Terry Barnes

Punish Pooh-bahs, not poor people

16 June 2018 9:00 am

An ancient dead white bloke, Aristotle, conceived a world with natural masters and servants, writing ‘That some should rule, and…

NDIS: When will the other shoe drop?

26 April 2018 5:46 pm

In announcing today that — way hey! — the Turnbull government now has a revenue windfall to fully fund the…

Australian notes

17 March 2018 9:00 am

The feminist revolution is already over. Men lost. International Women’s Day is a day when women of the chattering classes…

Australian notes

3 February 2018 9:00 am

18C for Tarneen? Last Friday marked the 230th anniversary of a penal colony being founded on the shores of Sydney…

Far East diary

20 January 2018 9:00 am

Ever willing to challenge nanny staters, just before Christmas I travelled to Bangkok to advise regional consumer organisations on coordinating…

Puffed-up public health poohbahs pan our happy heroes

11 January 2018 2:32 pm

So the public health poohbahs are off and running in 2018.  The prurient puritans, the humourless harridans, the admonishing androids…

Survival or expediency?

2 December 2017 9:00 am

The federal parliamentary party is divided, disordered, dystopian. The Prime Minister’s leadership lacks clear purpose and vision. Budget repair isn’t…

Simon Chapman defends disruptive new technology

30 November 2017 7:23 am

In Wednesday’s Australian Financial Review, public health academic and media commentator Simon Chapman came out in strong support of a…

Pestminister diary

18 November 2017 9:00 am

A fortnight ago I arrived in Britain, to speak at the annual Battle of Ideas festival. Think Festival of Dangerous…

Yes/No notes

7 October 2017 9:00 am

At least it shows we don’t need compulsory voting Australians are having their two bob’s worth on same-sex marriage.The first…