Andrew Bolt

Christmas Diary

16 December 2023 9:00 am

We’re home for the holidays. My wife insists: ‘We live in a resort!’ The neighbour’s roof is in front of…

Christmas diary

17 December 2022 9:00 am

Shock! I’ve found a bomb in my library. My sanctuary. My hermitage. I’d hauled down a book of essays one…

Christmas diary

18 December 2021 9:00 am

Christmas staff parties. Who goes with Christmassy joy, not apprehension or a need to ‘show your face’? I’m just back…

Christmas diary

19 December 2020 9:00 am

My Christmas present to myself is a new life. I’ve always wondered what I will do when I grow up,…

Summer diary

21 December 2019 9:00 am

Excuse me for starting on a flat note. On my mind this Christmas is that Australia’s most famous living Christian…

Christmas diary

15 December 2018 9:00 am

I’m embarrassed. Last night I spoke briefly at a black-tie gala dinner of the Institute of Public Affairs. I must…

Christmas diary

16 December 2017 9:00 am

My earliest memory of a Christmas holiday is of driving up to Darwin with Dad in his first car, a…

Roman Diary

12 March 2016 9:00 am

I love Rome. I love how the old is woven into the new, so the ruins of some dead medieval…

Australian diary

12 December 2015 9:00 am

Turnbull the blackbird has been obsessing me, stealing what’s not his. He’s hovering by a nest right outside my study…


13 December 2014 9:00 am

I’ve been to Kirribilli House only twice. John Howard had little time for the Melbourne media, and I suspect did…

Better than those other bastards

6 September 2014 9:00 am

Some Prime Ministers grow into the job - where others clearly did not

New Zealand Diary

25 January 2014 9:00 am

Someone spilled duty-free liquor by the baggage carousel. I am flying and then bang: I land at Auckland airport. My…


14 December 2013 9:00 am

The editor rings in a sweat. Tony Abbott was to have written this diary but dashed off to South Africa…