It’s probably only because someone sensible is filling…