Simon Collins

Aussie Life

17 July 2021 9:00 am

When I switched on my TV last Sunday I was not at all surprised to see a three-star Australian general…

Aussie Life

3 July 2021 9:00 am

The only time that the BBC has ‘emu-lated’ an Australian broadcaster was in the early Seventies, when it suspended its…

Get Ye In Lane

3 July 2021 9:00 am

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26 June 2021 9:00 am

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19 June 2021 9:00 am

One of the advantages of being an internet sensation is that it greatly reduces the likelihood of you being eaten.…

Aussie Life

5 June 2021 9:00 am

The cold snap enveloping much of NSW at time of writing won’t help regional communities battling the mouse plague, such…

Aussie Life

22 May 2021 9:00 am

Unlike most of the panellists on The Gruen Transfer, I still make ads for a living, and try to exercise…


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8 May 2021 9:00 am

As a child I had a version of OCD called Just Right syndrome. This doesn’t mean I lived entirely on…

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24 April 2021 9:00 am

The café of the suburban outdoor pool I swam in when I lived in Melbourne in the 1990’s had a…

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3 April 2021 9:00 am

Australia’s by-sea-girtness, as much as its size, means meteorologists will always have their work cut out predicting the kind of…

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20 March 2021 9:00 am

I didn’t plan to watch it. I just happened to switch on my TV as it was starting. And the…

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6 March 2021 9:00 am

If you asked a roomful of Poms to list Winston Churchill’s greatest achievements, few would put ‘introducing the minimum wage’…

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20 February 2021 9:00 am

The most powerful ad I created for David Cameron’s 2010 election campaign was a billboard featuring a still from a…

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30 January 2021 9:00 am

Has any speech by an American politician ever received more attention in the Australian media than Joe Biden’s inauguration speech?…

Books shop

5 September 2020 9:00 am

When the Irish comedian Dylan Moran was interviewed on ABC radio last year as a precursor to his (now presumably…

Culture wars

22 August 2020 9:00 am

Forming groups to kill other groups over territory, resources or belief is so much a part of the human condition…

Victorian burglars

1 August 2020 9:00 am

Spare a thought for Victorian burglars. Just when they thought they could go back to ransacking South Yarra mansions while…

Mystery portrait

18 July 2020 9:00 am

Shortly after moving to Manhattan in the noughties I was strolling through the West Village when I came across a…

Aussie Life

4 July 2020 9:00 am

It has been brought to my attention that the rename Victoria suggestion I made in these pages two weeks ago…