Piers Akerman

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 owes Julia Gillard a big thank-you hug and kiss for his election a year ago, and on the…

Diary

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…