Australia

Taryn Fiebig for Pinchgut Opera

20 May 2017 9:00 am

Baroque opera is increasingly popular in Australia, particularly in recent years through the work of Pinchgut Opera. This administratively tiny…

Libertarian notes

20 May 2017 9:00 am

Latham’s lure Those pundits who have questioned whether it would be good for us to have Mark Latham join the…

PC notes

20 May 2017 9:00 am

On May 3 Tony Abbott urged his audience at the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research in Perth to place…

77

20 May 2017 9:00 am

Ronald Reagan was 77 years old in his final year in office running the free world. And he made a…

Venice diary

20 May 2017 9:00 am

The Biennale The Venice Biennale has been a rite of every second spring since 1895. The oldest biennial art fair…

Budget notes

20 May 2017 9:00 am

Stealing Shorten’s shorts In 1845 Benjamin Disraeli said of Britain’s Tory Prime Minister, Sir Robert Peel, that he had ‘caught…

Identity politics

20 May 2017 9:00 am

The budget week just gone has marked the moment when both sides of politics officially gave up on budget repair…

Worth losing the base?

20 May 2017 9:00 am

Donald Trump has identified a phenomenon in the Western media which many suspect and which believers in a free press…

Business/Robbery etc

20 May 2017 9:00 am

It’s one of the few bits of Liberal economic policy left in the budget – and judging by the pathetic…

Turnbull’s twilight urgatory

20 May 2017 9:00 am

‘I Told You So!’. These are not words that listeners usually enjoy hearing. In fact, if you’re looking for a…

Snowflake warriors

20 May 2017 9:00 am

Australia’s hopes rest in its youth, or so people used to say in the expectation that rising generations would build…

Sinking into oppression

13 May 2017 9:00 am

We were saying things around the dinner table last Friday night and Gillian Triggs could not stop us. We were…

A solid dose of aggro

13 May 2017 9:00 am

This isn’t an easy confession to make in the pages of this august publication, but I grudgingly admire the ACTU’s…

Whose party is it, anyway?

13 May 2017 9:00 am

The writing may be on the wall for those lobbyist Liberal Party factional bosses who have successfully defied the decrees…

Another costly folly

13 May 2017 9:00 am

Under the guise of compassion and atonement for past injustices suffered by Aborigines, white activists, joined by overseas imports, have…

Australian Notes

13 May 2017 9:00 am

Let’s keep Triggs for the fun of it I wouldn’t trust Malcolm Turnbull or George Brandis to pick what type…

Brown Study

13 May 2017 9:00 am

Give credit where it is due, my mother used to say. So I must congratulate the Prime Minister on his…

Simon Collins

13 May 2017 9:00 am

When Geoffrey Blainey’s seminal work The Tyranny of Distance first appeared in Dymocks’ window many people didn’t realise it was…

ELIOTH GRUNER 1882-1939 Fisherman, Coogee Beach 1913 oil on wood, 19 x 28 cm

Elioth Gruner 1882-1939

13 May 2017 9:00 am

Last week I lunched at the Coogee Pavilion on the most perfect day. The scene before me was almost identical…

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…

Shark Notes

13 May 2017 9:00 am

Bloodlust of the greenies First they came for the surfers, and I did not speak out because… wait. What? Surfers…

Free speechless

13 May 2017 9:00 am

The awarding of a ‘free speech’ award to the Human Rights Commission’s Gillian Triggs left many lost for words. It…

German attacks on Israel

6 May 2017 9:00 am

It might be thought that Germany would still feel a bit… er… sensitive in its dealing with Jews. Indeed, the…

Marine or Macron?

6 May 2017 9:00 am

If the voters obey the elites and elect Emmanuel Macron, the Fifth Republic may well be doomed, which could have…

Restoring the Romanovs

6 May 2017 9:00 am

Our exclusive interview with Alexander Zakatov, Head of the Chancellery of the Russian Imperial House