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Australian Politics – What I Learned From This Shock Result

May 24, 2019 by


By Andrew Bolt ~ What this amazing election result has told me: the result was too close for pundits now to claim Labor was all bad; the Liberals can’t gloat too much; the Liberals aren’t too Right-wing; the Left’s bullying can backfire; voters fear global warming policies maybe more than global warming. Andrew Bolt writes […]

Australia’s Election Shock Shows The Perils Of Moralizing Climate Change

May 23, 2019 by


By Adam Brickley ~ Heading into last Saturday’s election in Australia, Prime Minister Scott Morrison was a dead man walking. Polls showed the left-wing Labor Party pulling away from his conservative Liberal-National Coalition in what newspapers across the globe were calling “The Climate Change Election.” Polls were being thrown around showing that more and more […]

After ‘Stunning’ Conservative Win, NY Times Compares Australia To ‘American South’

May 20, 2019 by


By Scott Whitlock ~ This weekend, another political earthquake hit the establishment. After trailing in every poll and being left for dead by liberals in the media, Prime Minister Scott Morrison and the conservatives in Australia won a shocking victory. But, just like with Brexit, Donald Trump’s win in 2016 and other examples, the New York […]

Australian Politics – Perfect! Liberal Party Dumps Turnbull, Win Election

May 19, 2019 by


By Andrew Bolt ~ Can it get any better? The Liberals dump Malcolm Turnbull, the Leftist, and win a miracle federal election. Scott Morrison’s new government will be without Turnbull, Julie Bishop, Christopher Pyne, George Brandis, Craig Laundy and Julia Banks. The dissident and whiteanting Left gone, and the conservatives and anti-warmists triumphant. You may […]

New York Slimes: Damien Cave Paints Picture Of Murdoch-Driven, Alt-Right Extremism

May 12, 2019 by


By Clay Waters ~ As Australia’s election looms, the New York Times’ Australia bureau chief Damien Cave is spreading opposition research for the liberals in “Toxic Speech Derails Politicians in Australia. Some Call It Progress.” Cave, paranoid as ever about racism in conservative politics, managed to string together some tasteless social media posts into a […]

Australian Election Result – Unelectable Tony Abbott Triumphs

September 8, 2013 by


By Andrew Bolt ~ TONY Abbott, written off as “unelectable”, has led the Coalition to one of its biggest wins. This is a victory over a cultural elite that mocked him and Labor, which vilified him as a “misogynist”and bigot. It is particularly a victory over the green movement, which Abbott fought from the day […]

Breaking News – Australian Government Changes – Tony Abbott Is New Prime Minister

September 7, 2013 by


The Polls closed only 4 hours ago, and some commentators called the election at that time, as exit polls indicated a huge win for Tony Abbot’s Coalition the Liberal National Party, a combination of two Conservative Parties. The main television coverage was on the National Broadcaster, the ABC, and even the very cautious Antony Green, […]

Australian Election Day – Laurie Oakes Grudgingly Praises Tony Abbott, The Man He Tried To Finish Off

September 7, 2013 by


By Andrew Bolt ~ Laurie Oakes has on election day decided Tony Abbott isn’t so bad as Oakes has painted: By the time he went for the leadership again Mr Abbott was a much more serious and disciplined politician, and he has continued to develop – to the point that, throughout this campaign, he has […]

Will Australians Vote To End The Carbon Tax?

September 6, 2013 by


By Alan Caruba ~ There’s an election in Australia on Saturday, September 7, and while the economy is of the greatest concern, it is a carbon tax that has driven up costs and put businesses into closure that is the issue that will determine the outcome. Meanwhile, in the U.S., imposing a carbon tax remains […]

Australian Election Campaign – Tony Abbott Has Won The Campaign. Next, The Election

September 6, 2013 by


By Andrew Bolt ~ Tony Abbott has won the election campaign: … the Coalition’s primary vote at the start of the campaign was 44 per cent, it had a two-party-preferred figure of 52 per cent, satisfaction with Abbott was at 34 per cent and he trailed Rudd as preferred prime minister by 14 points on […]

Australian Election Campaign – If Prime Minister Kevin Rudd Can’t Even Govern His Own Party Properly …

September 5, 2013 by


By Andrew Bolt ~ Another mad Kevin Rudd idea – hailed at the time – looks like crud by daylight and will almost certainly have to be junked: Under the new Labor Party leadership rules rushed in by Kevin Rudd when he came back as prime minister, it could take the ALP weeks to elect […]

Australian Election Campaign – Labor Government To Die Defending A Useless Tax It Wants Gone

September 4, 2013 by


By Andrew Bolt ~ Kevin Rudd, July 16: Today we’ve taken the decision to terminate the carbon tax. Rudd, August 25: I don’t think our actions on the carbon tax were right, that’s why I changed it to move towards a floating price,” the Prime Minister told ABC TV. “To begin with, we didn’t have […]

