Derek Parker

Inbuilt obsolescence

11 February 2017 9:00 am

Once upon a time, Australian politics was known for its stability. Long periods of one party or another in office,…

Inbuilt obsolescence

9 February 2017 3:00 pm

Once upon a time, Australian politics was known for its stability. Long periods of one party or another in office,…

Inbuilt obsolescence

9 February 2017 3:00 pm

Once upon a time, Australian politics was known for its stability. Long periods of one party or another in office,…

Best of 2016

10 December 2016 9:00 am

After a slow start 2016 turned out to be a pretty good year for Australian writing, with excellent books across…

Best of 2016

8 December 2016 3:00 pm

After a slow start 2016 turned out to be a pretty good year for Australian writing, with excellent books across…

Best of 2016

8 December 2016 3:00 pm

After a slow start 2016 turned out to be a pretty good year for Australian writing, with excellent books across…

War games

24 September 2016 9:00 am

For a long time the Australian military has been very wary about public discussions, so this first book is a…

War games

22 September 2016 1:00 pm

For a long time the Australian military has been very wary about public discussions, so this first book is a…

War games

22 September 2016 1:00 pm

For a long time the Australian military has been very wary about public discussions, so this first book is a…

Tangled web

10 September 2016 9:00 am

It was John Howard who famously declared that the government would decide who came to Australia to live and in…

Tangled web

8 September 2016 1:00 pm

It was John Howard who famously declared that the government would decide who came to Australia to live and in…

Tangled web

8 September 2016 1:00 pm

It was John Howard who famously declared that the government would decide who came to Australia to live and in…

Office politics

11 June 2016 8:00 am

This book is not about what the title suggests. Yes, as Tony Abbott’s chief of staff Peta Credlin held a…

Office politics

9 June 2016 1:00 pm

This book is not about what the title suggests. Yes, as Tony Abbott’s chief of staff Peta Credlin held a…

Office politics

9 June 2016 1:00 pm

This book is not about what the title suggests. Yes, as Tony Abbott’s chief of staff Peta Credlin held a…

God’s children

23 March 2016 3:00 pm

Once upon a time, Christianity in Australia was seen as the One True Faith. These days, it is likely to…

God’s children

23 March 2016 3:00 pm

Once upon a time, Christianity in Australia was seen as the One True Faith. These days, it is likely to…

The year in books

10 December 2015 3:00 pm

In an age of white noise Christopher Pyne’s A Letter to My Children (MUP, $33) stands out as a loving…

The year in books

10 December 2015 3:00 pm

In an age of white noise Christopher Pyne’s A Letter to My Children (MUP, $33) stands out as a loving…

Aussie royals

1 October 2015 1:00 pm

If the issue of Australia becoming a republic is a marathon rather than a sprint, the republicans never had a…

Pollie peddling

13 August 2015 1:00 pm

When Christopher Pyne’s A Letter to My Children was launched, a bunch of radical students mounted a violent demonstration. The…

In the bunker

23 April 2015 9:30 am

Wars make myths; probably no-one understood that better than Charles Bean, Australia’s first true war writer and a person who…

In the bunker

23 April 2015 9:30 am

Wars make myths; probably no-one understood that better than Charles Bean, Australia’s first true war writer and a person who…

Tales to tell

12 March 2015 11:30 am

The short story has long been a staple of Australian literature but has had something of a rough ride in…

Buffoonery

22 January 2015 2:00 pm

Not so much striding across the political landscape as huffing and puffing his way through the back rooms, Clive Palmer…