Hal G.P. Colebatch

Hollow man of the Left

10 November 2018 9:00 am

There are two types of people in political parties. One type joins a party because he or she thinks that…

That Jewish problem

25 August 2018 9:00 am

I recently wrote of anti-Semitism in the US Presbyterian Church. It would, however, be wrong to suggest this is an…

Anti-‘Zionism’, or just plain old…?

28 July 2018 9:00 am

Anti-‘Zionism’ seems to be bustin’ out all over. The Presbyterian Church USA, has become one of the more noisome sinks…

Xena madness

23 June 2018 9:00 am

For sheer grotesquerie, a recent push for the feminisation of the Australian Army would be hard to beat. Former General…

What Rotherham means

2 June 2018 9:00 am

The revelations of unhindered Muslim sex-trafficking of thousands of young girls in British towns, including Rotherham, Rochdale and Oxford, are…

Amnesty, morally corrupted?

26 May 2018 9:00 am

When Amnesty International concerned itself with campaigning on behalf of individual and identifiable political prisoners of regimes of whatever political…

Feeling Carr-sick

12 May 2018 9:00 am

What gives with Bob Carr? Why, for that matter, has so much of the Left in the democratic world turned…

Whatever happened to conservation?

28 April 2018 9:00 am

When I was a pre-schooler my mother enrolled me in the WA Junior Naturalists’ Club. We met in a basement…

Britain gagged

7 April 2018 9:00 am

When emails from the group Britain First began turning up in my inbox, I took it for granted that it…

The Unitary Republic

3 March 2018 9:00 am

Should Australia become a republic, it will greatly damage, and possibly destroy, the independence of the States, making nation-wide experiments…

Balhatchet job

3 February 2018 9:00 am

Just when you think the cowardice of those highly-placed in the West (with the exceptions of Trump and Netanyahu) can…

Strong men armed?

20 January 2018 9:00 am

G. K. Chesterton wrote in The Everlasting Man that Christianity has died many times but always somehow – miraculously –…

In the dark

13 January 2018 9:00 am

When I was very young (it must have been before I was sent to boarding school at the age of…

A ruined life in the one-way war

6 January 2018 9:00 am

Adam Smith warned on the criminalising of emotions – hate crimes – in the Theory af Moral Sentiments, published in…

The new censorship

4 November 2017 9:00 am

One thing thoughtful members of my generation were, I think, unquestioning about was this: democratic West Germany had thoroughly repudiated…

The Multiculti cult

28 October 2017 9:00 am

While it is said that a really bad idea never quite goes away, we could surely try to make multiculturalism…

Chesterton’s prophesy

21 October 2017 9:00 am

To step back and take a broad view of history is to see a constant and almost incessant Muslim onslaught…

The war we don’t know how to fight

7 October 2017 9:00 am

One day, perhaps before it is too late, Turnbull, Brandis, Shorten and co. and their fellow members of the political…

The great, needless Liberal fault line

30 September 2017 9:00 am

One thing the same-sex marriage debate has done, for better or worse, is to highlight the deep differences within Australia’s…

Turnbull, SSM and the culture wars

23 September 2017 9:00 am

In his capacity as an individual, Malcolm Turnbull has just as much right to an opinion on same-sex marriage as…

Burqas and waffle

26 August 2017 9:00 am

Whatever else may be said about her, Pauline Hanson’s action in wearing a burqa into the Senate, despite the sobbing…

Economical with… free speech

22 July 2017 9:00 am

The Spycatcher trial established Malcolm Turnbull’s reputation at the time as a brilliant champion of free speech. Personally, reviewing a…

Three crises

15 July 2017 9:00 am

Commenting on Tony Abbott’s recent Perth speech in Quadrant, Keith Windschuttle identified three crises ‘which, taken together, represent a national…

Lords a-dancing around Taqiyya

8 July 2017 9:00 am

In Gilbert and Sullivan’s Iolanthe the British House of Lords, which ‘did nothing in particular, but did it very well’,…

The flibbertigibbet Pope

1 July 2017 9:00 am

After two Popes of towering intellectual and spiritual strength, it is difficult to become used to the fact that their…