Category Archives: Politics

Theresa May’s Train Wreck

Now this may sound a little silly*, but if you think like Malcolm Turnbull and act like Malcolm Turnbull, then there’s a very good chance that you’ll end up like Malcolm Turnbull – and have a bad time. Of all … Continue reading

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What is Laurie Oakes up to?

There is a very strange op-ed in the Herald Sun today by veteran political reporter Laurie Oakes: IN a radio interview on Wednesday, Special Minister of State Scott Ryan was asked about the idea of rounding up people on ASIO’s … Continue reading

Posted in National Security, Politics, Rule of law, Terrorism, Tough on Crime, tough on criminals | 126 Comments

They understand our democratic system better than we do

The British election result shows these radical Islamists understand our political system, and the media that mis-informs us on a minute-by-minute basis, better than we do. The attacks in Manchester and London were designed to reduce the numbers voting for … Continue reading

Posted in Politics, Terrorism | 66 Comments

We’ll never have Paris

This is Donald Trump’s doing. No one else would have had the strength of character and the will and determination. We know what the global elites think but what do the deplorables think? These are the top comments in the … Continue reading

Posted in Global warming and climate change policy, Politics | 105 Comments

Warren Mundine on the Uluru Statement

Warren Mundine had a very thoughtful op-ed on the Uluru Statement  in the AFR yesterday. One is there be “a First Nations Voice enshrined in the constitution”. The statement doesn’t detail what this means but the idea comes from a … Continue reading

Posted in Australian Story, Innovation, Politics | 70 Comments

June 6th is D(-for Donald) Day when Andrew Bolt will launch The Art of the Impossible in Melbourne

A reminder: Andrew Bolt has very kindly agreed to launch my book, The Art of the Impossible, in Melbourne on June 6. The details of when and where are found both here and below. Andrew and I are both bloggers … Continue reading

Posted in Books and writing, Politics | 10 Comments

Quadrant Couldn’t Have Timed Things Any Worse

This time last year, Quadrant lost the last of its government funding. Rather than giving them a handout, I advocated subscribing on the basis that it represented good value for money. I also put my money where my mouth was and … Continue reading

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We need to better understand how to defend our own

This is in re Roger Franklin. I begin with this modern parable for our times: Republican body slams reporter. This is how it begins. The Republican candidate for Montana’s congressional seat slammed a Guardian reporter to the floor on the … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Peter O’Brien on Aboriginal Recognition

We are led to believe that there is overwhelming public support for indigenous recognition in the Constitution.  All that remains is for a formula to be developed that is acceptable to both indigenous Australians and the Australian population at large.  … Continue reading

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And yet …

Tony Abbott has an excellent op-ed in The Australian this morning: We read and reread great speeches not just for what they say about other times, but for what they say about ours. Great speeches don’t just speak to their … Continue reading

Posted in Australian Story, Politics | 114 Comments