Simon Collins

Aussie Life

6 August 2022 9:00 am

I read in the Australian last week that the Queensland parliament is considering criminalising stealthing. And no, that’s not a…

Big pharma in the 1980s

30 July 2022 9:00 am

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23 July 2022 9:00 am

Sport has always played a big part in Australian life, but in the interests of diversity it would be wrong…

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9 July 2022 9:00 am

Coined, as it was, by a dead white man whose oeuvre is considered one of the crowning achievements of Western…

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25 June 2022 9:00 am

It’s too soon to say whether President Biden’s response to the carnage in Tulsa, Uvalde and Buffalo (‘For God’s sake,…

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11 June 2022 9:00 am

I have a confession to make. Despite voting for an Australian Republic in 1999, and despite making an ad arguing…

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28 May 2022 9:00 am

I’m starting this column on the eve of the election, so you have me at a disadvantage. But not much…

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14 May 2022 9:00 am

Are conservative journalists more endangered than polar bears? Unlike the habitat of the world’s largest land carnivore, the landscape across…

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30 April 2022 9:00 am

The failure of Russian forces to achieve their Ukrainian objectives is said to have surprised nobody more than their commander-in-chief.…

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16 April 2022 9:00 am

Is the woke tide finally starting to turn? One aspect of the mainstream media’s coverage of the Ukraine crisis might…

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2 April 2022 9:00 am

According to our National Archives, the aim of the Immigration Restriction Act, aka the White Australia Policy, was ‘to limit…

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19 March 2022 9:00 am

Prime ministers rarely lose elections by bungling a single issue. An obvious benefit of the four-year term is that if…

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5 March 2022 9:00 am

I’m thinking about acquiring a drug habit. As a New South Wales Seniors Card carrier I may have left it…

Breadgate: let them eat wholegrain

22 February 2022 2:30 pm

In recent weeks it’s been tempting to look for similarities between the re-election prospects of Boris Johnson and Scott Morrison.…

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19 February 2022 9:00 am

If a week is a long time in politics, two months is a geological epoch, during which not just goalposts…

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29 January 2022 9:00 am

Even in Australian publications of a conspicuously conservative disposition, it has been some time since any respected pundit has suggested,…

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15 January 2022 9:00 am

I am writing this in Old South Wales, in the visitor suite of my mother’s assisted living facility. When I…

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18 December 2021 9:00 am

One of the reasons I still buy newspapers is that what no longer seems to be true of vocabulary and…

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4 December 2021 9:00 am

I have reached an age where I have started to forget where I have put things, but so far they…

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20 November 2021 9:00 am

You know the royals are in trouble when a prominent member of Australians for Constitutional Monarchy writes an article suggesting…

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6 November 2021 9:00 am

I’m not sure what the sacking of Michael Leunig says more about; the state of Australian journalism or the status…

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23 October 2021 9:00 am

Go on, admit it; just when you thought it was safe to go back to the pub, or the office,…