Simon Collins

On ‘mateship’

6 June 2015 9:00 am

Has Australia’s most valuable currency lost its value?

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…


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

Could there be method in the madness of Tony Abbott’s list of politically incorrect ‘gaffes’?

The Yanks are too childish to play rugby

3 January 2015 9:00 am

Watching the American Eagles get slaughtered by the All-Blacks proved too much for the home crowd

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

It’s tempting to look for parallels between the Scottish independence vote and our own republican referendum.

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.…