Caroline Di Russo

Continuous disclosure obligations: now with less activist tail wagging the corporate dog

25 August 2021 1:30 pm

It was 2012 and I found myself walking into the High Court in Canberra: shiny red soles on my stilettos,…

We cannot recover from the coronavirus crisis without the dignity of work

28 July 2021 4:00 am

I watched coverage of the freedom protests with sadness and couldn’t help but think it was inappropriate to hold such…

‘Feminists’ fighting the Liberal Party are making women collateral damage

16 July 2021 1:01 pm

How we frame political conversations is incredibly important, particularly when we are discussing a deeply personal topic like sexual harassment.…

The sole-searing side of lockdown

13 July 2021 7:04 pm

This week the NSW government properly jumped the shark. Premier Gladys Berejiklian outlawed browsing and Police Assistant Commissioner Tony Cooke…

WA Labor’s cynical power grab

17 May 2021 12:15 pm

I grew up in a small town in regional Western harvesAustralia. When I was a kid, we had a doctor in…

No, the government can’t sprinkle sherbet on everything

13 May 2021 5:02 pm

I love the federal budget. And I’m unapologetic about it.  But there is one part of budget week that annoys me…

Mark McGowan, the premier who cried “wolf”

27 April 2021 1:30 pm

Today, I write to you from the People’s Republic of Westralia shortly after the end of our ‘circuit-breaking’ lockdown. Mark McGowan has said…

Their ABC’s ‘victim’ of Anzac Day

26 April 2021 4:00 am

Sunday was Anzac Day and, unsurprisingly, the ABC had a crack at this important commemoration for being *checks notes* not…

So the WA Libs were massacred? Even more reason to start rebuilding now

18 March 2021 5:56 pm

Saturday was a rough day for the Liberal Party in Western Australia. We knew it wasn’t going to be good,…

An ‘independent inquiry’ into Christian Porter will mean the rule of law is over

12 March 2021 12:04 pm

Last week, an alleged historical rape by a current federal cabinet minister hit the headlines. In the following days, Attorney-General, Christian Porter, held a press conference to confirm…

Mark McGowan versus the world

8 February 2021 1:52 pm

It’s been an eventful week in Western Australia. When I say ‘eventful, I don’t mean ‘fun’ eventful – I mean ‘what…

WA’s corona clampdown: all bluff – and blunder

2 February 2021 1:17 pm

If 2020 illustrated anything, it’s that there are far worse places than Western Australia to be trapped in. Sure, WA isn’t as fancy pants as places in the east but our beaches, food and weather are magnificent and you can…

The tragic lack of people of colour in … “wellness”

29 January 2021 12:32 pm

I had really hoped that the events of 2020 would’ve sharpened people’s priorities and perspectives. We had bushfires, a pandemic, economic uncertainty, family…

Coronavirus: we’ve barely scratched the surface of the economic contagion

13 January 2021 5:39 am

Normally, I strut into a New Year full of motivation, inspiration and sass. Much like an underfed clothes horse down…

WA Labor’s bizarre bout of Murdoch madness

7 December 2020 5:04 pm

We really are in a post-truth era of politics; and for a change, Western Australia is leading the pack instead of trailing 30 years behind.…

Has WA made a unilateral declaration of independence?

20 October 2020 5:00 am

I remember the good ol’ days in March 2020 when we were told Western Australia would go into a short…

Leftists can’t even define what a woman is, so how can they claim we’ve been short-changed by the budget?

12 October 2020 1:10 pm

Federal Budget week invariably results in a myriad of commentary about the focus of the budget and its winners and…

Budget 2020: the wrong type of compassion

7 October 2020 6:49 pm

Federal Budget day is a political commentators’ wet dream. It’s also a spectator’s sport for any politics junkie watching ABC…

Budget 2020: stand by for upheaval in the corporate sector – even with insolvency reform

1 October 2020 6:24 pm

I first wrote about the impending insolvency deluge on July 7. Back then the commentariat was focused on Victoria’s fresh…

How shinybum corona craziness has just widened the city-country divide

15 September 2020 7:00 pm

Little has illustrated the divide between urban and regional Australia quite like the events of 2020. I feel reasonably qualified…

WA Labor: the new covid secessionists?

8 September 2020 2:44 pm

Western Australia has always had an unusual idiosyncratic beauty about it. It’s home to some of the country’s most breathtaking…

Clive Palmer: the unlikely canary in the coalmine

19 August 2020 2:00 pm

In 2002, Geoff Gallop’s Labor government in Western Australia entered into a state agreement with Mineralogy, Clive Palmer’s company, for…

Axe HECS-HELP for failing students? Why not? Universities are supposed to be about learning

14 August 2020 12:57 pm

Yesterday, Dan Tehan announced a Federal Government plan for first-year university students to lose government funding if they fail more…

We might have a pandemic on our hands, but we still also have the rule of law

4 August 2020 12:00 pm

I happened to switch on the telly at the start of the week just in time for Annelise Nielsen’s interview…

We’re only just entering the corona economic rapids. Wait to we go over the waterfall

7 July 2020 5:00 am

On October 3, 2008, I sat on the end of a bed in a Dubai hotel watching the once credible…