Features Australia


Baiting greyhound owners

1 October 2016 9:00 am

Greyhound racing is to be outlawed in NSW from July 1, purportedly based on the findings of the McHugh report,…


Technical nightmare

1 October 2016 9:00 am

Surely Malcolm Williamson represented the ultimate process of career self-destruction possible in a culture which had never experienced suicide-bombers. When…


Them’s fighting words

1 October 2016 9:00 am

First speeches are one of the few times Parliamentarians can present their motivations to the Chamber. After a precarious election…


All sizzle, no sausage

1 October 2016 9:00 am

During a recent policy debate concerning the proposal to recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in our Constitution, a…


The Empire fries back

1 October 2016 9:00 am

Memo to self: If I ever decide to flirt with the shoals of bankruptcy and follow friends’ calls to ‘open…


Throwing a tanderrum

24 September 2016 9:00 am

Connoisseurs of our sunburnt country’s timeless heritage have a treat in store next month. An indigenous tanderrum, or ceremonial mass…


Business/Robbery etc

24 September 2016 9:00 am

It’s just the calm before the storm. Despite the apparent parliamentary resolution of the government’s superannuation fracas, the battle is…


Boom time

24 September 2016 9:00 am

The government claims it had a good week last week, increasing taxes on savings, raising effective marginal tax rates on…


Le poison Pen

24 September 2016 9:00 am

The surge of the far-right Front National (FN) since Marine Le Pen took over the leadership of the party from…


Pauline appeals! Elites in shock!

24 September 2016 9:00 am

The reaction to Pauline Hanson’s maiden speech was a reminder that like Disraeli’s England, Australia is now two nations ,…


Over-crowded upper house

24 September 2016 9:00 am

Watching the circus that was the Republican convention to endorse Donald Trump’s candidacy was enough to make Australian voters such…


Journos or Groupies?

17 September 2016 9:00 am

Sam Dastyari’s ‘Chinese indiscretion’ hit the press on Tuesday of the first week of parliament. It was immediately followed by…


Power to the plebiscite

17 September 2016 9:00 am

Malcolm Turnbull’s shilly-shallying before deciding to go ahead with the gay ‘marriage’ plebiscite is what we have come to expect…


We’re all gamblers now

17 September 2016 9:00 am

We are a nation of gamblers. We wager more per capita than any other country on earth. But it is…


Aux bien pensants

17 September 2016 9:00 am

Treachery at the heart of our politics Australians have been told over and over that Senator Dastyari has broken no…


Business/Robbery etc

10 September 2016 9:00 am

No wonder savers are getting stroppy. The Reserve Bank keeps cutting interest rates (and savers’ incomes) in line with the…


Elephant in the room

10 September 2016 9:00 am

The tsunami that has been approaching Australia has finally come ashore and it now wobbles and stumbles through our schools,…


Hypocrisy and free speech in sports

10 September 2016 9:00 am

For those of you who don’t follow US sports, let me tell you that there is currently a big brouhaha…


The kids are alright

10 September 2016 9:00 am

At sixteen, almost half of my classmates from the year before had already left school and were either working or…


I don’t give a Gonski and neither should you

3 September 2016 9:00 am

Ask anyone from Malcolm Turnbull down to the fedora-wearing Socialist leafleting on the corner of Flinders Street Station and odds…


Taking offence

3 September 2016 9:00 am

It was Victor Hugo who wrote that ‘an invasion of armies can be resisted; an invasion of ideas cannot be…


Time to sign up for free speech

3 September 2016 9:00 am

The sorry state of free speech in this country appears to concern a lot of people in this country. The…


Fall of a political pin-up

3 September 2016 9:00 am

After NSW Premier Mike Baird, with his Greens and neo-Marxist allies rammed through a ban on greyhound racing, ‘Kim Il…


Mental mollycoddling

3 September 2016 9:00 am

It was recently exposed in News Limited newspapers that as many as one in three students in some elite high…


Aussie exceptionalism

3 September 2016 9:00 am

It would have once been uncontroversial to suggest nations have characteristics that not only distinguish them from other countries, but…