Deb Newell

Why vegetarianism leaves you limp

28 August 2019 12:16 pm

With the recent news of the vegan ‘food fad’ abuse of a little girl who, at 20 months can’t walk,…

Whatever happens to those poor, unwanted gonads down Danandrewstan way?

30 July 2019 3:48 pm

It was a small piece in the paper last weekend. You may have missed it as that is what happens…

How that roast leg of lamb celebrates the unsung heroes of the First Fleet

27 January 2019 1:06 pm

In Australia, the January 26 acknowledges the disembarkation of the First Fleet’s arrival, in 1788, at Port Jackson under the…

Yummy #MeToo

4 November 2018 10:46 am

I fess up. I too have been called Yummy. Not, sadly, as a stand-alone noun but as an adjective in…

Forget global warming, here’s some really spooky science

29 October 2018 4:26 pm

Newton’s Third Law states that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. This (along with his First…

Fine dining with Lettuce and Lavender

11 July 2018 5:21 pm

Lettuce and Lavender wanted their friends to see their new home nestled amongst the tall gums at the base of…

Never mind the cow farts, watch that muesli

3 July 2018 7:39 pm

It was only going to be a matter of time before the early, nationwide record-breaking chill of June had the…

Time to rediscover the enlightenment with the lighten-upment

26 June 2018 12:03 pm

Wit and wisdom go together like … a gin and tonic? Whatever. They add fizz and flavour to the everyday,…

Australia’s madrasases

29 May 2018 5:04 pm

It was nearly two decades ago that I offered to talk at the Anglican school my daughters attended on the…

Syria strikes and a Stormy in a DD cup

15 April 2018 4:08 pm

The weekend’s raids on Syria have been seen by some as a Clintonesque wag the dog exercise. Older factor are…

The end of men?

24 January 2018 5:00 pm

This has been around for a while. Nothing to do with Rumpole’s observation of his wife as “She who must…

“The Ladies”

8 December 2017 3:08 pm

It starts with a directed look, then a roll of the eyes, then a glance to the side and finally…

Who’s f–king whom at the Department of Environment and Energy?

4 October 2017 12:32 pm

The Department of Environment and Energy – a strange marriage if ever there was one! It would seem one of…

Food for thought…

12 September 2017 4:11 pm

“Food, food, glorious food? Nothing quite like it for changing the mood.” Doesn’t that conjure up long Sunday lunches with…

Does losing faith in religion really mark a new dark ages?

6 July 2017 9:08 pm

There are so many things that we lose on our passage through life: innocence, virginity, youth, looks, patience, temper, love,…

Taking temperatures

2 June 2017 1:03 pm

It started with a palm to the forehead. Then the glass thermometer, the one in the metal case with the…

In praise of the grande dame

19 March 2017 1:44 pm

Last week I attended an event in Brisbane that brought out lovers of art, local personalities, philanthropists, and many considered…

In memoriam: Bill Leak, free speech warrior

10 March 2017 6:14 pm

He wrote about it, talked about, put brush and pencil to paper about it and railed about it with wry…

Meat & Livestock Australia deserve an Australia Day roasting

23 January 2017 7:19 am

“Aren’t we all boat people?” is the question posed by Meat & Livestock Australia’s current pre-January 26th holiday marketing spiel.…

When “Australian” said it all

22 November 2016 1:04 pm

I feel many reading this will know of families that have been interwoven from their past through to their present so first a…

Three letters to my daughters

26 July 2016 1:59 am

July 8 2016 To my daughters (and their friends) I’ve been thinking and watching and observing my daughters and their…