Sean Jacobs

Not so accidental guerillas: how to counter the modern rioter

15 August 2020 5:23 pm

“They sayin’ Black Lives Matter and all this stuff,” he said. “But man, you’re hurting the black community.” These are the…

Republicans: time to accept the truth of the matter

15 July 2020 12:05 pm

With all the focus republican lobbyists have placed on the Palace Letters – a move that has backfired considerably –…

The ‘Palace letters’ should remind republicans: be careful what you wish for

30 May 2020 12:40 pm

Australian Republicans are excited by the High Court’s ruling to release the so-called ‘Palace letters’. The 200 or so letters, which contain…

A corona communique to Pirate Pete and pals: how about we fix federation before trying a republic?

14 April 2020 10:59 am

It was former Labor Prime Minister Paul Keating who supposedly said ‘Never get between a Premier and a bag of…

Corona crisis cancelled my wedding, but may it never harm our long-term liberty

26 March 2020 11:01 am

I was due to be married in Australia on May 9. But, even six weeks away, it is not to…

Built to last in the internet age

24 February 2020 6:53 pm

Peter Kirstein – a creator of the internet and the man who helped Queen Elizabeth hit ‘send’ on her first…

What would Winston do?

30 January 2020 5:00 am

The end of the month marks 55 years since Winston Churchill’s death. With an estimated 10,000 books on the great man, one…

Ten reasons to stand tall on Australia Day – 10 reasons and one extra

22 January 2020 5:00 am

As another Australia Day approaches and the inevitable wagons of shame begin to circle, it’s worth touching on the things…

Only our silliest republicans are excited by Megxit. Are the others wising up?

13 January 2020 2:26 pm

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s announcement to step back as “senior royals” has predictably drawn fierce speculation – former palace press secretary Dickie…

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…