French police foil Violent Extremist plot by unknown group!

French police have foiled a planned terrorist attack. Members of an unknown group, clad in a black flag with Arabic script, were planning the attack, in which a police officer would be captured and...

Breaking: XYZ creates new Facebook group!

For those of you who just can't get enough of The XYZ, and believe that there just aren't enough groups on social media, we have started up a new Facebook group, "The XYZ of...

Multiculturalism ‘close to death’ – Academic

Apparently Australian multiculturalism is 'close to death.' Oh, and it's all the Abbott Government's fault... But you already knew that, didn't you? Dr James Jupp, the director of the Australian National University's Centre for Immigration and...

The Guardian Publishes Puff Piece Propaganda pushing Pyongyang Bike Paths

The Guardian draws approving attention to the bicycle friendly workers paradise that is Pyongyang, North Korea. A minor detail, buried right at the end, is that women were banned from riding said bicycles in...

BBC appear unhappy about looming cuts

The British government are doing what any sensible government would do. Cutting an out of control organisation down to size, and insisting the BBC be a public service broadcaster in the public interest, not an...
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ABC’s Leigh Sales, Malcolm Turnbull and the ‘XYZ Effect’

The ABC's Leigh Sales and the Minister for Communications, Malcolm Turnbull discuss the 'XYZ Effect'.  

Why ‘the Greens’ silent on Iran nuclear deal?

The only place the Greens seem to be talking about the Iran nuclear deal struck yesterday is in your XYZ's satire department. The Australian Greens appear to have not released any media statements on this...

Greece: one week celebrations, the next violence and riots

Last week I wrote: "As Greeks celebrate in the streets this week over the 'no' vote victory, these celebrations could turn to riots and civil unrest this time next week..." My prediction has come true. But...

‘Shorten-speak’

As is clear from the exchange below from The Australian's 'Strewth' column, Bill Shorten has a lot of trouble answering simple yes / no questions with anything less than a mind numbingly, long winded,...

BREAKING NEWS: Kim Jong Un to appear on Q&A!

BREAKING NEWS. Reclusive Dear Leader Kim Jong Un, and the deceased star of the cult film 'Weekend at Bernies', pictured here in a rare photo opportunity at a Greens Party fundraiser, are to appear...

CSIRO $120 million ship: up the creek without a paddle?

Like the ABC, I used to have great respect for the CSIRO, the great Aussie inventors of Wi-Fi, the Hills Hoist and the Victa lawn mower. Well, maybe not the last two, but you...

XYZ SATIRE: Australian Greens Express Enthusiastic Support for Iranian Nuclear Program!

The leader of the Australian Greens, Richard Di Natale, announced today that his party had pledged its full support to Iran's fledgeling nuclear program. He described the UN sponsored sanctions regime against Iran as...

On Missing the Point Completely

Today’s musings begin with a personal disclosure – Boethius is a partnered philosopher. The POB (‘Partner of Boethius’) is a very gentle soul, not given to expletive peppered rants during late night repeats of...

A special Q&A next week

A special Q&A next week. For the first time we are live from a pre school in the heart land of Australian suburbia. With affordable child care sure to be an issue in the...

The Nanny State and the Reasonable Man

Following on from some reflection about the Nanny State, I would like to explore the nanny state's relationship with the reasonable man. "In law, a reasonable person (historically reasonable man) is a composite of a...

It’s time to end our abusive relationship with the ABC.

If I can risk a little self mockery, it seems that our forum doubles on Mondays and Tuesdays as a self-help group for those who can't believe what Q&A did this time, and surely...

Staying in the closet

Yesterday I was fortunate enough to attend a session of LGBTIQ training. The presenter of this training, a woman from a homosexual human resources advocacy organisation stressed that there are still some gay, lesbian, bisexual,...

What will be the next ‘big thing’ in the anti-Civilisation movement?

It was reported this weekend that change in the Sun's activity will plunge the earth into a mini ice age. New models of the Sun's solar cycle is generating 'unprecedentedly accurate predictions,' suggesting that...

10 things I’d rather be doing at 9.30pm tonight instead of putting myself through...

10 things I'd rather be doing at 9.30pm tonight instead of putting myself through another Q&A: 1. Watching 'An Inconvenient Truth' over cocktails at a Greenpeace fundraiser 2. Listening to Philip Adams on Radio National 3. Attending...

The coming insect apocalypse and how to avoid it…

One of the weirdest films I had to watch at school in the early 1970’s as part of my education was ‘The Hellstrom Chronicle,’ a sort of science fiction documentary presented in an earnestly...