James Allan

Motherhood, apple pie and reform

14 November 2015 9:00 am

Changes are not necessarily genuine reform

Pierre’s progeny

31 October 2015 9:00 am

The return of a Trudeau promises the start of a Canadian dynasty, and a lot of bouncing taxpayers’ cheques

Cost benefit analysis of a coup

24 October 2015 9:00 am

Australia needs to take a careful look at its new PM-slaying political culture

Turnbull vs evolution

26 September 2015 9:00 am

Conservative antipathy to Malcolm Turnbull isn’t an economic question, it’s an evolutionary one

I come to praise Tony, not to bury him

19 September 2015 9:00 am

Despite the flaws, Tony Abbott was a proper conservative

Raving right-wingery?

29 August 2015 9:00 am

Run through the Abbott government’s charge sheet and there’s not much evidence of the ‘rabid’ right

It’s the swill, stupid

15 August 2015 9:00 am

The Australian parliamentary system is blocking much-needed

Wrong diagnosis, again

25 July 2015 9:00 am

Raising the GST will make the problem worse, not better

Steyin’ alive

18 July 2015 9:00 am

What are the odds that one of the world’s best political commentators happens to be an expert on the songs…

Mission impossible

27 June 2015 9:00 am

The plan to recognise Indigenous Australians within the Constitution will self destruct after this message...

Big Easy notes

13 June 2015 9:00 am

I’m hoping that at least a few readers will be happy to hear that I survived my first ever trip…

Closing young minds

16 May 2015 9:00 am

The ‘Lomborg affair’ shows the intellectual bankruptcy of contemporary Australian academia

May day! May day!

2 May 2015 9:00 am

Tony Abbott will be in trouble if he doesn’t heed the lessons of two imminent elections where Conservatives are floundering


GSTea Party

18 April 2015 9:00 am

The current system of financing the states should be thrown overboard

Hounds or poodles?

11 April 2015 9:00 am

On the ongoing Speccie debate - when should conservative commentators attack Abbott (if at all?)

Our Constitution and the Senate

4 April 2015 9:00 am

The system is broken

Even the states dislike federalism

21 March 2015 9:00 am

There can be only one explanation why the Victorian government would ask Canberra to help it out – cowardice

Let him who is without sin…

7 March 2015 9:00 am

Now is not the time to begin fiddling with our workplace relations

The Y.U.U.Y. disease

14 February 2015 9:00 am

Mr Abbott’s problem is that he’s got ‘yielding’ and ‘unyielding the wrong way around

Censorship guide

31 January 2015 9:00 am

Here is a wee little guide for all of you people who work for the ABC, or Get-Up!, or the…

Jarryd Hayne, meet Adam Smith

24 January 2015 9:00 am

Of all the sports on earth, one was clearly designed by a free marketeer

Demonstrators wave posters reading ‘Je suis Charlie (I am Charlie)’, during the Unity rally Marche Republicaine in Paris in tribute to the 17 victims of the Charlie Hebdo killing spreeby three Islamist terrorists.

Responding to murderous bullies

17 January 2015 9:00 am

The media can defeat the Islamists’ terrorising threat tofree speech by themselves

Wicked versus Stupid

13 December 2014 9:00 am

Where one side of politics revels in sanctimonious moralising, the other ignores it altogether

The Silence of the Barnes

29 November 2014 9:00 am

Many on the right believe the rest of us on the right should refrain from criticising the Abbott government. They’re wrong.

Freedom’s just another word

25 October 2014 9:00 am

Tony Abbott claims freedom-of-expression is hard-wired into the Coalition’s DNA. But is it?