Tina Faulk

The cakes of wrath

16 November 2017 4:42 pm

Well, the results are out. It’s ‘yes’ – so have a cup of tea and a slice of cake. Preferably…

Rotten Greens

11 November 2017 1:28 pm

Watching a riot when a crowd turns into a mindless, maddened beast screaming for blood is a frightening experience. To…

Another ATSIC will also fail

9 November 2017 7:27 am

Malcolm Turnbull has firmly, definitely, declared there would be no Referendum on the plans to establish a constitutionally enshrined indigenous…

Shattered – inside Hillary Clinton’s doomed campaign

6 November 2017 12:02 pm

Only the most rabid fans of US politics will have the time or energy to wade through this doorstopper by…

“Please don’t take too long with your photographs…”

30 October 2017 1:04 pm

Canberra – particularly the Australian National University – has always been strong for Kevin Rudd. ANU was where he studied…

“My gynaecologist found…”

24 October 2017 5:04 pm

Michelle Barrow is an American who studied at Yale in the same years as Hillary Rodham and Bill Clinton.  Barrow’s…

Meanwhile, across the ditch…

20 October 2017 3:17 pm

“Jacinda, you can get up off the floor now, you’ll ladder your stockings and you know, if you’re going to…

Don’t cry for Hillary, Australia

18 October 2017 3:17 pm

The ABC Four Corners is supposed to be a gutsy, fact-finding expose-type television program. Most of the time it is.…

What do taxpayers get from UNESCO?

16 October 2017 7:31 am

Last week the United States withdrew from UNESCO, the UN’s Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation, citing politicisation, after UNESCO designated…

Some die, others appear on The Drum

12 October 2017 8:01 pm

Working as a journalist has always had its hazards. Follow the story and you may find yourself in some uncomfortable…

What’s Greek for ‘chutzpah’?

9 October 2017 12:12 pm

Cockiness to the point of crazy-brave has been a Hellene characteristic down the ages (the Greeks were Hellenes before they…

Teaching at Maechaem

5 October 2017 5:04 pm

For some weeks now in Thailand I’ve been teaching English to teenagers with a disability, many of them in wheelchairs…

Bill and Penny’s excellent (Korean) adventure

27 September 2017 12:41 pm

Bill and Penny are going to Korea! What fun ! Even better – they didn’t have to pay for their…

Would it have happened to a Muslim?

21 September 2017 3:31 pm

Well, as it happened, it happened in the ACT, that fiefdom of Green-Labor political power where the deluded are led…

A dressing down over citizenship

15 September 2017 7:55 pm

Last Sunday there was a concert in the main reception area of the High Court of Australia. A local Canberra…

Hillary happened

14 September 2017 8:35 pm

The failed Democratic candidate for the highest political office in the free world, Democrat Hillary Clinton has just launched her…

Brexit’s warning

5 September 2017 8:02 pm

Brexit didn’t just happen even though the British were increasingly aggrieved at the thousands slipping across from Europe to claim…

The real Macquarie

29 August 2017 8:14 pm

Lachlan Macquarie. The name of New South Wales fifth governor is now the subject of controversy, its owner branded a symbol…

Does China have a claim on Penny Wong?

21 August 2017 12:36 pm

The dual citizenship issues that have now entangled so many of our Parliamentarians have thrown up many issues, and one…

Behind Bill

15 August 2017 12:48 pm

David Marr appropriately titled his Quarterly Essay on Bill Shorten, ‘Faction Man’, for the Labor leader was shaped by the…

Pat Dodson’s sense and sensitivity

10 August 2017 4:32 pm

A refreshing note of practicality, even sanity, was injected into the sound and fury of the same-sex marriage debate this…

Somewhere in Sri Lanka, someone is making something.

5 August 2017 4:02 pm

Researching history with the hope that your research will eventually turn itself into a book can take you places. It’s…

Class war breaks outs

25 July 2017 5:01 pm

Bill Shorten has declared to the Melbourne Institute and later, on Insiders that Australia had a ‘two class’ tax system…

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…