Neil Brown

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18 March 2017 9:00 am

My sadness at Bill Leak’s death is compounded by the fact that I never met him. But his influence on…

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4 March 2017 9:00 am

All good things come to an end and in my case I am rapidly coming to the end of one…

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2 March 2017 3:00 pm

All good things come to an end and in my case I am rapidly coming to the end of one…

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11 February 2017 9:00 am

Until a few days ago I was planning to start this column with: ‘Have you noticed how the heat has…

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9 February 2017 3:00 pm

Until a few days ago I was planning to start this column with: ‘Have you noticed how the heat has…

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4 February 2017 9:00 am

A few weeks ago I told you about two particularly nasty and brutal attacks on our local jewelry store in…

The Nauru deal: don’t say we didn’t warn ya

2 February 2017 10:26 pm

Back in November, just after the presidential election, Neil Brown wrote a cracker of a column for the Speccie. It…

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2 February 2017 3:00 pm

A few weeks ago I told you about two particularly nasty and brutal attacks on our local jewelry store in…

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28 January 2017 9:00 am

One day about 20 years ago, I was walking down Fitzroy Street, St Kilda, giving a word of encouragement here…

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26 January 2017 3:00 pm

One day about 20 years ago, I was walking down Fitzroy Street, St Kilda, giving a word of encouragement here…

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21 January 2017 9:00 am

I should stop saying I am appalled by every new horror that arises in public life; there are so many…

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19 January 2017 3:00 pm

I should stop saying I am appalled by every new horror that arises in public life; there are so many…

Where’s the bloody Human Rights Commission while Valhalla’s burning?

18 January 2017 2:24 pm

Although the Human Rights Commission spends a lot of its time digging up imaginary wrongs and encouraging people to get outraged and…

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14 January 2017 9:00 am

The Sussan Ley scandal highlights the monumental problem facing the Turnbull government in restoring its public standing to anything remotely…

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12 January 2017 3:00 pm

The Sussan Ley scandal highlights the monumental problem facing the Turnbull government in restoring its public standing to anything remotely…

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29 December 2016 3:00 pm

Here at the Spectator Australia Electoral Reform Unit, we certainly had our hands full in 2016, what with Brexit, and…

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29 December 2016 3:00 pm

Here at the Spectator Australia Electoral Reform Unit, we certainly had our hands full in 2016, what with Brexit, and…

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10 December 2016 9:00 am

My christmas stocking fillers An exciting group of new and emerging writers exploded onto the literary scene in 2016. So,…

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8 December 2016 3:00 pm

My christmas stocking fillers An exciting group of new and emerging writers exploded onto the literary scene in 2016. So,…

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19 November 2016 9:00 am

Of all the hare-brained ideas that governments come up with, the deal with the US to take refugees from Manus…

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17 November 2016 3:00 pm

Of all the hare-brained ideas that governments come up with, the deal with the US to take refugees from Manus…

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12 November 2016 9:00 am

I have a terrible confession to make. No, it is not that I was a bully at school, or even…

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10 November 2016 3:00 pm

I have a terrible confession to make. No, it is not that I was a bully at school, or even…

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5 November 2016 9:00 am

The FBI certainly stirred up the US election when it announced it had found more of Hillary Clinton’s emails on…

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3 November 2016 3:00 pm

The FBI certainly stirred up the US election when it announced it had found more of Hillary Clinton’s emails on…