James Macpherson

James Macpherson is a sought-after international speaker with a background in journalism at the Courier-Mail and Daily Telegraph. He previously pastored a significant church in Australia and South Africa. He is a regularly contributor to The Spectator. You can subscribe to receive all his articles on faith, culture and politics at Patreon.

Articles by James Macpherson

  • 28 September 2022

    0.8 MINS

    And the progressive left are terrified! Italy has its first-ever female Prime Minister -- and the progressive left are NOT happy. Which is weird, right? Because it’s the progressive left who bang on about the need for more women in politics, and about the importance [...]

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  • 27 September 2022

    2.9 MINS

    Surely offence and insult are in the eye of the beholder! Gender identity is a protected trait in Tasmania. This means it is illegal to discriminate against someone because they identify differently from their biological sex. And incredibly, it is illegal to offend or insult [...]

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  • 26 September 2022

    1.5 MINS

    Why would NYC push experienced teachers out of the classroom in the middle of a teacher shortage? In the middle of a teacher shortage, New York City has axed almost 2000 teachers and classroom aides for not being vaccinated. It’s madness. And you have to [...]

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  • 23 September 2022

    3.1 MINS

    The overblown celebration of former AFL coach Dean Laidley as glamorous Dani at the Brownlows strikes one as hollow praise. The problem with Western culture is not that we lack compassion, but that we have too much. It is commendable that the AFL community embraces [...]

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  • 22 September 2022

    1.5 MINS

    Why did a celebrity queuing up like everyone else make global news? Last week George Clooney enthused that Australian state governments did the right thing by locking citizens down during the Covid outbreak. Of course, Clooney was given a special exemption by the Australian government, [...]

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  • 21 September 2022

    2.4 MINS

    Imagine trying to get elected to parliament on the basis of nothing more than virtue signalling, and not even being able to get that right. The New South Wales Greens have been forced to apologise -- not once, but twice -- for seeking donations to [...]

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  • 20 September 2022

    2.1 MINS

    Blockade Australia -- the group responsible for massive traffic jams in Sydney when one of its members chained herself to her car’s steering wheel in the Harbour tunnel -- is demanding the country change its name. ‘Australia is not the name of this continent,’ the [...]

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  • 19 September 2022

    3 MINS

    An international study of heat, floods, drought, hurricanes and tornadoes has found no evidence of a “climate emergency”. Don’t expect that to make any difference to our suicidal net zero emissions fetish though. The climate emergency has never been about empirical evidence. The study, reported [...]

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  • 15 September 2022

    1.5 MINS

    Darling of the ABC and former Insiders host Barrie Cassidy cannot understand why the national broadcaster is devoting so much coverage to the death of Queen Elizabeth II. He tweeted during the week that the ABC had “misread its audience” and given in to rank [...]

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  • 14 September 2022

    2.7 MINS

    Irish teacher Enoch Burke is paying the price for refusing to kowtow to transgender ideology. How much longer will this farce continue in Western societies? Have you heard the one about the Irish schoolteacher, jailed for refusing to address a male student as ‘they’? It [...]

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