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Australian notes

25 June 2022 9:00 am

The past two years have seen the trust many Australians’ have in their institutions brought to an all-time low through…

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…

Libs have lost the plot on transgender

23 April 2022 9:00 am

There’s something in the water in Warringah. At the last election, when Tony Abbott lost to Zali Steggall, and now…

Australian notes

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,…

Australian notes

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…

Australian notes

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…

Australian notes

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…

Australian notes

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…

Latham’s law

5 February 2022 9:00 am

Covid bedwetters have run out of beds to wet In Australia we haven’t got a Punxsutawney Phil but nevertheless, our…

Australian notes

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…

Australian notes

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.…

Latham’s Law

4 December 2021 9:00 am

Wokely awards Covid has denied Australia many essential freedoms but it hasn’t been able to stop the 2021 NSW Wokely…

Australian notes

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,…

Australian notes

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…

Latham’s Law

6 November 2021 9:00 am

The calamity that is net zero Climate change is the longest-running show in Australian politics. But for one group in…

Australian notes

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…

Australian notes

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…

Australian notes

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…

Australian notes

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…

Australian notes

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…

Latham’s law

18 September 2021 9:00 am

Pull the other one, Dom There’s a lot of talk about what the Australian economy will look like post-Covid. In…

Australian notes

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…

Latham’s law

28 August 2021 9:00 am

Make Australia adult again

Brown study

21 August 2021 9:00 am

Trying to be original about the disaster in Afghanistan is very difficult. It truly was appalling. First, what a tragedy…

Latham’s law

21 August 2021 9:00 am

The soft underbelly of Australian multiculturalism At the height of the troubles of the Whitlam government its Resources Minister Rex…