Christopher Akehurst

The ABC’s democracy deficit

19 September 2020 9:00 am

Free societies do not need a state-owned broadcaster

Aussie Life

1 August 2020 9:00 am

Statue deconstruction is becoming the Anglosphere’s most popular artistic genre. So why are our local avant-garde artists lagging behind? Sculpture…

Kick the handout habit

30 May 2020 9:00 am

The pandemic offers the perfect opportunity to get rid of wasteful ‘arts’ funding

Selling Beijing the rope

9 May 2020 9:00 am

Trade with China masks more sinister intentions

Nothing to be proud of

24 April 2020 11:00 pm

Sex discrimination takes concrete form in Melbourne

Threatened with extinction

14 March 2020 9:00 am

Climate change activists may only have a few years left

An ill wind

24 January 2020 10:00 pm

On climate ‘denialism’ and the renewables industry

Perhaps we should all just ignore mad Auntie

12 November 2019 12:13 pm

It is now clear that none of our successive federal governments has the courage, willpower or intention to do anything…

Eavesdropping on sin

26 October 2019 9:00 am

Whatever the federal government is thinking of doing to protect what the Constitution calls the ‘free exercise’ of religion, it…

Where’s our Greta?

7 September 2019 9:00 am

Why is Australia being left behind on climate change? I don’t mean left behind in the sense of not doing…

Let thespians tremble

24 August 2019 9:00 am

If you have tears, prepare to shed them now,’ exhorts Mark Antony in Julius Caesar, whipping up the crowd against…

All aboard the anti-Catholic bandwagon

29 June 2019 9:00 am

Driven by spite and ideology masquerading as a concern for ‘justice’, the anti-Catholic bandwagon rumbles on, unimpeded by the fall-off…

Pride and priorities

1 June 2019 9:00 am

Fitzroy Street, St Kilda, used to be thought of as the King’s Cross of Melbourne. It was the heart of…

All the news that’s fit to spin

18 May 2019 9:00 am

Idly watching the ABC’s idea of news one evening and hearing for the thousandth time how man’s greed and indifference…

Barry did a naughty thing

27 April 2019 9:00 am

It is a truth that ought to be universally acknowledged that the one thing missing from modern comedy festivals is…

Compensating abuse

20 April 2019 9:00 am

Here’s a piece of news you won’t get from the ABC or the ex-Fairfax press. It concerns the gold-and-wool-rich provincial…

Gaia’s Juniors

2 March 2019 9:00 am

Grumpy adults who complain about the fecklessness of youthful ‘snowflakes’ will be gladdened that at least some of the young…

Fall of the House of Adler

16 February 2019 9:00 am

‘Look here, what’s this book on my desk about Al Capone?’ ‘Why, Vice-Chancellor, it’s one of our flagship publications from…

What if it were Auxit?

2 February 2019 9:00 am

Imagine if after the 1999 referendum when a majority of Australians voted against a republic the government decided that it…

Alice in Leftist-land

19 January 2019 9:00 am

‘There’s no use trying,’ says Alice to the Queen in Through the Looking-Glass, ‘one can’t believe impossible things.’ No? Clearly…

Foreign aid, feminist propaganda

12 January 2019 9:00 am

‘Where are the women business leaders in Vietnam?’. It sounds like a question at a pub trivia night. The answer…

The bishop thrown under the bus

15 December 2018 9:00 am

Philip Wilson should be a hero to everyone who cares about justice. With little encouragement beyond the determination to prove…

Milo’s hope and the Latin pope

10 November 2018 9:00 am

There’s a long tradition in this country of washed-up troupers from overseas turning up on our shores for a gig,…

Forget the ABC, go for the three Rs

3 November 2018 9:00 am

Whoever is eventually appointed to run the ABC, it’s Ultimo to a brick there’ll be no change in the corporation’s…

What did you not learn at school today?

18 August 2018 9:00 am

It’s hard for a student at university these days, with all the awful things they (that’s the authorised pronoun for…