Dan Ryan

Banning live export threatens disaster for Western Australia

30 May 2024 11:32 am

Like other Australian urbanites who stomp around our capital cities in their RM Williams, my current knowledge of the bush…

The Dark Ages in Australia were not so dark

16 May 2024 3:22 am

Francesco di Petracco, better known as ‘Petrarch’, is rightly recognised as an artistic genius, the greatest scholar of his age,…

On trade we need more Alexander Hamilton and less Hawke/Keating/Howard

8 May 2024 3:40 am

The Albanese government’s Future Built in Australia plan, if nothing else, has certainly caused an unexpected outbreak of bipartisanship among…

A National Conservative critique of the recent ‘The Road Ahead’ conference in Fremantle

24 April 2024 3:52 pm

Perhaps no other city makes one recall as fondly the spirit of the 1980s in Australia as Fremantle. It was…

The Palaszczuk legacy: terrible for Queenslanders, appalling for women

11 March 2024 12:24 pm

The Inala by-election, which will decide on a replacement for Annastacia Palaszczuk in Queensland’s Parliament, is scheduled for March 16,…

Understanding national conservatism

5 March 2024 2:00 am

The Economist, the British magazine well-known for its particular metropolitan liberal worldview, had a pearl-clutching cover piece last week where…

‘We can no longer tolerate what ails us, nor its remedy’

30 August 2021 4:51 pm

Earlier in my career, in a very different world, I lived in China. It was possible, then, to stand on…

Where are today’s ‘cool heads in a time of crisis’?

12 September 2020 9:00 am

We should learn from those who have stared down other potential doomsday threats

Forget the Wuhan flu, the Chi Comm virus is a bigger threat to our way of life

31 August 2020 11:30 am

Over the last six months, we have witnessed an unprecedented global outbreak of politicians and journalists declaring how much they…

The madness of Saint Jeannette

22 August 2020 9:00 am

The Sunshine State could learn a lot from the Swedes

On trade, Trump is the new Menzies

22 June 2019 9:00 am

Our federal election is over but the US-China trade war rolls on. Overnight Donald Trump offered some free advice to…

Educating China

2 June 2018 9:00 am

Imagine you are responsible for educating the children of China’s current leaders, many of whom may well go on to…

Time to drain the China lobby swamp

21 May 2018 1:29 pm

“Where have all the grown-ups gone when it comes to China policy?” exclaimed Geoff Raby last year, in a newspaper…