Features Australia

In praise of our future King

9 November 2013 9:00 am

On 14 November the Prince of Wales reaches his 65th birthday, the age when, in Britain, he would in almost…

A forgotten hero

2 November 2013 9:00 am

A spectre haunted the Sydney Opera House’s recent 40th anniversary. It was the disconsolate ghost of that foully treated Danish-bred…

Put the expenses ‘scandal’ in perspective

2 November 2013 9:00 am

A month since our new Prime Minister took to the stage and the honeymoon has been cut somewhat short. Quite…

Good night, sweet prince

2 November 2013 9:00 am

  Hamlet Belvoir, Sydney, until 1 December   While the actual Prince of Denmark was charming Sydney crowds during his…

Insiders are being starved

26 October 2013 9:00 am

Australia is witnessing the most effective media strategy to be conceived since the dawn of the 24-hour media cycle. Our…

Fire, fire!

26 October 2013 9:00 am

The brazen stupidity of the Greens and the climate change religion has been on display throughout the current bushfires in…

Pity Nicole Kidman and Naomi Watts

26 October 2013 9:00 am

The Oscars, awarded in February each year, bring out the patriotism in many Australian movie buffs and sections of the…

Notes from the old dart

19 October 2013 9:00 am

The headline in The Mail on Sunday conveys a sense of stepping back in time on arrival at Gatwick: ‘Ed…

Go ahead, suspend me

19 October 2013 9:00 am

The trouble with the Liberal party is that it doesn’t realise how deeply it is in trouble. Liberals have missed…

End the Age of Entitlement

19 October 2013 9:00 am

Recently my wife ran into a spot of bother. At the motor registry to pay her overdue rego, she discovered…

My war against the factions

12 October 2013 9:00 am

The State Director of the NSW Liberal party recently advised that the State Executive has initiated a five-year suspension of…

Peter Cook and Dudley Moore visit the Antipodes

12 October 2013 9:00 am

Dudley Moore: Sir Arthur, what is the porpoise of your visit to Australia? Sir Arthur Streeb-Greebling (Peter Cook): There is…

Forget ‘Alborten’

12 October 2013 9:00 am

No, I don’t think so.’ One raised bushy eyebrow, a slight cocking of the head, a piercing glint in the…

Meet the latest Aussie who gets under our skin

5 October 2013 9:00 am

 Masterton, New Zealand.   Ostensibly it was a contest between Emirates Team New Zealand and Oracle Team USA. But as…

Pass the torch

5 October 2013 9:00 am

  London.   Australia’s Liberal party has perhaps more good fortune than it realises. Its present leader and Prime Minister,…

Labor’s legacy wars

5 October 2013 9:00 am

One man’s lonely, friendless trudge down the mean streets of Manhattan. One woman’s loved up festival of adoration at the…

Letters

5 October 2013 9:00 am

Sam’s Abbott, not Anton’s Sir: Sam Roggeveen’s article (‘Abbott is not a neocon,’ 28 September) is a useful analysis of…

Abbott is not a neocon

28 September 2013 9:00 am

He has been compared in the British press to George W. Bush. He was once described by the US ambassador…

How was it for you?

28 September 2013 9:00 am

Julia Gillard recently wrote that ‘Losing power is felt physically, emotionally, in waves of sensation… [with] odd moments of relief…

In praise of Australia's Liberal Democrats

21 September 2013 9:00 am

Anyone of good sense, or with a political sensibility placing them to the right of Lenin, couldn’t help but celebrate…

Why I’m homeschooling

21 September 2013 9:00 am

My journey from homeschooling sceptic to homeschool cheerleader was in two parts. There is the practical journey, which takes in…

Julia Gillard's myth makers

21 September 2013 9:00 am

In recent weeks the Left — which is of course not a singular herd, though it sometimes acts like one…

Where to now for Labor?

14 September 2013 9:00 am

It’s not such a big deal. One term, maybe two, and Labor will be back in power. Abbott will prove…

Why doesn’t the Facebook abuse of Tony Abbott prompt outrage from the moral guardians?

14 September 2013 9:00 am

Oh how the sanctimonious Left bemoaned the slightest criticism of Julia Gillard. Egged on by Gillard’s own rants, and abetted…

If only Tories had a Tony

14 September 2013 9:00 am

We woke up in England last Sunday morning to hear the good news from Down Under, pleased for our Australian…