Simon Collins

Aussie life

3 June 2023 9:00 am

Imagine waking from a 50-year coma to find that the TV in your recovery room was permanently tuned to a…

Aussie life

20 May 2023 9:00 am

As the head of a dynasty which owes its wealth and influence to military aggression, white supremacy and colonial exploitation,…

Aussie life

6 May 2023 9:00 am

The Melbourne Comedy Festival’s continuing refusal to apologise for not closing this year’s festival with a tribute to its co-founder…

Aussie life

22 April 2023 9:00 am

‘Where did all the poof readers go?’ is not a question which would make it into many Australian publications. I…

Aussie life

8 April 2023 9:00 am

Australia’s greatest footy rivalries used to be strictly intra-code affairs – obvious examples being league’s State of Origin, union’s Bledisloe,…

Aussie life

25 March 2023 9:00 am

Two weeks after our Prime Minister told us he will be attending the coronation of Charles III we still don’t…

Aussie life

11 March 2023 9:00 am

The now universally acknowledged failure of vaccines and masks to reduce your chances of spreading, contracting or dying from Covid…

Aussie life

25 February 2023 9:00 am

I was visiting my son in California when I first heard about ChatGPT, the real-time writing app which has gotten…

Aussie life

11 February 2023 9:00 am

The return of the Mardi Gras Parade to Oxford Street after a two-year absence will be welcomed by the majority…

Aussie life

28 January 2023 9:00 am

What white Anglo male over the age of 50 can honestly say they’ve never worn a Nazi uniform? When I…

Aussie life

14 January 2023 9:00 am

Anyone reading this magazine for the first time, unaware of its dual citizenship, might easily form the impression that it…

Aussie life

3 December 2022 9:00 am

When I wrote on this page recently about Alan Bond’s America’s Cup boxing kangaroo mascot being repurposed by the Australian…

Aussie life

19 November 2022 9:00 am

It has become the standard practice of Australian property developers to decorate the hoardings around inner-city construction sites with photographs…

Aussie life

5 November 2022 9:00 am

That alcohol-related death rates rose during the pandemic might be the least surprising announcement ever made by the Australian Bureau…

Aussie life

22 October 2022 9:00 am

Australian manufacturers have long been obliged to alert consumers to health hazards. As soon as we found out that peanuts…

Aussie life

8 October 2022 9:00 am

Recent reports of a WA man being killed by a kangaroo have been syndicated by foreign news agencies for much…

Aussie life

17 September 2022 9:00 am

‘I’d rather see a church burn,’ is my usual response to a glass of wine getting knocked over. So if…

Queening ‘til the end

15 September 2022 9:00 am

If you were saddened to learn of the death of Queen Elizabeth II (and evidently very few people on the…

Aussie life

2 September 2022 11:00 pm

Anthony Albanese’s republican sympathies were a matter of public record when a Voice to Parliament wasn’t even a whisper in…

Aussie life

20 August 2022 9:00 am

‘Why can’t a woman be more like a man? complains Henry Higgins in My Fair Lady, a musical whose title…

OK Coral

13 August 2022 9:00 am

Climb it sceptics

13 August 2022 9:00 am

Cnut

6 August 2022 9:00 am