Simon Collins

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,…

Justin Milne’s Stand Up Comedy Routine

28 March 2017 9:34 pm

If the Walkleys had a Most Humorous Headline category, ‘No bias at the ABC vows new chairman’, would surely take…

Simon Collins

4 June 2016 9:00 am

Whether or not Australians get to vote on the subject of gay marriage later this year, nobody would dispute the…

Simon Collins

23 April 2016 9:00 am

Given the popularity of Channel 10’s I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here it’s hardly surprising that other networks…

Simon Collins

2 April 2016 9:00 am

Crosses may have huge symbolic significance for Christians but the physical reality of crucifixion is something most of us only…

Simon Collins

13 February 2016 9:00 am

Working my way back to Australia after a long exile in the US, I stop off in London the day…

Manchester reunion

2 January 2016 9:00 am

One of the enduring benefits of emigrating at an early age is that you are not expected to attend school…

Simon Collins

28 November 2015 9:00 am

If the Aussie dollar could be said to have gone up and down like a bride’s nightie over the last…

Dogzheimers

24 October 2015 9:00 am

How far should a man be prepared to go for a free meal? Two weeks ago I came 12,000 miles…

Dope ‘em up

26 September 2015 9:00 am

Australian athletes only managed to get two silvers at the Beijing World Athletics Championships. But the good news is that…

Driving Dixie

8 August 2015 9:00 am

I am driving my son from Washington DC to Charlottesville, Virginia, for a two-day ‘orientation’ at the university he will…

Normandy landing

4 July 2015 9:00 am

When you’re told by a Harley Street specialist that you’re not, as you had feared, about to cark it, you…

On ‘mateship’

6 June 2015 9:00 am

This year being the centenary of some of the bigger battles of WW1, Anzac Day got an unusual amount of…

London notes

2 May 2015 9:00 am

I can see the London Eye from my hotel room, but for a panicky, hungover moment this morning I thought…

Diary

4 April 2015 9:00 am

I have added a few days onto a London trip to visit my mum in South Wales, and as I…

Tony, Nigel, and the older voter

28 March 2015 9:00 am

‘Let them eat cake,’ is the comment which is supposed to have guaranteed Marie Antoinette a seat on the guillotine…

The Yanks are too childish to play rugby

3 January 2015 9:00 am

Does the name Nigel Melville ring a bell? If you like watching rugby and you’re over 40 it should, because…

South African notes

1 November 2014 9:00 am

“Cape Town is a lot like Sydney,” an ex-pat yarpie had assured me. But as I’m driven through the township…

Scotland always was a foreign country

20 September 2014 9:00 am

You will know by now if Scotland has decided to go it alone. I don’t, because at time of writing…

Ethiopian Diary

16 August 2014 9:00 am

My partner Billy and I are in Gondar, in north-eastern Ethiopia, a few bone-jarring hours’ drive from the Sudanese border.…