Simon Collins

Simon Collins

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.…

Simon Collins

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.…

Simon Collins

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…

Simon Collins

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,…

Simon Collins

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.…

Simon Collins

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…

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,…

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…