Sean Jacobs

As Ronald Reagan said, it’s a time for choosing

27 October 2019 5:00 am

“I have an uncomfortable feeling that this prosperity isn’t something on which we can base our hopes for the future,”…

Asylum – or arrogant entitlement?

20 September 2019 5:00 am

The high-profile story of the deportation of the Sri Lankan Murugappan family has reminded us of the perennial tension between…

National Flag Day: a time to celebrate continuity, tradition and unity

3 September 2019 11:39 am

Each year, Australia’s National Flag Day is celebrated on September 3. The date commemorates when the flag was first flown…

How Malcolm Turnbull sunk his beloved republic for a generation

7 July 2019 2:07 pm

Personality in politics is like salt to a dish – a pinch here or there is not a bad thing.…

Brexit chaos, a new UK PM: a perfect time to discuss the Anglosphere

5 June 2019 8:52 am

Two years of Brexit logjam has invited a sudden flurry of activity – the resignation of a prime minister, the…

Is our next Governor-General too safe, too male, too white?

9 January 2019 11:30 am

In my book Winners Don’t Cheat, which is aimed at young Australians but accessible to all ages, I warn against identifying…

Pirate Pete and pals chart constitutional chaos

14 December 2018 7:41 am

Bill Shorten has committed to holding a referendum for a republic within his first term if he becomes Australia’s thirty-first…

Getting better with Menzies: reconnecting with good values

24 August 2018 7:54 am

While the Canberra leadership game evolves, for the rest of us it can pay to look at the only thing…

Hey, dudes, back off: a defence of millennials

6 July 2018 9:48 am

I fully appreciate that millennials – “cossetted, pampered and spoiled” – deserve a good touch up. After all, I am…

How identity politics programs for failure

22 June 2018 4:14 pm

Safe spaces. Cry closets. Emotional support animals. While Australian campuses are yet to import such features the notion of restricting…