Stephen Fyson

Of course there is violence

16 July 2024 2:35 am

The attempted and actual murder of anyone is horrific. What I find perplexing is the tone of disbelief that accompanies…

The fight for nuclear is going to be rough

24 June 2024 2:00 am

No debate. Just rhetorical fortressing. That seems to be the mode of responding to the nuclear debate from those on…

Same values, different beliefs?

16 May 2024 2:52 am

Values and beliefs are not the same. People can support each other’s values while holding different beliefs. But if we…

Mental health and restraint: the unsolved conundrum

21 April 2024 9:25 am

When is it appropriate to schedule someone into compulsory care when he or she is out of touch with reality?…

All schools are ‘faith-based’ schools

31 March 2024 12:21 am

Facts and information can be neutral, but teaching is never neutral. All schools are faith-based schools. Some are more intentional…

The Bill of ‘self’

22 March 2024 2:30 am

‘Belief Bashing’… That is what some have nicknamed Greenwich Bill sitting before the NSW Parliament. I would argue it is…

The joy of lament

8 March 2024 2:00 am

Why are the people of Israel famously resilient? When you think of the hatred and persecution they have faced over…

Swift justice for the political class

22 February 2024 2:00 am

The question I asked after reading a report about Taylor Swift’s biggest-ever concert in Melbourne, which reportedly had over 90,000…

Our children do not belong to the State

14 February 2024 2:00 am

The Culture of Schools and the Problem of Change was the first book I read when I was moving professionally…

Steal from the rich. Steal from the poor. Steal from them all!

1 February 2024 2:40 am

What does our Prime Minister really think about money? Does he see himself as the ‘Robin Hood’ of Australian democracy?…

Foreign policy gaffes

18 January 2024 2:20 am

I might have been wrong… This was the thought that rushed through my mind while listening to Prof. John Mearsheimer. He…

The fog of moral clarity

12 January 2024 3:30 am

I am not optimistic about seeing moral clarity from many (or most?) of our current federal government leaders. Their apparent…

Pray for sensible socialists and compassionate capitalists, son

29 November 2023 4:30 am

There it was again, in a report about what Minister Bowen is planning next – that dreaded phrase … ‘dramatic…

Is Albanese’s outburst the beginning of the end?

20 November 2023 4:30 am

Contrast Anthony Albanese’s response to Peter Dutton, with that of Richard Marles’ the next day. The first was emotional righteous…

Anti-family Albo?

9 November 2023 2:01 am

The Prime Minister has shown his true colours, again… As reported in The Australian, Anthony Albanese agrees with an economist…

Immigration and the fires of separatism

25 October 2023 11:00 pm

We have seen abhorrent scenes in my home state of New South Wales. It has been thoroughly disappointing, but sadly,…

Education vs Wisdom: referendum voting patterns come under fire

22 October 2023 1:38 am

Waleed Aly was technically correct, but perhaps discourteous, in the way he expressed the socio-economic difference seen within voting patterns…

Disinformation? Try ‘no’ information

8 October 2023 6:16 pm

The problem is not disinformation, Mr Ray Martin, it is that we have no information. Let me explain. Over a…

No special schools? Pull the other one…

4 October 2023 5:30 am

Some commissioners have suggested removing special schools. They mustn’t have worked in the good ones! At one point in my…

Daniel Andrews was not a political genius

1 October 2023 4:00 am

I have heard commentators from all kinds of political positions commenting that the retiring Premier of Victoria was a person…

From hopelessness to heartlessness: the vibe seems so hollow

12 September 2023 5:00 am

We are not yet halfway through the run-up to the referendum on the Voice to Parliament, and already many of…

Illiterate, innumerate, and scared: be disappointed, but not surprised

1 September 2023 5:00 am

Why would anyone be surprised at the latest NAPLAN results? Yes, they are disappointing, but the amount of hand-wringing expressed…

Socialists have made the left deaf to reason

24 August 2023 6:30 am

There may be a reason why Anthony Albanese and his ministers do not answer questions about their signature policies, even…

From unsettled to unhinged

12 August 2023 5:00 am

Judith Sloan has decided to name our Minister for Climate Change and Energy, ‘B1’. I prefer to think of Chris…

Albanese’s Voice tears the heart from Australian politics

31 July 2023 4:00 am

It was W.B. Yeats, after the first world war, who wrote his poem that contained the phrase, ‘The centre cannot…