Alexandra Marshall

Marx’s zombies

29 October 2020 7:01 pm

It is time we start listening to our kids. No, I haven’t lost my mind… Social discord, previously dismissed as…

The Murdoch Royal Commission is one man’s inadequacy

23 October 2020 5:00 am

There is an unpleasant screaming and stamping of feet coming from aisle three where a toddler has been divested of…

Twitter taps out

16 October 2020 11:52 am

There is a truth universally acknowledged that when Twitter mucks around with its shadowy algorithms, the whole platform reaches censorship…

Why I’m dressing as Daniel Andrews this Halloween

13 October 2020 7:30 pm

Halloween is the greatest moral dilemma facing Western Civilisation.  What started out as a bit of fun involving spooks and…

A republic – or Krazy King Kev?

11 October 2020 12:00 pm

Malcolm Turnbull, Kevin Rudd, and Peter FitzSimons all fancy themselves Australia’s next king. Not as a constitutional monarch with limited…

Capslock campaigning

6 October 2020 5:35 pm

Last night, President Donald Trump ran a little experiment on us.  It came in the form of rapid-fire CAPSLOCK tweets,…

Why has Victoria become a danger zone for journalists?

29 September 2020 5:30 pm

Asking meticulous questions of Premier Daniel Andrews is the fastest way to get yourself sent to the gulag.  China hasn’t…

Australia is fed up watching premiers engage in bondage-play with the free market

25 September 2020 3:03 pm

When a nation has as many public servants as there are genders, you’d bank on a few geniuses being mixed…

Sweden’s success mocks our folly

20 September 2020 11:09 am

Sweden matters. It sits there like a thousand-foot skyscraper in the middle of a medieval town, casting awkward shadows over…

The CFMMEU’s dirty little secret

14 September 2020 11:18 am

There’s a rather clever ad kicking around featuring a naked miner, holding his work hat over his genitals, accusing the…

Footballers in, desperate Australians who want to see dying loved ones? How do you help us win the election?

11 September 2020 4:24 pm

Only the ‘compassionate’ left on Twitter could trend #ScottyTheBully as a defensive response to the cruel, heartless Annastacia Palaszczuk and…

How can singing “Never, never, never shall be slaves” upset Black Lives Matter?

25 August 2020 3:35 pm

You would imagine that a song about ‘never, never, never’ being slaves would make the Black Lives Matter movement happy.  Aside…

How white was my tele

19 August 2020 4:00 pm

Racism is a diverse creature. It survives as a pilot-fish ideology that attaches itself to human civilisation, suckled at the…

Cultural notes

2 November 2019 9:00 am

Swimming in the Twitterverse What even is Twitter? Speaking as a creature who evolved in its depths, I feel a…

Superglued to socialism

31 August 2019 9:00 am

‘With love & rage…’.  This is how an existential threat to civilisation signs off. The cute tag hangs below Extinction…

Keneally sells out

17 August 2019 9:00 am

It is not the easiest thing in the world to cause a stir among conservatives. They are often described as…