Michael Koziol

Australian diary

17 October 2015 9:00 am

Abu Dhabi is not a place anyone should go voluntarily – which, in retrospect, made my presence there all the…

Holiday diary

10 January 2015 9:00 am

Holidays are a time to abandon the comfort zone and try new things. So when my mate Adam Brereton, an…

On the Contrary

29 March 2014 9:00 am

Dame Gina Rinehart — for services to coal transportation, journalistic freedom and family law, we confer upon you this country’s…

On the contrary

22 March 2014 9:00 am

I was on the edge of a rather hairy deadline when disaster struck. Tired of being cooped up in an…

On the Contrary

15 March 2014 9:00 am

It is welcome news that the government might consider tightening the means test around the seniors’ health card. The card…

On the Contrary

22 February 2014 9:00 am

Once again, Labor seems genuinely baffled that there aren’t more votes in propping up dying industries. The (non-existent) canneries and…

On the Contrary

15 February 2014 9:00 am

Once upon a time, I liked the boats. I thought the absence of boats to be a lamentable prospect. I…

On the contrary

8 February 2014 9:00 am

Last October, the ABC aired two consecutive episodes of its flagship science programme, Catalyst, which claimed the causal link between…

On the contrary

1 February 2014 9:00 am

I’ve lost a lot of friends this week. News travels fast and the idea of someone writing a weekly column…

Draconian Barry

25 January 2014 9:00 am

I’m writing this from a bar in central Sydney, moderately soberly — although I have just ordered another beer, so…

Julia Gillard's myth makers

21 September 2013 9:00 am

In recent weeks the Left — which is of course not a singular herd, though it sometimes acts like one…

In praise of people smugglers

10 August 2013 9:00 am

It’s not the sentiment de jour, but has anyone considered that people smugglers might not be the root of all…