Graham Pinn

The Great Reset – have we been spared?

20 January 2023 8:00 am

‘The pandemic represents a rare but narrow window of opportunity to reflect, re-imagine and reset our world’, thus spoke Professor…

Religious intolerance is alive and well

8 January 2023 8:00 am

As the festive season goodwill fades, we can but hope that 2023 will be a better year for Christianity after…

China is on the march, but where is it going?

16 December 2022 9:00 am

Re-elected Chairman Xi has (essentially) unlimited power. Addressing his fabricated version of the past and future is one of many…

Under-age voting is coming

9 December 2022 12:30 pm

The current push from the Greens to change the voting age relates to self-interest, rather than the interest of the…

Voluntary Assisted Dying is back on the agenda

3 December 2022 11:08 am

The Covid pandemic brought into focus management of the elderly in nursing homes; those with dementia or with chronic morbidity…

Local government needs to wake up from Woke

29 November 2022 7:00 am

The increasingly pervasive Woke activist agenda has escaped its confines in university and academia, and hit the mainstream. We have…

Environmental pollution, are we winning?

16 November 2022 6:00 am

As the COP27 gabfest continues it is also appropriate to consider other aspects of the environment that perhaps need greater…

The Olympics and World Cup Soccer – can we afford it?

29 October 2022 1:50 pm

As the Tokyo Olympics wound down, enthusiasm for the Olympic Games persisted, but there is a downside to the acceptance…

Where are electric cars going?

26 October 2022 12:00 pm

Countries are keen to out-virtue-signal each other with electric cars and their contribution to reducing Climate Change; what is plainly…

Has Labor invited terrorism?

20 October 2022 8:00 am

The threat of terrorism is returning to Australia. The impending release of convicted terrorists at the end of their sentences,…

Covid: it’s not over until the fat lady sings

9 October 2022 10:00 am

The recent World Health Organisation (WHO) announcement that the Covid pandemic is coming to an end may draw down the…

Nuclear: our past or future?

22 September 2022 4:00 am

As Australian electricity costs increase and the reliability of supply declines, the failure to use the country’s natural resources is…

Godzone is coming to Oz

15 September 2022 12:00 pm

Back in the 70s, I lived in New Zealand, (known locally as God’s own country, or ‘Godzone’ for short). A…

Pakistan’s flood marks the return of ‘Climate Change’

8 September 2022 8:00 am

As the media become increasingly bored by Covid, it is time to return to an old favourite… The temperature is…

Cancelling the Cashless Debit Card: ideology trumps reality

4 September 2022 9:00 am

The Albanese/Labor government was elected with a manifesto that included discontinuation of the compulsory cashless debit card (CDC); the bill…

The unions are back in town

24 August 2022 11:00 am

Following the 2022 election, there are already signs of an increase in union influence, with Labor’s planned closure of the…

The Right side of politics

14 August 2022 7:00 am

The Coalition’s nine-year period in federal power represents a missed opportunity to address conservative issues. Instead, the inner-city wets increased…

Hero or Villain? The plot to cancel Captain Cook

23 July 2022 8:00 am

Attempts are being made to cancel Samuel Griffith from his prominent role in Australian history, inevitably pushed by the university…

What do we really know about the IPCC?

19 July 2022 10:00 am

Having concluded the latest Climate Change talk-fest – the United Nations COP26 in 2021 in Glasgow – the confected outburst…

Water: it’s always too much, or not enough

7 July 2022 6:00 am

Australia has, throughout its history, been a land of drought, floods, and fire. It is recognised as the driest inhabited…

The illusion of ‘full employment’

4 July 2022 10:00 am

There has been much rejoicing over falling unemployment – something undoubtedly better for the government with fewer welfare payments and…

NSW and Victoria meddle in pre-schools

26 June 2022 5:00 am

On June 16, the Premiers of New South Wales and Victoria announced ‘the greatest transformation of childhood education in a…

The Winter of discontent

21 June 2022 8:00 am

To paraphrase from William Shakespeare’s Richard the Third – ‘Now is the winter of our discontent made inglorious by renewable…

NDIS: used or abused?

15 June 2022 1:00 pm

It is one of life’s sad realities that, as soon as there is an attempt to improve the population’s welfare,…

Hospitals: a medical and political crisis

9 June 2022 1:00 pm

Sensational headlines about ambulance ramping have become a regular event, with the usual finger-pointing of state versus federal responsibility made…