Mike Ryan

Australian schools need a tough love reboot

20 July 2021 4:00 am

Pupils, we can do this the easy way, or the hard way. You choose.  If Australia can’t improve our international K-12…

Coal isn’t just an energy issue, but also vital to defence

17 June 2021 4:01 pm

Australia’s ability to produce unlimited electricity has almost been lost thanks to myopic politicians captured by climate zeitgeist. Our nation’s…

No end to the NBN nonsense 

24 September 2020 3:10 pm

The latest skirmish has erupted in the never-ending, highly partisan, NBN civil war.   The NBN was a disaster at the…

How the shinybums stuffed MyGov – and are still making you queue at Centrelink

25 March 2020 3:37 pm

If MyGov was an eCommerce website the repetitive outages would have been cured in about six hours or less. The…

A coronavirus crash: the compelling event?

11 March 2020 5:00 am

In cybersecurity, it’s called the compelling event: when a serious security incident occurs that causes financial loss or serious brand…

If Raheem Kassam should be banned from Australia, what about that thug George O’Dowd?

17 August 2019 5:13 pm

According to grandstanding Senator Kristina Keneally, commentator Raheem Kassam should have been banned from entry to Australia. Kassam, who offhandedly…

The Paladin contract non-conspiracy

19 February 2019 3:37 pm

Government tenders are fraught with risks that most citizens fail to grasp. On the face of it there are aspects…

Sub snafus and other technical traumas

18 February 2019 12:51 pm

Sometimes you feel like screaming when hit with that sinking feeling that our politician’s obligation to their voters is often…

Keep the lights working, not the spin doctors

30 January 2019 7:59 am

Australian Energy Market Operator supremo Audrey Zibelman likes saying load shedding – rolling blackouts to you and me – is…