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Christianity, public life and the Thomas Moore option

23 April 2017 3:13 pm

I’ve always had a soft spot for Britain’s Liberal Democrats. Our tryst began in 2014, when ex-leader Nick Clegg sent…

Ecclesia and empire: a church historian and the Benedict Option

23 April 2017 10:50 am

In last week’s Spectator, Orthodox writer and conservative polemicist Rod Dreher invoked Scottish philosopher Alisdair MacIntyre to call on Christians…

Energy policy: Green and red

22 April 2017 11:40 am

Do you suffer from high power bills? Never fear, The Greens are here! Like knights in shining green armour they’re…

How China censors your movies

22 April 2017 9:00 am

Remember the outrage late last year about Matt Damon playing the lead role in “The Great Wall”? The movie’s trailer…

What are Australian values anyway?

21 April 2017 3:27 pm

On everyone’s favourite Buzzfeed lite, News.com.au, Malcolm Farr has a go at the Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull for his stumbling…

What’s so bad about 457 visas?

21 April 2017 12:04 pm

Malcolm Turnbull claims the Government’s abolition of the 457 visa in favour of more stringent entry requirements for skilled migrants…

Shiny bums, quit yer whinging and on yer bikes!

20 April 2017 9:49 am

Once upon a time a Poor Young Single Mother joined the Australian Public Service. She lived, with her child, in…

Democracy is not a la carte

19 April 2017 8:59 am

In Australia, the new ACTU boss Sally McManus believes that unions can and should break any law they feel is…

Ba’athism or Islamism?

18 April 2017 10:00 am

BOSTON, UNITED STATES — Thought experiment: what if NATO deposed Assad, installed a democracy in Syria… and the public voted…

The last time David Irving came to Oz…

17 April 2017 2:47 pm

For decades now a man called David Irving has been the subject of fierce contempt to honest scholars, decent citizens…

The Marine le Pen dilemma

17 April 2017 9:44 am

French Presidential candidate Marine le Pen represents the counter force to the liberal republican tradition that has solidified in France…

Easter: the twisted tale that brings hope

15 April 2017 10:40 am

A few years ago, a short-lived burst of hand-wringing (and not a little mirth) met the announcement that a survey…

North Shore, running sore

13 April 2017 7:00 pm

On the eve of the North Shore by-election Liberal Party candidate Felicity Wilson was confronted over a string of fibs…

Some things get censored at Sydney Uni…

13 April 2017 9:16 am

In 1964, a small student protest movement gained traction across the United States and galvanised the entire nation. At the…

Criminals, Easter and good old Australian values

13 April 2017 2:01 am

Believe it or not, Easter celebrates a man who died a criminal’s death and became the foundation for what are…

Sydney University trashes its brand – yet again

12 April 2017 4:12 pm

Meet Jay Tharappel, a tutor in human rights (!) at the Sydney University. Jay, as even a casual perusal of his…

Domestic violence: where are the realists?

12 April 2017 12:13 pm

Why are the majority of politicians accepting a spoonful of the gender-biased narrative in Australian parliament without questioning their medication?…

An empty chair, a missing Premier, a poignant metaphor

12 April 2017 10:00 am

The British actress, comedian, broadcaster, Liz Carr, known internationally for her work opposing assisted suicide as a disability campaigner as…

Millennials, explained

11 April 2017 2:30 pm

Apparently, Churchill didn’t say “If you’re not a liberal when you’re 25, you have no heart and if you’re not…

Rejoice: America is back

11 April 2017 9:50 am

In the vast array of comment concerning President Trump’s intervention in Syria, recall that most commentators, whether American or not, refused to…

If you thought the federal Liberal Party was bad…

10 April 2017 3:17 pm

This weekend’s truly awful swing against the Libs in NSW reminds us all that as bad as the Liberal politicians…

We are valuing life less in Australia

9 April 2017 5:03 pm

A few years ago, with no opinion on abortion, I made the decision to observe a pro-life rally. Spectating from…

Clementine Ford’s guilt by association

9 April 2017 10:04 am

Clementine Ford – bedlamite, feminist provocateur and keyboard warrior extraordinaire – penned a column the other day calling for the…

What Married at First Sight teaches us about the social sciences

8 April 2017 7:47 pm

So Married at First Sight is over for another year, at least that’s the promise Channel 9’s made to everyone.…

Trumping Putin at his own game

8 April 2017 4:03 pm

BOSTON, UNITED STATES — If you want proof that humans evolved from apes, listen to teenaged boys laughing. Even when…