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Muslim grievances

27 May 2017 9:00 am

The suicide bombing at Manchester Arena should remind us that in the coming discussions about the perpetrators and what motivated…

77

20 May 2017 9:00 am

Ronald Reagan was 77 years old in his final year in office running the free world. And he made a…

Free speechless

13 May 2017 9:00 am

The awarding of a ‘free speech’ award to the Human Rights Commission’s Gillian Triggs left many lost for words. It…

Up Badgerys Creek

6 May 2017 9:00 am

It would probably be wrong to predict that the Turnbull government’s decision to build an airport at Badgerys Creek will…

Aussie values

29 April 2017 9:00 am

We have heard much over the past fortnight, thanks to a new citizenship test and the Anzac commemorations, about Australian…

Housing ‘affordability’

22 April 2017 9:00 am

With less than three weeks to go until Treasurer Scott Morrison hands down his 2017 Budget, the signs that he…

Christ almighty?

15 April 2017 9:00 am

Last week, Egypt declared a state of emergency. Twin bombings of churches that were packed for Palm Sunday services killed…

Sensible centre

8 April 2017 9:00 am

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull was in fine form the other day when he proudly proclaimed to a gathering of Victorian…

Lucky larrikins?

1 April 2017 9:00 am

‘How lucky am I?’ It was Bill Leak’s catchcry, loudly and proudly proclaimed to anyone who happened to pop into…

18Congratulations

25 March 2017 9:00 am

The memorial service for Bill Leak at Sydney’s Town Hall on a grey and rainy day was a moving, entertaining,…

Vale Bill Leak

18 March 2017 9:00 am

He was our very own rock ‘n roll star of the printed page. An Aussie Keith Richards and John Lennon…

Heart and soul

11 March 2017 9:00 am

‘He [Tony Abbott] knows exactly what he’s doing. I’m not going to go into what private conversations I have with…

18Cowards

4 March 2017 9:00 am

Think back to November of last year. It had become widely realised by the public that the so-called hate speech…

Welcome, Bibi

25 February 2017 9:00 am

Sensible and fair-minded Australians, whether supporters of the Coalition, Labor, One Nation, or Cory Bernardi’s new party (obviously supporters of…

Turnbull’s PPL lesson

18 February 2017 9:00 am

One of the mistakes that plagued Tony Abbott during his period as Prime Minister was his stubborn commitment to the…

Jumping ship

11 February 2017 9:00 am

Talk of Cory Bernardi’s ‘betrayal’, or of him ‘ratting out’ on his colleagues, is disingenuous twaddle at best. As we…

Dealing with Trump

4 February 2017 9:00 am

The good news is that the Turnbull government is gradually adapting to the fact that Hillary Clinton didn’t win the…

Jobs not RET

28 January 2017 9:00 am

The Liberal party should stand for business, but it doesn’t. It should stand for jobs, but it doesn’t. It should…

Calling Dr Hunt

21 January 2017 9:00 am

Whatever she may think about her quaint attachment to the Gold Coast being ‘within the rules’, former Health minister Sussan…

The barnacles just keep growing

14 January 2017 9:00 am

The latest travel expenses affair is no more than another recurring symptom of the serious malaise in the Australian political…

The evil of 2334

7 January 2017 9:00 am

If, as the Australian newspaper implied this week, The Spectator Australia has played a minor role in the recent acknowledgment…

Kettles and chooks

31 December 2016 9:00 am

After 2016, one of the most lacklustre, uneventful and stagnant years in Australian political history, there is every reason to…

Snow in Aurukun

10 December 2016 9:00 am

Malcolm Turnbull’s famous excuse for not wanting to touch section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act – ‘it is not…

Your ABCC

3 December 2016 9:00 am

It has taken quite a while indeed, but the Australian Building and Construction Commission Bill finally is passing into law.…

Soft bigotry of the Left

26 November 2016 9:00 am

Aboriginal leader Noel Pearson was partially correct the other day when, speaking at the launch of Troy Bramston’s new biography…