Simon Collins

Simon Collins

10 November 2018 9:00 am

I don’t know if media coverage of the Geoffrey Rush defamation trial boosted Australian cinema attendances for last week’s simulcast…

Simon Collins

27 October 2018 9:00 am

It wasn’t until the mid-1980’s that the party-pooping Ulema shut down Saudi Arabia’s cinemas. So there’s a good chance that…

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13 October 2018 9:00 am

No doubt many Speccie readers took heart from ANU Chancellor Gareth Evans’s recent suggestion that the business of a university…

Simon Collins

29 September 2018 9:00 am

I am in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to visit my daughter. This is my first visit to the Steel City, so to…

Simon Collins

1 September 2018 9:00 am

From a One Nation kind of perspective, one of the most inconvenient truths about the Muslim population of modern Australia…

Simon Collins

18 August 2018 9:00 am

Like many poms with a strong sense of post-colonial entitlement, I took a long hard look at Canada before I…

Simon Collins

4 August 2018 9:00 am

In a few years’ time the only clue that the name Fairfax was ever synonymous with wealth and influence in…

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21 July 2018 9:00 am

Like most Australian men I am horrified by reports which attest to the ubiquity of violence against our womenfolk. But…

Simon Collins

7 July 2018 9:00 am

Some years ago, as a judge on one of adland’s more obscure international awards panels, I had to assess the…

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9 June 2018 9:00 am

Harry and Meghan’s big day was such a media roadblock in Australia that there were about fifteen hours when it…

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26 May 2018 9:00 am

Has Flipper finally flipped? After centuries of challenging dogs for the Mans’ Best Friend guernsey, an incident in New Zealand…

Simon Collins

12 May 2018 9:00 am

Even Australians who consider the Commonwealth Games a meaningless anachronism must have been pleased with our team’s performance last month.…

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28 April 2018 9:00 am

I wonder if Malcolm Turnbull has found time yet to see Armando Innuccio’s new film The Death of Stalin? I…

Simon Collins

14 April 2018 9:00 am

While we’re still in the conference stage of the 2018 Super Rugby competition it’s too early to say whether the…

Simon Collins

31 March 2018 9:00 am

Like many Australians I was greatly affected by the news that James Packer has decided he is not well enough…

Simon Collins

24 March 2018 9:00 am

Ireland beat Australia to marriage equality by five years, and with a Yes victory every bit as resounding as ours.…

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17 March 2018 9:00 am

‘A woman preaching is like a dog walking on his hind legs,’ said Samuel Johnson, ‘It is not done well;…

Simon Collins

3 March 2018 9:00 am

Whenever I can justify flying business class to the UK I go with Malaysian. I do this mainly because three…

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20 January 2018 9:00 am

The critically acclaimed Darkest Hour brings the number of films about Winston Churchill released in the last decade to six,…

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6 January 2018 9:00 am

Thanks to the announcement of the engagement of two foreign celebrities 2017 ended on a cheery note for many Australians.…

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25 November 2017 9:00 am

While Tinseltown gets on with outing the sex pests in its senior ranks it’s too soon to say if it…

Simon Collins

28 October 2017 9:00 am

In a couple of weeks we’ll know whether the last 5 million votes in the same-sex marriage postal survey confirmed…

North Hobart’s village idiot

27 September 2017 8:06 pm

Opportunities to undermine the state can’t present themselves too often in a place like North Hobart, so it’s hardly surprising…

Simon Collins

16 September 2017 9:00 am

Hate gets a bad rap these days. Children are taught that they mustn’t hate each other, divorcees are counselled not…

Simon Collins

12 August 2017 9:00 am

Perhaps there were plans for some tax-payer-funded, public service web content with a catchy, kid-friendly slogan: ‘From eleven to three,…