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

Why is Pirate Pete scared of Craig Kelly?

27 April 2021 5:12 pm

Peter FitzSimons, the man who would be ‘king’ of Australia if he got his republican wish, has revealed how little the…

Mark McGowan, the premier who cried “wolf”

27 April 2021 1:30 pm

Today, I write to you from the People’s Republic of Westralia shortly after the end of our ‘circuit-breaking’ lockdown. Mark McGowan has said…

A Christian believes he is doing God’s work? Well stop the presses and hold the front page

27 April 2021 11:00 am

Two things happened last Tuesday involving religion. See if you can guess which one caused Leftists’ heads to explode Last…

The facts on compulsory coronavirus vaccination in the workplace 

27 April 2021 4:00 am

Last week the Nine newspapers reported a Fair Work Commission decision to uphold the right of an employer, in this case major…

How much do you really pay in tax?

26 April 2021 6:25 pm

The Budget’s around the corner and income tax is already being debated. Income tax is easy to calculate. But filing…

How the premiers are keeping us at home

26 April 2021 4:31 pm

Another weekend, another lockdown. Brisbane at the end of March, now Perth. It’s probably only because someone sensible is filling…

Can ScoMo learn from BoJo and regain his poll mojo?

26 April 2021 2:38 pm

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson should be on the political ropes. He is in open warfare with his embittered former…

PVO's real problem with Scott Morrison? He won the 2019 election

26 April 2021 12:30 pm

Political commentator Peter van Onselen’s just-released book about the Prime Minister is, like eternal damnation, well worth avoiding if the…

Their ABC’s ‘victim’ of Anzac Day

26 April 2021 4:00 am

Sunday was Anzac Day and, unsurprisingly, the ABC had a crack at this important commemoration for being *checks notes* not…

Hooray for Hollywood

25 April 2021 5:36 pm

I must confess that I have never enjoyed the off-stage antics of entertainers as I have since Trump was elected.…

Lest we forget… the planet is doomed

25 April 2021 3:46 pm

It’s getting to the stage where The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age are becoming so unreadable you don’t even…

Mark McGowan, WA’s lazy lord of the lockdown

25 April 2021 2:07 pm

For the second time in less than three months, the Wester Australian Premier Mark McGowan has locked up two million…

Spectator Australia TV: Lionel Shriver on Biden’s spending spree – and more

25 April 2021 12:00 pm

Five years ago, a novel warned of a dark, disturbing, and dystopian image of the US. Now in 2021, this…

The challenge of Anzac Day, 2021

25 April 2021 4:00 am

The extended ADF community has possibly never been so divided against itself as it is right now. The ADF’s current…

What’s woke this weekend?

24 April 2021 4:16 pm

The woke love rules. They have lots of them. And they’re zealous in policing them. Oops… sorry, I obviously can’t…

Even the Q&A crowd have had it with Q&A

24 April 2021 11:03 am

The ABC political talkfest Q&A recorded its lowest-ever ratings on the same night Malcolm Turnbull and Sarah Hanson-Young featured as…

We need more George Christensens in public life

23 April 2021 3:35 pm

I’m saddened to see my friend George Christensen bowing out of parliament at the next election. But much of our…

Despite the premiers, we all march on Anzac Day

23 April 2021 1:26 pm

After 20 years of war in Afghanistan, Australian troops will be back home within months.  They will not all return.…

Why do our black lives matter warriors ignore the deaths on our doorstep, in PNG?

23 April 2021 11:03 am

Just to Australia’s north across a contiguous border, tens of thousands of Papua New Guineans are at constant risk from…

Now even the budget is a tool of the Coalition’s evil oppression of women. Apparently…

23 April 2021 4:00 am

Sections of mainstream media, including the(ir) ABC, The Guardian Australia and the Channel Nine chip-wrappers are desperately attempting to build a gendered narrative ahead…

How about some right-minded activism in schools?

22 April 2021 6:20 pm

Fans of Geraldine Massey’s What’s Woke this Week columns know the woke world coughs up absurdities so ludicrous they’re funny. These…

The Morrison Government: we must spend money in order to save it

22 April 2021 6:03 pm

On Tuesday I wrote here, I wrote about the values vacuity of Prime Minister Morrison and his Government.  Then, yesterday,…

That crackers consent ad? Blame the left for sanitising sex

22 April 2021 1:36 pm

Once upon a time, many moons ago, sex was sex and a milkshake was a milkshake. Now we’ve moved into this…

Climate follies: more than half a billion new spending to keep Joe Biden off our backs

22 April 2021 11:28 am

The Government is desperate to appear to be doing more in the run-up to Joe Biden’s Climate Summit for Thursday…

Don’t forget the media’s part in our ongoing corona confusion

22 April 2021 4:00 am

For the past year, Australians have been told to listen to the experts. Schools were closed, businesses were forced to…