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

The federal government didn’t kill university arts departments. Try cultural Marxism

11 April 2021 3:27 pm

In a defence of arts and humanities departments in the Nine newspapers last week that flagged concerns about their survival,…

Spectator Australia TV – how much longer will the corona craziness continue?

11 April 2021 12:00 pm

It’s been just over a year since the Wuhan coronavirus changed the world as we know it. Back then, only…

Prince Philip, climate sceptic, already spinning in his grave

10 April 2021 3:51 pm

Prince Philip was a climate change sceptic. In correspondence to Spectator Australia contributor and author Ian Plimer back in 2018,…

A farewell to the Duke of Edinburgh

9 April 2021 9:46 pm

Prince Philip once said that his job – first, second and last – was ‘to never let the Queen down’.…

What’s woke this week?

9 April 2021 3:52 pm

In the new woke order racism is everywhere. Systems of law hide ‘coded language’ and discrimination. Educational institutions deliver ‘unequal…

Why do activists only want a certain type of woman in politics?

9 April 2021 1:18 pm

“Women are hard on women. Women dislike women.” — Virginia Woolf, A Room of One’s Own.  Over the last century,…

Vaccine ‘passports’: a legal and ethical minefield

9 April 2021 4:00 am

On Monday, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson outlined his ‘roadmap’ out of lockdown. An important aspect of this plan is…

JobKeeper: dead, buried, cremated - and irrelevant

8 April 2021 5:24 pm

The corona-crisis has given birth to a mishmash of public policy programs with ‘Job’ in the title, but there is…

The Cuba of the Southern Hemisphere?

8 April 2021 3:30 pm

Ever since the radical privately-funded and owned Museum of Old and New Art, MONA, opened, Tasmania has gone through first…

The Tax Office gives the gold finger to process and justice

8 April 2021 1:21 pm

How would you feel if you owed the Australian Taxation Office nothing—in fact the ATO owed you money—yet on the…

Australians don't want Big Tech censoring their views

8 April 2021 4:00 am

In a world of rampant nanny-statism, and hectoring busybodies, Australians want social media to companies to leave them alone. The…

Their ABC’s divine comedy

7 April 2021 5:02 pm

ABC viewers have complained that the public broadcaster showed footage of Hillsong easter services rather than focusing on “mainstream churches”.…

Women are dangerous

7 April 2021 1:34 pm

No one has done more damage to the employment prospects of young women than Labor and their feminist activist mates. …

Trick question: why test brick wall with head?

7 April 2021 11:42 am

The late and great American columnist Charles Krauthammer reminded his readers that to understand politics you have to remember that…

Why aren’t we including porn in debate over ‘toxic culture’?

7 April 2021 4:00 am

The Canberra Bubble has become the unlikely setting for a conflict that had to come – between the desiccated descendants…

We can’t consent to this traducing of the law

6 April 2021 6:04 pm

Anyone who denies that the push by activists to redefine consent is politically motivated is either naïve or a liar.  …

Sorry, Twits, but Newspoll doesn't mean the PM's swinging in the breeze

6 April 2021 4:24 pm

It’s bad news for the Morrison Government. Australians have turned, almost everywhere. Just look at the figures below. Interesting poll,…

The Morrison government needs a hard jab over vaccination levels

6 April 2021 2:59 pm

The rollout of Covid-19 vaccines across Australia is behind time, behind volume and well behind the expectations the Morrison government…

Tonight’s viewing: Malcolm on the Outer

6 April 2021 1:28 pm

From Wikipedia: Malcolm in the Middle, sorry, Malcolm on the Outer. The series follows a dysfunctional working class family [THE LIBERAL PARTY]…

Carla, darling

6 April 2021 12:00 pm

In the days when executive’s wives had their own expense accounts and led glamorous lives that entailed Rose Balls at…

The World Health Organisation must clean up its act

6 April 2021 4:00 am

As virulent new Covid-19 strains continue to ravage the world, a draft copy of a joint WHO-China report now concludes that the pandemic…

Where are our conservative heroes?

5 April 2021 4:00 am

The federal parliament’s pre-Budget recess carries with it crucial significance this year. It comes at a time when the Morrison…

The Spectator Australia TV Easter’s special

4 April 2021 1:00 pm

In our Easter special, CounterCulture is doubling down on our war on wokeness, taking a hard look at the most…

Andrew Bolt and the message of Easter

4 April 2021 6:00 am

Dear Mr Bolt I recently watched a segment you did with Paul Barnett, the former Anglican Bishop of North Sydney,…

The joke’s on the Peter Dutton haters. Again

2 April 2021 6:50 pm

To anyone sane, Peter Dutton is the Minister for Defence. To the loony left, he is Satan with a shaved…