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Manchester, Trump and terror

24 May 2017 11:44 am

It’s been a big week underlining the challenges in combatting global Islamic terrorism. The combination of Trump’s speech to Middle…

After Manchester…

24 May 2017 6:35 am

Some of my happiest teenage memories involve the freedom and independence I found attending gigs and sporting events in Britain’s…

Killing children makes no sense

23 May 2017 6:40 pm

Killing children makes no sense. They were not soldiers. They were not partisans. They were kids enjoying music in the…

At least the British have a choice

23 May 2017 1:44 pm

There has already been much debate about British Labour’s election manifesto commitment to re-nationalise the UK’s energy, rail, water and…

Don’t bring them home

23 May 2017 7:19 am

What does jihadist Neil Prakash, now jailed in Turkey, alleged drug mule Cassandra Sainsbury, jailed in Colombia and ex-Waverley college schoolboy, John Zakhariev…

My boyfriend’s back…

22 May 2017 5:52 pm

Lock up your left-wing activist sisters; Julian Assange is back in town. In a triumph for accused rapists everywhere, the…

Remembering the Forgotten People

22 May 2017 12:17 pm

Three-quarters of a century ago, with the Second World War raging in the jungles and high seas of the Pacific,…

Trump’s broken promises

22 May 2017 7:35 am

BOSTON, UNITED STATES — It wasn’t even a year ago the American people were assured Saudi Arabia would finally be…

The new religion

21 May 2017 7:35 am

Let us progress through a number of concepts. The institution described in the following lines should quickly become apparent. Apostasy…

The first casualty of euthanasia

20 May 2017 4:38 pm

The Victorian Ministerial Advisory Panel charged by Premier Daniel Andrews with the task of developing a safe way to kill…

We warn the Tsar

20 May 2017 9:31 am

If there’s been a hot topic of late in media, it’s been the future of Fairfax. Sackings, strikes, Senate hearing…

EXCLUSIVE: Forgotten People speech draft discovered

19 May 2017 12:16 pm

On Monday, 22 May, Liberal party grandees, MPs and supporters will gather at a gala dinner in Canberra to mark the seventy-fifth anniversary of…

One impact of the budget: sales of white flags are booming

19 May 2017 7:24 am

Sales of white flags are going gangbusters, with the Coalition buying out supplies. It isn’t surprising, as they’ve found so…

Women shouldn’t breastfeed in parliament

18 May 2017 5:14 pm

We need to go back to the drawing board and clarify what “equality” stands for. It does not mean female…

The blunt, brutal truth about house prices

18 May 2017 1:31 pm

I feel for the Gen Y and the Millennials, I really do. I know that I often mock them for…

Fact: the patriarchy causes climate change

18 May 2017 7:16 am

Climate change is caused by the patriarchy. That’s the view of feminist author and activist, Gloria Steinem. Asked about the…

Julia Gillard: because I’m worth it

17 May 2017 1:10 pm

Picture this: you were prime minister. You made friends and enemies. You left politics with plenty of money in the…

Budget 2017: placing politics over principle always fails

17 May 2017 7:37 am

When I signed up as a member of my university’s Liberal club, it was for good reason. It was 2011…

Where’s a drug test for hypocrisy when you need one?

16 May 2017 5:00 pm

I love the smell of hypocrisy in the morning, and Twitter always is pungent with its bitter almond aroma. Today…

Why we need a Theresa May

16 May 2017 12:42 pm

Theresa May is doing counter-populism right. The Tories have just released their manifesto for the June election, and it has every strength the Liberals’ depressing,…

Why are feminists being allowed to hijack domestic violence funding?

16 May 2017 7:42 am

A report just released this week shines a shocking, fierce and heartbreaking light on where domestic violence thrives in Australia. The statistics make difficult reading – and…

What happens next in Jakarta?

15 May 2017 1:10 pm

Midnight in Jakarta but shops are still open, people meeting up and I’m sitting at a pavement café with three…

Budget 2017: pseudopulism fails to sway the polls

15 May 2017 7:49 am

Theresa May is headed for a triple-digit majority in parliament, just two years after the Tories cobbled together a government…

We need to talk about Julie…

13 May 2017 8:39 am

There is a news picture of Foreign Minister Julie Bishop that sticks in my mind. Bishop, lithe, agile (that word again!)…

Budget 2017: energy policy’s gushing wounds won’t be fixed with a mop and bucket

12 May 2017 11:48 am

If you had a wound that was gushing blood onto the floor and your doctor prescribed a mop and bucket,…