James Allan

Del-con notes

25 March 2017 9:00 am

Terry, you’re wrong… My esteemed fellow Speccie contributor Terry Barnes last week offered some advice to the federal Coalition based…

Australian notes

25 February 2017 9:00 am

Tim wilson is wrong In this past Saturday’s Inquirer page, Liberal MP Tim Wilson – former Commissioner in the Australian…

Brief candle

11 February 2017 9:00 am

Turnbull’s Shakespearean tragedy is reaching the final act

Vulgarian? Populist? Brawler?

28 January 2017 9:00 am

Australian conservatives can learn a lot from Trump

John Key’s score card

14 January 2017 9:00 am

For all his economic success, there were glaring failures

Australian notes

7 January 2017 9:00 am

Malcolm the Fission Fiasco I don’t agree with all those many right-of-centre commentators who think the current Prime Minister, Mr…

Trump, Turnbull & Abbott

26 November 2016 9:00 am

Can a left-leaning Liberal really ‘do a Trump’?

When bias is patently clear

19 November 2016 9:00 am

The same left wing bias that contaminates the US media is also corrupting our own media outlets

Cartoons are forever

12 November 2016 9:00 am

In which Blowhard and Thaiphingger seek UN world domination. Only one man can stop them...

Conservative notes

5 November 2016 9:00 am

And they wonder why their supporters are deserting them… The whole 18C hate-speech saga is now verging on the pathetic.…

Conservative Notes

29 October 2016 9:00 am

Not much optimism in the Anglosphere

Provincial notes

15 October 2016 9:00 am

Turnbull was right. Let the states tax us Go and teach a constitutional law course in my native Canada and…

Australian notes

24 September 2016 9:00 am

Brexit, abbott, latham and team turnbull I just learned a fascinating fact. Apparently the voters in Britain actually voted to…

Hypocrisy and free speech in sports

10 September 2016 9:00 am

‘Lefty’ journalism infests the world of professional sports, too

Time to sign up for free speech

3 September 2016 9:00 am

The Spectator Australia invites you to put your name where your mouth is - or should be

Australian notes

27 August 2016 9:00 am

Turnbull’s betrayal on 18c Okay, let’s stop pretending that the Liberal Party has a deep commitment to free speech. We’re…

Why go into politics?

30 July 2016 9:00 am

There must be more to it than limos and perks. Or maybe not.

Australian notes

9 July 2016 9:00 am

Some readers may be wondering what it’s like to vote Labor for the first time. Okay, by ‘vote Labor’ I…

Australian notes

2 July 2016 9:00 am

Brexit, 1381 ad, and Turnbull’s election Well, the Brits did it. They defied the warnings and threats from ‘I got…

Australian notes

25 June 2016 9:00 am

Brexit, Del-cons and Trumpkins Later this week it begins. The voters will have their say. First it will happen in…

The Super Debate (cont’d)

18 June 2016 9:00 am

On self-interest, principle and ‘fairness’


11 June 2016 9:00 am

Around the world in 280 hours for work. Jules Verne would have been proud of me. In Britain, I arrived…

Elementary, my dear Henry

21 May 2016 9:00 am

The superannuation changes are clearly retrospective

Super bad

14 May 2016 9:00 am

The Turnbull government is hellbent on introducing changes that are anti-Liberal

Leaving the dance with the one who brought you

30 April 2016 9:00 am

Turnbull’s Liberals have forgotten a wise old adage