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Crown princes and Russian spies

10 December 2016 9:00 am

THIS is a confession of sorts. Since the rise of Trump, I’ve been sneering along with the best of them…

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Post-truth, and other such falsehoods

10 December 2016 9:00 am

In the weeks that followed first Brexit and then Donald Trump’s election to the US Presidency it seemed that many…

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A thousand words

10 December 2016 9:00 am

Humour is not a feature one normally associates with a National Press Club address. I was surprised and somewhat humbled…

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Love and marriage

10 December 2016 9:00 am

The Fairfax-reading, ABC-viewing middle classes are getting rattled. In Victoria, 2,400 extra police officers are to be employed to help…

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Coercive conformity

3 December 2016 9:00 am

Is there any joint lesson to be learned from so-called Brexit and the unlikely-seeming elevation of Donald Trump to the…

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Our grandads didn’t die for this

3 December 2016 9:00 am

It is, perhaps, a poor reflection of our times when a historian feels compelled to remind others that the Nazis…

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Playing the identity card

3 December 2016 9:00 am

‘And the union people crawled away…’- Billy Joel, Allentown   ‘Funny that Billy just endorsed Hillary. He must have forgotten…

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Business/Robbery etc

3 December 2016 9:00 am

‘Free beer for all the wharfies when the red revolution comes’   When Chris Corrigan’s 1998 stevedore revolution changed the…

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Engineering Club Sensible

3 December 2016 9:00 am

If there’s one thing we can all agree on, it is that the times are changing. When news of the…

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Have a cigar

3 December 2016 9:00 am

Whatever else may be said of the late Fidel Castro, he has one distinction no-one can take from him or…

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The Dictator delusion

3 December 2016 9:00 am

It was a warm tropical night in 1995 and Fidel Castro was playing the waiting game with Gareth Evans. The…

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Playing the identity card

1 December 2016 3:00 pm

‘And the union people crawled away…’- Billy Joel, Allentown   ‘Funny that Billy just endorsed Hillary. He must have forgotten…

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Have a cigar

1 December 2016 3:00 pm

Whatever else may be said of the late Fidel Castro, he has one distinction no-one can take from him or…

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The Dictator delusion

1 December 2016 3:00 pm

It was a warm tropical night in 1995 and Fidel Castro was playing the waiting game with Gareth Evans. The…

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Engineering Club Sensible

1 December 2016 3:00 pm

If there’s one thing we can all agree on, it is that the times are changing. When news of the…

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Our grandads didn’t die for this

1 December 2016 3:00 pm

It is, perhaps, a poor reflection of our times when a historian feels compelled to remind others that the Nazis…

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Trump, Turnbull & Abbott

26 November 2016 9:00 am

Let’s say you’ve recently been hired to earn a living as an opinion piece writer for a newspaper. Let’s really…

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Laziness of the Human Rights brigade

26 November 2016 9:00 am

During this year’s federal election campaign, the Sydney Morning Herald ran a piece by academic lawyer Ben Saul entitled ‘Human…

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Drain Burley Griffin

26 November 2016 9:00 am

The reason so many know-alls have had to scrape the lashings of egg from their faces is that once again,…

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If I forget thee, Oh Jerusalem…

26 November 2016 9:00 am

The denial of a people’s heritage has a long and ignoble history. Dictators, from Biblical times to the most recent,…

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It’s not racism, stupid

26 November 2016 9:00 am

Those who accused Bill Leak of racism over his cartoon and see racism in Pauline Hanson’s policies on migration make…

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The fox now guards the hen house

19 November 2016 9:00 am

What a welcome surprise. In June this year the NSW government announced a pilot programme for male victims of domestic…

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High Court lawbreakers

19 November 2016 9:00 am

On 2 July this year, a handful of Australians from the West, numbering in the tens of thousands, dispatched a…

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When bias is patently clear

19 November 2016 9:00 am

Here is journalist Rex Murphy of Canada’s National Post calling out the patent bias of so many journalists and opinion…

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Business/Robbery etc

19 November 2016 9:00 am

The hidden cost of Australian nanny-state ‘do-good’ legislation is out of control – and you’re paying for it. Only the…