Features Australia

Tony, Pauline and Cory

18 February 2017 9:00 am

The best chance of sound and honest government returning to Australia will be the emergence of, if not a grand…

The refugee fetish

18 February 2017 9:00 am

On February 8, the Australian published a full page advertisement paid for by 72 organisations calling for the evacuation of…

Picking judges

18 February 2017 9:00 am

President Donald Trump and congressional Democrats in the United States are about to engage in political warfare about who will…

Lapping it up

18 February 2017 9:00 am

Last time around they managed to put her in gaol. Now they are rolling out the red carpet. Pauline Hanson…

Book lover’s notes

18 February 2017 9:00 am

The hot days of summer inspire two impulses, a good clean up, curiously called a spring clean, and the desire…

Hawke’s myopia

18 February 2017 9:00 am

Bob Hawke is a respected former Labor PM, but in a recent article in the AFR he incorrectly elevated Israeli…

Mr Trumble’s dumb deal

11 February 2017 9:00 am

President Trump was right. It was a ‘dumb deal’, dumb for both Australia and the United States. First, it was…

The Cory revolution

11 February 2017 9:00 am

It’s hard to imagine that, less than five years ago, Cory Bernardi was Tony Abbott’s parliamentary secretary. The role suited…

Hanging on the telephone

11 February 2017 9:00 am

January 29, 2017 might be remembered by Australians and Americans as the day when the President of the United States,…

Women’s tennis is a joke

11 February 2017 9:00 am

In the warm afterglow of the festival of tennis that was the Australian Open, and the glorious men’s final match…

The Jackal vote

11 February 2017 9:00 am

I have argued before that New Zealand and Australia might combine their defence forces, providing New Zealand pulled its weight…

Business/Robbery etc

11 February 2017 9:00 am

At last a rational solution to Australia’s government-generated economically-crazy job-destroying energy crisis? Or just more pie in the sky from…

Brief candle

11 February 2017 9:00 am

Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow creeps in this petty pace from day to day to the last syllable of PM…

Indigenous indulgences

4 February 2017 9:00 am

I acknowledge the Aboriginal peoples who are the Traditional Custodians of the land on which I live. I pay my…

Time to switch off SBS

4 February 2017 9:00 am

The impending retirement of ABC chairman, Jim Spigelman, presents Malcolm Turnbull with an ideal opportunity to shake up the country’s…

Teaching history

4 February 2017 9:00 am

Australia Day always brings out the whingers, the whiners, the crazy Invasion Day anti-nationalists and the almost equally crazy flag-draped…

Dumbing down NSW

4 February 2017 9:00 am

What do Mary Durack, Christina Stead, A. B. Facey, Xavier Herbert, Les Murray, Thomas Keneally and Clive James have in…

Addicted to outrage

4 February 2017 9:00 am

Outrage is the new normal. Sparking outrage − for whatever reason − is the new sin. The number of lazy…

More divisive than Trump

4 February 2017 9:00 am

Often, the tone words are delivered in is equally, if not more important, than the words themselves. It’s hardly surprising,…

Clothes maketh the MP

28 January 2017 9:00 am

Like many women watching Donald Trump’s swearing in as the 45th President of the United States of America, I held…

Turnbull is toast

28 January 2017 9:00 am

Most people are bemused when I predict that Malcolm Turnbull won’t be prime minister by the end of the year.…

Vulgarian? Populist? Brawler?

28 January 2017 9:00 am

The inauguration is over and we now have the most unlikely of US presidents. A complete outsider to politics and…

Stung!

28 January 2017 9:00 am

Centrelink – as everyone in Australia knows – shat the bed last month, leaving the government (and particularly Christian Porter)…

Lefty laughs

28 January 2017 9:00 am

‘Why doesn’t the Left do humour?’ I asked a left-wing friend. ‘Why is it only conservatives who know how to…

Business/Robbery etc

28 January 2017 9:00 am

It’s not just a headwind; there’s a gale coming. The ‘global headwinds’ blamed by the Turnbull government for last week’s…