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Spies like Abbott

9 November 2019 9:00 am

It is hard to know which proposition is more absurd. Is it the notion that former prime minister Tony Abbott…

Scott superglues his colours

2 November 2019 9:00 am

And so the Great Betrayal of the Australian people continues. Not content with sneakily ratifying the Paris Agreement on Climate…

Loving the luvvies too much

26 October 2019 9:00 am

When it comes to Coalition governments, Michael Corleone of The Godfather doesn’t normally come to mind. Yet they seem to…

Facing extinction

19 October 2019 9:00 am

It’s not only the crazies from Extinction Rebellion who have deliberately buried their heads in the sand lately. So, too,…

Lead on, Libs

12 October 2019 9:00 am

Seventy-five years ago this week, a Canberra meeting convened by Robert Menzies decided to establish a new political party, the…

Cold war kowtowing

5 October 2019 9:00 am

Beijing’s birthday bash this week provides an unwelcome flashback to the dark days of the Cold War.  The depressing spectacle…

Labor’s weapon of mass confusion

28 September 2019 9:00 am

By any rational measure, Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s state visit to the United States should be judged a success. The…

Conversation stopper

21 September 2019 9:00 am

A s heavy snow fell in southeastern Australia this week, for the third time this year, preparations were still underway…

Are you being served?

14 September 2019 9:00 am

A s Labor politicians dragged their heels back to parliament this week, there are signs of progress through the five…

White women on the hook

7 September 2019 9:00 am

Martin Niemöller’s famous post-World War II quotation is as poetic as it is heart-breaking, as insightful as it is terrifying.…

ScoMo settles in

31 August 2019 9:00 am

It’s Sunday, so it must be Biarritz! Prime Minister Scott Morrison could be forgiven for losing his bearings over the…

The Speccie’s ‘Daughter slaughter’ cover was widely seen at recent demonstrations outside the NSW parliament

Cover girl

24 August 2019 9:00 am

It was around three weeks ago that The Spectator Australia’s Mark Powell first broke the story on our online magazine…

CPAC packed out

17 August 2019 9:00 am

Some gags you can’t get enough of, and the suggestion by Mark Latham and others that the astonishing success of…

Soya bean diplomacy

10 August 2019 9:00 am

‘You can sell your soul for a can of soya beans,’ announced the second most powerful man in the world…

Flat White & the NSW Libs

3 August 2019 9:00 am

When a political party ignores its base, it will turn elsewhere. The base, that usually is. But, innovators always, the…

BoJo, ScoMo & Trump

27 July 2019 9:00 am

Our heartiest congratulations to Boris Johnson on his elevation from proud and humble editor of this magazine to the prime…

Morrison’s climate challenge

20 July 2019 9:00 am

It is unacceptable for the Morrison government to carry on blindly ignoring the mounting evidence that far from being ‘settled’,…

Naidoc’s ‘themes’

13 July 2019 9:00 am

It’s Naidoc Week, which is, quote, ‘a time for all Australians to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of all…

Still Laboring under delusions

6 July 2019 9:00 am

Six weeks after the federal election, the resumption of parliament has forced Labor to accept the unpalatable truth that it…

From Folau to 18C

29 June 2019 9:00 am

‘Folau has criticised not only those who are homosexual, but drunkards, thieves, atheists, fornicators, adulterers and so on. So he’s…

The point of Cory

22 June 2019 9:00 am

Writing in the Feb 24, 2018 issue of this magazine, father of the ‘del-cons’ James Allan asked a rather impertinent…

Monash wins the war

15 June 2019 9:00 am

On April 3rd, 2018, a group of conservative Coalition backbenchers announced the formation of the Monash Forum. Many dismissed this…

Plots and prayers on a highway to hell

8 June 2019 8:00 am

Australia has a new opposition leader and luckily for Prime Minister Scott Morrison, Mr Albanese is already dispensing advice on…

Del-Cons vs Turnbulls

1 June 2019 9:00 am

It was the Del-Cons — published in our pages — wot won it and the thumping victory for conservatives at…

We picked it

25 May 2019 9:00 am

The Coalition’s election victory may have come as a shock to many, but certainly not to readers of The Spectator…