Caroline Di Russo

Mark McGowan versus the world

8 February 2021 1:52 pm

It’s been an eventful week in Western Australia. When I say ‘eventful, I don’t mean ‘fun’ eventful – I mean ‘what…

WA’s corona clampdown: all bluff – and blunder

2 February 2021 1:17 pm

If 2020 illustrated anything, it’s that there are far worse places than Western Australia to be trapped in. Sure, WA isn’t as fancy pants as places in the east but our beaches, food and weather are magnificent and you can…

The tragic lack of people of colour in … “wellness”

29 January 2021 12:32 pm

I had really hoped that the events of 2020 would’ve sharpened people’s priorities and perspectives. We had bushfires, a pandemic, economic uncertainty, family…

Coronavirus: we’ve barely scratched the surface of the economic contagion

13 January 2021 5:39 am

Normally, I strut into a New Year full of motivation, inspiration and sass. Much like an underfed clothes horse down…

WA Labor’s bizarre bout of Murdoch madness

7 December 2020 5:04 pm

We really are in a post-truth era of politics; and for a change, Western Australia is leading the pack instead of trailing 30 years behind.…

Has WA made a unilateral declaration of independence?

20 October 2020 5:00 am

I remember the good ol’ days in March 2020 when we were told Western Australia would go into a short…

Leftists can’t even define what a woman is, so how can they claim we’ve been short-changed by the budget?

12 October 2020 1:10 pm

Federal Budget week invariably results in a myriad of commentary about the focus of the budget and its winners and…

Budget 2020: the wrong type of compassion

7 October 2020 6:49 pm

Federal Budget day is a political commentators’ wet dream. It’s also a spectator’s sport for any politics junkie watching ABC…

Budget 2020: stand by for upheaval in the corporate sector – even with insolvency reform

1 October 2020 6:24 pm

I first wrote about the impending insolvency deluge on July 7. Back then the commentariat was focused on Victoria’s fresh…

How shinybum corona craziness has just widened the city-country divide

15 September 2020 7:00 pm

Little has illustrated the divide between urban and regional Australia quite like the events of 2020. I feel reasonably qualified…

WA Labor: the new covid secessionists?

8 September 2020 2:44 pm

Western Australia has always had an unusual idiosyncratic beauty about it. It’s home to some of the country’s most breathtaking…

Clive Palmer: the unlikely canary in the coalmine

19 August 2020 2:00 pm

In 2002, Geoff Gallop’s Labor government in Western Australia entered into a state agreement with Mineralogy, Clive Palmer’s company, for…

Axe HECS-HELP for failing students? Why not? Universities are supposed to be about learning

14 August 2020 12:57 pm

Yesterday, Dan Tehan announced a Federal Government plan for first-year university students to lose government funding if they fail more…

We might have a pandemic on our hands, but we still also have the rule of law

4 August 2020 12:00 pm

I happened to switch on the telly at the start of the week just in time for Annelise Nielsen’s interview…

We’re only just entering the corona economic rapids. Wait to we go over the waterfall

7 July 2020 5:00 am

On October 3, 2008, I sat on the end of a bed in a Dubai hotel watching the once credible…

Labor, Liberal, whatever: if you really want to stop the stacks, it’s time for party democratisation

17 June 2020 1:15 pm

As a general rule, I try to steer clear of commercial television. People crying over flopped souffle grates on my…

We need a new approach to saving and investment, not ScoMo’s Reno Rorts

10 June 2020 5:00 am

Y’all remember back in the good old days when the Prime Minister said the government wasn’t going to pick winners.…

Welcome to recession – with a ticking personal debt bomb

4 June 2020 5:00 am

My family migrated to Australia in the 1950s with barely enough cash to bless themselves. Such is the story of…

Virgin no more

22 April 2020 1:13 pm

Yesterday, Virgin Australia announced to the ASX that it had entered into voluntary administration and that it intended to recapitalize…

The Pell ruling: imperfect, but if you want moral police and moral courts try Iran

9 April 2020 2:55 pm

On Tuesday, the High Court of Australia unanimously granted Cardinal George Pell leave to appeal to the High Court and…

If we’re really all in this together, here are some suggestions

7 April 2020 6:00 pm

It’s been quite the fortnight for Australia. The economy has been all but shut down, thousands have lost their jobs,…

Won’t somebody please think of the Instagram influencers?

25 March 2020 1:37 pm

We are reliably informed by News.com.au that travel influencers — sorry, glamourous travel influencers — say that coronavirus is ‘impacting…

The recession we have to have

19 March 2020 12:02 am

Mark Twain said history doesn’t repeat itself but it often rhymes. That goes for a great many of history’s seeming reoccurrences, many…

Five tips for modern women, courtesy of Nonna

8 March 2020 3:30 pm

I find it immensely dull that International Women’s Day is primarily used as a platform for the sisterhood to whinge…

It’s called legal tender for a reason

3 March 2020 12:15 pm

The Australian economy has had a rough trot the last twelve months or so: economic growth is slow, unemployment is…