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The Looming Backlash Against ‘Transgenderism’

As Thomas Sowell notes, “intellectuals” are insulated from the consequences of their faddish monomanias in a way that almost no other profession is. As one leftist “intellectual” fad after another, from eugenics to communism, has collapsed in ignominy and misery, those responsible for festering these madnesses...

The ‘Architecture Critic’ Who Hugged a Tree

BFD readers no doubt belong to that vast majority of happy folk, greatly to be envied, who neither know nor care who Elizabeth Farrelly is. So I must apologise for bursting your bubbles of blissful ignorance. If there was a pictorial calendar of...

Factual Reporting Infuriates the Left

Legendary newspaperman Wilbur F. Storey famously said, “It is a newspaper's duty to print the news and raise hell”. The left-media are conspicuously failing in their duty. The left-media don’t do “facts” any more: as leftist rag The Saturday Paper puts it, they do “narrative journalism”....

Jacinda Plays the Mean Girl – From a Safe Distance

When I was a lad, Mum told me something about bullies: they’re only tough when they’re in a pack. They don’t have the guts to mouth off when they’re on their own, she said. For all her prattle about “kindness”, Jacinda Ardern is...

Ardern Embarrasses Us at Tuvalu

Jacinda Ardern got off on the wrong foot at Tuvalu, the theme this year is “Securing our Future in the Pacific” which, as you will have guessed, is primarily about climate change and how much money will change hands to address it. Ardern...

The Useful Idiots Start to Feel Beijing’s Boot

At least some of the useful idiots of Australian academia seem to be belatedly waking up to the fact that all that sweet, sweet Chinese money they’ve been gobbling blindly comes with some very cutting strings attached. The very people who indignantly screech...

The World’s Best Public Service – Just Ask Them!

If, by some miracle, you know someone in Canberra who isn’t on the public payroll, it doesn’t take much to wind them up and set them going on about the staggering self-regard of the public service. Why, to hear the locals tell it, Australia’s public servants...

More Political Smoke and Mirrors on Immigration

As I’ve written before, politicians on all sides know exactly what Australians think about migration – and take absolutely no notice. Survey after survey shows that Australians are fed up with ever-spiralling migration – not, as the elite would have it, because of “racism”, but because...

Medical Experts Urge Inquiry into Transgender Kids

As the push by radical “transgender” activists grows ever more shrill and demented, the push-back from parents and some politicians is growing stronger. After being blindsided by the transgender Blitzkrieg of the Waffen Cross-Dress, the forces of sanity and reason are at last finding their voice....

‘Go Away’ Money or Buying Loyalty?

Is Scott Morrison handing out half a billion dollars in “go-away” money? Or buying Pacific loyalty? Of course, it would impolite to tell the blunt truth these days. Instead, it’s being diplomatically described as “climate change funding”. Scott Morrison...