John Simpson

Who exactly runs the ABC nowadays?

14 October 2021 4:00 am

The combative, pugnacious Gaven Morris is quitting his taxpayer-funded job as national news chief at the ABC.  The questions as…

ABC Four Corners does longevity well, accuracy badly

17 August 2021 12:03 pm

It’s no secret our national broadcaster is fond of self-congratulation.   This week, the carefully choreographed ‘back-slapping‘ reached dizzying new…

Did Eddie resign or was it the Pope?

11 February 2021 5:50 pm

ABC TV news viewers this week could have been excused for thinking the Papacy had been suddenly vacated.   Fully…

Celebrity pollies and turncoats may flame in – but most simply flameout

22 September 2020 1:31 pm

No-one could accuse Senator Kristina Keneally of being a turncoat, but a political ‘celebrity’? I reckon she’d settle for that. …

Labor ideology is killing Victorian businesses, jobs – and hope

13 September 2020 5:00 am

The Victorian Labor Government’s entrenched anti-business ideology is costing tens of thousands of jobs and killing hope.  This ramshackle group…

The class of Covid-19

24 August 2020 11:35 am

While coronavirus poses a deadly threat to older people, it is young Australians who will take the heaviest hit from…

Public administration in New South Wales and Victoria has failed us

19 August 2020 8:11 am

Between them nearly three-quarters of a million people earn their living from the public purse in Australia’s two largest States.…