Hal G.P. Colebatch

True Islam

24 June 2017 9:00 am

Each new Islamic terrorist atrocity is denounced by western leaders such as our Prime Minister as a ‘twisted’ or ‘perverted’…

Who put the cult into multiculturalism?

27 May 2017 9:00 am

A British General of the Raj, told that suttee was an Indian custom, replied: ‘We have a custom too. When…

German attacks on Israel

6 May 2017 9:00 am

It might be thought that Germany would still feel a bit… er… sensitive in its dealing with Jews. Indeed, the…

The Cup, the Martyrs and the Archbishop

29 April 2017 9:00 am

The sub-leader in the Australian some months ago (‘Sipping water a capital offence’) called attention to the plight of Mrs…

A fight to the finish

8 April 2017 9:00 am

The Senate’s blocking of the government’s attempted modification of Section 18C indicates that there is something drastically wrong with the…

Clean end of the turd

1 April 2017 9:00 am

I have received an email from the Liberal Party’s Federal office: ‘The Turnbull Coalition Government is making the Racial Discrimination…

Islamophobia is dangerous humbug

11 March 2017 9:00 am

Among the most purely dishonest expressions in modern politics (eclipsing even ‘Social justice’) is ‘Islamophobia’. A phobia – the word…

Islamophobia is dangerous humbug

9 March 2017 3:00 pm

Among the most purely dishonest expressions in modern politics (eclipsing even ‘Social justice’) is ‘Islamophobia’. A phobia – the word…

The Jackal vote

11 February 2017 9:00 am

I have argued before that New Zealand and Australia might combine their defence forces, providing New Zealand pulled its weight…

The Jackal vote

9 February 2017 3:00 pm

I have argued before that New Zealand and Australia might combine their defence forces, providing New Zealand pulled its weight…

Have a cigar

3 December 2016 9:00 am

Whatever else may be said of the late Fidel Castro, he has one distinction no-one can take from him or…

Have a cigar

1 December 2016 3:00 pm

Whatever else may be said of the late Fidel Castro, he has one distinction no-one can take from him or…

Have a cigar

1 December 2016 3:00 pm

Whatever else may be said of the late Fidel Castro, he has one distinction no-one can take from him or…

The Last Enemy, then and now

5 November 2016 9:00 am

Going through my library recently I came across a small, rather battered blue book: the 1943 edition of The Last…

The new, objectivity-free journalism?

1 November 2016 10:33 am

A prize-winning reporter of the old school (we started as cadets on The West Australian together) has sent me a…

In the Navy, in the Army…

15 October 2016 9:00 am

Those amused or alarmed by the pictures of former Army Chief and Australian of the Year David Morrison mincing about…

Australian notes

10 September 2016 9:00 am

On Quadrant I organised a small fund-raiser to help Quadrant after the Literature Board cut off its grant without explanation…

Australian notes

8 September 2016 1:00 pm

On Quadrant I organised a small fund-raiser to help Quadrant after the Literature Board cut off its grant without explanation…

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…

Quest for glory blundered

9 July 2016 9:00 am

Napoleon’s judicial murder of the Duke of Enghien was summed up by either his Chief of Police, Joseph Fouche or…

Hat trick

25 February 2016 3:00 pm

Kipling once wrote a poem lamenting that the three-volume romantic novel (‘The old three-decker’) was said to be extinct. It…

Hat trick

25 February 2016 3:00 pm

Kipling once wrote a poem lamenting that the three-volume romantic novel (‘The old three-decker’) was said to be extinct. It…

Ends of the earth

16 April 2015 9:30 am

This story, second in a projected series (the first was The Thief Fleet, reviewed in these pages 8 December 2012),…

The rise of the politicians

26 September 2013 1:00 pm

This book expresses what is being more and more widely felt in English-speaking and other western countries: government is becoming…

The lady means business

4 May 2013 6:00 pm

Gina Rinehart: The Untold Story of the Richest Woman in the World By Adele Ferguson PanMacmillan, $34.99, pp 490 ISBN…