Jeremy Sammut

The roaring ‘silence’

2 September 2017 9:00 am

The notion of a ‘Great Australian Silence’ about Australian history and the treatment of indigenous people might have been accurate…

Getting Indigenous history right

26 August 2017 3:15 pm

Before we start tearing down statues of Captain Cook and Governor Macquarie in a misguided attempt to atone for Australia’s…

Budget 2017: Medicare – not even Labor lite

10 May 2017 5:29 pm

So the economic narrative of the Turnbull Government has come to this. A ‘tax and spend’ Budget that is more…

18c: they just don’t get it

1 March 2017 4:07 pm

The failure by the Coalition-dominated parliamentary review to recommend changes to Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act is another sign…

Indigenous kids failed again

9 November 2016 12:56 pm

The Family Matters report released by SNAICC, the peak Indigenous child welfare services lobby group, is a recipe for perpetuating…

18c. I would like to say more on indigenous disadvantage, but…

2 November 2016 12:30 pm

Kerryn Pholi’s outstanding opinion piece in today’s Australian examines the way the Australian Human Rights Commission has exclusively singled out Bill Leak for persecution under Section 18C  of the Racial Discrimination Act for drawing ‘offensive’ things…

Lindt II: Death by multiculturalism

18 August 2016 6:13 pm

Ideas about nations matter – especially when those ideas shape the attitudes and actions of those in positions of authority.…

Bill Leak’s cartoon is tragically true

4 August 2016 6:45 am

Bill Leak’s cartoon in this morning’s edition of The Australian has attracted predictable outrage from both indigenous organisations and from…

What matters more? Identity politics or closing the gap?

1 August 2016 4:55 am

The scope of the Royal Commission called in the wake of the Don Dale scandal has thankfully been widened to…

Never a more exciting time to be an Australian conservative

14 July 2016 1:00 am

Centre-right social progressives might not like social conservatism. But there has never been a more exciting time to be an…

Untying democracy’s knot

9 April 2016 9:00 am

When is a question not an invitation to discuss? When Guardian Australia holds a forum called ‘Why Knot?’ on the…

After Cologne

30 January 2016 9:00 am

The New Year’s Eve mass-sexual assaults in Cologne, together with similar outrages in other parts of Europe, should have marked…

The Last of the Conservatives

3 October 2015 9:00 am

Before popular perception hardens into conventional wisdom, the misconceptions about the fall of Tony Abbott must be addressed. A trendy…

The totalitarianism of marriage equality

28 March 2015 9:00 am

Elton John has managed to leap back into the limelight by calling for a boycott of luxury fashion label Dolce…

Coolies sold down the river by the bamboo ceiling

31 January 2015 9:00 am

Believe it or not, the purpose of publishing the ‘Daily Life’ section of the Age and the Sydney Morning Herald…

Exercise your right to be a bigot and pay the price

3 May 2014 9:00 am

When Attorney-General George Brandis told the Senate in March this year that ‘people do have a right to be bigots’,…

We’ll still be a melting pot

15 March 2014 9:00 am

One Saturday night late last year, two ‘white-skinned’ cricketers rolled into a petrol station on Sydney’s northern beaches having had…