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

Where is Tim Flannery now?

20 March 2021 12:20 pm

I live in Sydney. My house flooded last week in the heavy rains. We’ll see what happens today. Where is Tim…

The warning from the West for Scott Morrison

19 March 2021 3:21 pm

The way Liberal parties in Australia constantly abandon their voters to embark on reckless climate agendas means that instead of cancelling Pepe le…

Redistributions: a break for Christian Porter, but the PM won't be happy

19 March 2021 12:43 pm

Finally, some good news for Christian Porter. The Australian Electoral Commission has just released its draft new electoral boundaries for…

Woke never sleeps

19 March 2021 11:30 am

Amongst the – perhaps rather courageous – group of friends and acquaintances who do not subscribe to political correctness quite…

The Liberal party needs its own ‘Great Reset’

19 March 2021 4:00 am

We’ve likely all heard of “The Great Reset”, the World Economic Forum’s plan to lead a post-covid global society, and “build a new social…

So the WA Libs were massacred? Even more reason to start rebuilding now

18 March 2021 5:56 pm

Saturday was a rough day for the Liberal Party in Western Australia. We knew it wasn’t going to be good,…

Big Brother is watching you... doing that

18 March 2021 4:36 pm

Sometimes senior police make remarks of such sheer stupidity that they appear deliberate; a deliberate attempt to say something that…

Nicolle Flint eviscerates Labor over its own woman problems

18 March 2021 3:04 pm

On Tuesday night, outgoing Liberal MP Nicolle Flint gave Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese, former deputy leader Tanya Plibersek and Labor…

So you think you’re not racist? We’ll just redefine racism

18 March 2021 1:25 pm

The ‘scourge’ of racism is allegedly ‘resurgent’ in Australia. Again. At least, it is according to Chin Tan, Race Discrimination…

Pirate Pete and the republican bin-feeders

18 March 2021 4:00 am

I have a certain affinity with the idea of an Australian head of state, although I must admit that it…

I, myself and me: an apology

17 March 2021 6:34 pm

With the way things are going, I wonder if we might start issuing apologies before we get cancelled. You know,…

Time to get real with GetUp!

17 March 2021 3:55 pm

Anyone who has had any significant dealings with GetUp! would know that it’s inappropriate to say that they’re economical with…

Green Eurocrats threaten our industries

17 March 2021 2:02 pm

The EU has long sought to impose its carbon dioxide abatement policies on the rest of the world. A major…

Blood in the water

17 March 2021 4:00 am

Tibet is a glass of water balanced at the top of the world.  It occupies the crumple zone leftover from…

Labor won in the West for all the worst reasons

16 March 2021 6:00 pm

Sometime towards the end of 2008, former Prime Minister John Howard came to Perth to give a speech on human…

No wonder ScoMo’s cautious

16 March 2021 4:26 pm

“We’ve been on narrow paths before, colleagues, and we’ve walked them together,” Prime Minister Scott Morrison told the joint Coalition…

Victorian Liberal MPs: you blocks, you stones, you worse than senseless things

16 March 2021 1:14 pm

Earlier today, a motion to spill the Victorian opposition leadership of Michael O’Brien failed to get the numbers after challenger…

How singer Sam Smith cancelled himself

16 March 2021 11:43 am

In a classic case of unintended consequences, non-binary singer Sam Smith will find himself neither here nor there when awards…

Cancel culture and the left’s long march

16 March 2021 4:00 am

Last week Manchester University in Britain published a ‘Guide to Inclusive Language’ that proves, once again, how successful the cultural-left…

The war on ‘normal’

15 March 2021 7:31 pm

The long arm of cancel culture now threatens to reach over the shower screen to police any politically-incorrect thoughts we have as…

March of anger is a political power play, nothing more

15 March 2021 5:33 pm

Today, thousands of people took part in 40 planned rallies across Australia, supposedly to demand action on “violence against women”.   But, here’s the…

Why did Cormann get the top job at the OECD? His track record shows he won’t upset woke globalists

15 March 2021 3:30 pm

Having gone to considerable lengths in lobbying for one of our very own, former finance minister Mathias Cormann, to become…

Christian Porter sues the ABC: time to defund the left-wing circus

15 March 2021 1:00 pm

So, here we are — our national broadcaster is now firmly at war with the elected government of this country.  …

Everything you need to know about the Coalition’s Newspoll “setback”

15 March 2021 11:09 am

“A dose of Newspoll reality for Coalition”, the front page of The Australian reads today. Let’s take the figures that…

Opening up — not shuttering — markets will drive Australia’s post-COVID 19 recovery

15 March 2021 4:00 am

Opening up — not shuttering — markets will drive Australia’s post-COVID 19 recovery. Despite this, many still doubt the merits…