Piers Akerman

Australian notes

21 October 2023 9:00 am

Did you know that the Australian government in bygone days issued licences to citizens to hunt Aboriginals? No, I didn’t…

Divide and rue

10 June 2023 9:00 am

The Voice will split many of our nation’s families by race

Bomber’s defence

7 January 2023 9:00 am

We are woefully unprepared for war

Australian notes

1 October 2022 9:00 am

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has thrown his support behind truth-telling as a softener for the emotional campaign for the Voice…

Fleeing Danistan

18 December 2021 9:00 am

Democracy dies as the factional warlords thrive

Fables of the Dark Emu

19 June 2021 9:00 am

First rate scholars set the record straight on Indigenous history

Cherry-picking the hockey stick

19 December 2020 9:00 am

...or how I nearly got to debate a global warmist

Lighting bushfires

21 December 2019 9:00 am

The recent tragic bushfires reignited the argument about global warming – the science is settled – and burnt the Green-Left…


31 August 2019 9:00 am

Donald Trump’s border wall may not yet be built from coast-to-coast but the barrier between those who support the president…


20 April 2019 9:00 am

I stepped out in Warringah on Saturday and stepped into a social media storm. I had earlier asked my old…

Churchill, Orwell and, er, Shorten

15 December 2018 9:00 am

There probably is some depth of yet-to-be imagined perfidy Malcolm Turnbull or his son, Alex, will descend to before the…

How The West was run

1 December 2018 9:00 am

There aren’t many histories or biographies written by Australians that sociologists and anthropologists will turn to in the future in…

Upsetting Maggie

15 September 2018 9:00 am

I had certainly not intended to upset Margaret Thatcher when I joined the Times in 1987 but when we met…

Brunei Diary

4 August 2018 9:00 am

Six years before his death in 2015, Singapore’s founding father Lee Kuan Yew gave an insightful interview during which he…

Love is love, boys

17 March 2018 9:00 am

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has again flagged his intention to deliver a national apology to the victims of institutional child…

Jolly notes

16 December 2017 9:00 am

La la land   ‘Tis the season to be jolly,  Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la, Don we now our gay apparel … Oops,…

Asian notes

12 December 2015 9:00 am

Shopping in the Asian capitals has long been a lure for tourists but I was taken a little aback when…

Australian diary

9 May 2015 9:00 am

Veteran Canberra hand Laurie Oakes’ prediction of an early federal election was so qualified as to be the political equivalent…

Labor – the gift that keeps on giving

6 September 2014 9:00 am

Tony Abbott must do more than just rely on the Rudd / Gillard catastrophe that brought him to power


17 August 2013 9:00 am

Holy hellfire: the Law of Unintended Consequences struck me out of right field for the first full week of the…