Mark Latham

Latham’s law

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…

Latham’s law

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…

Latham’s law

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…

Latham’s law

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…

Latham’s law

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…

Latham’s law

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…

Latham’s law

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…

Latham’s law

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…

Latham’s law

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…

Latham’s law

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,…

Latham’s law

10 December 2016 9:00 am

In this era of media lists – such as Fitzy and Wippa counting down the Top 20 Mind-Numbingly Trivial Celebrity…

Latham’s Law

26 November 2016 9:00 am

President Dropkick & The US Confusion Centre When an obscure, unelected committee, rising up from the bottom of Canberra’s bureaucratic…

Latham’s law

19 November 2016 9:00 am

I have a confession to make. When late last year, on the ill-fated panel show The Verdict, I publicly declared…

Diary Australia

9 August 2014 9:00 am

At the season launch for the 1987 Sheffield Shield, the South Australian captain, David Hookes, was seated next to Don…

Latham’s Law: 29 September 2012

29 September 2012 6:00 pm

For many readers, The Spectator Australia is like The Real Housewives of Orange County. Only the front bits are worth…

Latham’s Law – 8 September 2012

8 September 2012 4:00 pm

Gerard Henderson is crackers. This is the only conclusion one can reach from his increasingly bizarre attacks on The Spectator…

Latham’s Law – 25 August 2012

25 August 2012 4:00 pm

One of the grave concerns of parents is bullying at school, that unbearable circumstance in which good, hard-working students are…

Latham’s law – 11 August 2012

11 August 2012 3:00 pm

This is the story of an Australian Opposition Leader who cried wolf about a new tax. In the months leading…

Latham’s Law – 28 July 2012

28 July 2012 4:00 pm

When Kevin Rudd was rising through the ranks of the Parliamentary Labor party a decade ago, his most diligent critic…

Latham’s law – 21 July 2012

21 July 2012 8:15 pm

In the public dispute over Labor-Green preferences, Sarah Hanson-Young, the Greens’ immigration spokesperson, made a telling contribution. ‘There’s a big…