C. M. Hendy

Extinction Rebellion: an army of Unabombers

11 October 2019 5:00 am

Most Australians are pretty sympathetic to the whole protesting thing. After all, we’re a functioning democracy with largely robust protections…

Why a treaty is no answer

26 July 2019 5:00 am

Australia, as with so many other Commonwealth nations settled by colonial force, has a difficult relationship with its Indigenous peoples.…

John Setka and the Greens: a match made in heaven

21 June 2019 11:15 am

The Greens, as a political brand of sorts, have made some remarkable headway towards establishing their spotless moral credentials over…

Steve Bannon is right: this election is boring

8 May 2019 9:15 am

A few weeks out from the federal election is the perfect time to recognise a fundamental truth of contemporary Australian…

The Christchurch chaos exercise

22 March 2019 10:16 am

Scissor statements are weird. They’re something that most people can’t instantly define, yet they are an inextricable element of today’s…

What’s the point of banning Milo?

7 March 2019 4:02 pm

Milo Yiannopoulos, alleged far-right demagogue, has now been banned from entering Australia due to the risk that he might ‘incite…

Unequal work, equal pay – because you feel you deserve it

7 February 2019 1:47 pm

Asda, British supermarket giant, has recently lost the right to appeal a bizarre ruling regarding its allegedly discriminatory remuneration practices.…

Gavin McInnes, grassroots community hero

3 December 2018 7:56 am

When it comes to speaking tours by aggressive, anti-social, potentially violent and fundamentally dangerous right-wing figureheads Australia truly is the…

Terror and our hopeless optimism

12 November 2018 1:01 pm

The ninth of November will live on in the history of Melbourne as yet another tainted date, a day that…

The word you’ve been looking for? Objectivism

9 November 2018 3:27 pm

There’s something darkly appealing about the whole spectacle of contemporary politics. The distinct magnetism of the performative theatrics, the moral…

Van Badham’s private fantasies

24 October 2018 12:25 pm

There is a peculiar class of journalists and public commentators who seem to make a living opining endlessly about the…

Mt Panorama; pinnacle of patriots

10 October 2018 8:05 am

In Australia, as in most other affluent western countries, nationalism is no longer fashionable. Quite the opposite actually – we’ve…

Yes, we are all very racist indeed

11 September 2018 5:56 pm

Another week, another supposedly racist Herald Sun cartoon penned by the irrepressible Mark Knight. Didn’t he learn his lesson after…

Multiculturalism works; multivaluism doesn’t

10 September 2018 7:49 am

Every sentient being on the surface of the earth is now presumably familiar with the perennial need for more and…

Right wing swing? Sure – but not to the Coalition

28 August 2018 6:12 pm

Peter Dutton lamented the loss of principled conservatism in the LNP and subsequently decided that the best course of action…

Tim Soutphommasane’s unending hypocrisy

6 August 2018 4:35 pm

Tim Soutphommasane is coming to the end of his directionless term as Australia’s Race Discrimination Commissioner. No doubt both he…

The case against public sector affirmative action

30 July 2018 12:36 pm

Affirmative action is perhaps one of the more polarising phrases to enter our political lexicon in the last few years, which…

The enduring appeal of African gangs

19 July 2018 8:06 am

There are some political issues that have a peculiar ability to remain topical over many news cycles, interest slowly waning…

Performance review time

17 July 2018 1:09 pm

It’s end of year performance review time in corporate Australia. Oh, what boundless joy now falls upon us! White collar…

Caught by the Shorten curlies?

28 June 2018 5:19 pm

Can you imagine the temperature under Bill Shorten’s collar right now? Positively boiling. His neck is probably generating sufficient heat…

How to deconstruct the gender pay gap

19 June 2018 2:40 pm

A curious trend is emerging from fashionable cafes all over the country, a trend to offer certain menu items as…

The beast of corporate virtue awakens

1 June 2018 8:07 am

Diversity and Inclusion. Tolerance and Respect. Gender Equality. These are the sacred creeds of the new corporate world. They’re also…