The Grievance Industrial Complex and Me

21st August 2020 Damien Richardson I was five years old when Prime Minister Gough Whitlam was sacked by Sir John Kerr on November 11, 1975 — too young to deal with the political upheaval the dismissal caused in my working-class family. I guess I absorbed and internalised that resentment, as it wasn’t until I enteredContinue reading “The Grievance Industrial Complex and Me”

The Future Flood of COVID Furphies

17th September 2020 Comments (16) Peter Smith Frequent contributor At the Anglican service I attend each Sunday, my church currently draws only about only one-third the number of people as compared with pre-COVID times. Precautions are taken. There is ample space and pews are marked to ensure social distancing, procedures are in place (e.g., noContinue reading “The Future Flood of COVID Furphies”

Victoria’s Epidemic of Despair

27th September 2020 Comments (2) Christopher Heathcote The Victorian government has devised a new solution to mental health problems.  Using legislation under its “State of Emergency”, the police now arrest and fine persons suffering mental health problems who try to make any form of public outcry over their afflictions.  The premier, Daniel Andrews, has setContinue reading “Victoria’s Epidemic of Despair”

Koalas versus ‘Experts’

5th July 2020 Comments (5) Vic Jurskis In my book, The Great Koala Scam, I make the following observation.  “Koalas are a rare species in healthy forests. Where they are plentiful, their numbers must inevitably crash, and fires will inevitably explode.” In 2019, I gave evidence to this effect before a NSW parliamentary inquiry examiningContinue reading “Koalas versus ‘Experts’”

Women Under the Spell

20th October 2019 Comments (12) Augusto Zimmermann The connections of early feminism with secular ideologies such as liberalism and socialism are well known. I have myself written about these in several of my articles, including a chapter in my book on Western legal theory. However, the spiritual dimensions that underpinned the early feminist movement inContinue reading “Women Under the Spell”

A Warm Afternoon with Cardinal Pell

14th August 2020 Comments (15) Wanda Skowronska It has been four months since Cardinal George Pell was freed from Victoria’s Barwon Prison on April 7, after the High Court unanimously overturned his convictions. During his 400 days in jail many people, myself among them, sent the Cardinal letters and cards of support, hoping and prayingContinue reading “A Warm Afternoon with Cardinal Pell”

Between the Lines: Decoding Witness J

29th June 2020 Comments (2) Peter West In a long interview with Sky News after Cardinal Pell’s acquittal by the High Court, Father Frank Brennan SJ, who had always expressed scepticism about the original verdict, went over the reasons for the paramount decision. But right at the end, he added: And let’s, above all, spareContinue reading “Between the Lines: Decoding Witness J”

The Networks That Snared George Pell

1st September 2019 Comments (7) Paul Collits As Cardinal Pell prepares his next and final legal move – an appeal to the High Court – from the discomfort of solitary confinement, amid growing alarm at the rejection of his appeal by a majority of Judges sitting as the Victorian Court of Appeal, much of theContinue reading “The Networks That Snared George Pell”

Why the Second Jury Found George Pell Guilty

13th May 2019 Comments (11) Keith Windschuttle Editor-in-chiefEditor, Quadrant Why was the second verdict by the jury in the trials of George Pell so different from the first? If the juries in both cases were a fair sample of the Australian public, and the evidence heard by both juries was identical, you would expectContinue reading “Why the Second Jury Found George Pell Guilty”