Flat White

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

We will win China’s war

31 July 2022 4:00 am

In his 1966 book Tragedy and Hope, Carroll Quigley noted that the Chinese communist regime in the 1950s was insanely aggressive.…

The author is (not) dead

30 July 2022 11:00 am

As long as individuals interact with one another, someone is going to wind up offended from time to time. The…

The commercialisation of virtue creates division

30 July 2022 7:00 am

Manly Sea Eagles coach Des Hasler said the club has taken ‘learnings’ from this week’s gay pride jersey debacle. But…

William Shatner: ‘Gene Roddenberry would hate Woke Star Trek’

30 July 2022 4:00 am

The 91-years-young star of the original Star Trek series has criticised newer additions (see here, here, and here) to the Sci-Fi universe, declaring, Star Trek…

WHO are the ‘Reds under the bed’

29 July 2022 5:58 pm

Face-mask enthusiast and British communist Professor Susan Michie has been appointed to a worryingly influential role at the World Health…

Wokus Pocus and the Culture War

29 July 2022 1:00 pm

‘As we fight to tackle the climate crisis and the inequality crisis, we should be campaigning side by side with…

Whatever happened to 1.5°C?

29 July 2022 12:00 pm

On the Kenny Report recently, fill-in host Chris Smith railed against the Greens’ demands that we ‘do much more to cut…

Energy policy: where parallel universes are set to collide

29 July 2022 10:00 am

There are parallel universes in energy policy and they are about to collide.  In one universe, the governments of Australia…

The politics of a cult

29 July 2022 7:00 am

The Left’s entire political corpus is built on a fantasy

Biden’s humiliating Middle East excursion

29 July 2022 4:00 am

Anyone anticipating significant progress or even directional clarity arising from the 13-16 July visit by US President Joe Biden and…

Forced public affirmation is not ‘inclusion’

28 July 2022 11:00 am

‘It’ll be an inclusion game,’ they said. ‘It’ll celebrate diversity,’ they promised. And so it was.  Except that the Manly…

Has the BBC's diversity push led to racism?

28 July 2022 10:00 am

The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), the public-funded national broadcaster of the UK, has been wandering into territory many wouldn’t hesitate…

Netherlands: the summer of discontent

28 July 2022 9:00 am

The Netherlands has descended into an ideological war zone between city-bound bureaucrats trying to polish their climate credentials on the…

Let the games (and the business) begin!

28 July 2022 7:00 am

Today, over 5,000 competitors from nations as far afield as Malaysia to Jamaica converge on Birmingham for the Commonwealth Games.…

Australia: apathetic or activist?

28 July 2022 4:00 am

A commonly-held view is that we are living through diabolically fractious times. Indeed, even a cursory reflection on the recent…

Trudeau’s fertiliser ‘ban’ threatens to create a food crisis

27 July 2022 4:08 pm

Is the Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, an idiot? Ordinarily I’d be more respectful of an elected leader, but…

Can conservatives embrace the arts?

27 July 2022 1:00 pm

Conservative political thought’s fractured history and philosophical developments should make for compelling artworks and literature. However, the Right is often…

The tyranny of minority activism

27 July 2022 9:00 am

Yesterday, federal parliament opened to the now-usual Welcome to Country by Aboriginal elders, followed by the chanting and dancing of…

The World Economic Forum: heroes or villains?

27 July 2022 7:00 am

In movies and television shows, we are often exposed to the story of good vs. evil. Typically the plot involves…

Volcanoes, oceans, and weather

27 July 2022 4:00 am

Despite Green/ABC propaganda, recent Australian floods were not caused by coal, cattle, or cars. Weather is driven by winds; solar…

Government is not the divine source of ‘truth’

26 July 2022 2:58 pm

‘Unless you hear it from us, it is not the truth,’ declared New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, in a…

Qantas: a disappointing answer to customer care

26 July 2022 1:00 pm

On 5 July, reacting a news report that Qantas intended to maintain its ban on unvaccinated people for all international…

Moira Deeming: a damning case of radical common sense

26 July 2022 10:00 am

If you want to understand how far left the Australian mainstream media has gone, consider this article in The Age…

Five is too young for radical gender theory

26 July 2022 7:00 am

The Sydney parent of a 5-year-old child attending Roseville Kids Care complaining about his child being indoctrinated with radical LGBTQ+…

Liberals: stop chasing the Left into the abyss

26 July 2022 4:00 am

There is an old saying that my supervising partner said to me when, in a previous life, I was employed…