Charles Pier

Serious-ley, Prime Minister?

9 January 2017 11:41 am

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has blundered today by referring his embattled Health Minister Sussan Ley’s travel claims off to the…

Has our right missed the story of the week?

14 November 2016 1:00 pm

All Trumped out? No excuse. The Australian right has not only failed to capitalise on the story of the week.…

Policy consistency: The Conversation last year, the ABC today?

26 October 2016 3:13 pm

Last year the government withdrew its funding from the pseudo-academic website The Conversation, saying its aggressive expansion appeared to indicate it…

Aren’t you glad you’ve got quality media like the ABC?

18 October 2016 3:17 pm

ABC boss Michelle Guthrie is in Canberra for Senate estimates today, no doubt being subjected to indignities by hard-right culture…

Good luck manning the polling booths, Mr Baird

6 October 2016 7:11 am

You all know the lines from Brecht: After the uprising of the 17th June The Secretary of the Writers Union…

On the upside, Prime Minister…

28 September 2016 7:27 am

Yesterday’s Newspoll wasn’t exactly the best of news for the Prime Minister, but it shouldn’t have come as any surprise.…

Muslim immigration: we are all very guilty, very guilty indeed

22 September 2016 7:44 am

So, we now know why Essential Research has found that 49 per cent of the people it polled support a…

So how accurate was the rest of Hinch’s speech?

13 September 2016 11:02 am

Forget about Hillary Clinton’s health. What about Derryn Hinch’s? “Reportedly, I am in the record books as being the oldest…

A year of resolute leadership

10 September 2016 6:06 pm

Michelle Grattan, The Conversation, Friday: A year next Wednesday since the coup that installed Malcolm Turnbull, many Liberals are disappointed…

Fairfax verbals John Howard as the desperation shows

7 September 2016 6:44 pm

The death throes of the Fairfax mastheads make for gruesome viewing, yet are strangely captivating. One never knows what will…

Malcolm’s misfortune exposed

1 September 2016 8:36 pm

As Lady Bracknell may have said “To lose one vote may be regarded as misfortune”. And so it was at…

The poor unloved, ignored Grauniad Austria

31 August 2016 1:00 pm

The poor old Grauniad Austria — The Guardian Australia, to non-media types. Not only did its parent, the Guardian Media Group,…

Ah yes. About that plan, Prime Minister…

29 August 2016 7:24 am

“Our plan is clear”, the Prime Minister Facebooked after his appearance on ABC Television’s Insiders yesterday ahead of the return…

Finally, Shorten stumbles

16 August 2016 8:41 pm

When Malcolm Turnbull finished the election with all the grace of Shaunae Miller’s win in the women’s 400 metre final in…

Captain Catholic’s confession

15 August 2016 7:23 am

Catholicism can be ridiculously simple. Confess your sins in a spirit of true repentance and — te absolvo — you…

My name is Kevin, I’m from Queensland and I’m here to help

8 August 2016 9:36 am

A simple lad from Nambour High can dream, can’t he? As my good friend George Bernard Shaw — I call…

The Fairfax follies and the wider damage done

6 August 2016 6:01 am

The Roy Morgan newspaper readership figures for the 12 months up to June were released on Thursday. You wouldn’t have…

Ricky Muir: a working class hero is something to be

3 August 2016 11:39 pm

Cosmopolitans were horrified when country sawmill worker Ricky Muir was elected to the Senate in 2013 as a representative of…

Towards a Safe Supermarkets program?

2 August 2016 11:14 pm

Rejoice, rejoice. The ABC has found a new font of identity politics. A new set of victims. And — naturally…