James Allan

GSTea Party

18 April 2015 9:00 am

Je suis Western Australian. I stand with them and against my own Queensland and all the other States. I refer…

Hounds or poodles?

11 April 2015 9:00 am

Terry Barnes recently claimed (Hounding Abbott, 28 February) that a pack of ‘Jokers to the Right’ commentators think ‘it’s more…

Our Constitution and the Senate

4 April 2015 9:00 am

Most of the journalists in this country, and pretty much all of the ones who work for the ABC, basically…

Even the states dislike federalism

21 March 2015 9:00 am

Did any of you notice that the State of Victoria is now lobbying for national anti-bikie laws? Why, you might…

Let him who is without sin…

7 March 2015 9:00 am

Let me lay down two propositions. The first is that labour relations in this country are in a bad way,…

The Y.U.U.Y. disease

14 February 2015 9:00 am

Let me put my money where my mouth is and make this bold prediction. Tony Abbott can save his leadership…

Censorship guide

31 January 2015 9:00 am

Here is a wee little guide for all of you people who work for the ABC, or Get-Up!, or the…

Jarryd Hayne, meet Adam Smith

24 January 2015 9:00 am

Imagine that a Visiting Martian has just landed on earth. The first thing he or she does is to read…

Demonstrators wave posters reading ‘Je suis Charlie (I am Charlie)’, during the Unity rally Marche Republicaine in Paris in tribute to the 17 victims of the Charlie Hebdo killing spreeby three Islamist terrorists.

Responding to murderous bullies

17 January 2015 9:00 am

The Paris terrorists who murdered in the name of their religion opted to attack people who draw cartoons. They didn’t…

Wicked versus Stupid

13 December 2014 9:00 am

Why is it so hard for those with ‘lefty’ political sensibilities to be funny when they write about politics? And…

The Silence of the Barnes

29 November 2014 9:00 am

I had the great good fortune to play varsity basketball at university in Canada back in my youth. I was…

Freedom’s just another word

25 October 2014 9:00 am

Do you tend to judge people by what they say or by what they do? Imagine you and your spouse…

Cheques and balances

11 October 2014 9:00 am

Have you heard the news? The Upper House of the Commonwealth Parliament, our Senate, has decided to launch an inquiry…

A funny thing happened on the way to the Senate

27 September 2014 9:00 am

Australia’s Constitution copied much from the United States. We explicitly opted for an American-style federalist arrangement whereby only the centre’s…

Tony Abbott – the new David Cameron?

16 August 2014 9:00 am

I remember when Tony Abbott won the leadership of the Coalition by one vote of caucus. I was a fan.…

Scottish diary

14 June 2014 9:00 am

Not so long ago I travelled to Dumfries, Scotland, the first leg of the trip being on an Emirates A380.…

The devilish problem of Tasmania

22 March 2014 9:00 am

Now that the state election is over, and Tasmania has rid itself of 16 years of Labor governments, including a…

You’re no John Stuart Mill

15 February 2014 9:00 am

Our Attorney-General, Senator George Brandis, takes more than a little pride in painting himself as an old-fashioned classical liberal. Think…

An appalling hypocrite

30 November 2013 9:00 am

It has been said that hypocrisy is the compliment that vice pays to virtue. If so, Australia’s Governor-General, Quentin Bryce,…