Australian Notes

Australian notes

21 May 2022 9:00 am

On this page last election eve I wrote, ‘Mums and dads across the country look set to elect a Labor…

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23 April 2022 9:00 am

As I was driving home on Saturday after a busy day, I realised that everything I had done that day,…

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16 April 2022 9:00 am

Sorry to say this – but apologies by political figures seem to have become completely meaningless. In a visit to…

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26 March 2022 9:00 am

Snot catches some of the 50 million particles inhaled with every breath. These particles are one hundredth the size of…

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26 February 2022 9:00 am

Why on earth are we stopping people who want to work from working? I used to work at a community…

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19 February 2022 9:00 am

The liberty that dare not speak its name Lord Alfred Douglas, young lover of the great Oscar Wilde, wrote a…

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5 February 2022 9:00 am

Selling the dying Great Barrier Reef With the recent A$1billion announced to save the ‘dying’ Great Barrier Reef, I wonder…

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18 December 2021 9:00 am

A great reset of one’s own When the last long New South Wales lockdown was imposed, I was probably exhausted.…

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4 December 2021 9:00 am

The unbearable lightness of lying Ever since French President Emmanuel Macron told a credulous Australian media that he doesn’t think,…

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13 November 2021 9:00 am

Zut alors! The French have not forgiven the English for Brexit. As Clément Beaune, France’s Minister for European Affairs, said…

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6 November 2021 9:00 am

The great dumbing down While cleaning out some boxes the other day I came across one of my old school…

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30 October 2021 9:00 am

Glasgow: where frail nations go to die I know a thing or two about terminal illness, and it seems to…

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16 October 2021 9:00 am

What would happen after a loss? Here’s an important question to ponder. What direction would the federal Liberal party take…

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2 October 2021 9:00 am

The human rights industry exposed If there is one thing this Covid pandemic has shown us it is the hollow…

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25 September 2021 9:00 am

How the thoughts of Xi led to the subs deal An independent inquiry into the persecution of the Uighurs in…

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4 September 2021 9:00 am

The new greek chorus: where are the feminists? As a woman of a certain age, it saddens me greatly to…

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24 July 2021 9:00 am

Special Drawing Rights: one step closer to world government Even among this journal’s well-informed readers, how many have heard of,…

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17 July 2021 9:00 am

Whitlam’s revenge It is often said that the Whitlam government was in office but not in power. Can the same…

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3 July 2021 9:00 am

A Guide to Understanding this Pandemic We are all living through the worst inroads on our freedoms and civil liberties…

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5 June 2021 9:00 am

Submarines no-brainer Our submarine acquisition program has spent several billion dollars and not seen a metre of steel cut yet.…

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15 May 2021 9:00 am

Big government bounces back Despite its spending spree in the Budget, the federal government would do well to remember that…

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24 April 2021 9:00 am

Australia’s Representatives: a new party to reclaim democracy We know that we live in a genuine democracy when, during a…

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3 April 2021 9:00 am

Time for a new centre-right party? Don’t you find it odd that many of the people now clamouring for some…

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6 March 2021 9:00 am

Smiling Prince of Victoria Even in these authoritarian times, life can still be unpredictable. I was in Melbourne recently and,…

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27 February 2021 9:00 am

Bullocks As you drive into our nation’s beef capital you are greeted by a statue of a bull emblazoned with…