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Monday, 22 March 2021 02:13

Scotty's Jab

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.

Published in Politics

A wave of anti-life legislation has been sweeping across the states and territories of Australia.  South Australia, fresh from its political assault on the unborn, and perhaps further emboldened by it, is now setting its sights, again, on the frail aged.  Based on dodgy poll findings.  As is now the norm, the Liberal Party cannot be relied upon to protect life.

Published in Euthanasia
Friday, 05 March 2021 07:41

Rethinking Howard

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.

Published in Politics
Monday, 01 March 2021 03:49

The Contradictions of Vaccine Politics

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.

Published in Politics
Monday, 01 March 2021 03:21

There May Be Some Hope Yet

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

Published in Politics
Friday, 05 February 2021 23:47

Abbott and Trump

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).

Published in Politics
Friday, 05 February 2021 10:17

Ode to Margaret

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.

Published in Christianity

 

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

Published in Politics
Thursday, 07 January 2021 02:40

It's Just Not Cricket

The Sydney cricket test has begun.  Virtually without a crowd.  Those there are all wearing masks, because they are compulsory in Sydney.  Covid summer madness has hit the Premier State, where a mere two Covid deaths have occurred since 1 September 2020. 

Published in The Freedoms Project
Saturday, 19 December 2020 07:47

Deadwood Justice

It was late 2019, and a coincidence of events saw Australian police forces, especially Victoria Police, under the pump.  2020 only got worse for our bungling coppers.  First there was the humiliation of the Pell case outcome, then the unconscionable thuggery of VicPol against its own citizenry, beamed around the world, and finally, the McMurdo excoriation.  Will things change?  Will the rogue force south of the Murray be set to rights?  Will anyone be punished?  This article was written in December 2019, and is published here now for the first time.

Published in The Freedoms Project