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

So much green globalist garbage – and now comes the last straw

15 June 2021 6:00 pm

The G7 conference has become an excuse for politicians to engage in an arms race of climate policies designed to…

Are we resigned to an early election?

15 June 2021 4:31 pm

After talk of an early election began in earnest in late January, polling suggested a majority of Australians were opposed…

Vaccine efficacy vs harms

15 June 2021 3:00 pm

Last week, the Therapeutic Goods Administration announced Australia’s second death likely caused by blood clotting from the AstraZeneca vaccine. This took the total reports of cases of…

Dear ABC, how did this get broadcast

15 June 2021 1:35 pm

One of the best emails I get in my inbox (after Spectator’s Morning Shot, of course) is the Fourth Watch Newsletter…

Operation weakened borders

15 June 2021 11:30 am

As Tony Abbott’s immigration minister, Scott Morrison had one job: stop the boats. Stop the boats he did.  He made…

Shining a light on Dark Emu

15 June 2021 4:00 am

Finally, the spurious claims of Bruce Pascoe are coming under serious scrutiny from a source more credible than those alleged hotbeds of racism, Quadrant or the Dark…

The Australian public dis-service

14 June 2021 5:08 pm

Former US Secretary of Defence Donald Rumsfeld once quipped: “You go to war with the army you have, not the army…

The comic relief bombs as a nation waits for Dan Andrews’ return

14 June 2021 3:08 pm

Reports of Melbourne’s renowned theatres all being closed this weekend are false. A Daniel Andrews’s scripted tragicomedy Let’s Lock Up…

The whinging at Peta Credlin’s gong exposes the left’s double-standards

14 June 2021 12:31 pm

On the one hand, left feminists love to hurl tedious tantrums and screech that more women should be recognised in the Order of…

The West’s Iron Ore Curtain and its electronic Stasi

14 June 2021 4:00 am

Have you tried to travel interstate to Western Australia lately? If so, you would have been required to apply for a…

The great G7 jacket wars

13 June 2021 4:41 pm

It’s the G7 and as world leaders gather here’s the big question: who wore it better – Dr Jill and the psychobabble elder-care…

My plastic crack

13 June 2021 1:00 pm

Anyone born in the seventies or eighties will know that those were the golden years for collectable, mass-produced toys. It…

The looming medical apartheid

12 June 2021 3:01 pm

As is well known, the Afrikaans word apartheid means “apartness”. In South Africa, this involved keeping blacks and whites apart. We have moved on from…

Martin Luther King as a Trojan horse

11 June 2021 4:07 pm

Martin Luther King Jr. is a Trojan horse.  Ask yourself, what happens when the conflict between Western Civilisation and the…

No philanthropy, thanks, we’re leftists

11 June 2021 2:12 pm

The other day, Alexandria “She Guevara” Ocasio Cortez took to Twitter to complain how her “abuela” (grandma) in Puerto Rico…

The King Cnuts of coronavirus

11 June 2021 12:20 pm

In eleventh century England, King Cnut was told by his admiring courtiers that ‘there is nothing on earth that dares…

What is the purpose of our universities?

11 June 2021 4:00 am

Australia’s universities need to spend less time focussing on research and international students, and more time improving and safeguarding the educational…

Fighting for the truth about the Reef

10 June 2021 7:17 pm

It is an injustice that turtles are blown up in the Gulf of Mexico because American oil companies choose a…

Orwell in Danandrewstan

10 June 2021 5:08 pm

George Orwell must be looking down on the state of Victoria, rueing his lack of imagination. As dark as Orwell’s…

Australia must teach Britain to be brave on trade

10 June 2021 2:34 pm

In 2016, Boris Johnson bemoaned Brussels’ influence, and correctly identified the need for a post-Brexit Britain to make many free trade…

ScoMo is no Marcus Aurelius

10 June 2021 1:21 pm

Fans of Outsiders – Sky’s best current affairs program – will recall Ross Cameron and his love of the great Roman Emperor…

Three corona updates

10 June 2021 11:00 am

In the race to stupidity by the Australian state chief health officers, the three stellar performers, far ahead of all…

Beware the Human Resources Manager (let alone People & Culture)

10 June 2021 4:00 am

If you’re looking for the biggest losers in the culture wars, look no further than your HR manager.  Loathed in equal…

Tough love: behave, be humble and believe in something

9 June 2021 8:20 pm

A regular series of rules for life by Pete Shmigel, a former senior state and federal political advisor and CEO…

The ABC: still number four

9 June 2021 6:01 pm

A strange thing happened on the ABC’s Weekend Breakfast last Sunday. The regular news presenters – Johanna  Nicholson and Fauziah Ibrahim – are already…