Australian Election Campaign – Seeming Is Not Doing, And Is No Way To Run A Government

September 3, 2013 by


By Andrew Bolt ~ Former Treasurer In the Howard Government Peter Costello: Rudd has never understood what it means to govern. He has never understood that to accomplish something, a minister or a prime minister must design it, think of the risks and take measures to prevent them, assemble resources, map out a plan for […]

Australian Election Campaign – Newspoll: Labor Government Sinks In A Ruddbath

September 2, 2013 by


By Andrew Bolt ~ Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd is sinking like a stone: TONY Abbott has overtaken Kevin Rudd as the nation’s preferred prime minister for the first time in their four-year rivalry as support for Labor fell to its lowest since Julia Gillard was removed… Labor’s primary vote support has slumped to 33 […]

Australian Election Campaign – Labor Government’s Five Deadly Sins

September 1, 2013 by


By Andrew Bolt ~ This Australian election isn’t really about the economy. That’s not why furious voters will on Saturday bury this miserable Labor Government. It is more about sin. Yes, sin is an unfashionable word, but no other explains why Labor is so widely despised and distrusted. Arguments about deficits don’t explain this anger. […]

Australian Election Campaign – Prime Minister Kevin Rudd’s Great Fraud

August 31, 2013 by


By Andrew Bolt ~ Laurie Oakes on the humiliation of a desperate and erratic Kevin Rudd – now called out by the heads of Treasury and Finance for pretending they’d found a $10 billion hole in the Coalition costings: Kevin Rudd and his two most senior economics ministers crossed the line by trying to use […]

Australian Election Campaign – Newspoll: Labor Government Wipeout In New South Wales

August 30, 2013 by


By Andrew Bolt ~ My personal tip is that the LNP Coalition will win 95 of the 150 seats. Newspoll suggests a Labor wipeout in Sydney: On a two-party-preferred basis, using preference flows at the 2010 election, there has been a nine-percentage-point swing away from Labor to 43 per cent across the electorates of Greenway, […]

Australian Election Campaign – Labor MPs Blame Rudd And Dream Of Gillard

August 29, 2013 by


By Andrew Bolt ~ I cannot believe Julia Gillard would have done better than Kevin Rudd. And that means bring Rudd back was not a mistake – and these recriminations are just get-squares from a party riven by hatred: MINISTERS and Labor factional powerbrokers are openly questioning whether Julia Gillard would have done a better […]

Australian Election Campaign – Australian Labor Government Gives Our Army Not Bullets But Hot Air

August 28, 2013 by


By Andrew Bolt ~ Governments are best judged not by how they seem but by what they actually do: Last nights current affairs TV program, 7.30, shows the difference: CHRIS UHLMANN…: …Kevin Rudd…in 2007…promised to keep Defence spending at two per cent of gross domestic product and increase it at three per cent above inflation […]

Australian Election Campaign – Another Election, Another Fast Rail Promise

August 27, 2013 by


By Andrew Bolt ~ The Australian Labor Government likes promising fast rail projects it never delivers. 2007: FEDERAL Labor leader Kevin Rudd has unveiled his vision for Sydney, promising a massive cash injection for the Penrith fast rail link and the M7 to F3 motorway and a new national infrastructure fund for the city. 2010: […]

Australian Election Campaign – Rudd’s Spin Just Cooks That Goose Worse

August 26, 2013 by


By Andrew Bolt ~ The large image below was the image released for the media, ostensibly showing the Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd during his briefing on the worsening situation in Syria. The ACTUAL meeting took place in a secure room in Parliament House, and included the Prime Minister, members of his Cabinet, people from the […]

Australian Election Campaign – Rudd’s Goose Is Cooked

August 25, 2013 by


By Andrew Bolt ~ This will finish him off completely.  Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd cooks up a story about being too busy dealing with Syria to go campaigning: He started the day with the sombre announcement that the campaign had been suspended so he could focus on urgent talks about the Syria crisis. What […]

Australian Election Campaign – Abbott Will Be Prime Minister – Second Poll Agrees Rudd Could Lose His Own Seat

August 24, 2013 by


By Andrew Bolt ~ The only question now is how bad Labor’s loss will be, with Kevin Rudd such damaged goods that even he could now lose his seat: With only a fortnight to go in the five-week election campaign, the latest Fairfax-Nielsen poll shows Mr Abbott’s Liberal-Nationals Coalition extending its lead over Labor, to […]

Poll: Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd Could Lose His Seat

August 23, 2013 by


By Andrew Bolt ~ I find this hard to believe, and Liberal strategists aren’t expecting to knock off Rudd – and yet…: Kevin Rudd is trailing Liberal rival Bill Glasson in his apparently safe Brisbane seat of Griffith, in alarming news for Labor from the latest Guardian Lonergan poll. Glasson, who is running an intensive […]