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The RSL must embrace change or die

10 January 2017 9:48 am

Once Australia’s premier veterans’ advocacy organisation, the Returned and Services League is in rapid if not terminal decline. Its leadership…

The solution to the F-35 nightmare

9 January 2017 2:07 pm

We who have fought on the side of the angels in the global warming battle may soon have our rest.…

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…

Trump and Russia: too much too soon

9 January 2017 7:25 am

Donald Trump wants closer and friendly ties with Russia and has long declared he will push for a realignment towards…

On sh-t art

8 January 2017 9:21 am

We’re now well into the thirteenth hour, where basically all modern art is the epitome of what’s wrong with modern…

Big Brother is watching you (for training purposes)

7 January 2017 10:13 am

As the dust settles after the momentous earthquakes of Trump and Brexit, one fact remains standing amongst the rubble: our…

Parliamentary travel for dummies

6 January 2017 5:07 pm

Much like 2016 to beloved celebrities, or quiet Friday night drinks to one’s brain cells, travel allowance can kill even…

Why we hate campaigning celebrities

6 January 2017 8:49 am

Admit it. For just a fleeting moment you thought to yourself, ‘I hope Trump does go on a fascist rampage,…

Chrenkoff and the delcon ding-dong

5 January 2017 2:16 pm

One of my Facebook friends has re-published my piece on The Road to Ruin his wall, and boy, haven’t I…

The war on Christianity in the Arab world continues

5 January 2017 9:52 am

As you celebrate with your loved ones the New Year, spare a thought for the Christians in the Middle East…

The Road to Ruin (traveled slowly)

4 January 2017 3:31 pm

At the beginning of last month, until I was rudely interrupted by a Jordanian hacker, I started writing thoughts on…

South Australia: two turning points for the economy

4 January 2017 9:50 am

The Mike Rann Labor government was formed in South Australia in 2002 and thereafter enjoyed a decent decade. It then…

Nanny won’t trust us with cold and flu tablets?

3 January 2017 9:19 am

The announcement by the Therapeutic Goods Administration that pharmaceutical products that contain codeine will no longer be available over the…

The success of soft multiculturalism

2 January 2017 9:58 am

Australian politicians feel it necessary to keep reminding the public that their country is the most successful multicultural society in…

Israel is Jewish

1 January 2017 11:11 am

At a time when Australian Christians have been celebrating Christmas and the New Year and Australian Jews marking the Festival…

2016 an annus horribilis? Grow up

31 December 2016 10:12 am

We close 2016 with the knowledge that it will be remembered as one of the most momentous years in modern…

Is the defender of the faith quailing?

30 December 2016 5:48 pm

Firstly, let me say in response to that headline, I doubt it. The Queen has spoken frankly throughout her life…

Obama’s destruction of Israel

30 December 2016 9:47 am

I remember a few months back Benjamin Netanyahu gave a striking order to his cabinet ministers: ‘First of all, the…

The you-beaut NDIS

29 December 2016 9:33 am

Let me start this by saying that I have a disability parking sticker from the government in recognition of my…

The ADF’s drug trial outrage

28 December 2016 9:20 am

The anti-malarial drug trial scandal that has embroiled the Australian Defence Force for the last two years simply won’t go…

Anti hate laws: an attack on free speech

27 December 2016 9:21 am

Anti-hate laws across the world and in Australia are being used to restrict free speech. In Australia, LibertyWorks recently reported…

South Australia: why it’s in this state

26 December 2016 3:20 pm

The SA economy is stagnating or even declining. The Labor government has been in power since 2002, now led by…

Politics 2016: everything’s changed but Australia

26 December 2016 9:22 am

BOSTON, UNITED STATES — Back in 2015, shortly after the coup that brought Malcolm Turnbull to power, I contributed to…

Nothing to do with Islam? Not again, Dopey Dan?

23 December 2016 2:44 pm

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews thinks that a man can say he’s a woman, and that makes it so. Recently, his…

Christmas in Assyria

23 December 2016 7:23 am

Once Assyria stretched from Cyprus to Iran and from the Caucasus to Egypt. Successive invasions and massacres have diminished both…