Simon Collins

Aussie life

14 May 2022 9:00 am

Are conservative journalists more endangered than polar bears? Unlike the habitat of the world’s largest land carnivore, the landscape across…

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30 April 2022 9:00 am

The failure of Russian forces to achieve their Ukrainian objectives is said to have surprised nobody more than their commander-in-chief.…

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16 April 2022 9:00 am

Is the woke tide finally starting to turn? One aspect of the mainstream media’s coverage of the Ukraine crisis might…

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2 April 2022 9:00 am

According to our National Archives, the aim of the Immigration Restriction Act, aka the White Australia Policy, was ‘to limit…

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19 March 2022 9:00 am

Prime ministers rarely lose elections by bungling a single issue. An obvious benefit of the four-year term is that if…

Aussie Life

5 March 2022 9:00 am

I’m thinking about acquiring a drug habit. As a New South Wales Seniors Card carrier I may have left it…

Breadgate: let them eat wholegrain

22 February 2022 2:30 pm

In recent weeks it’s been tempting to look for similarities between the re-election prospects of Boris Johnson and Scott Morrison.…

Aussie Life

19 February 2022 9:00 am

If a week is a long time in politics, two months is a geological epoch, during which not just goalposts…

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29 January 2022 9:00 am

Even in Australian publications of a conspicuously conservative disposition, it has been some time since any respected pundit has suggested,…

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15 January 2022 9:00 am

I am writing this in Old South Wales, in the visitor suite of my mother’s assisted living facility. When I…

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18 December 2021 9:00 am

One of the reasons I still buy newspapers is that what no longer seems to be true of vocabulary and…

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4 December 2021 9:00 am

I have reached an age where I have started to forget where I have put things, but so far they…

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20 November 2021 9:00 am

You know the royals are in trouble when a prominent member of Australians for Constitutional Monarchy writes an article suggesting…

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6 November 2021 9:00 am

I’m not sure what the sacking of Michael Leunig says more about; the state of Australian journalism or the status…

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23 October 2021 9:00 am

Go on, admit it; just when you thought it was safe to go back to the pub, or the office,…

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9 October 2021 9:00 am

One of the most compelling things about Stanley Kubrick’s sci-fi masterpiece 2001: A Space Odyssey, is the way we don’t…

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25 September 2021 9:00 am

Not everyone was as pleased as most Australians were to learn about our historic new defence pact with the UK…

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11 September 2021 9:00 am

Do fish have feelings? And if they do, does anybody care? RSPCA Australia’s willingness to lease their logo to salmon…

Unconscious bias in the 1950s

11 September 2021 9:00 am

Being woke in the 1990’s

28 August 2021 9:00 am

Aussie Life

28 August 2021 9:00 am

We now know that Boris Johnson’s initial reluctance to impose Covid containment regulations was prompted by a confidential January 2020…

Aussie Life

14 August 2021 9:00 am

At time of writing, Australia is sixth on the Tokyo medal ladder and with only one day of competition left…