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

Has Queensland turned on ScoMo for going green?

10 November 2021 4:00 am

Monday marked the last feasible date for a federal election to be called this year. There was no Newspoll that…

He Puapua?

9 November 2021 5:41 pm

Now why on earth why would the New Zealand government, dominated by the far-left Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, produce a…

Isn’t freedom an inalienable right rather than a “reward”?

9 November 2021 4:00 pm

Is freedom an inalienable right or is it a “reward” given by governments to compliant people? Listening to Queensland Premier…

The climate catastrophists’ calculus

9 November 2021 2:06 pm

Despite… still having a very poor understanding of past non-human-CO2-driven climate changes (see the Little Ice Age, Medieval Warm Period, Younger Dryas, amongst…

REVEALED: vaccine mandate court case hears bizarre government modelling claims

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9 November 2021 12:00 pm

In proceedings in the New South Wales Supreme Court last week challenging vaccine mandates, New South Wales Chief Health Officer…

There’s more to Daniel Andrews social engineering plans than the pandemic bill 

9 November 2021 4:00 am

Daniel Andrews is not a state premier so much as he is an engineer – a social engineer who is…

Victorian Labor: you can close your eyes, Dan, but the stench of sleaze won’t go away

8 November 2021 6:37 pm

Listening to dumped Victorian Labor cabinet minister, Adem Somyurek, speak today you’d swear you had stumbled into the X Files.…

Dateline Glasgow: the climate emergency wore cashmere

8 November 2021 3:53 pm

Much of the real work of COP26 appeared to diminish substantially after the leaders’ meetings concluded, and some journalists have…

How long can Marshal McGowan and his hermit kingdom stand?

8 November 2021 12:00 pm

After a piece of mine on Western Australian Premier Mark McGowan was published in The Australian back in February, a former…

Just the facts: coronavirus in Australia by the numbers – updated

8 November 2021 4:00 am

Notes:  The data below is generally current as at 4 November 2021 however there may be some minor discrepancies due to jurisdictional reporting…

Tim Smith did the right thing – eventually 

7 November 2021 4:14 pm

It’s rare for a state politician to get a national profile when most Australians don’t have a clue who their…

After a week, a semblance of sense on submarines

7 November 2021 2:44 pm

It’s only taken a week to get here, but at last we’re seeing some semblance of sense over Australia’s future…

COP26 and the climate cult’s schizophrenia

7 November 2021 12:01 pm

British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, in addressing the fashionable fiction of human-induced climate change used the hackneyed phrase “It’s one…

Childhood experiments

6 November 2021 4:30 pm

Somebody once sang that the children are our future at a baseball match in New York but they never said anything about them being the collateral damage…

Carbon capture and story? Try hemp

6 November 2021 11:46 am

Glasgow’s favourite son, Billy Connolly, once observed that the natural colour of the average Scotsman is light blue.  It takes…

Three comments on the United States

5 November 2021 2:45 pm

How many readers realise that of all 50 US States it is Florida that, as I write this, has the lowest rate…

What’s new about politicians calling their opponents liars?

5 November 2021 12:00 pm

From Glasgow to Ultimo there is a most convenient confluence of resentment, even hatred. Feeling the heat at home and…

So long and thanks for all the krill

5 November 2021 4:00 am

China is an eco-serial killer.  When it’s not poisoning, re-landscaping or using Asia’s waterways to blackmail its neighbours, the Communist…

Je suis ScoMo

4 November 2021 5:55 pm

Je suis ScoMo.  Friends, Australians, countrymen, lend me your ears. I come not to bury the Prime Minister. This time. …

How Canberra can stop Victoria becoming Dictator Dan’s Dystopia

4 November 2021 4:07 pm

Imagine a place where all power lies with one man. He gets to dictate the rules by decree. He can…

Don’t forget Labor’s still loathsome

4 November 2021 12:54 pm

Prussian soldier strategist Carl von Clausewitz is best remembered for his statement, “War is the continuation of political intercourse with…

Yes, Virginia, there is a culture war

4 November 2021 11:38 am

Voters in the Commonwealth of Virginia just delivered a message that will radiate hope to Christians and conservatives in the Commonwealth of Australia.  Parents’ concerns…

Glasgow and the greenhouse gap

4 November 2021 4:00 am

As we watch the bureaucratic minions and the behemothic motorcades circulating in Glasgow, the ‘Greenhouse Gap’ appears to be growing.   On one side of…

Forget the French fury and focus: Australia needs nuclear submarines now, not later

3 November 2021 5:39 pm

In the debate which has ensued since the federal government decided not to continue with the French submarine contract, it…

Albo, Macron – and the amazing Real Housewives of the United Nations tantrum

3 November 2021 1:00 pm

As a general rule, I’m a great admirer of the French. They have an effortless style, an endearing self-confidence, and a love of the…