Tina Faulk

Ordure in the House

23 July 2017 4:07 pm

We’re about to be gifted, courtesy of ‘Our ABC’ a new series hosted by Annabel Crabbe, she of the ‘take…

The new Home Affairs Department should be welcomed

18 July 2017 11:42 am

The Prime Minister has today unveiled a national security ‘mega-department’, to be called, as guessed by the commentariat, the Department…

Game of Greens

16 July 2017 7:24 pm

“Woeful news my lord Richard, of Ser Scott of the Greenwald, well, it turns out he’s not one of us,…

Vive le caliphate

12 July 2017 2:50 pm

Dystopian scenarios – scary, end-of-the-world-as-we-know-it films and fiction – are on the rise. Michel Houellebecq’s novel Submission is about what goes…

The gloating season

11 July 2017 7:30 am

This is Labor’s gloating season. The time when the latest Newspoll tells us the Coalition’s primary vote has slipped from…

“Guten tag! Welcome to Hamburg!”

7 July 2017 6:49 pm

“Really Lucy, it’s quite frustrating. I was hoping to get away … get away from we-know-who and his rants, I…

When electricity becomes a luxury

4 July 2017 7:18 am

“Where do you go?” They are all older women, retirees from the federal and Territory public services, the ASO5 and…

Labor’s education dreams: all Gonski

26 June 2017 8:41 pm

Sometime around 2.00 am Friday morning sleep-bleary parliamentarians gave a Gonski and allowed the government’s Gonski 2.0 education bill to…

Pauline Hanson and the boy in the cage

25 June 2017 3:31 pm

Pauline Hanson set several cats among flocks of pigeons with her recent comment on autistic children in classrooms. Canberrans were…

The ultimate sin

20 June 2017 4:40 pm

Vientiane, the capital of Laos, Communist in government, Buddhist in culture has somehow managed to retain layers of pre-Buddhist animism,…

The hangover after the ball

16 June 2017 2:18 pm

It was Paul Keating who said that if you needed a friend in Canberra you should get a dog. Malcolm…

Why just tinker with refugee rorts?

14 June 2017 12:05 pm

This week Canberra is buzzing. It’s the last sitting fortnight before the long winter break, the week when important bits…

Australia through Waleed Aly’s distorted lens

9 June 2017 7:35 am

Just how many careers can Melbourne academic and media celebrity Waleed Aly cram into his day?   Waleed, we now know, because his tag…

The first Brexit

7 June 2017 3:37 pm

In coming days the world will watch the UK elections and ponder the result. And following on, inevitably, people will think…

Gillian Triggs: the final farewell

6 June 2017 7:25 am

“I can’t believe it, Tim. Only five years into the job and my tenure as President of the Australian Human…

The Chloe Shorten family hour

1 June 2017 12:55 pm

On an icy Canberra evening, your correspondent makes her way through excited Chinese students to ANU’s Copland Theatre where Chloe Shorten…

Getting ready for that next Kirribilli iftar…

30 May 2017 6:45 am

“Malcolm, that woman in PMC’s Hospitality and Protocol has sent over a Note reminding your office Ramadan has begun. She…

Be-Friending the ABC

27 May 2017 8:25 am

It comes as no surprise when you discover that ‘Friends of the ABC’ is not, like, say, the CWA or…

Don’t bring them home

23 May 2017 7:19 am

What does jihadist Neil Prakash, now jailed in Turkey, alleged drug mule Cassandra Sainsbury, jailed in Colombia and ex-Waverley college schoolboy, John Zakhariev…

What happens next in Jakarta?

15 May 2017 1:10 pm

Midnight in Jakarta but shops are still open, people meeting up and I’m sitting at a pavement café with three…

We need to talk about Julie…

13 May 2017 8:39 am

There is a news picture of Foreign Minister Julie Bishop that sticks in my mind. Bishop, lithe, agile (that word again!)…

Send in the drones

7 May 2017 10:54 am

On a crisp Canberra autumn morning last week scientists and technical experts from the CSIRO, the University of New South…

Goosey Lucy goes independent

1 May 2017 7:45 am

Kenyan-born lawyer, now Family First Senator for South Australia Lucy Gichuhi was confirmed in her Senate seat after Labor decided…

EXCLUSIVE: An 18c victim speaks

27 April 2017 2:36 pm

What happened in 2013 to QUT student Calum Thwaites might have happened to your teenage son or mine. Thwaites and…

Shiny bums, quit yer whinging and on yer bikes!

20 April 2017 9:49 am

Once upon a time a Poor Young Single Mother joined the Australian Public Service. She lived, with her child, in…