Guest Notes

Australian notes

25 February 2017 9:00 am

Tim wilson is wrong In this past Saturday’s Inquirer page, Liberal MP Tim Wilson – former Commissioner in the Australian…

Jewish notes

25 February 2017 9:00 am

Bob hawke’s conditional friendship In Bob Hawke’s recent article (Australian Financial Review, 13 February) he claims that it is a…

Immigration notes

25 February 2017 9:00 am

February 8 was Enoch Powell’s death day, God rest him. I observed it by reading his Collected Poems, a stately…

Conservative notes

18 February 2017 9:00 am

Conservatism is the new Punk The other day, I logged onto eBay and ordered a ‘Make America Great Again’ hat.…

Deplorable notes

18 February 2017 9:00 am

First, an apology. In my cover story last week (‘The Cory revolution’) I implied that Miranda Devine supported the Turnbull…

Brexit notes

11 February 2017 9:00 am

Things have changed Only Harrogate, York and Leeds voted Remain in the European Referendum in Yorkshire last year. This was…

Deplorable notes

4 February 2017 9:00 am

Welcome-ish news from the Australian last week: ‘With the Syrian rebel front crumbling under the combined might of a Russian…

Australian notes

4 February 2017 9:00 am

Invasion of the farm snatchers As part of its curious strategy of attacking its base, the Turnbull government seems intent…

Deplorable notes

28 January 2017 9:00 am

Commentators here in America called President Trump’s (sweet Jesus, does that sound good) inauguration speech ‘dark’, proving again their own…

Inauguration notes

21 January 2017 9:00 am

The Worst President When it was said that Malcolm Turnbull is the worst Australian Liberal Prime Minister since Sir William…

Australian notes

14 January 2017 9:00 am

I’ve just returned from my fifth trip to Israel in the last decade. It prompted me to recall a conversation…

Australian notes

7 January 2017 9:00 am

Malcolm the Fission Fiasco I don’t agree with all those many right-of-centre commentators who think the current Prime Minister, Mr…

Deplorable notes

7 January 2017 9:00 am

Which was the most tragic celebrity casualty of 2016? Was it George Michael, the most gifted queer since William Shakespeare?…

Obama notes

7 January 2017 9:00 am

Stabbing an ally in the back   After so injudiciously ratifying the Paris climate agreement on the very day Donald…

Immigration notes

29 December 2016 3:00 pm

At last, we’ve found something worse than Islamists: Millennial Islamists. Abdul Razak Ali Artan, the Somali refugee who carried out…

Jerusalem diary

29 December 2016 3:00 pm

‘To know how the world goes without America, look at Aleppo’. That’s the kind of insight (from the head of…

Christmas notes

10 December 2016 9:00 am

Festive baubles The two seasons I love most in life are elections and Christmas. As we near the year’s end,…

Music lover’s notes

10 December 2016 9:00 am

A late Sunday afternoon visit to Bunnings to acquire a necessity now in short supply, incandescent small bayonet light globes,…

Media notes

3 December 2016 9:00 am

Mate, I tell ya. Jim-friggin’-Allan. No one else’s writing quite has the power to make me physically sick. His piece…

Dis-con notes

19 November 2016 9:00 am

The next Abbott ministry Writing here on October 1 last, I said: ‘The Liberal Party now desperately needs a leader…

New York notes

19 November 2016 9:00 am

The great persuader The shock was total. Jaws had dropped, faces were stunned. ‘How could this be?’ was the thought…

Trumpian notes

19 November 2016 9:00 am

Gavin McInnes won Australians’ hearts and minds when he called Waleed Aly an ‘East Indian retard virgin micro-penis’, and I…

MT Vernon notes

12 November 2016 9:00 am

Finally the US Presidential elections are over; it is Trump after all. After a visit to both coasts stateside, I…

Racing notes

12 November 2016 9:00 am

Not just a once-a-year party My spring carnival commenced in August on Lawrence Stakes day at Caulfield. The racecourse was…

Conservative notes

5 November 2016 9:00 am

And they wonder why their supporters are deserting them… The whole 18C hate-speech saga is now verging on the pathetic.…