Rowan Dean

Notes from a Media tart

14 December 2013 9:00 am

One of the drawbacks of writing for a magazine as esteemed as the Spectator Australia is that you are assumed…

End of McTernanism

7 December 2013 9:00 am

Last weekend in Canberra a murder took place. It was no ordinary killing. In fact, it involved a horribly painful…

Confessions of a climate denier

23 November 2013 9:00 am

OK, I got it wrong. My climate change denialism has collapsed under the sheer weight of contradictory evidence. ‘Still think…

Another clue for you all

9 November 2013 9:00 am

The tragedy of Paul McCartney is that he didn’t die when he was supposed to. Had he been killed in…

Fire, fire!

26 October 2013 9:00 am

The brazen stupidity of the Greens and the climate change religion has been on display throughout the current bushfires in…

Forget ‘Alborten’

12 October 2013 9:00 am

No, I don’t think so.’ One raised bushy eyebrow, a slight cocking of the head, a piercing glint in the…

How was it for you?

28 September 2013 9:00 am

Julia Gillard recently wrote that ‘Losing power is felt physically, emotionally, in waves of sensation… [with] odd moments of relief…

Where to now for Labor?

14 September 2013 9:00 am

It’s not such a big deal. One term, maybe two, and Labor will be back in power. Abbott will prove…

The cult of Labor

31 August 2013 9:00 am

Last week, former Howard cabinet minister Nick Minchin spoke out against Tony Abbott’s paid parental leave scheme, describing it as…

September 7 is our Spring Clean-up day

17 August 2013 9:00 am

Spring is in the air, even though it’s still winter. During these past two or three weeks Sydney has bathed…

Rudd’s foreign policy mess

3 August 2013 9:00 am

Welcome to al-Qa’eda in Papua New Guinea. Our very own terrorist network right on our doorstep, funded by the Aussie…

Strange bedfellow

20 July 2013 9:00 am

I thought I should share with you something you didn’t already know about Kevin Rudd. I mean, let’s face it…

Blame culture

6 July 2013 9:00 am

The phone call came out of the blue early one morning last summer following an appearance I’d made the night…