Helen Verlander

From red-shirts to red shoes

8 December 2018 9:00 am

Maybe like Dorothy of the ruby red shoes former foreign minister Julie Bishop is hoping that the scarlet stilettos she…

It’s alt-right to be white

27 October 2018 9:00 am

‘War is Peace. Freedom is Slavery. Ignorance is Strength.’ So ran the newspeak of George Orwell’s dystopia, 1984. To these…

Revenge of the Queen Bees

22 September 2018 9:00 am

Three girls in school tunics and battered hats are firing a machine gun in the quad. ‘Girls, girls, a little…

Sex, lies and fake news

11 August 2018 9:00 am

Working in politics teaches you one thing about Australian voters. They despise the political class although not usually their local…

Big is not beautiful or why fat is a feminine issue

12 January 2018 11:49 am

Not so long ago American feminist, Naomi Wolf, did an international lap of honour to celebrate 25 years since the…

A tale of two Andrews

4 November 2017 9:00 am

The story of euthanasia in Australia could be dubbed a tale of two Andrews, the good one and the not…