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

The joke’s on the Peter Dutton haters. Again

2 April 2021 6:50 pm

To anyone sane, Peter Dutton is the Minister for Defence. To the loony left, he is Satan with a shaved…

Labor loses the Palestinian plot

2 April 2021 4:00 am

The Australian Labor Party has now adopted former UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s ‘unconditional recognition’ of Palestine as well as…

Not an April fools’ joke

1 April 2021 4:00 pm

Just another day at their ABC, with a typical ABC expert: Professor Danielle Celermajer leads the MultiSpecies Justice project at…

Why are we letting the Reserve Bank make housing less affordable?

1 April 2021 3:11 pm

It speaks volumes to the lack of ambition in the federal government that it took a first-term senator on the backbench to identify and…

Teena McQueen: in the eyes of the left, conservative women are no better than toxic males

1 April 2021 12:51 pm

First, it was the patriarchy’s fault. Then, it was the fault of “pale, stale, males”. Next, unsubstantiated historical allegations were…

Guys, your shirt is literally oppressing me

1 April 2021 11:09 am

We have come a long way since white chalk exercised the privilege of writing on blackboards.  I am pleased to…

Why we must beware American senescence

1 April 2021 4:00 am

Sometime in the next five years, the Chinese economy will overtake that the United States.  China’s workforce may already have…

Ministers are deciding it’s time to teach the Twits a lesson – and about time

31 March 2021 6:12 pm

Virtually everyone agrees (other than the psychopaths who populate its sewers) — Twitter has led to a coarsening of debate…

The left’s war against school transparency is a war against choice and quality

31 March 2021 3:48 pm

NAPLAN scare campaigns about the potential harm of ‘school league tables’ are little more than hot air — often whipped…

Over-egged corona claims overshadow Queensland’s Easter, make authorities look like silly bunnies

31 March 2021 1:37 pm

Less than a fortnight after Queensland Chief Health Officer, Dr Jeannette Young promised Queenslanders there would be no more citywide…

The real Dark Mofo scandal? Its search for shock over substance

31 March 2021 11:30 am

Dark Mofo is one of a few — if not the only– arts festival in Australia that still could be…

Whatever happened to responsibility?

31 March 2021 4:00 am

In 2009, I became aware, via media reports, of the death of David Iredale, a perfectly fit and healthy 17…

The hills are alive with the sound of white supremacy

30 March 2021 6:29 pm

The story of the present times is the never-ending race to out-idiot each other on the way to the bottom: The…

Body politics

30 March 2021 4:09 pm

It’s my observation that most women come at politics from a fundamentally different perspective than men – as they do…

The women’s reshuffle

30 March 2021 1:34 pm

Do a word search of the transcript of the Prime Minister’s reshuffle press conference yesterday and you will find the…

Trapped in the People’s Republic of Wikipedia

30 March 2021 4:00 am

I’m starting to learn what it might be like to live in China but fortunately my experience is actually pretty benign.  I’m in a sort…

Forget the reshuffle and the fancy new titles, Prime Minister, and try this one simple suggestion

29 March 2021 4:00 pm

If Liberal MP Andrew Laming is to be sent for “empathy training” to correct poor behaviour, what about other politicians?…

The school curriculum must focus on learning, not indoctrination

29 March 2021 1:31 pm

Calls to mandate what is described as ‘consent education’ in the national school curriculum represents the most recent example of…

Scott Morrison is being convicted of the crime of being a decent man

29 March 2021 11:30 am

Compare the pair: Scott Morrison and Bill Clinton. Morrison, a prime minister undergoing a horror stretch of what seems a…

You reap what you sow: why Christian Porter may lose his defamation case

29 March 2021 4:00 am

You may recall the Attorney-General’s appearance on Q&A in 2015. There Christian Porter metaphorically threw all male victims of domestic violence…

The Greens’ education policy is already paying dividends

28 March 2021 4:10 pm

Another Sunday, another piss and wind mailout to the Greens Party membership and camp followers — but one with a…

Stumblin’ Joe Biden: what I know about women

28 March 2021 1:34 pm

Biology is no match for ideology in Joe Biden’s America, where the President this week insisted “there’s not a single…

Sunday means Spectator Australia TV

28 March 2021 12:19 pm

Sunday is Spectator Australia TV, so what are you waiting for? Sit back and enjoy the latest show, featuring special…

For those who dare because it’s there

27 March 2021 1:15 pm

Russia is a weird place – not that anyone can blame them. It is an insane landmass, brutalised by geography…

The Greens: if you don’t go commando a child in Africa will die. Or something

26 March 2021 2:28 pm

My parents used to encourage me to eat my vegetables because “there are children starving in Africa”, as if my…