Michael Sexton

Time to give ‘hate speech’ the flick

20 April 2024 9:00 am

Free speech must be protected

Perils of surrendering sovereignty

20 January 2024 9:00 am

International organisations are exemplars of political correctness

Israel and the ten per cent

16 December 2023 9:00 am

Those who oppose Israel oppose our very essence

New HRC madness

9 September 2023 9:00 am

In Canberra a parliamentary committee is considering whether to recommend a huge transfer of power from the elected executive government…

Euro notes

20 May 2023 9:00 am

There are currently 27 members of the European Union and there are applications to join from eight additional countries –…

Brexit, the sequel

3 December 2022 9:00 am

Tensions and animosities abound

Australian notes

22 October 2022 9:00 am

The current consideration by the Australian Human Rights Commission of a complaint by Green Senator Mehreen Faruqi against fellow Senator…

The strange death of Liberal Australia

23 July 2022 9:00 am

It’s a long road back for conservatives who lost the culture wars

UK notes

2 July 2022 9:00 am

Would the United Kingdom be better off without Scotland and Northern Ireland? This question arises in the light of the…

Australian notes

16 April 2022 9:00 am

Sorry to say this – but apologies by political figures seem to have become completely meaningless. In a visit to…

Australian notes

13 November 2021 9:00 am

Zut alors! The French have not forgiven the English for Brexit. As Clément Beaune, France’s Minister for European Affairs, said…

Aussie Life

16 October 2021 9:00 am

The political career of Christian Porter has been destroyed by the ABC. This is someone who was the Commonwealth Attorney-General…

Australian notes

17 July 2021 9:00 am

Whitlam’s revenge It is often said that the Whitlam government was in office but not in power. Can the same…

Australian notes

15 May 2021 9:00 am

Big government bounces back Despite its spending spree in the Budget, the federal government would do well to remember that…

Woke never sleeps

19 March 2021 11:30 am

Amongst the – perhaps rather courageous – group of friends and acquaintances who do not subscribe to political correctness quite…

Australian notes

21 November 2020 9:00 am

The ten per cent One of the chief complaints of the – now almost forgotten – Occupy Wall Street movement…

Australian notes

25 July 2020 9:00 am

Takin’ it to the streets Although public protests have exploded in the last few months in some Western countries, there…

US notes

23 May 2020 9:00 am

Can Joe Biden prove more popular than Hillary? In the current climate of massive disruption in all countries, political predictions…

Australian notes

7 March 2020 9:00 am

Enemies of free speech hide behind a bill of rights An intriguing feature of the debate about freedom of the…

Brexit notes

25 January 2020 9:00 am

A victory for the voters Who remembers the Sydney Morning Herald’s editorial on the eve of Britain’s Brexit referendum in…

A bill of rights? Kel horreur!

9 November 2019 9:00 am

Kel Richards’ proposal in these pages for a bill of rights (‘Conservative Notes’, 2 November 2019) as a solution to…

Democratic Notes

26 October 2019 9:00 am

Let’s start with the usual disclaimers. Neither Donald Trump nor Boris Johnson are ideal leaders or paragons of virtue. And…

Worse than 18C

21 September 2019 9:00 am

The federal government’s draft religious discrimination bill highlights – no doubt unconsciously – some of the limitations on freedom of…

American notes

29 June 2019 9:00 am

Impeach Trump! (yawn) I suppose it is necessary to say – again – that it is not necessary to like…

Political notes

9 February 2019 9:00 am

Refusing to accept the vote One sign of the collapse of political order in a country is the refusal of…