The National Observer (formerly known as Australia and World Affairs) is a quarterly current-affairs and politics magazine in Australia. It specialises in domestic and international politics, security-related challenges and issues of national cohesion.
The National Observer claims to be "not affected by contemporary political correctness or prejudices", thereby allowing it to examine issues from the point of view of the long-term interests of Australians.
Until 2005 the magazine was edited by Ian Spry; from 2005 until early 2010 Philip Ayres edited it. During Ayres's editorship (in 2009), the magazine ceased to appear in print form and moved to an exclusively web-based format. John Ballantyne is the current editor. The magazine ceased publication completely in 2012.