Terry Barnes

Ivermectin and the doctor-patient relationship

2 August 2021 12:23 pm

At the outset, let’s make one thing clear. I do not share the absolute conviction of some who advocate the…

Bezos’s bell-end: a postscript

23 July 2021 2:13 pm

When he was back on the ground after his – ahem – epic space flight of all of ten minutes, Amazon founder Jeff…

God botherers shouldn’t bother Mark McGowan

15 July 2021 11:23 am

According to the proposed changes to the National Curriculum, Christianity is being expunged from what it is to be Australian.…

We’ve already got Danandrewstan. The nation can’t afford Gladystopia

12 July 2021 1:05 pm

These are testing times for New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian. This latest Covid outbreak is the biggest since the…

Dominic Perrottet stakes his leadership claim

8 July 2021 12:00 pm

Cabinet solidarity stops him from saying so publicly, but owlish-looking New South Wales Treasurer, Dominic Perrottet, has set his stall…

NAIDOC Woke

5 July 2021 2:13 pm

It’s NAIDOC Week. Aboriginal elites, corporate virtue-signallers and politicians, cheered on by the media but especially the ABC and SBS, will…

Six steps ScoMo must make to take control of the Covid agenda

29 June 2021 11:15 am

Australia’s current WuFlu situation is not dire in world terms, yet from the reactions of federal, state and territory governments,…

Time for a sports revolution: let’s have Gender of Origin

24 June 2021 12:14 pm

The SpecOz has already registered disgust at New Zealand male-born Laurel – formerly Gavin – Hubbard’s selection in the Kiwi…

Mark Vaile and the new coal-black blacklist

23 June 2021 3:10 pm

This week has proved the National Party leadership is a poisoned chalice, even when someone hasn’t been leader for years.…

Is Joyce the right choice?

21 June 2021 5:28 pm

Having snapped at Nationals leader Michael McCormack’s heels for the best part of two years, forcibly deposed leader Barnaby Joyce…

Operation weakened borders

15 June 2021 11:30 am

As Tony Abbott’s immigration minister, Scott Morrison had one job: stop the boats. Stop the boats he did.  He made…

Scott Morrison must remind Jacinda Ardern who her real friends are

31 May 2021 3:11 pm

If, to borrow Paul Keating’s description, Australia is the arse end of the world, New Zealand is the arse end…

All this for one death all year?

26 May 2021 12:13 pm

Greater Melbourne has been hit again. Not so much this time by WuFlu, but more by heavy-handed officialdom and a…

Our cricket whingers are talking balls

19 May 2021 11:33 am

The indefinite shutting of Australia’s international borders is bad policy, no matter how electorally appealing it is for our national…

The World Health Organisation had one job…

13 May 2021 11:30 am

A review of the initial response to the Wuhan virus by an independent panel, co-chaired by former New Zealand prime…

The India travel ban and the double standards of the chattering Left

7 May 2021 11:32 am

Last week former Labor leader Bill Shorten slammed the Morrison government for not tightly closing the border to travellers from…

Mike Pezzullo would not have sent his ‘drums of war’ message without the PM’s blessing

29 April 2021 11:30 am

The hottest topic this week has been the Anzac Day message sent to his staff by Home Affairs Secretary, Mike…

Can ScoMo learn from BoJo and regain his poll mojo?

26 April 2021 2:38 pm

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson should be on the political ropes. He is in open warfare with his embittered former…

How about some right-minded activism in schools?

22 April 2021 6:20 pm

Fans of Geraldine Massey’s What’s Woke this Week columns know the woke world coughs up absurdities so ludicrous they’re funny. These…

Peter Dutton makes his mark

20 April 2021 2:59 pm

Peter Dutton failed as health minister, was typecast as home affairs minister, but in the defence portfolio he is already…

The Morrison government needs a hard jab over vaccination levels

6 April 2021 2:59 pm

The rollout of Covid-19 vaccines across Australia is behind time, behind volume and well behind the expectations the Morrison government…

The women’s reshuffle

30 March 2021 1:34 pm

Do a word search of the transcript of the Prime Minister’s reshuffle press conference yesterday and you will find the…

Scott Morrison is being convicted of the crime of being a decent man

29 March 2021 11:30 am

Compare the pair: Scott Morrison and Bill Clinton. Morrison, a prime minister undergoing a horror stretch of what seems a…

Here’s a disaster area. Oh. And some floods, too

24 March 2021 4:00 pm

If the Morrison government loses the next election, yesterday will likely be seen as the day the rot really started…

Mentors and managers MIA on the Hill

23 March 2021 1:43 pm

When the Brittany Higgins allegations first surfaced in February, as a Howard-era senior staffer I wrote that the type of…