Andrew L. Urban

Warriors for liberty

14 October 2017 9:00 am

It is sobering if not downright depressing to be reviewing two new books whose authors can be described as warriors…

Climate critics can’t keep up with Abbott

11 October 2017 12:17 pm

Sneers and insults were the response de rigeur from the uninformed to Tony Abbott’s speech a couple of days ago to the Global…

Behaviour goes to character in the same-sex marriage debate

24 September 2017 2:00 pm

“A question or topic such as this should be considered based on its own meaning, value and consequences, and not…

The burqa defies our dress code

15 September 2017 4:28 pm

By any reasonable measure, the burqa is a complete anachronism in a society in which women enjoy the privileges of…

Marriage equality, father figures and family trees

13 September 2017 1:40 pm

We can all agree that adoptive parents – including same=sex couples – can be as loving and caring as biological…

Apology unaccepted

2 September 2017 9:00 am

It was 18 years ago last weekend that then-PM John Howard moved a Motion of Reconciliation, including an expression of…

Chinese whispers overs North Korea

12 August 2017 3:44 pm

Australia could – and should – play a vital if silent role in the (literally) frightful face off between the…

Cold temperatures in hot water

12 August 2017 9:00 am

Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) is in hot water after revelations that have cast doubt on the reliability and veracity…

Australian notes

5 August 2017 9:00 am

Inequality is the human condition, Bill   Whaddaya mean by ‘tackling inequality’, Bill? Don’t you know that inequality is built…

Wage inequality: us vs the bureaucrats

31 July 2017 4:38 pm

Note to Labour: One reason why the income gap widens in times of slow economic growth, I suggest, is surely…

Same old inconvenient drivel

17 July 2017 7:30 am

Al Gore’s new film, An Inconvenient Sequel – Truth to Power, opens in Australia on August 10. What a pity.…

Sydney (pseudo) Science Festival 2017

4 July 2017 1:10 pm

The Sydney Science Festival (August 8-20, if you want to put it in your diary) has booked an Opera House…

The peaceful majority are irrelevant

1 July 2017 9:00 am

Islam has exported its primitive, age-old and endless Sunni vs Shiite war of religious violence around the world, expanding it…

It just ain’t so

10 June 2017 9:00 am

Writing at Climate Etc., esteemed climate scientist Dr Judith Curry has urged greater attention to the uncertainties of scientific research…

Terror targets? We have it in writing…

1 June 2017 5:26 pm

Are we in the West stupid, careless, uninformed or suicidal? It is now 10 years – that is a decade…

ASIO’s insult to the intelligence of Muslims

28 May 2017 6:25 pm

It’s an insult to the intelligence of Muslims, frankly to all of us, to keep claiming that terrorism today is…

Jihadi notes

27 May 2017 9:00 am

Why the West is lost The shimmering mirage of an enlightened age across the West is shattered now, and it…

Sinking into oppression

13 May 2017 9:00 am

We were saying things around the dinner table last Friday night and Gillian Triggs could not stop us. We were…

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…

March too much (for science)

7 March 2017 12:56 pm

Just days after more than 300 US scientists petitioned President Trump to withdraw from the U.N.’s climate change agency (February…

Renewables: stupid is as stupid does

10 February 2017 2:54 pm

Recent (and frequent) power failures and ever increasing renewable energy targets by Labor States makes it seem like Australia is…

Demockracy

29 November 2016 7:18 am

Australia is becoming a mock democracy; a demockracy. It is observable on a daily basis as some politicians, journalists and…

It’s not racism, stupid

26 November 2016 9:00 am

Those who accused Bill Leak of racism over his cartoon and see racism in Pauline Hanson’s policies on migration make…

It’s not racism, stupid

24 November 2016 3:00 pm

Those who accused Bill Leak of racism over his cartoon and see racism in Pauline Hanson’s policies on migration make…

The Big Con

15 October 2016 9:00 am

In the wake of South Australia’s instant State-wide blackout on September 28, and the political storm that followed the physical…