Victoria’s Descent into Medically-Induced Tyranny

“The best lack all conviction, while the worst are full of passionate intensity” - W. B. Yeats Daniel Andrews is using the Wuhan plague to plunge Victoria into a police state. A Devil's Curmudgeon. Photoshop: Lushington Brady I have often wondered what it must be like to watch from the sidelines as a society descends …

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The Final Insult

Pitiful scenes like this have played out around the world. For nothing. A Devil's Curmudgeon. This is it. The jig is finally up. The cover is blown and the veil of lies has been stripped away for all to see. What little credibility most Western governments had over the Wuhan pandemic has been shredded over …

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Shifty and the Cardinal: a tale of two investigations

In light of the recent unanimous High Court ruling, it seems a good time to post this Insight piece from last year. The U.S. vice president was ridiculed by the usual clown show of legacy media hacks and late night tv “comedians” for his so-called “Pence Rule”: never dining alone with any woman other than …

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Kevin07 and Jacindarella: How Political Fairy stories go Bung

With a New Zealand election due later this year, it can't hurt to revisit this piece I wrote in August last year. Here’s a political fairytale that New Zealand readers might find familiar: a youthful neophyte with almost no political experience unexpectedly sweeps to leadership of the Opposition, and within a few short months rides …

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Australia Day protests: What’s their end game?

As another January rolls to a close and the "whole, dreary tribe" of left-progressivism roll out their annual festival of foot-stamping and fist-shaking, it's time to re-post this. Summer is a busy time for Australia’s whinging left: in between furiously posting lying memes about “Jesus wuz a refugee” and clutching their pearls over ANZAC Day, …

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Tasmania: Jacinda Downunder squibs and the Green wilt

Here's another old column for historical interest: Covering the Tasmanian state election result in 2018 Well, although sections of the Australian media got a little over-excited at the prospect of having an inexperienced, young, female socialist of their very own to fawn over, the Jacinda Downunder squibbed it, in the Tasmanian state election. Will Hodgman’s …

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Shake the Fault Lines and Watch the Hypocrites Fall Out

Federal police raiding union offices in 2017. Photo: AAP. There’s not a lot that I agree with Martin Hirst about, but on one thing he is absolutely right: journalism operates on “fault lines”. Fault lines are those ethical conflicts that are part and parcel of the trade of journalism. Sometimes the fault lines are as …

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Australia’s Bellwether Election Weekend is Ominous for Turnbull

I'll be occasionally posting some stuff that was written a while ago for other blogs, and which I never got around to posting here, just because it's interesting to see how some of my "analyses" have stood the test of time.This one is mostly interesting because of its observation on the downward spiral of the …

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Citizenship must be earned

Australia reaps the whirlwind of lenient citizenship policies. Questions of citizenship have been of some concern to both Australians and New Zealanders, recently. Australians became uncomfortably aware of just how many of the political class didn’t owe sole loyalty to Australia when dozens of MPs were booted from parliament under the constitution’s dual-citizenship rule. For …

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In praise of our resilient democracy

This was first published in late August 2018, in the immediate aftermath of the leadership challenges that brought down Malcolm Turnbull. So, what really happened in Australia last week? Well, a whole lot of politicians and journalists got excited, there was plenty of grouching on social media, but, really, not much else. Life in Australia …

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