Christopher Akehurst

On the road to Gadigal land

29 May 2024 2:00 am

How many of us as kids enjoyed – or were forced to undergo – family road trips? Mile after mile…

Bring on the bias

22 May 2024 2:00 am

Leaning left in the early days of TV

Aussie life

2 March 2024 9:00 am

In a provincial Victorian city a vast brooding monolith has recently obtruded itself into the ‘built environment’, usurping the church…

Aussie life

3 February 2024 9:00 am

It’s no wonder the cost of living is rocketing when the politicians who run our country have little or no…

Aussie life

6 January 2024 9:00 am

Australia is becoming a secular society. Religion of the boring old traditional type our grandparents followed is on the way…

Aren’t you fed up with the ABC?

7 November 2023 4:00 am

I don’t know whether you can still get liquorice allsorts, but they used to be popular with children, if not…

Ten million times ‘No’: reflections on the referendum

15 October 2023 1:41 am

The barbaric slaughter of many hundreds of Israelis by Palestinian terrorists is a horrifying reminder of the power of hatred…

Australian notes

18 February 2023 9:00 am

ABC grope-think True to its mission to enlighten and entertain, the ABC has set out to inform us about the…

Aussie life

18 January 2023 10:00 pm

If the Albanese regime is handing out ‘voices’ this year, it might start by giving one to the silent majority…

How ‘Net Zeroists’ will keep their lights on

1 October 2022 12:00 pm

The elites won’t suffer from power cuts with the rest of us

Royal notes

17 September 2022 9:00 am

Everyone has said it by now, but this changed and confusing world makes it all the more extraordinary. It seemed…

Aussie life

10 September 2022 9:00 am

What is it about Daniel Andrews, quasi-dictator of Victoria? He runs what Tony Abbott last week called ‘the worst government…

Australian notes

26 August 2022 11:00 pm

The defection of a number of Australian Anglicans from their Church might not seem of more than local importance but…

Aussie life

2 July 2022 9:00 am

Perhaps we could pay tribute to the US Supreme Court’s courageous decision to remove an entitlement to wholesale abortion that…

Aussie life

7 May 2022 9:00 am

In The Australian Ugliness, published in 1960, the architect Robin Boyd remembered a meal in a hotel dining room in…

Aussie life

9 April 2022 9:00 am

April is the cruellest month for anybody who despairs at the state of contemporary humour. Where are the Ealing comedies…

Welcome to the new Dark Ages

19 March 2022 9:00 am

The civilisation Australians are used to won’t last much longer

Aussie Life

26 February 2022 9:00 am

A journalist friend has been writing an advice column rather like The Speccie’s ‘Dear Mary’. He was calling it ‘Ask…

Aussie Life

12 February 2022 9:00 am

You’ve possibly heard of a ghastly woman called Patrisse Cullors. Her chief claim to fame is that she founded that…

Cancel ‘Invasion Day’

22 January 2022 9:00 am

Stop patronising Aboriginal Australians

A bush Cardinal for Rome?

8 January 2022 9:00 am

Our Peronist Pope likes to keep his prelates guessing

Name wars

18 December 2021 9:00 am

Dividing Australians by race

Premier Dan-Xi crushes dissent

25 September 2021 9:00 am

The right to protest is a Covid casualty in Victoria

China must cough up for Covid

21 August 2021 9:00 am

Send the bill to Beijing for the Wuhan flu

Why does the Pope dislike conservatives?

24 July 2021 9:00 am

Vatican II was a flop. Get over it.