Graham Young

Voters put the 'majors' on notice

3 June 2022 8:00 am

In this federal election, the Coalition and the freedom parties – Liberal Democrats, One Nation, and United Australia Party –…

Rich Uncle Albo’s shared equity nightmare

12 May 2022 2:00 pm

For the worst-crafted, most ineffectual policy of this election campaign it would be hard to go past Rich Uncle Albo’s…

The endless repeat of history

25 April 2022 9:00 am

Many of our collective disasters are shaped by a lack of imagination. We tend to privilege what we know or…

‘Mean Girls’ will shape the next election

28 March 2022 12:00 pm

Liberals are basking in schadenfreude after allegations of bullying were levelled at Labor’s Senate leadership team of Penny Wong, Katy…

The war front is closer than you might like

15 March 2022 12:00 pm

Trouble at home, trouble abroad. Australia is being challenged at a number of levels, but there are some common themes.…

We said nothing, and then they came for us

15 February 2022 4:00 am

First they came for the freaks – Milo Yiannopoulos and Alex Jones – and we did nothing because, you know,…

How do I vote for the ‘Barty Party’?

2 February 2022 12:00 pm

In the contrasts between Ash Barty and Nick Kyrgios we see a little of the divisions that rend modern Australian…

ScoMo in SloMo slide toward fatal collision at next election

27 January 2022 9:00 am

The next federal election will be held no later than May 21, 2022. It looks like a re-run of 2007…

Schwarten’s 'Covid logic' cruelly divides Queenslanders

14 January 2022 4:00 am

It’s far past time that people stop playing politics with Covid, as former ALP Old Guard enforcer Robert Schwarten did…

The unholy Trinity of vaccine mandates

23 December 2021 12:50 pm

Vaccine mandates are everywhere. Now, they are infecting the Christian churches even though they are illogical, ineffective, and un-Christian. If…

Scott Morrison has created his own vaccine mandate crisis

22 November 2021 11:55 am

Editor’s note: Technical issues prevented the publication of this piece ahead of this morning’s Senate vote where five Coalition members…

Why what our kids are taught could be a vote changer

11 November 2021 4:00 am

The US state of Virginia is just about as close to Washington DC as you can be, and even contains…

Trying to duck the climate fight has made the next election harder for the Coalition

1 November 2021 4:00 am

Last week I received an email from federal Liberal director Andrew Hirst soliciting a donation because renewable energy lobbyist and…

Net zero needs nuclear power, Prime Minister

19 October 2021 5:30 pm

Scott Morrison is reported to have said when announcing the AUKUS deal “Let me be clear: Australia is not seeking to…

Mandatory vaccination is a human rights violation. A gross violation

1 October 2021 4:00 am

Mandating or coercing COVID vaccination is one of the most important civil liberties issues of my lifetime. It’s a fundamental…

From vaccine passports to vaccine apartheid

2 September 2021 4:00 am

According to a YouGov poll published in yesterday’s Australian, two-thirds of Australians agree that people who are not vaccinated should be denied…

Kabul: some good must come of this

18 August 2021 4:00 am

I’ve had a few thoughts on Afghanistan, which is a disaster I was against in the first instance, but once…

The Great Barrier Reef extortion racket

23 July 2021 4:27 pm

The Australian Institute of Marine Science has just revealed that Great Barrier Reef coral coverage has recovered to be as good as,…

The Australian Curriculum Assessment and Review Authority is failing the national interest test

14 July 2021 4:00 am

They say that a country is a state of mind rather than a place. It has some truth to it…

The Peter Ridd case is too important to be left to the courts

1 July 2021 4:00 am

A lot rides on the case of Ridd v JCU, which was heard last Wednesday, June 23, 2021, in the High…

The national curriculum doesn’t just threaten our children. It’s a threat to the future of our nation

21 June 2021 4:00 am

Australia’s educational performance has been in decline since the 1970s, but this is no accident. It is by design, curriculum…

How David Attenborough and the catastrophist crew have humanity wrong

4 May 2021 4:00 am

“‘Humans are intruders’ and the natural world is better off without us, says Sir David Attenborough,” runs the Independent’s headline.  It’s a…

The Taiwan test

21 April 2021 4:00 am

Russia is massing troops on the borders of the Ukraine at the same time the Chinese are increasing their unauthorised…

Capitol Hill: call that a coup?

9 February 2021 6:31 pm

To understand how far short the Capitol Hill riot falls of any serious standard for insurrection one only needs to…

Google and Facebook should abandon Australian news

4 February 2021 4:09 pm

Twenty-two years ago this year I first published On Line Opinion. We beat Crikey into cyberspace by a month or…