Falling out of love with Professor Tim Hunt

Is there something wrong with this world when one of our most gifted scientists is forced to resign from his work – work that could significantly benefit humanity – because he said something stupid...

Borrowing From OUR Future (a follow-up to “Are we luring migrants to their deaths?”)

Recently, my fellow contributor David Hiscox wrote about the link between the expansion of social services and increasing national debt. As I read over his article linking paying for social services with deficit spending, and...

Quote of the Day, 10/6/2015.

Wednesday's Quote of the Day belongs to the Australian Treasurer, Joe Hockey. The XYZ is quoting his full response to two questions from a journalist yesterday, regarding housing affordability in Sydney, courtesy of Chris...

Australian aid and the radicalisation of Aceh

Following the devastating 2004 Boxing Day tsunami which killed more than 170,000 alone in Aceh province, the Australian Government pledged $1 billion towards the recovery and rebuilding operation. Since 2005, a radical form of Islam...

Quote of the Day 9/6/2015

Tuesday's Quote of the Day comes from an avid poster: "Capitalist parasite filth sit on their arses and do nothing." It is as though someone has looked deep in our hearts, and articulated exactly what we...

Feminists will forgive terrorists, but not Pastor Mark Driscoll

Controversy was sparked last week when Hillsong church announced that it was inviting the controversial American pastor Mark Driscoll to Australia to participate in their annual conference.  No sooner had the announcement been made than...

Dogged Dees Go Down: Courage and Character in football

Yesterday I watched my beloved Dees battle hard against a quality Collingwood side. For most of the match it was a riveting contest, with frequent momentum shifts and a couple of stirring fight-backs from...

Breaking News: If you alter the data, it is back on message.

Big climate news was trumpeted last week, with reports that the Global Warming Pause, which at first did not exist, then did exist but was not evidence that the theory was wrong, has gone...

Quote of the Day, 8/6/2015: Cracking the ton!

Today's Quote of the Day comes from an unnamed XYZ contributor: "Watching 'likes' for The XYZ is like watching Michael Clarke accumulate runs when you're following the test scores on your phone.  We've cracked the...

Conservative men physically stronger

Over many years, the argument has been put forward that progressives are more intelligent than conservatives. In fact, popular culture assumes that conservatives have conservative views because they are either one of two things:...

Weekend Arts: Every artist in Australia knows that public funding of the arts is...

The government can save billions of dollars in subsidies, grants, awards, and let's face it, welfare payments, by removing all funding for The Arts not directly linked to tertiary education. One, and only one,...

Weekend Arts: Ideological art

Here is a brief article on the nature of modern art, and an attempt at an explanation as to how it manages not to die.  The first thing which needs to be understood about...

Is fossil fuel divestment tokenistic?

Last year, the Australian National University attracted headlines with its plan to divest from companies deriving income from the sale of fossil fuels. This decision by the university attracted both applause and criticism from...

XYZ poll: Majority favours full-scale invasion to smash ISIS.

The numbers are in on the first XYZ viewers poll, which examined the best way to deal once and for all with the Islamic State, with the result that a strong majority of The...

Breaking: Eddie Betts booed by Carlton fans, gets on with game!

In sensational scenes at the MCG today, former Carlton Football Club star, Eddie Betts, was booed by his former supporters, in Carlton's heartbreaking narrow loss to Adelaide.  Betts was lining up for goal at...

Quote of the Day, 6/6/15.

Great news everybody!  The XYZ has received its first nasty private message.  We believe it is only fitting that this lovely correspondence makes our inaugural "Quote of the Day."  Enjoy. "With crackpots allowed to set...

Does the government actually want you to get married?

Despite all the excitement about marriage over the last few days, I am discovering why people don't get married anymore. There is a massive disincentive to making permanent commitments with anyone other than the State....

Is the West to blame for Middle Eastern Terrorism?

We often hear it claimed that it is because of the West's intervention in the Middle East that terrorism and instability has escalated, and that West's intervention has fueled a general hatred towards Western...

Free Peppa!

As the nation pauses around its water coolers to discuss the implications of The XYZ's brilliant challenge to the ABC's hegemony over public broadcasting, conversation will generally move, Godwin's Law-like, through three predictable stages: Stage...

Why Conservatives Suck

We all know that progressive are hip and cool and are with the times, and that conservatives, well, suck. But why do conservatives suck so much? The great thinkers down the ages have pondered this very...