Features Australia

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…

Turnbull’s Labor dream

21 January 2017 9:00 am

In 1993, Malcolm Turnbull was at a crossroads. Paul Keating had given the well-known journalist, lawyer, banker and republican his…

Ruing the day

21 January 2017 9:00 am

Here comes Australia Day again and with it, like professional wailers preceding a Sicilian funeral, the chorus of media penitents…

Truth verboten

21 January 2017 9:00 am

This time last year, the German media lost the confidence of the German people. News of the mass New Year’s…

Reconciliation or Revenge?

21 January 2017 9:00 am

For a decade, a national apology was sought from Prime Minister John Howard. For a decade, he refused to provide…

Trump is our id, the Left is our super-ego

21 January 2017 9:00 am

Trump’s inauguration will be loathed by many. While the meltdown of his enemies are too long and varied to document,…

Revealing nudes

21 January 2017 9:00 am

Nude begins with that most perfect of bodies: champion archer Teucer drawing his bow, his youthful face absorbed in concentration,…

High Noon USA

21 January 2017 9:00 am

It’s going to be spectacular, it’s going to be ugly and it’s going to be war. The liberal elites in…

Stealing beauty (and everything else)

14 January 2017 9:00 am

A new front in the war against racism has opened up and the fight is being taken to a new…

Turnbull, turn to Key

14 January 2017 9:00 am

Once upon a time, a multi-millionaire, former merchant banker Prime Minister, highly successful in business who came to politics later…

Dangerous queen

14 January 2017 9:00 am

In a move that has delighted his fans and appalled his enemies, Breitbart editor and provocateur extraordinaire Milo Yiannopoulos is…

Finishing off Marx

14 January 2017 9:00 am

With the onset of the so-called festive season, I fear that two of the more significant newspaper articles of recent…

John Key’s score card

14 January 2017 9:00 am

Just how good a Prime Minister was New Zealand’s recently retired John Key? I ask the question as a right-of-centre,…

Business/Robbery etc

14 January 2017 9:00 am

The cost effect on the real world of the ideological fairyland of anti-coal campaigners is now becoming worryingly evident. Not…

What on earth!

14 January 2017 9:00 am

I grew up believing in a fundamental truth that the North Pole was the magnetic pole. So, of all the…