Giles Auty

Relief

11 July 2020 9:00 am

Recently I touched on the subject of evaluating works of art prompted by what seemed to me rather an empty…

Australian arts

27 June 2020 9:00 am

It’s all about the money honey.  When I awoke to see the front cover of the Weekend Australian’s Review Section…

Cold war notes

20 June 2020 9:00 am

In a truly excellent article in the Australian, Stephen Loosley reminded us – in my case rather appropriately – of…

Redemption notes

21 March 2020 9:00 am

Decline of Australia

Chinese whispers

7 February 2020 10:00 pm

Following a good month and a half of often nocturnal motorised flights from active bushfires both at Echo Point in…

Evacuee notes

11 January 2020 9:00 am

Along with thousands of others my wife and I are currently bushfire evacuees. In my case at least this is…

Climate notes

14 December 2019 9:00 am

Amid the current crop of climatic horrors being visited on various inhabitants of Queensland and NSW I reflect, having just…

Kiwi notes

7 December 2019 9:00 am

For much of my juvenile life in England, New Zealand existed only as a kind of mysterious dual oceanic blob…

Unneighbourly notes

5 October 2019 9:00 am

More than 20 years of living in Australia has caused me to think that most Australians may now never really…

Cricket notes

10 August 2019 9:00 am

It was the claim of one of my past editors – Jenny Naipaul – during my 11 years of writing…

Fair notes

15 June 2019 9:00 am

In the land of the so-called ‘fair go’ it comes as no surprise that the words ‘fair’ and ‘fairer’ seemed…

Election notes

25 May 2019 9:00 am

At the Anglican boarding school I attended in England as a scholarship boy from the age of ten it often…

Rhetorical Notes

30 March 2019 9:00 am

In the somewhat distant days of my early manhood rhetorical language – that is language designed solely to persuade or…

Zeitgeist notes

23 March 2019 9:00 am

The Inquirer section of the Weekend Australian March 16-17 kicked off with a veritable drum roll performed vigorously by editor-at-large…

Aesthetic notes

23 February 2019 9:00 am

Earlier this week I attended a vast party thrown by Tim Storrier in Bowral to celebrate his and his twin…

Sports notes

9 February 2019 9:00 am

James Allan’s notes last week about unenviable aspects of Australian tennis certainly struck a chord with me. When in Sydney,…

Australian notes

2 February 2019 9:00 am

For me, at least, this year’s Australia Day was preceded somewhat significantly two days earlier by a vast four page…

Australian notes

12 January 2019 9:00 am

How on earth can we ensure that 2019 is a more positive and constructive year than the last one? Australia…

Rainy day notes

8 December 2018 9:00 am

As I write rain is absolutely bucketing down in the form of what is commonly known in the UK as…

Teaching notes

1 December 2018 9:00 am

TEACHER’S VOW TO TURN KIDS OFF LIBS: so read the lesser front-page headline of the Australian on November 21. From…

Remembrance notes

17 November 2018 9:00 am

Exactly a year ago I was on my way home starting the final stage of recovery from prolonged surgery.  Indeed…

Learning notes

3 November 2018 9:00 am

A week or so ago my wife thought she might be losing her mind when she heard the late Freddie…

Australian notes

1 September 2018 9:00 am

In the hour and a half it took me to drive to Sydney on August 23, I listened to what…

Brutopian notes

30 June 2018 9:00 am

A few weeks ago I had the privilege to be present at the launch of Kevin Donnelly’s vitally necessary new…

Parklife

19 May 2018 9:00 am

During more or less the whole 20 years that my wife and I have lived in the Blue Mountains we…