Terry Barnes

Saving Private Josh

6 May 2022 4:00 am

Josh Frydenberg has always been openly ambitious. Ambitious to be Member for Kooyong. Ambitious to be a minister. And ambitious…

Angry vapers want electoral revenge

13 April 2022 9:00 am

The media hype over the just-released report on vaping by the Australian National University’s National Centre for Epidemiology and Public…

The bullying of Kimberley Kitching

17 March 2022 5:20 am

In-depth reports from ideologically-opposite sources – Shaun Carney of The Age and Sharri Markson of The Australian – appear to…

Elegy for Warnie

6 March 2022 4:00 am

Shane Warne is gone. An Australian is gone. An Australia is gone. That he was taken far too soon goes…

Woke Cricket Australia trashes Australia Day by pandering to activists

3 January 2022 1:48 pm

Cricket Australia racked up a first this week, away from the MCG and the embarrassment that was the MCC cricket…

Activists cheer while Old Parliament House burns

31 December 2021 1:23 pm

Thursday’s ‘protest’ outside Canberra’s Old Parliament House, with Aboriginal activists – whether they were themselves Aboriginal or others claiming to…

Are companies sack-happy over vaccination status?

11 December 2021 12:00 pm

The Australian HR Institute is not an organisation we hear much from, and it certainly isn’t offering any competition to…

Christian Kerr

3 December 2021 12:47 pm

As you’ll have seen from Rowan Dean’s announcement yesterday, our hitherto anonymous online editor, Christian Kerr, custodian of Flat White,…

Tim Smith did the right thing – eventually 

7 November 2021 4:14 pm

It’s rare for a state politician to get a national profile when most Australians don’t have a clue who their…

Don’t pity those cheese-eating surrender monkeys, the French

21 September 2021 11:28 am

Witnessing the melodramatic outpouring of Gallic histrionics at Australia’s surprise but masterstroke decision to ditch the overblown, over-budget and already…

We are all losers from the Christian Porter affair

20 September 2021 11:00 am

Yesterday, embattled Christian Porter resigned from the Morrison cabinet, as he could not prove there is no conflict of interest…

Does AUKUS show there’s still life in the Morrison government?

17 September 2021 11:26 am

Yesterday’s surprise announcement of AUKUS – the new Australia-United Kingdom-United States security partnership – is huge news. Not only is…

Kiwis want elimination, and nothing but elimination

3 September 2021 3:43 pm

Yesterday, the New Zealand Herald published the findings of an opinion poll it commissioned as a wave of the Delta…

Daniel Andrews, democracy is an essential service

31 August 2021 11:31 am

The Commonwealth parliament is sitting this week. The Victorian parliament is supposed to be. Except it isn’t. On the advice…

Zero-Covid is wishful thinking if Australia wants to rejoin the world

31 August 2021 7:47 am

As former Australian foreign minister and High Commissioner to the UK Alexander Downer wrote in last week’s magazine, almost all…

The PM and the Coalition's polling paradox

30 August 2021 3:38 pm

Today’s Newspoll is ugly for the Coalition, throwing their primary vote and two-party preferred deficit back into late Malcolm Turnbull…

Let’s be more up-front and honest with the daily Covid numbers

23 August 2021 11:30 am

According to the federal Department of Health website, yesterday there were 10,956 active cases of Covid-19 across Australia. Of these,…

Afghanistan’s fall — and our disgrace

18 August 2021 3:12 pm

If you go into someone else’s house and trash it, you have a moral as well as a legal obligation…

Newspoll: Governments usually win one election more than they deserve. Was 2019 one of them?

9 August 2021 11:00 am

Today’s Newspoll is dire for the Prime Minister. The two-party preferred split of 53:47 is bad enough but can be…

A judge has found the National Cabinet isn’t a cabinet, so let’s put it out of its misery

6 August 2021 2:36 pm

Senator Rex Patrick is your typical independent Senate crossbench ambulance chaser. Having been carried into parliament on the long-receded Nick…

Ivermectin and the doctor-patient relationship

2 August 2021 12:23 pm

At the outset, let’s make one thing clear. I do not share the absolute conviction of some who advocate the…

How Australia was caught in lockdown limbo

28 July 2021 6:23 am

Sajid Javid’s deleted weekend tweet about Britain ‘learning to live with, rather than cower from Covid’ upset just about everyone…

Bezos’s bell-end: a postscript

23 July 2021 2:13 pm

When he was back on the ground after his – ahem – epic space flight of all of ten minutes, Amazon founder Jeff…

God botherers shouldn’t bother Mark McGowan

15 July 2021 11:23 am

According to the proposed changes to the National Curriculum, Christianity is being expunged from what it is to be Australian.…

We’ve already got Danandrewstan. The nation can’t afford Gladystopia

12 July 2021 1:05 pm

These are testing times for New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian. This latest Covid outbreak is the biggest since the…