Mark Latham

Latham’s law

3 November 2018 9:00 am

Sharman Stone is not exactly a household name, not even in her own house. In two decades as a federal…

Latham’s law

27 October 2018 9:00 am

I’ve found a solution to the world’s problems. We need to get David Duke to say the following words: ‘Political…

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20 October 2018 9:00 am

One of the weaknesses in the Australian education system is a lack of understanding of civics. Teaching children the basics…

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13 October 2018 9:00 am

I love a rollicking book of insults as much as the next person. In typical Australian style they lean towards…

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29 September 2018 9:00 am

There’s a surprisingly simple way of ending the malaise in Australian politics. Turn off the fast forward button. Everything is…

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22 September 2018 9:00 am

It’s the iron law of government administration. After a new bureaucracy is established, initially with limited powers and responsibilities, it…

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15 September 2018 9:00 am

‘So where the bloody hell are you?’ Lara Bingle beseeched overseas travellers in Scott Morrison’s successful 2006 television ad. Morrison…

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8 September 2018 9:00 am

Julia Gillard called it hyper-bowl. Last week Niki Savva turned it into an art form when she described the end…

Latham’s Law

1 September 2018 9:00 am

When Matt Damon starred in the movie Downsizing earlier this year, he could not have known he was providing a…

Australian diary

25 August 2018 9:00 am

After my stoush with Graham Richardson on Sky News last month I haven’t been invited back onto the show where…

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18 August 2018 9:00 am

Who would have thought? It turns out Gough Whitlam and Malcolm Fraser were racists. Poor old Gough spent decades in…

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11 August 2018 9:00 am

Just when the health system in inner-Melbourne and Sydney was coming to terms with the psychotic conditions caused by Donald…

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4 August 2018 9:00 am

It was the best news Fairfax ever published: the story of its demise. Yet to listen to the wailing Fairfax…

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28 July 2018 9:00 am

Before his death in July 1826, Thomas Jefferson wrote the epitaph for his own gravestone and insisted it carry ‘not…

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14 July 2018 9:00 am

Have new communication technologies suddenly become dangerous? I always thought texting on whiz-bang iPhones was a good thing.If my daughter’s…

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7 July 2018 9:00 am

Every parent knows the problem. An errant child who is always telling lies, whether it’s ‘I didn’t take them’, ‘I…

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30 June 2018 9:00 am

The education system used to be so straightforward. But now, with the classics of Western civilisation being chucked into the…

Trump towers

23 June 2018 9:00 am

In his 1977 book The Age of Uncertainty, the American economist John Kenneth Galbraith depicted the great leaders of history…

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16 June 2018 9:00 am

At last, there’s a break in the weather. As identity politics has swept across Australia like a crackling thunderstorm, drenching…

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9 June 2018 9:00 am

What was Paul Ramsay thinking? In dedicating part of his estate’s $3 billion endowment to course work at an Australian…

Latham’s Law

2 June 2018 9:00 am

In the Middle Ages, society had a long list of taboo terms, usually associated with witchcraft. In today’s politics, the…

Hangers-on

26 May 2018 9:00 am

The former NSW Premier Neville Wran had an interesting take on the true meaning of working class culture. Having grown…

Latham’s law

3 February 2018 9:00 am

One of the strange reactions to the 17th Century Enlightenment was the concept of the Noble Savage. In the backlash…

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27 January 2018 9:00 am

For the large amounts of national security spending and ‘expert advice’ available to our governments, they are still struggling with…

Diary

14 January 2017 9:00 am

My two sons, aged 16 and 14, are at the wonderful stage where, in the sharp-humoured traditions of Australian larrikinism,…