John Ruddick

Bring back Christianity

4 May 2022 4:00 am

Around 5,000 years ago, humans mastered writing. This marked the transition from prehistory to history. It’s a fraught calculation, but…

Climate notes

24 January 2020 10:00 pm

The Great Global Warming Symposium We can now look back over the past decade and agree that ‘climate change’ has…

Tory turmoil

15 June 2019 9:00 am

Since the advent of cable news and the internet most politically-interested Aussies now follow US politics more than UK politics.…

Liberal Notes

1 June 2019 9:00 am

Why we won

Gladys Berejiklian: Liberal legend?

22 March 2019 5:30 am

If Gladys Berejiklian wins the state election she will be a certified New South Wales Liberal legend. There have been…

Whitewater, Lewinsky, Clinton and, er, Trump

23 February 2019 9:00 am

This month marks the 20th anniversary of President Bill Clinton’s acquittal by the Senate in the Whitewater-Lewinsky bogus scandal. It…

Presidential notes

5 January 2019 9:00 am

Insiders and Outsiders Buckle up, US political junkies!  We are now just moments away from the starting gun being fired…

Bye bye Nats?

24 February 2018 9:00 am

Some could use the Barnaby Joyce Affair as an opportunity to kick the National party while it’s down… so let’s…

The inconvenient truth about Al Gore

23 September 2017 9:00 am

A decade ago Al Gore released his documentary An Inconvenient Truth. Second only to 9/11 it was the decade’s most…

The game’s up. Or is it?

29 July 2017 9:00 am

A state division of the Liberal Party will have a State Conference on 2-3 September 2017 to debate the introduction…