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

Long live the Queen

5 June 2022 4:00 am

Her Majesty the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrates a 70-year peaceful reign. It makes her the third longest serving monarch of…

Australia's green gamble

4 June 2022 12:40 pm

Australians took a great green gamble in the recent election. Green millionaires and other left-wing activists supported slick campaigns promoting…

Humanity: stuck with palaeolithic minds in the 21st C

4 June 2022 11:00 am

The barbaric attack of Russia on Ukraine came as a powerful shock to many of us. When the war exploded…

Teal: the triumph of AWFUL

4 June 2022 8:00 am

Political Anthropology is always fraught with pathologisation, condemnation, and character critiques; most of the mainstream media’s pieces about Donald Trump’s…

SA’s climate emergency: prepare for carbon footprint tracking

4 June 2022 4:00 am

The new South Australian Labor government has declared a ‘climate emergency’. Climate lockdowns, surveillance of your ‘carbon footprint’, and restrictions…

Naomi is not crying wolf

3 June 2022 3:00 pm

Major issues of the day tend to fall along political and ideological lines. But not always. Some matters are so…

The Pacific flirts with China at its own risk

3 June 2022 1:00 pm

Forewarned is forearmed… As China’s Foreign Minister, Wang Yi, visits the nations of the Pacific, the rest of the world…

Customers won't like the new energy game

3 June 2022 10:00 am

Right now in Australia, we are seeing some smaller electricity retailers being forced out of the market and voluntarily shedding…

Voters put the 'majors' on notice

3 June 2022 8:00 am

In this federal election, the Coalition and the freedom parties – Liberal Democrats, One Nation, and United Australia Party –…

Autocratic behaviour thrives in Western Australia

3 June 2022 4:00 am

Western Australia’s Premier, Mark McGowan, recently launched a war of words on Peter Dutton after being asked by the media…

A knighthood for AstraZeneca

2 June 2022 9:42 pm

The French haven’t let go of their love for royalty entirely, it seems, as AstraZeneca Chief Executive Sir Pascal Soriot…

Depp wins battle, but men are losing the war

2 June 2022 5:00 pm

Along with many around the world, I predicted Johnny Depp would win his defamation case against his ex-wife Amber Heard. Predictably, much…

Is the Catholic Church going Woke?

2 June 2022 1:00 pm

Double Shot Editor Terry Barnes wrote on Tuesday there was an article just waiting for me to write on a…

A global food crisis approaches

2 June 2022 11:00 am

With the Covid pandemic, an ongoing war in Europe, and soaring inflation all jostling for the leading headline, some may…

And the winner is: Woke capitalism!

2 June 2022 8:00 am

Capitalism is dead in Australia. Long live capitalism.  The economic system that made the West rich has been defeated –…

Netflix universities...?

2 June 2022 4:00 am

Universities around the world have compromised academic rigour to serve Woke maxims. Now, this centuries-old and once highly regarded institution…

The 'leave me alone' coalition

1 June 2022 3:00 pm

I have never really liked the whole left-right political construct. A framework of who sat to the left or the…

China rising: a paradigm shift for the ADF

1 June 2022 1:00 pm

Australia is facing an existential crisis that demands immediate and radical action. The confluence of China’s rise, a declining America,…

Holy war: Pelosi v. the Catholic Church

1 June 2022 11:00 am

The Catholic Archbishop of San Francisco has banned Nancy Pelosi from taking communion because of her continued support for abortion…

We're not dead yet!

1 June 2022 8:00 am

In response to the federal election and to paraphrase Mark Twain, the death of centre-right parties, including the Liberal Party,…

Will the ABC tell the whole story about Mount Dispersion?

1 June 2022 4:00 am

I think ABC reached the zenith of Wokeism in a tall story supposedly Honouring Aboriginal History and Mourning an Atrocity…

#MeToo hashtag hijacked

31 May 2022 3:41 pm

The official #MeToo Twitter account has come out after the conclusion of the Amber Heard v. Johnny Depp trial to complain that…

Jacinda's alternate climate reality

31 May 2022 1:00 pm

I sometimes wonder if I live in an alternate reality. A parallel universe, if you will. This is a universe…

Bend the knee, peasants!

31 May 2022 11:00 am

The breakdown of the nation-state has been instrumental in global institutions growing their power and influence. How did this breakdown…

The price of not being ‘Liberal enough’

31 May 2022 8:00 am

The outcome of the federal election certainly did not come as a surprise. The Coalition consistently lagged behind in the…