Giles Auty

SSM notes

4 November 2017 9:00 am

How would you react if you saw a somewhat naïve and impressionable friend about to step off the edge of…

Identarian notes

30 September 2017 9:00 am

It is hard if not impossible to express my sympathy for Neil Brown adequately having taken full note of his…

Arts notes

16 September 2017 9:00 am

I don’t know how many were present a week ago at The Speccie prolonged lunch but do know that I…

Arts notes

9 September 2017 9:00 am

I intend nothing short of a compliment by saying Australia is – or was – a land built on physicality…

Batty notes

2 September 2017 9:00 am

When I was a small boy growing up in England, the expression ‘ to have bats in the belfry’ was…

Stasi notes

26 August 2017 9:00 am

As the years race by it is tempting to hunt for any advantage one can possibly associate with age. Yet…

Australian notes

12 August 2017 9:00 am

On my first visit to Darwin twenty odd years ago to cover the annual Aboriginal art awards a number of…

Post-modern notes

29 July 2017 9:00 am

For those of us who exist long enough it is all too easy to live on somehow through decades of…

Life and death notes

22 July 2017 9:00 am

Few sensible people who have ever looked at a map would dispute that we are a bit physically isolated down…

Art notes

10 June 2017 9:00 am

‘Come and take a look at this – you’re not going to believe it’ my wife called out recently from…

PC notes

20 May 2017 9:00 am

On May 3 Tony Abbott urged his audience at the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research in Perth to place…

Art notes

6 May 2017 9:00 am

Prompted by Neil Brown’s perceptive analysis of the role of arts administrator (‘Brown Study’, 22/4) as among the more useless…

Australian notes

11 March 2017 9:00 am

When I was offered a full-time job here in 1994, my understanding of this country was limited to say the…

Australian notes

9 March 2017 3:00 pm

When I was offered a full-time job here in 1994, my understanding of this country was limited to say the…

Finishing off Marx

14 January 2017 9:00 am

With the onset of the so-called festive season, I fear that two of the more significant newspaper articles of recent…

Finishing off Marx

12 January 2017 3:00 pm

With the onset of the so-called festive season, I fear that two of the more significant newspaper articles of recent…

Coercive conformity

3 December 2016 9:00 am

Is there any joint lesson to be learned from so-called Brexit and the unlikely-seeming elevation of Donald Trump to the…

Coercive conformity

1 December 2016 3:00 pm

Is there any joint lesson to be learned from so-called Brexit and the unlikely-seeming elevation of Donald Trump to the…