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Wednesday, 21 April 2021 01:53

Remembering Andrew Peacock

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Andrew Peacock has passed away, an event accompanied by glowing tributes (inevitably, "great Australian") from the political class, present and past.  How good was Peacock?  And what, if any, were his achievements?

The Christian Porter defamation case has captured the interest of the nation and its media.  The former Attorney General has been accused of historical rape.  By a complainant now deceased, and her supporters.  The allegations were spotlighted by the ABC.  The eyes of the country are on the outcome, in the shadow of the Pell case and that of Fr John Fleming.

Sunday, 28 March 2021 23:08

What the Sexual Revolution Has Wrought

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Toxic masculinity?  Try toxic culture.  The revolution of the 1960s has taken us all to some depraved and degrading places.  As we are currently reminded by very, very unedifying events.  Yet people are talking about the wrong problem.

Wednesday, 24 March 2021 08:04

The Empty Campus (Part One)

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The universities of Australia are now lonely places.  Crushed by Lockdowns, and suffering from myriad assaults that go back much further.  Part One of this two part article examines the collapse of standards and the transformation of Australian universities into corporations where students are now seen as "customers".  Part Two will examine the ideological campus.

The Christian Porter defamation case against the Australian Broadcasting Corporation is all over the media.  While some legal pundits are confident Porter will prevail against chief Cardinal Pell accuser Louise Milligan, others are not so sure.  The John Fleming case may portend an unfortunate legal precedent.  This article appeared originally in The Epoch Times.

Monday, 22 March 2021 02:13

Scotty's Jab

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The Covid vaccines have been hailed as the world's route out of lockdown and associated measures.  Not so fast, as we now are coming to realise.  The inept Morrison Government should be held to far higher standards of accountability for our Covid mess and for all of the vaccine lies the Government has told or allowed.

Thursday, 11 March 2021 23:59

Fembots and Christians

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The MeToo brigade were, sadly, not done with the vicious pursuit of Cardinal Pell.  A year on, they are back for another Christian.  Guilt by accusation, admittedly dished out with ideological selectivity, is in season again.  Destroy.  Destroy.  Destroy.  A version of this article appeared in The Spectator Australia of 13 March 2021.

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, 12 February 2021 00:48

The Gays Are Not For Turning

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The Victorian Parliament recently passed horrific legislation designed to solve a problem that does not exist and, in doing so, trod all over the rights of families, medical practitioners, those experiencing unwanted same sex attraction and the Church.

Saturday, 06 February 2021 01:07

Church and State in the Age of Covid

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The Christian churches, their beliefs, their sacred practices and their pastors are under attack.  From new atheists, secularists, progressives - and from the state itself.  The state's assumption of extraordinary and dictatorial powers during the year of Covid has not been without impact on the Church.  The Covid state has imposed all sorts of restrictions on the faithful.  Caesar has taken more than his due.

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).

Friday, 05 February 2021 10:17

Ode to Margaret

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The great Margaret Court is under attack.  Again.  For being a Christian with mainstream Christian beliefs, about marriage.  Our society stands at the brink, when citizens are vilified for having mainstream beliefs.

Sunday, 17 January 2021 05:24

China's Great Covid

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The year 2020 will go down in history as the year China's long-term strategies for global domination and short-term tactics to achieve it paid off big time.  And they used a virus to do it.

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?

Saturday, 12 December 2020 20:57

The Persecution of George Pell

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The editor of Quadrant magazine, Keith Windschuttle, as written a cracker of a book on the George Pell case.  It is much needed, in order to provide some balance in the face of the various tirades previously published by sworn enemies of Cardinal Pell's.  It should be read both by those who already know the case well, and by those who do not.

It is not only juries that sometimes get things wrong, especially in cases of alleged historical sex abuse.  Judges get it wrong, too.  Just look at the South Australian case of Catholic priest Fr John Fleming.  This case amply demonstrates the need for judicial system reform.

Many Catholics (and High Church Anglicans) are beyond dismayed at the vandalising of their liturgies by modernist and post-modernist clergy who refuse simply to "say the black and do the red".  It is time that rock-star pastors realised the damage they have done to sacred traditions and to the beauty of God-shaped and God-oriented worship, and abandoned their ego-driven ways.

Sunday, 29 November 2020 23:44

"You Are Forbidden From Getting Help"

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We live in shark infested waters, and Daniel Andrews is a shark.  Never assume it is safe to go into the surf in these waters, as Andrews' proposed legislation banning "conversion therapy" shows.

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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