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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…

Young people need hope and jobs, not gesture politics

8 April 2017 9:23 am

Calls from two Nick Xenophon Team parliamentarians and Independent Member for Indi Cathy McGowan to establish a Federal Minister for Young…

Trump’s strike: a move even peaceniks should back

7 April 2017 3:08 pm

BOSTON, UNITED STATES — Donald Trump’s strike on a Syrian airbase marks the United States’ first direct act of aggression against…

Syria: action, not words

7 April 2017 2:54 pm

While Hillary Clinton sat whinging (yet again) that misogyny undoubtedly “played a role” in her losing the election, we got…

Corbyn’s anti-Semitism row: a warning for Australian Labor

7 April 2017 11:23 am

If there is a distinction to be made between British Labour and Australian Labor, it can be seen no more…

Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s real heresy: against leftist dogma

6 April 2017 5:07 pm

In 1996, British artist Chris Ofili premiered his painting of the Virgin Mary composed through liberal use of elephant dung…

Oh Malcolm, Malcolm, Malcolm…

6 April 2017 12:43 pm

Winston Churchill said of Ramsay MacDonald, Britain’s first Labour PM: I remember when I was a child, being taken to…

Tony Nutt: Turnbull’s fall guy

6 April 2017 9:26 am

On Wednesday, Liberal federal director Tony Nutt announced his resignation after a year and a half in the job. The…

The Greens Israel problem

5 April 2017 8:18 pm

In some respects, the NSW branch of the Young Greens ought to be congratulated for their honesty. As reported in…

Ayaan Hirsi Ali and the cultural erosion of free speech

5 April 2017 4:31 pm

If there was any doubt that Australia has a growing hostility towards free speech, the forced cancellation of Ayaan Hirsi…

Let’s bomb the crap out of North Korea

5 April 2017 12:40 pm

By no means am I one of those American ‘neo-conservatives’ who’d liberate every tin-pot dictatorship at gunpoint. If some people…

Suicide, Ms Gillard? You can’t handle the truth

4 April 2017 4:47 pm

Crickets. This silence isn’t golden, Julia – it’s blue. Beyond blue, actually. Gillard has been speaking out about mental health…

Ayaan Hirsi Ali and the death of free speech in Australia

4 April 2017 1:07 pm

Jesus Christ was hung on a cross for saying things people didn’t like. More than 2,000 years later, what’s changed?…

The joy of swearing

4 April 2017 8:50 am

Proficiency in another language is always helpful, particularly when a discrete profanity is required. In a life not always well…