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26 May 2016 1:00 pm

I dropped in the other day to the Sydney Writers’ Festival to hear Stan Grant deliver his autobiographical and sometimes…

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2 April 2016 9:00 am

The New Atheists – clever, uncompromising, polite – seized the initiative only a few years ago, at least in publishing.…

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31 March 2016 2:00 pm

The New Atheists – clever, uncompromising, polite – seized the initiative only a few years ago, at least in publishing.…

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16 January 2016 9:00 am

In an occasional self-deprecatory moment the late Sir John Kerr liked to tell the story of his visit to London…

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14 January 2016 3:00 pm

In an occasional self-deprecatory moment the late Sir John Kerr liked to tell the story of his visit to London…

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2 January 2016 9:00 am

The Prime Minister’s Literary Awards in Sydney the other day was an entirely different bouilloire de poissons from the presentation…

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31 December 2015 3:00 pm

The Prime Minister’s Literary Awards in Sydney the other day was an entirely different bouilloire de poissons from the presentation…

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21 November 2015 9:00 am

I have a modest proposal to help combat the appeal to ordinary or ‘moderate’ Muslims, especially the young, of what…

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19 November 2015 3:00 pm

I have a modest proposal to help combat the appeal to ordinary or ‘moderate’ Muslims, especially the young, of what…

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31 October 2015 9:00 am

If you look up the website of the late Australian philosopher David Stove, you will find the following mysterious announcement:…

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29 October 2015 3:00 pm

If you look up the website of the late Australian philosopher David Stove, you will find the following mysterious announcement:…

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10 October 2015 9:00 am

There are elements of a fairy story, as the Mayor of Paris noted, in the marriage the other day of…

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8 October 2015 2:00 pm

There are elements of a fairy story, as the Mayor of Paris noted, in the marriage the other day of…

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5 September 2015 9:00 am

I had never met the Minister for Finance in NSW, Dominic Perrottet, and knew little about him when I went…

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3 September 2015 1:00 pm

I had never met the Minister for Finance in NSW, Dominic Perrottet, and knew little about him when I went…

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1 August 2015 9:00 am

The Prime Minister and the journalist Greg Sheridan go back a long way. The other evening in Sydney’s Parliament House,…

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30 July 2015 1:00 pm

The Prime Minister and the journalist Greg Sheridan go back a long way. The other evening in Sydney’s Parliament House,…

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4 July 2015 9:00 am

Who won the wooden spoon for obtuseness among the swarm of the ABC’s apologists for putting Zaky Mallah on Q&A?…

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2 July 2015 1:00 pm

Who won the wooden spoon for obtuseness among the swarm of the ABC’s apologists for putting Zaky Mallah on Q&A?…

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27 June 2015 9:00 am

I had occasion the other day to dig up a piece I had written 50 years ago for Geoffrey Dutton’s…

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25 June 2015 1:00 pm

I had occasion the other day to dig up a piece I had written 50 years ago for Geoffrey Dutton’s…

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20 June 2015 9:00 am

It was back in the mists of time but I easily recall the day in September 1961 when I dropped…

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18 June 2015 1:00 pm

It was back in the mists of time but I easily recall the day in September 1961 when I dropped…

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13 June 2015 9:00 am

The redoubtable Andrew Bolt wants a referendum on same sex marriage. Edmund Burke gave the best and traditional answer to…

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11 June 2015 1:00 pm

The redoubtable Andrew Bolt wants a referendum on same sex marriage. Edmund Burke gave the best and traditional answer to…