Christopher Akehurst

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…

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.…