Tina Faulk

Don’t forget the hosts

16 June 2018 6:16 pm

There was one not-terribly-well-acknowledged behind-the-scenes heroic figure during the Kim-Trump Singapore Summit. That was Singapore’s leader, the distinguished former Brigadier,…

Maybe it’s not academic freedom, but the wrong name

10 June 2018 1:26 pm

The debate grinds on. Last week Australian National University Vice-Chancellor Brian Schmidt, an astrophysicist who probably never imagined things could…

The ANU fails western civilisation

2 June 2018 4:04 pm

Manning Clark must be mightily vexed from wherever he now exists (as an admirer of Soviet Man, Manning did not,…

Hastie wasn’t hasty but right on time

28 May 2018 7:54 am

When the Member for Canning, Andrew Hastie, rose last week to warn, under parliamentary privilege, of the encroachment on Australian…

Love in the time of austerity

22 May 2018 7:34 pm

It’s usually the stranger, the foreigner, who see a nation’s flaws, fears and foibles more clearly than the natives. Think…

Beer can craft and other symbols of war

12 May 2018 7:26 pm

The beer can plane was perched high on a seldom-dusted shelf in the local op-shop. The last time I had…

Tree huggers – and haters

6 May 2018 1:35 pm

Dame Judi Dench, that most British of thesps, appeared on SBS TV last week speaking of her love and admiration…

A Corbyn in the capital’s ALP?

29 April 2018 5:32 pm

Last week in affluent, well-educated, politely spoken, avowedly Labor and impeccably PC Canberra, someone wrote something in a small throwaway…

Buy Australian

13 April 2018 3:38 pm

It’s reported the NT government is to look at breeding donkeys for meat export to China. So we may soon…

China, red in tooth and claw

5 April 2018 8:48 pm

One of the photographs in Clive Hamilton’s ground-breaking expose ‘Silent Invasion China’s influence in Australia is of ANU Vice-Chancellor Brian…

Malgorithms

27 March 2018 7:14 pm

There is no disappointment so deep, no betrayal so wounding, as that felt by those who put their faith in…

Why we won’t get into ASEAN any time soon

21 March 2018 2:21 pm

Indonesians, especially Jakartans – have a wicked sense of humour. Their biting jokes, fine-tuned by years of authoritarian rule, were…

Silent – or stealth – invasion

28 February 2018 4:53 pm

The first jolt for readers of Clive Hamilton’s polemic new book ‘Silent Invasion – China’s Influence in Australia’ is the…

Mr Trumble comes back from Washington

25 February 2018 4:57 pm

Monday morning the VIP aircraft carrying the returning PM’s entourage touched down on home soil and Australians began to wonder,…

Riding the dragon with Bob Carr

22 February 2018 4:49 pm

The ‘little dragons’ of southeast Asia, including the Philippines, Thailand, Laos and Indonesia share the same problem Australia has with…

Morality drones

18 February 2018 11:11 am

The young receptionist in her Minister’s office was momentarily taken aback. The PM’s office? God, it’s heavy. And something rattles.…

Conservatively speaking: an exclusive interview with Cory Bernardi

14 February 2018 1:00 pm

Reminding Canberrans and visitors alike that Parliament House is not actually part of Australia but a strange sort of parallel…

Baby blues

11 February 2018 7:52 pm

This is a story about a senior media figure and a younger woman who discovered, perhaps to her dismay, that…

Barnaby Joyce and the return of the scarlet letter

9 February 2018 5:00 pm

With all the grubby reporting of a private matter between two consenting adults, the media pack, led by the Daily…

Ex-govvie furniture – quality checked

2 February 2018 5:28 pm

Canberrans are used to buying ‘ex-govvie’, from houses (not much on the market now) to pre-used chairs, desks, PCs, whiteboards and filing…

The woman who defied the Mullahs has vanished

30 January 2018 5:46 pm

In old time newspaper jargon, the gutter is the strip between the two pages – the gutter press means something…

Australians all let us rejoice, we’ve got the TTP

25 January 2018 8:17 pm

Hungry young foreigners who crowd around the lavish food samples waiting to be eaten in Tokyo department store food halls…

It’s marvellous the difference Milo makes

19 January 2018 1:30 pm

People who wondered what the fuss was about when Milo Yiannopoulos visited here should read Dangerous, in which he shreds…

Call the Kiwis!

15 January 2018 8:02 pm

Some decades ago in Canberra, your column writer toiled in what was then termed the Ministerial Correspondence Unit, a team…

Ambitions closer to home?

8 January 2018 6:53 pm

There used to be rules about diplomatic postings, rules ancient, arcane and complicated. Fluency in the language of the host…