Michael Davis

Saudi notes

27 May 2017 9:00 am

The sight of President Trump dancing the Ardah at the Arab Islamic American Summit is like a splash of icy…

Millenial Notes

13 May 2017 9:00 am

Nothing’s quite so bloody tedious as that niche of right-wing media devoted solely to Millennial-bashing. Some ‘journalists’ get paid big…

Immigration notes

6 May 2017 9:00 am

Anzac Day was the day I fell in love with Australia. There’s no greater testament – none at all –…

Pope Francis’ flock and Islam’s wolves

2 May 2017 12:52 pm

The Holy Father’s been having a tough time lately. He recently gave a statement to reporters on the war against…

Conservative notes

29 April 2017 9:00 am

Ultimately, it doesn’t matter whether Marine Le Pen or Emmanuel Macron is elected President of France on May 7. As…

Trumpian notes

15 April 2017 9:00 am

My phone rings; a name flashes across the screen. Giorgio. ‘It’s done,’ he says in his husky Greek accent. With…

Gay Marriage Notes

8 April 2017 9:00 am

Kudos to Tim Wilson (to whom I don’t, as a rule, give kudos) for defending Mark Allaby’s right to be…

Smoker’s notes

1 April 2017 9:00 am

Well, it’s finally happened. A life of debilitating asthma and six years of chain-smoking unfiltered cigarettes have finally come to…

Deplorable notes

18 March 2017 9:00 am

Researching for my last piece on Enoch Powell, I was more than a little amused to read about the abuse…

Immigration notes

25 February 2017 9:00 am

February 8 was Enoch Powell’s death day, God rest him. I observed it by reading his Collected Poems, a stately…

Immigration notes

23 February 2017 3:00 pm

February 8 was Enoch Powell’s death day, God rest him. I observed it by reading his Collected Poems, a stately…

Deplorable notes

18 February 2017 9:00 am

First, an apology. In my cover story last week (‘The Cory revolution’) I implied that Miranda Devine supported the Turnbull…

Deplorable notes

16 February 2017 3:00 pm

First, an apology. In my cover story last week (‘The Cory revolution’) I implied that Miranda Devine supported the Turnbull…

The Cory revolution

11 February 2017 9:00 am

It’s hard to imagine that, less than five years ago, Cory Bernardi was Tony Abbott’s parliamentary secretary. The role suited…

The Cory revolution

9 February 2017 3:00 pm

It’s hard to imagine that, less than five years ago, Cory Bernardi was Tony Abbott’s parliamentary secretary. The role suited…

Deplorable notes

4 February 2017 9:00 am

Welcome-ish news from the Australian last week: ‘With the Syrian rebel front crumbling under the combined might of a Russian…

Deplorable notes

2 February 2017 3:00 pm

Welcome-ish news from the Australian last week: ‘With the Syrian rebel front crumbling under the combined might of a Russian…

Deplorable notes

28 January 2017 9:00 am

Commentators here in America called President Trump’s (sweet Jesus, does that sound good) inauguration speech ‘dark’, proving again their own…

Deplorable notes

7 January 2017 9:00 am

Which was the most tragic celebrity casualty of 2016? Was it George Michael, the most gifted queer since William Shakespeare?…

Deplorable notes

5 January 2017 3:00 pm

Which was the most tragic celebrity casualty of 2016? Was it George Michael, the most gifted queer since William Shakespeare?…

Immigration notes

29 December 2016 3:00 pm

At last, we’ve found something worse than Islamists: Millennial Islamists. Abdul Razak Ali Artan, the Somali refugee who carried out…

Immigration notes

29 December 2016 3:00 pm

At last, we’ve found something worse than Islamists: Millennial Islamists. Abdul Razak Ali Artan, the Somali refugee who carried out…

What’s Trump got to “disavow”?

16 December 2016 6:59 am

BOSTON, UNITED STATES — The Ku Klux Klan is planning a rally to celebrate the election of Donald Trump and,…

Media notes

3 December 2016 9:00 am

Mate, I tell ya. Jim-friggin’-Allan. No one else’s writing quite has the power to make me physically sick. His piece…

Media notes

1 December 2016 3:00 pm

Mate, I tell ya. Jim-friggin’-Allan. No one else’s writing quite has the power to make me physically sick. His piece…