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

Is Covid crushing the Australian spirit?

15 January 2022 12:00 pm

The media and state governments have irrevocably destroyed our innate mental and emotional stability by pitting Australians against each other.…

The divided states of Australia are 'all in this together'

15 January 2022 4:00 am

Thank you Mr Morrison. It took Australia about fifty years or more of knowledgeable debate from 1850-99 to become a…

Challenge to WA mandatory vaccination orders set to go to trial

14 January 2022 2:00 pm

At a hearing on January 12, 2022, Justice Jeremy Allanson of the Supreme Court of Western Australia determined that Senior…

Morrison has picked the wrong battle (again)

14 January 2022 12:00 pm

There is an old adage that goes as follows: choose your battles wisely. It is one that guides not only…

Big Pharma is no better than Big Tobacco

14 January 2022 9:00 am

As I stated in my speech On Freedom in August 2021: ‘On many occasions in the last year I have…

Schwarten’s 'Covid logic' cruelly divides Queenslanders

14 January 2022 4:00 am

It’s far past time that people stop playing politics with Covid, as former ALP Old Guard enforcer Robert Schwarten did…

The Matrix Resurrections - better off dead?

13 January 2022 2:00 pm

The Matrix: Resurrections would have been better off remaining dead. Honestly, don’t bother watching it. I was sceptical about whether…

Australia Day parade cancelled, Invasion Day goes ahead

13 January 2022 12:00 pm

Last year, the Victorian government dubiously cancelled their Australia Day parade due to Covid. It was an unpopular decision that…

Welcome to Australia, mate! Jab or jail?

13 January 2022 9:00 am

Novak Djokovic would not have had a problem entering Australia if he had just got jabbed, according to a senior…

Four conspiracy theories that came true

13 January 2022 4:00 am

The Covid dominoes are falling. In recent weeks, political leaders in Australia and beyond have begun to admit obvious truths…

Resurrecting philosophy to answer Covid's moral questions

12 January 2022 2:00 pm

In 2020, the Morrison government introduced a plan to slash funding to university arts degrees, effectively doubling the cost for…

Game, set and match to Mr Djokovic

12 January 2022 12:00 pm

It’s never polite to say ‘I told you so’ but once some of the relevant facts were know, Novak’s appeal…

Why Bother? Australians are sick of politics and politicians

12 January 2022 9:00 am

For the politically inclined, 2022 should be a year of note. With a federal election due by May, and the…

The siege of the shrine

12 January 2022 4:00 am

‘Stop making me do this,’ he said, as he pounded my head into the ground with his plastic shield. ‘Stop…

It's a win for 'Novax' and a win for Australia

11 January 2022 12:00 pm

I’m glad that Novak Djokovic will have a chance to defend his title at the Australian Open. Good luck ‘Novax’.…

The importance of informed consent in the Covid era

11 January 2022 9:00 am

It used to go without saying that the morality of medical practice rested on informed consent. It is enshrined in…

The faux outrage over Dr Robert Malone

11 January 2022 4:00 am

With school set to resume in a few weeks’ time, panic is being whipped up about children not getting their…

Morrison, this is how the Liberals win the next election

10 January 2022 12:00 pm

For too long we have endured the creeping takeover of our country, and the trashing of our society by the…

TikTok, Twitter, and Facebook make terrible parents

10 January 2022 9:00 am

Ready for the new kind of talk you will be having with your kids? Forget about guiding your children through…

Universities are hanging men out to dry

10 January 2022 4:00 am

Four days before Christmas one of our elite universities committed an act of total bastardry; they announced they were firing…

Why does getting a Covid test in NSW feel like winning the lottery?

9 January 2022 12:00 pm

The odds of winning the lottery are, well, like winning the lottery… Your chances are bleak, but you put your…

Science and morality: woke universities have lost their way

9 January 2022 4:00 am

Imagine if you can, a place where children are reared to adulthood, educated from kindergarten to year 12, before heading…

There’s nothing more frightening than a woman in politics

8 January 2022 12:00 pm

It is difficult to argue that women are the less capable gender when they have spent the last ten million…

For experts, they are sure fudging a lot of statistics

8 January 2022 4:00 am

When you analyse data, at times, you’re trained to be skeptical. The classic data tropes apply. Correlation isn’t causation. For…

Australians ‘open’ to becoming RAT addicts

7 January 2022 4:00 pm

Sudafed-style ID checks are about to be brought in to make sure Australians don’t end up as RAT addicts. 2022…