Grant Turner

Hello lockdown, my old friend

25 May 2021 1:04 pm

As of 6.00 pm this evening groups of five people in Greater Melbourne must wear masks outdoors while within 30…

How even Xi Jinping gets something this budget

12 May 2021 5:47 pm

In all the lists of budget winners and losers, one name has been missing: Xi Jinping. Yet China’s President for…

EXCLUSIVE: Danandrewstan, when Extinction Rebellion can march on March 22, but diggers can’t on April 25

27 February 2021 1:58 pm

Earlier this month, to the fury of veterans, Melbourne’s Anzac Day March was cancelled for the second year running, with…

Craig Kelly goes to the crossbench

23 February 2021 12:17 pm

The Liberal Party and its forebears have always given their members the right to speak out, particularly backbenchers. South Australian…

Daniel Andrews’ corona incompetents: name them

13 February 2021 1:15 pm

The Nine newspapers today contain an interview with the supposed “patient zero” of the latest Victorian quarantine disaster that my…

Ah, Daniel Andrews, you’ve done it again

12 February 2021 1:46 pm

Melbourne’s famed Brunetti’s pasticcerie turn out the most exquisite pastries and cakes, but their decor resembles that of a Las…

Talk is cheap – just like we want our electricity to be

2 December 2020 6:10 pm

Guardian Australia staff have been doing cartwheels around the office after the latest Essential Research findings. “Three-quarters of Australians back…

The Budget’s new normal remains rooted in the real world

6 October 2020 9:10 pm

Whatever else one can say about tonight’s federal Budget, at least Josh Frydenberg has held the line firm against the…

Eden-Monaro? Don’t risk it, Jim. The Senate needs you

30 April 2020 11:42 am

A by-election is on in one of the nation’s most fascinating seats, Eden-Monaro, the electorate that surrounds the Australian Capital…

EXCLUSIVE: Extinction Rebellion threatens Bali bombing memorial

30 January 2020 3:42 pm

The eco-anarchists of Extinction Rebellion have a new activity planned for Saturday morning, threatening to invade Melbourne’s Lincoln Square. So…