Kevin Donnelly

Colonial Brewing? Filthy, phallocentric Spotted Dick? Don’t laugh. This is serious

18 June 2020 5:00 pm

A Western Australian brewery is yet another innocent victim of cancel culture because of its name, ‘Colonial Brewing’.  Add Coon Cheese to the list and…

Reaping the whirlwind: the darkness of three decades of PC

16 June 2020 5:00 am

A generation ago I first warned about the insidious and dangerous nature of political correctness, arguing the neo-Marxist inspired concept…

Blacktivists ignore the real plight of indigenous Australia

13 June 2020 9:00 am

Virtue-signalling, woke demonstrations are misplaced

Oiks & the Panda-demic

18 April 2020 9:00 am

The Covid-19 crisis has exposed the fraudulent elites - yet again

In this crisis Victoria University is there for the community, keeping us laughing with woke inanities

25 March 2020 5:00 am

In his 1996 Boyer Lectures titled ‘The View from the Bridge,’ the eminent Australian academic Pierre Ryckmans argued the university…

The long march to kindy

21 March 2020 9:00 am

Today’s primary and secondary schools have been infested with Marxist doctrine

Sorry, Snarling Clementine, but the UN says we’re a leader in treating women well and gender equity

11 March 2020 12:30 pm

The burial this week of Hannah Clarke and her three children after their appalling and horrific murder by an evil…

How is only teaching climate catastrophism in schools discussion and debate?

26 February 2020 2:16 pm

One of the central tenets of a worthwhile, rigorous and balanced education system is there is room for disagreement, discussion…

Roger Scruton: insightful, perceptive, persuasive – and enduring

13 January 2020 4:16 pm

Conservatives around the world will be mourning the death of Sir Roger Scruton, a towering intellect and cultural critic whose…

Brainwashing your kids

14 December 2019 9:00 am

In The New Authoritarianism, University of Sydney academic Salvatore Babones makes the telling observation that while elected politicians might believe…

Monday’s Q&A: simply a sign of the size of our problem

8 November 2019 11:07 am

If ever the Australian public and our politicians needed additional evidence of how biased, vulgar and politically correct woke the…

Political correctness eats at the soul of the West

3 August 2019 9:00 am

I first wrote about political correctness in 1993 after buying a copy of The Official Politically Correct Dictionary & Handbook…

Einstein, Marx and the scourge of suicide

20 July 2019 9:00 am

Prime Minister Morrison’s commitment to addressing the escalating rate of suicide is commendable and much needed. Given 3,128 Australians committed…

Our universities are dying

6 July 2019 9:00 am

Examples of how universities have been captured by politically correct groupthink and cultural left ideology abound. Bettina Arndt being denied…

Fighting back in the gender wars

22 June 2019 9:00 am

Israel Folau is right to condemn gender fluidity and the push to get children and adolescents to transition.  Folau also…

On aspirational edubabble

18 May 2019 9:00 am

The Melbourne Declaration published in 2008 is the road map that education ministers and state, territory and commonwealth bureaucracies have…

Why not ‘Welcome to Christianity’?

13 April 2019 9:00 am

Imagine the outcry by the inner city limousine Left and the free-trade, almond latte drinkers if the Victorian Labor government…

Education and the modern declaration

9 March 2019 9:00 am

The 2008 Melbourne Declaration, endorsed by state, territory and commonwealth education ministers, is the strategic ‘road map’ that has directed…

Secularism – the new firebrand religion

16 February 2019 9:00 am

The Australian Senate is currently considering a bill sponsored by the ALP’s Senator Wong that, if accepted, will amend the…

The Left’s heart of darkness

26 January 2019 9:00 am

When detailing the origins of the culture wars the British conservative politician Michael Gove refers to the establishment of the…

Virtue versus vague values

15 December 2018 9:00 am

Which is preferable: values or virtues? The question might appear overly academic and of little relevance but how it is…

We don’t need no enculturation

1 December 2018 9:00 am

What is the purpose of education?  The question is rarely asked as school funding dominates the debate along with the…

Grievance studies gone to the dogs

20 October 2018 9:00 am

If it wasn’t so serious the recent example of peer-reviewed journals being duped would be laughable. Confirming Orwell’s observation that…

Dumbing down

29 September 2018 9:00 am

The Commonwealth Minister for Education, Dan Tehan, must be congratulated for rejecting the curriculum model pushed by the OECD’s The…

How Simple Simon tripped Turnbull

24 August 2018 10:21 am

In years ahead when historians try and explain the downfall of the Malcolm Turnbull government, it’s clear that Education Minister…