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

Sovereignty to sizzle out on Saturday?

20 May 2022 12:00 pm

On Saturday we are compelled to vote – by law. In Australia, three things demonstrate that we are no longer…

The Senate gold mine

20 May 2022 9:00 am

Is there such a thing as right and wrong? Well of course there is, and the fact that many university…

Howard’s masterclass: standing up to Woke

20 May 2022 4:00 am

John Howard, a master in the art of persuasion, gave a masterclass yesterday. Campaigning with Warringah candidate Katherine Deves, who…

Safety and efficacy

19 May 2022 2:00 pm

Since the beginning of 2021, the official narrative with regards to the Covid vaccines has maintained that the vaccines are…

Is it time to put 'freedom' first?

19 May 2022 1:20 pm

Polling is concerned with the House of Reps so forecasting the composition of the 40 senators to be elected this…

Erasing mothers is not ‘progress’

19 May 2022 12:00 pm

Everywhere you look, mothers are being erased. In the name of inclusion and diversity: Barnardos has cancelled its ‘Mother of…

Coles: sacks unvaccinated staff, creates paid gender affirmation leave

19 May 2022 11:50 am

Coles sacked the last of its unvaccinated staff at the beginning of this year, long after state mandates fell and…

Tezza’s how-to-vote card

19 May 2022 9:00 am

Regular readers will know that James Allan and I agree to disagree on the direction of centre-right politics. There is…

History stands against Albanese

19 May 2022 4:00 am

If the polls are to be believed, a thumping Labor victory is to be expected at this week’s election.  This…

'Commie' Twitter employees vent about Musk

18 May 2022 4:30 pm

Everyone guessed that the poorly-adjusted, short-tempered, activist-Millennial employees of Twitter would have trouble adjusting to the ‘New Normal’ of Muskdom…

Fishnets and Lego: Australian Museum gets a wake up call

18 May 2022 1:55 pm

It’s hard to know what’s worse – that Australian Museum staff allowed a man wearing women’s lingerie to play with…

MoodSnap! Technology for mental health

18 May 2022 1:00 pm

We’ve all become familiar with integrated app-based health platforms like Apple Health, Google Fit, and Fitbit allowing us to track…

Will Albo follow in the footsteps of Jacinda Ardern?

18 May 2022 12:30 pm

Will the Australian Labor Party follow in the footsteps of New Zealand’s Jacinda Ardern? Australia is one of the least…

California’s Woke dreaming – is it time to wake up?

18 May 2022 11:00 am

Some of us baby boomers remember the heady days of the flower power era; the spirit of peace and goodwill…

Pandemic reckoning: Australians deserve a review

18 May 2022 10:10 am

It seems the pandemic has disappeared – from our TV screens at least. Last week, the Prime Minister and Opposition…

Samuel Griffith Society: 30 years standing up for the rule of law

18 May 2022 9:00 am

The Samuel Griffith Society was established in 1992. Named after the first Chief Justice of the High Court, its motto is…

A masterclass in how to lose an election

17 May 2022 2:00 pm

If the Coalition loses the coming election, they have nobody to blame but themselves. Labor are pathetic, making promises without…

Australia set to sign Geneva’s Global Pandemic Treaty

17 May 2022 12:10 pm

The ‘New Normal’ of medical fascism is coming regardless of how Australians vote at the federal election. Having acquired a…

The Seinfeld election: a show about nothing

17 May 2022 12:00 pm

With the virus abating, and with the confected anger over supposed government inadequacies for compensation owed to those harmed by…

Progressives prefer to keep ‘their’ women ignorant

17 May 2022 9:00 am

On extremely rare occasions, news stories about political focus groups reveal something interesting. Last Friday, Newscorp reported on a group…

Lockdowns did more harm than good

17 May 2022 4:00 am

Third World v. First World: what’s the difference? In a nutshell, the way they make public policy. For the most…

Frocky horror picture show

16 May 2022 2:00 pm

Running alongside the gladiatorial spectacle of two men locked in verbal combat across Australia [Scomo and Albo] is another, only…

Sergeant Bruno's big mistake

16 May 2022 12:00 pm

A Victorian policeman is under investigation for posting online that there are only two genders. And so he should be!…

Australia needs a Ron DeSantis

16 May 2022 9:00 am

There is a craving for the principled defence of liberty in Australia, given our experience of reverting to a penal…

Miserable Ghost: a rite of passage for former Prime Ministers

16 May 2022 4:00 am

What was the label that Malcom Turnbull gave to former Prime Ministers Kevin Rudd and Tony Abbott after being ousted…