James Macpherson

When you view all of life through the prism of offence, you’ll find offence in every fridge in the supermarket

4 August 2020 4:39 pm

The Indigenous activist who forced Coon Cheese out of Australian fridges now wants Paul’s to stop producing “Smarter White Milk”…

Why didn’t we leave the cheese alone – and tackle violence and sexual abuse in Indigenous communities instead?

24 July 2020 1:06 pm

I’ve managed to go through my whole not so short life without ever associating the name of Coon Cheese with…

MasterChef is deeply, deeply racist. Apparently…

23 July 2020 4:28 pm

Next time an Asian makes the final of MasterChef, I’m turning the TV off. If my team – by which…

Dear ABC: are fraud allegations less serious if the victim is white?

3 July 2020 2:03 pm

See if you can finish the following sentence. Guy Sebastian is one of Australia’s most talented and highest-profile …. Did…

Cartoon lives matter

28 June 2020 4:54 pm

Hollywood animators were thrown into chaos last week when white actors said they would no longer voice coloured characters. Actors…

Do the mob toppling statues expect their own monuments?

25 June 2020 5:54 pm

It is only a matter of time before someone pulls down a statue of Mother Teresa because she was silent…

Race campaigners, please leave my black kids alone

17 June 2020 5:56 pm

I spend more time lately protecting my black sons from well-meaning people concerned they might be victims of racism than…

Black Lives Matter protesters aren’t making history, but shallow gestures

11 June 2020 5:38 pm

Many are saying the events of the past fortnight – with marches against racism being held around the world –…

Are protesters now essential workers?

4 June 2020 1:06 pm

One minute the media are telling us coronavirus is so lethal that we dare not leave our homes. The next…

In Reconciliation Week and on Sorry Day

28 May 2020 5:00 am

In Reconciliation Week and on Sorry Day we acknowledge that Australia is a racist country, and to say that it…

Why not replace politicians with the ‘experts’?

22 May 2020 5:00 am

Is it time to replace our elected politicians with non-elected experts? We have always voted representatives into public office. But…

Behind Annastacia Palaszczuk’s border wars

19 May 2020 5:20 pm

The decision to close the Queensland border to protect citizens from the spread of coronavirus, like many other decisions the…

What on earth is wrong with having a Christian in the Lodge?

18 May 2020 4:51 pm

From the moment Pentecostal church-going Scott Morrison became Prime Minister his Christian faith has been the subject of hot debate.…

The left want to keep us lockdowned to serve the grand green agenda

8 May 2020 10:33 am

Leftists have turned to alchemy to try to transform the Covid-19 pandemic into their fabled climate emergency. Former ABC journalist…

Covid-19: Sorting the wheat from the chaff since January 2020

4 May 2020 2:00 pm

Just yesterday a university degree in gender studies was valuable. Today a job at the supermarket is valuable. Yesterday a…

How dare we ignore our celebrities at a time like this?

30 April 2020 5:30 pm

In the latest example of how the cult of celebrity trivialises everything it touches, actress Hilarie Burton has announced that…

Our deep thinking corona crusaders – and others

24 April 2020 12:02 pm

In the fight against coronavirus, it is disconcerting to have people barracking for the virus. The latest cheer-leader for the…

The lexicon of lockdown: a guide to the new corona-speak

20 April 2020 6:35 pm

The coronavirus epidemic has completely changed the world, including the way we speak. Words that only yesterday meant one thing…