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

Trickle-down 'Woke' dominates business

2 May 2022 12:00 pm

‘Go Woke, Go Broke’ has been a favourite cry of those that oppose companies that take on fashionable causes but…

The Left won’t leave Twitter

2 May 2022 9:00 am

Unless you have been living under a rock, you will have heard the exciting news that Twitter has finally come…

Did we make things worse?

2 May 2022 4:00 am

For almost two years, it has been an article of faith that the only way out of this Covid pandemic is…

Elections: a trough of public money

1 May 2022 1:00 pm

When the major parties come together to tinker with electoral systems, there is one thing guaranteed; the citizens will get…

Fighting off Wuflu at seventy

1 May 2022 10:00 am

I am narrowly and slowly recovering from a bout of Wuflu. It’s a bit like a really, really bad dose…

Censored, but not forgotten

1 May 2022 4:00 am

Late last week, Pauline Hanson’s One Nation dropped another election cartoon. The series has gained both notoriety and infamy for…

China: the young cat vs the pestiferous varmint

30 April 2022 2:00 pm

From a Chinese perspective of recent history, the West does not look good. In 1919, the French President Georges Clemenceau…

Mandatory voting: a moral obligation

30 April 2022 10:00 am

Australia is one of only 22 countries in the world that has compulsory voting for all citizens. Out of these…

Thugs or no thugs...? Albo seeks to close ABCC

30 April 2022 4:00 am

Amidst Anthony Albanese’s confusing election promises, there’s one commitment that stands out. An Albanese Labor government will close down the Australian Building and…

Maybe Trump was right

29 April 2022 2:00 pm

Adam Creighton has a recent good piece in The Australian arguing, essentially, that Trump got most things right. It’s hard to argue…

Propaganda unleashed

29 April 2022 12:00 pm

Putin’s right-hand man and Defence Minister, Sergei Shoigu, has publicly described propaganda and disinformation as weapons of equal standing in…

Re-vamping the Pacific: will Australia ‘step up’ or ‘step out’?

29 April 2022 9:00 am

In 2014, I wrote a short piece on the Pacific Islands that found its way, surprisingly, across the globe and into the Bangladeshi…

It was International Lesbian Visibility Week...

29 April 2022 4:00 am

It’s International Lesbian Visibility Week. I don’t know if that means lesbians will be getting around in Hi-Vis jackets, or…

Gender dysphoria: a modern pandemic?

28 April 2022 2:00 pm

I should start this article by stating my credentials. I am not a psychologist, psychiatrist, or paediatrician; however, over the…

Koala apocalypse? It ain't science

28 April 2022 12:00 pm

Koalas eat soft young shoots. They cannot survive on a diet of healthy mature eucalypt leaves. When Aboriginal people maintained…

Nuke or no nuke?

28 April 2022 9:00 am

Russian President Vladimir Putin launched his war against Ukraine on February 24 of this year. Within three days of commencing…

Dear Anthony Albanese, please calm the children

28 April 2022 4:00 am

This open letter is meant to reassure you and ask you to – in turn – reassure Australia’s children that…

Net Zero means 'no coal'

27 April 2022 12:00 pm

The reality has finally dawned on Labor that Net Zero means no new coal projects. This is something that the…

Newspoll: a pox on both your houses!

27 April 2022 10:00 am

‘A pox on both your houses!’ That famous line from Romeo and Juliet looks like being dusted off by voters…

Labor's ship of fools

27 April 2022 9:00 am

Last week I predicted that Anthony Albanese would continue his campaign, Riding Solo, fronting the media without help from his…

Who the 'bloody hell' are the Libs?

27 April 2022 4:00 am

The 1987 election was the first I took interest in. Seeing two politicians of conviction, Bob Hawke and John Howard,…

The Musky scent of freedom

26 April 2022 2:18 pm

Tesla billionaire Elon Musk has put a ring on it. This morning it was announced that social media platform and…

Taking the mickey out of Mickey

26 April 2022 2:00 pm

There’s a sad trend in Western society of late to erase childhood from the experience of childhood, a sort of…

Australia’s major parties: censorship, thoughtcrime and suppression

26 April 2022 12:00 pm

By most measures and standards, Australia is a beacon of freedom – a state where any citizen can espouse and…

Stoking the fires of energy policy

26 April 2022 9:00 am

Stung from previous election losses, the ALP is at pains to deny that it will introduce a carbon tax. The…