Turnbull’s Labor dream

21 January 2017 9:00 am

In 1993, Malcolm Turnbull was at a crossroads. Paul Keating had given the well-known journalist, lawyer, banker and republican his…


Ruing the day

21 January 2017 9:00 am

Here comes Australia Day again and with it, like professional wailers preceding a Sicilian funeral, the chorus of media penitents…


Truth verboten

21 January 2017 9:00 am

This time last year, the German media lost the confidence of the German people. News of the mass New Year’s…


Reconciliation or Revenge?

21 January 2017 9:00 am

For a decade, a national apology was sought from Prime Minister John Howard. For a decade, he refused to provide…


Trump is our id, the Left is our super-ego

21 January 2017 9:00 am

Trump’s inauguration will be loathed by many. While the meltdown of his enemies are too long and varied to document,…


Revealing nudes

21 January 2017 9:00 am

Nude begins with that most perfect of bodies: champion archer Teucer drawing his bow, his youthful face absorbed in concentration,…


High Noon USA

21 January 2017 9:00 am

It’s going to be spectacular, it’s going to be ugly and it’s going to be war. The liberal elites in…


Brown study

21 January 2017 9:00 am

I should stop saying I am appalled by every new horror that arises in public life; there are so many…


Dress worn by Yvonne Kenny as Armida in Rinaldo

21 January 2017 9:00 am

If you think you haven’t got anything to wear, then Opera Australia may be able to help you. At the…


Simon Collins

21 January 2017 9:00 am

As I write this the Trump inauguration is still three days away, so the US intelligence community still has time…


Inauguration notes

21 January 2017 9:00 am

The Worst President When it was said that Malcolm Turnbull is the worst Australian Liberal Prime Minister since Sir William…


Calling Dr Hunt

21 January 2017 9:00 am

Whatever she may think about her quaint attachment to the Gold Coast being ‘within the rules’, former Health minister Sussan…


Stealing beauty (and everything else)

14 January 2017 9:00 am

A new front in the war against racism has opened up and the fight is being taken to a new…


Turnbull, turn to Key

14 January 2017 9:00 am

Once upon a time, a multi-millionaire, former merchant banker Prime Minister, highly successful in business who came to politics later…


Dangerous queen

14 January 2017 9:00 am

In a move that has delighted his fans and appalled his enemies, Breitbart editor and provocateur extraordinaire Milo Yiannopoulos is…


Finishing off Marx

14 January 2017 9:00 am

With the onset of the so-called festive season, I fear that two of the more significant newspaper articles of recent…


John Key’s score card

14 January 2017 9:00 am

Just how good a Prime Minister was New Zealand’s recently retired John Key? I ask the question as a right-of-centre,…


Business/Robbery etc

14 January 2017 9:00 am

The cost effect on the real world of the ideological fairyland of anti-coal campaigners is now becoming worryingly evident. Not…


What on earth!

14 January 2017 9:00 am

I grew up believing in a fundamental truth that the North Pole was the magnetic pole. So, of all the…


Brown study

14 January 2017 9:00 am

The Sussan Ley scandal highlights the monumental problem facing the Turnbull government in restoring its public standing to anything remotely…


Julia Baird

14 January 2017 9:00 am

In 2015, Queen Elizabeth II became the longest reigning sovereign in British history surpassing Queen Victoria who is the subject…



14 January 2017 9:00 am

My two sons, aged 16 and 14, are at the wonderful stage where, in the sharp-humoured traditions of Australian larrikinism,…


Australian notes

14 January 2017 9:00 am

I’ve just returned from my fifth trip to Israel in the last decade. It prompted me to recall a conversation…


The barnacles just keep growing

14 January 2017 9:00 am

The latest travel expenses affair is no more than another recurring symptom of the serious malaise in the Australian political…


Attack of the Offendotrons

7 January 2017 9:00 am

It’s impossible to ignore the story of Greig Tonkins, the Taronga Park zookeeper who punched a giant roo to save…