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Friday, 05 March 2021 07:41

Rethinking Howard

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This week we remember the election of John Howard's Government, twenty-five years ago.  How the time as flown.  Mostly Howard is remembered with affection.  Some even have suggested that he was our greatest prime minister.  Was he that good?  Was his Government the best?  Sober reflection is required, and hindsight helps.

Monday, 01 March 2021 03:49

The Contradictions of Vaccine Politics

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The current penchant that governments and many citizens have for "Covidocracy" looks like becoming permanent.  This is despite the initial promise of the silver bullet vaccine.  Those who, quite legitimately, question the efficacy of the jab, are prone to made pariahs.  Rather, they should be lauded as the rational ones among us, and thanked for pointing out the massive contradictions of vaccine politics.

Monday, 01 March 2021 03:21

There May Be Some Hope Yet

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A few recent indications suggest that Australians might be fighting back.  Finally.

Thursday, 18 February 2021 06:50

Two Titans Felled

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Around a year ago, Rush Limbaugh was diagnosed with late stage lung cancer.  He has now passed away.  Like the also recently departed Sir Roger Scruton, Rush was a conservative titan.  He also revolutionised American media.  I penned this article - unpublished until now - i early 2020.

Friday, 05 February 2021 23:47

Abbott and Trump

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Losing Trump was just like losing Abbott.  Two feisty conviction politicians with much in common have been lost to the West.  Their many enemies are grinning.  We will miss them both.  (A version of this article appears in the 6 February 2021 edition of The Spectator Australia).

Thursday, 14 January 2021 22:37

Lawyer X

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The journalists Anthony Dowsley and Patrick Carlyon are outstanding practitioners of their craft.  They have written a must-read, cracking story of Australia's worst ever legal fiasco.  Naturally, it involves Victoria Police.

Tuesday, 12 January 2021 09:49

Finally, a Decentralisation Policy That Might Work

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Governments in Australia and elsewhere have longed for decentralisation, and pursued it relentlessly.  It never worked.  Could Covid madness be the answer?

Monday, 16 November 2020 08:53

A Tale of Four Cities

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The story of the US election can be told as a tale of four cities.  As Dickens might have put it, it may just be the worst of times.

Friday, 13 November 2020 11:19

Love's Labour's Lost

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Does the left now despise the working class?  A British Labour dissident thinks so, and has written a book about it.  And he wants to change his Party.  In Australia, an ALP politician may this week have called time on the Labor woke-ocracy as well.

Thursday, 12 November 2020 10:19

The Coming Covid Gulag

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The Gulag Archipelago is coming to a Western democracy near you, very soon.  Not content with closing down economies and societies, and suppressing freedom, governments and their fellow travellers are now coming for the dissidents.

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