Charles Pier

Malcolm Turnbull is right on one thing

5 April 2018 6:09 pm

A stopped clock is right twice a day. Malcolm Turnbull? Well, he had some very good things to say about…

But it’s not terrorism

22 December 2017 9:30 am

From The Age this morning: The horrific attack on pedestrians at a busy intersection in Melbourne’s CBD is not believed to be…

Wild rumour department: it will all be over by Christmas

25 November 2017 11:37 am

More may be riding on today’s Queensland election than the premier’s job. A far more important role, in Canberra, appears…

Don’t panic, don’t panic!

20 November 2017 4:31 pm

If Malcolm Turnbull was a character from Dad’s Army he’d surely be that old smoothie, Sergeant Wilson. He’d consider proceedings…

Wild rumour department: dual citizenship special

31 October 2017 6:44 pm

Spreading wild rumours isn’t responsible. It is, however, one of the simpler pleasures of life. In that spirit — and…

Why stop at New England?

27 October 2017 5:45 pm

Why just stop at New England? Why not the whole country? Why not go to the people? The logic is…

The Greens for sale

3 October 2017 12:00 pm

EXCLUSIVE You’re a political party who appears to have reached – gratuitous Club of Rome reference – the limits of…

Do they just want it all to be over?

15 August 2017 7:30 pm

Late this afternoon, the Turnbull government lost a vote on the floor of the House of Representatives, 61 to 69.…

Canavan will be missed

25 July 2017 7:08 pm

LNP Senator Matt Canavan stood down from his position as resources minister this evening while issues over his citizenship are…

Budget 2017: an invitation to vote Labor

9 May 2017 8:43 pm

Scott Morrison and Malcolm Turnbull have been far too clever by half with year’s budget. Yes, they’ve moved to blunt…

There’s still an elephant in the room, Prime Minister

18 January 2017 11:27 am

So we have a new ministry. Or an amended ministry, anyway. But there’s still an elephant in the room. Or…

Serious-ley, Prime Minister?

9 January 2017 11:41 am

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has blundered today by referring his embattled Health Minister Sussan Ley’s travel claims off to the…

Has our right missed the story of the week?

14 November 2016 1:00 pm

All Trumped out? No excuse. The Australian right has not only failed to capitalise on the story of the week.…

Policy consistency: The Conversation last year, the ABC today?

26 October 2016 3:13 pm

Last year the government withdrew its funding from the pseudo-academic website The Conversation, saying its aggressive expansion appeared to indicate it…

Aren’t you glad you’ve got quality media like the ABC?

18 October 2016 3:17 pm

ABC boss Michelle Guthrie is in Canberra for Senate estimates today, no doubt being subjected to indignities by hard-right culture…

Good luck manning the polling booths, Mr Baird

6 October 2016 7:11 am

You all know the lines from Brecht: After the uprising of the 17th June The Secretary of the Writers Union…

On the upside, Prime Minister…

28 September 2016 7:27 am

Yesterday’s Newspoll wasn’t exactly the best of news for the Prime Minister, but it shouldn’t have come as any surprise.…

Muslim immigration: we are all very guilty, very guilty indeed

22 September 2016 7:44 am

So, we now know why Essential Research has found that 49 per cent of the people it polled support a…

So how accurate was the rest of Hinch’s speech?

13 September 2016 11:02 am

Forget about Hillary Clinton’s health. What about Derryn Hinch’s? “Reportedly, I am in the record books as being the oldest…

A year of resolute leadership

10 September 2016 6:06 pm

Michelle Grattan, The Conversation, Friday: A year next Wednesday since the coup that installed Malcolm Turnbull, many Liberals are disappointed…

Fairfax verbals John Howard as the desperation shows

7 September 2016 6:44 pm

The death throes of the Fairfax mastheads make for gruesome viewing, yet are strangely captivating. One never knows what will…

Malcolm’s misfortune exposed

1 September 2016 8:36 pm

As Lady Bracknell may have said “To lose one vote may be regarded as misfortune”. And so it was at…

The poor unloved, ignored Grauniad Austria

31 August 2016 1:00 pm

The poor old Grauniad Austria — The Guardian Australia, to non-media types. Not only did its parent, the Guardian Media Group,…

Ah yes. About that plan, Prime Minister…

29 August 2016 7:24 am

“Our plan is clear”, the Prime Minister Facebooked after his appearance on ABC Television’s Insiders yesterday ahead of the return…

Finally, Shorten stumbles

16 August 2016 8:41 pm

When Malcolm Turnbull finished the election with all the grace of Shaunae Miller’s win in the women’s 400 metre final in…