Christopher Akehurst

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…

Three little words that mean ‘shut up!’

4 August 2018 9:00 am

Racist’, ‘sexist’ and ‘phobia’, the last one with various prefixes, are the lexical building blocks of leftist discourse. Three little…

The Treaty of Spring Street

21 July 2018 9:00 am

History in the old sense of events and names isn’t much taught in our schools any more, such history as…

Don’t call me Madam

7 July 2018 9:00 am

‘Respect women’ shouts a giant hoarding sponsored by Victoria’s wastrel Labor government (the one that squandered $300 million on not…

Closing down sale

23 June 2018 9:00 am

When an historic Melbourne church went up in flames three years ago, the actress Rachel Griffiths, who’d made her First…

SOS for SGMs

26 May 2018 9:00 am

If you were trapped at an upper window of a burning building and a fireman appeared at the top of…

Zhe who must be obeyed

28 April 2018 9:00 am

In the memorable words of Alfred, Lord Tennyson (no, students, you’ll have to Google him, old white guy with a…

Long she’s reigned over us

14 April 2018 9:00 am

The past, wrote L. P. Hartley in The Go-Between, is a foreign country. Even a decade as relatively recent as…

Time to rise again

31 March 2018 9:00 am

I bought a different brand of diary for this year, and it has dropped Easter. Easter Day is plain Sunday…

To drain the swamp, first pull the plug

17 March 2018 9:00 am

It is a striking fact, but little acknowledged, that the Left in this country is largely funded by the taxpayer.…

The inequality of Mercy

3 March 2018 9:00 am

Now here’s some news to gladden the heart of everyone who takes the recent Royal Commission’s line in deploring the…

Well out of it

24 February 2018 9:00 am

Of all the absurd things that have been said about Brexit, Chris Patten’s comment in his Spectator Australia interview with…

Crossing the Jordan

27 January 2018 9:00 am

The ABC, for all its tax-voracious ‘local content’, loves showing British programmes – which is just as well because with…

Catholics needed in the fight for freedom

20 January 2018 9:00 am

Mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa – how much longer does the breast-beating have to go on? The Royal…

Have a great Invasion Day

13 January 2018 9:00 am

Like a national sports event, the annual Australia Day clash between patriotism and shame is upon us again. It’s a…

For whom the bells toll

25 November 2017 9:00 am

Now that we’ve had time to digest the marriage poll and Mr Turnbull has leapt into action with uncharacteristic decisiveness…

Climate games

11 November 2017 9:00 am

Who do you suppose wrote this? ‘The changing climate is causing great damage to people and planet right now, and…