Fred Pawle

Shark bait

2 November 2019 9:00 am

‘That moment when they lock eyes and they acknowledge you, it’s hard to put it into words,’ a clearly smitten…

Portrait of an artist as ghost

5 October 2019 9:00 am

There are difficult decisions to be made when writing the posthumous biography of a close friend who was as famous…

Surfers snake Bight oil facts and jobs

5 March 2019 11:40 am

Move over, Adani. There’s a new group of protesters in town, and they are as fanatical as the zealots using…

Tolerance – or else

8 February 2019 5:05 pm

The organisers of the Hardcore Till I Die festival and the managers of Sydney Newtown Hotel both deserve credit for…

What I learned at the hand of Brother Joseph

19 January 2019 9:00 am

If anybody used the term ‘religious freedom’ during my childhood, I would have assumed it referred to the times at…

Mentawai diary

5 January 2019 9:00 am

The Mentawais are a chain of islands off Sumatra, Indonesia, the lower southwest coast of which has the highest concentration…

Shorten’s republic makes Brexit look well thought through

9 December 2018 6:45 pm

Bill Shorten has promised a plebiscite on the republic should he become prime minister after the next federal election. Unlike…

‘Righto, what’s his name then?’

11 August 2018 9:00 am

As he winds down his five-year tenure as an Australian Human Rights Commissioner, Tim Soutphommasane is redoubling the political divisiveness…

Australian diary

30 June 2018 9:00 am

Having become jaded by years of phony multiculturalism, which in Australia has led to cultural ghettos, dual citizenships, victimhood and…

Faith, truth, love – and beauty

20 June 2018 5:20 pm

Of all the left’s grievances against western civilisation, few are as old or as constant as its demonisation of Christianity.…

Gays, trans and damned statistics

3 March 2018 9:00 am

Australia’s 17th census, conducted in 2016, was the first since the exercise began in 1911 to offer respondents the option…

Pilgrim’s notes

11 November 2017 9:00 am

Black paintings and missing uncle bill You know you live in relatively peaceful times when an insurrection leads to little…

Popping down to Winki Pop

16 September 2017 9:00 am

Surfers were the last of this planet’s great explorers. They followed the paths forged centuries earlier by missionaries and colonisers,…

Shark Notes

13 May 2017 9:00 am

Bloodlust of the greenies First they came for the surfers, and I did not speak out because… wait. What? Surfers…