Features Australia


We’re all Huguenots now

27 August 2016 9:00 am

I’m not one of those Christians who go in for high days and holy days. Truth be told, I find…


Two bad ideas

27 August 2016 9:00 am

Two absurd propositions are currently gaining unwarranted attention: ‘recognising’ aborigines in the Constitution and a recycled idea from the 1970s…


Anti-Semitism of the progressive churches

27 August 2016 9:00 am

One of the nastiest perversions of Christianity in the world today – the attempted demonisation and isolation of Israel –has…


Vagabondism and harlotry

27 August 2016 9:00 am

That we are to have yet another Royal Commission into Aboriginal Affairs is good news for some. It is good…


The morality of mandatory detention

27 August 2016 9:00 am

Last week on the ABC programme, the Drum, I confronted my unwilling conscience. The topic was the Manus Island immigration…


Business/Robbery etc

27 August 2016 9:00 am

There’ll always be a Menzies while there’s a BHP For they have paid their dividends since 1883. There’ll always be…


Even Gillard got her Census right

20 August 2016 9:00 am

In 14AD, the Roman Emperor Tiberius, an unlovable man who succeeded the far superior Augustus, successfully managed a census of…


For Scott’s Eyes Only

20 August 2016 9:00 am

Three cheers for the government for saving us from the Yellow Investment Peril. If it weren’t for Treasurer Scott Morrison,…


Libs’ bad joke

20 August 2016 9:00 am

The Liberal factional powerbroker-lobbyists disaster in NSW now belongs to Malcolm Turnbull. Failure to prevent the exercise of lobbyist power…


Aux bien pensants

20 August 2016 9:00 am

Why do some governments behave as if they’re little more than thieves in the night? Why is it that the…


Checking out

20 August 2016 9:00 am

Religion has no part to play in public policy, according to TV producer Andrew Denton — even when it comes…


Unlike Zwingli

20 August 2016 9:00 am

Ulrich Zwingli (1484-1531) the great Protestant reformer of the sixteenth century would have been impressed with the determination shown by…


WARNING: This article contains ideas that offend

20 August 2016 9:00 am

Disgracefully, an Australian university is introducing ‘trigger warnings’



13 August 2016 9:00 am

What could a trendy, tattooed, godless leftie in the hippest bit of Melbourne possibly have in common with an Isis-admiring…


World Vision’s blind spot

13 August 2016 9:00 am

‘I’m shocked, shocked to find that gambling is going on in here,’ said Captain Louis Renault as he collected his…


Cartoon heroes

12 August 2016 11:00 pm

While non-Aboriginal Australians squirm with guilt over their ‘privilege’, a cabal of middle-class Aboriginals have proven adept at pretending their…


Mad and bad

12 August 2016 11:00 pm

On a warm summer night in London’s Russell Square a young, Muslim migrant randomly stabs members of the public. He…


In praise of Bill

12 August 2016 11:00 pm

A few months ago I attended a lunch at which I was serendipitously seated next to a hero of mine,…


Restraining Kevin

6 August 2016 9:00 am

If a diplomat, as Winston Churchill once said, is a person who can tell you to go to hell in…


Cabinet is not ‘fit for purpose’

6 August 2016 9:00 am

The new cabinet confirmed at its very first meeting that it is not ‘fit for purpose’. With 23 ministers, it…


So even Rudd’s better than a Kiwi?

6 August 2016 9:00 am

Anyone who has observed the relationship between Australia and New Zealand over many years is forced to an inescapable conclusion.…



6 August 2016 9:00 am

With the House of Representatives composition now known, though with the Senate still to be finally decided, this note is…


Business/Music etc

6 August 2016 9:00 am

Thanks, but no, thanks. Don’t even bother thinking about complaints that the big end of town should have done more…


Head-counting the Christians

6 August 2016 9:00 am

Is it just me, or is there something distinctly uncertain about atheist advertising campaigns? I mean they lack nothing in…


Tora! Tora! Bora!

30 July 2016 9:00 am

I have just returned from Japan. The country represents a different model of development, its collective emphasis often chanelled towards…