Hal G.P. Colebatch

The metastasising of 18c

15 December 2016 5:30 pm

My first action, after the initial wave of nauseated disbelief had passed, was to check on Google to see if…

Gaza and World Vision: Where was the Australian Embassy?

8 August 2016 10:44 pm

Israel’s Shin Bet domestic security service claims that the major non-Governmental charity World Vision has funneled millions of dollars to…

Who’s xenophobic now?

4 June 2016 9:00 am

Labor are a little too quick to accuse others of ‘racism’

Liberal values hi-jacked!

16 April 2016 9:00 am

The peculiar appointment of Mr Laundy

Slap in the face

19 March 2016 9:00 am

Voting to retain compulsory student union fees is a betrayal of core Liberal values

Hat trick

27 February 2016 9:00 am

Kipling once wrote a poem lamenting that the three-volume romantic novel (‘The old three-decker’) was said to be extinct. It…

Islamic extremism, Nazism and modernity

30 January 2016 9:00 am

Exposure to the liberal, modern, progressive world may not be enough to stem the lust for unthinkable barbarism

Three authors and Islam

23 January 2016 9:00 am

We may be shocked by the Islamists’ barbarity, but we can’t say we weren’t warned

One of the immortals

2 January 2016 9:00 am

I feel I have lost part of myself with the death of Harry Butler at the age of 85. Though…

Conservatives, maintain your rage

21 November 2015 9:00 am

Should Australian conservative Liberals simply lie back and think of Wentworth?

Turnbull sticks with ‘offend’ and ‘insult’

31 October 2015 9:00 am

His refusal to support the Bob Day changes to 18C will further alienate the new PM from conservatives

A whiff of WA Inc

17 October 2015 9:00 am

WA Inc. remains a noisome memory from the 1980s as the worst political scandal in WA politics and one of…

Dockside humour

18 July 2015 9:00 am

Thuggery on Australia’s waterfronts has a long and, er, proud history

Some boats shouldn’t be turned back

30 May 2015 9:00 am

Gough Whitlam demonised the Vietnamese boat people. We should be welcoming them to our shores.

Ends of the earth

18 April 2015 9:00 am

This story, second in a projected series (the first was The Thief Fleet, reviewed in these pages 8 December 2012),…

The rise of the politicians

28 September 2013 9:00 am

This book expresses what is being more and more widely felt in English-speaking and other western countries: government is becoming…