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The Australian Polity: The Worm within the Rose

The greatest threat to Australia’s future security comes from within, not from without.

Morality and Convenience

Convenience abortions (that is, those not required on medical grounds) should not be subsidised by Australian taxpayers.


The 1975 Dismissal: Setting the record straight

Sir David Smith

No event in Australia’s political history has received so much inaccurate and misleading coverage as the dismissal of the Whitlam Labor Government by the Governor-General, Sir John Kerr, on 11 November 1975.

Michael Crichton on "Global Warming"

John Stone

Michael Crichton’s recent book, State of Fear, is much more than a work of fiction. Throughout the book and - especially in its 36-page appendix, Why Politicized Science is so Dangerous - are important scientific rebuttals of the lies, half-truths and unsubstantiated assertions of the environmental lobby.

A Review of Medical Standardsin abortion services and some resulting problems

Charles Francis Q.C.

Abortion does serious physical and mental damage to women. As the truth of this continues to emerge, the reputation of the medical profession will suffer.

Goodbye to all that: Keith Windshuttle on white Australia

R.J. Stove

Australian historian Keith Windschuttle, in his latest book The White Australia Policy, attacks some more shibboleths of left-wing historical orthodoxy.

Australia's Dr. Jim Cairns and the Soviet K.G.B.

John Ballantyne

Australia ’s former Labor Deputy Prime Minister, the late Dr. James Ford (Jim) Cairns, was a high-ranking member of a communist front organisation, co-ordinated and financed by Moscow, and was a long-standing Soviet agent of influence.


The Totalitarian Effect of Anti-Free Speech legislation

Many Victorians will be deterred from making critical comments about Islam after the recent decision by Judge Higgins that two Christian pastors were in breach of Victoria’s religious vilification laws.


Treason: Liberal Treachery from the cold war to the war on terrorism

Anne Coulter

A conservative American author condemns the Democrat Party’s mishandling of defence and foreign affairs and defends anti-communist crusader Senator Joseph McCarthy from his detractors.

Kinsey: Let's talk about sex

A recent Hollywood film, which attempts to justify Dr Alfred Kinsey’s contribution to the sexual revolution, ignores evidence that Kinsey and his associates used children in his sex experiments.











National Observer No. 64 - Autumn 2005