Australian Notes

Australian notes

3 October 2013 1:00 pm

At Julia Gillard’s triumphal rallies, her ecstatic audiences applauded the idea that her valour in standing up to misogyny will…

Australian notes

28 September 2013 9:00 am

David Marr, the celebrated journalist, has done it again. First he psychoanalysed the rabid Kevin Rudd in his essay Power…

Australian notes

26 September 2013 1:00 pm

David Marr, the celebrated journalist, has done it again. First he psychoanalysed the rabid Kevin Rudd in his essay Power…

Australian Notes

21 September 2013 9:00 am

Will its allies around the world ever recover that confidence in the United States, which they lost with President Obama’s…

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19 September 2013 1:00 pm

Will its allies around the world ever recover that confidence in the United States, which they lost with President Obama’s…

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14 September 2013 9:00 am

Mr Putin suggests that Syria submit its chemical weapons to international control. Syria’s foreign minister thinks this is a good…

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12 September 2013 1:00 pm

Mr Putin suggests that Syria submit its chemical weapons to international control. Syria’s foreign minister thinks this is a good…

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7 September 2013 9:00 am

They can’t help themselves. Despite the ancient warnings against counting chickens and the dreadful memory of the unlosable, but lost,…

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31 August 2013 9:00 am

The Labor party has no hope of winning the election unless something extraordinary happens in the next few days. Is…

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24 August 2013 9:00 am

It was a great night in the Paddo RSL. It was an open-to-all public meeting to hear and question candidates…

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17 August 2013 9:00 am

Tony Abbott won the first debate marginally on both style and issues. Neither leader was faintly inspirational let alone charismatic.…

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10 August 2013 9:00 am

While Kevin Rudd was making his way to Yarralumla last Sunday, Tony Abbott was in Sydney’s Chinatown with Julie Bishop…

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3 August 2013 9:00 am

It was a stoic little gathering of Craig Thomson loyalists in the Celebrity Room of City Tatts in Sydney. Promoted…

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27 July 2013 9:00 am

More from Poor Peter’s Almanac: Kevin Rudd is disliked by all who know him but is popular on television. Tony…

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20 July 2013 9:00 am

Anyone who believes Kevin Rudd has changed will believe anything. So says the great cartoonist Bill Leak, unloading during the…

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13 July 2013 9:00 am

The crowded Thanksgiving Service at St James, Kings Street, Sydney, for Charles Copeman, the mining executive who died aged 83…

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6 July 2013 9:00 am

There’s something irresistible about a philosopher who gives his recreations in Debrett’s as ‘wine, women and song’. Ken Minogue, who died last…