Nick Hossack

Should ANZ be allowed to buy Suncorp Bank?

1 March 2024 7:34 pm

As I’m writing this article, I have one eye on the ANZ share price. I’ve watched it drop more than…

Medicinal cannabis and government licensing

28 February 2024 3:00 am

One of the more insidious aspects of government involvement in commercial markets is the practice of supplier licensing. As entrepreneurs…

Take the lollies away: defund UNRWA

19 February 2024 3:00 am

A few weeks back, I observed a pretty sad scene down at the local shops. A mother was holding out…

Applying Javier Milei’s ideas to banking regulation in Australia

31 January 2024 2:30 am

There is a series of sentences in Javier Milei’s speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, which are…

The café owner and the public servant

25 January 2024 2:00 am

What I thought was going to be an irritation turned out to be a source of admiration. Even inspiration. At…

What happened to Labor’s two big election promises?

21 January 2024 2:00 am

The two most notable Labor promises before the May 2022 election involved ‘getting wages moving again’ and the promise to…

How to protect yourself against risk

15 January 2024 3:00 am

A formative incident for me happened when I was 25 while travelling through Turkey with a backpack. The British owner…

A splinter in life

9 January 2024 4:00 am

My feet had become so white and feminine that I committed myself to walk around barefoot as much as I…

King Charles vs Ayn Rand

3 January 2024 1:50 am

Is it only the political movement of Climate Change in which we need to be wary of King Charles III,…

A teetotal Parliament House?

30 December 2023 2:01 am

Christmas seems a good time to bring up alcohol. Having recently moved to Manly, I am now living near the…

Albanese government: highest taxing since 1959!

19 December 2023 12:15 am

What I’m about to say is probably not fair, but I’ll say it anyway. When working in party politics, you…

Is the RBA’s 2-3 per cent inflation target still being taken seriously?

12 December 2023 1:24 am

Promises need timeframes, otherwise they are just empty words. If your friend tells you they are doing a diet, you…

Does the ABS partner violence survey fall short?

28 November 2023 4:00 am

Since the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) released its publication on partner violence, the widely reported statistic is that one…

Wokeism complicates the raising of kids

20 September 2023 4:30 am

One of the dilemmas raising children in an era when Wokeism dominates every institution is whether to bluntly express your…

Affirmative consent: a seductive ‘maybe’ no longer means ‘yes’

21 August 2023 5:30 am

Warren Buffett once got into trouble with a joke that touched on the matter of sexual consent. He was lucky…

Sad times for the larrikin

13 August 2023 4:00 am

When Bob Hawke died, I received a phone call from an old family friend who jokingly reminded me to put…

Private health is painfully slow

30 July 2023 5:30 am

It started with an odd sensation in my leg as I ate chicken and leek pie in a Sydney CBD…

Who will speak up for young men?

5 July 2023 5:00 am

The success of girls highlights problems facing boys in schools

It’s amazing how tolerant home borrowers have become

14 June 2023 4:00 am

It seems like the Aston by-election was not just a disaster for the Liberal Party, losing a once-safe seat from…

Despite criticism, RBA outperforms most central banks

22 May 2023 5:00 am

A small war has broken out amongst some economics on the topic of whether Australia’s central bank has performed well…

A devastating truth

28 April 2023 4:30 am

Every now and again you come across someone who has genuine authority, no self-interest at stake, nothing to gain, but…

The gap between worlds

21 April 2023 12:19 pm

The scariest thing about some political debates in Australia is not the polarisation or nastiness that can often arise –…

You won’t hear these statistics on International Women’s Day

18 March 2023 4:00 am

International Women’s Day (IWD) came and went, with morning teas and combative speeches. We heard about unconscious bias, injustice, imposter…

Labor uses every trick to dodge interest rate rise blame

6 March 2023 4:30 am

Due in March this year is the report of the Review into the mandate and operational arrangements for the Reserve…

Iranian women fight, Western feminists hide

26 September 2022 4:00 am

One of the most powerful speeches I ever heard was delivered in a casual meeting of the NSW Rostrum public…