Tina Faulk

Frocky horror picture show

16 May 2022 2:00 pm

Running alongside the gladiatorial spectacle of two men locked in verbal combat across Australia [Scomo and Albo] is another, only…

The once and future Prince of Parramatta

5 April 2022 2:00 pm

Get on any bus speeding down Victoria Road and (on the right one), you land in Parramatta.  It used to…

‘Gave jade, received brick’

23 March 2022 12:00 pm

A pregnant woman and her unborn child lost their lives after the bombing of the hospital at Mariupol. The terrified,…

Why is India holding back?

8 March 2022 4:00 am

India, like Australia, America, and Japan, is a full member of the ‘Quad’ – the new political group formed to…

Xi Jinping seeks to control Australia’s future

3 March 2022 3:00 pm

The current tragedy unfolding in Ukraine is a lesson to the West; history does repeat itself and we should take the lessons…

Free things are not a ‘nappy’ thought, councillor

26 February 2022 1:47 pm

Buoyed by thoughts that Labor might actually be getting its act together, one of Sydney’s Inner West councils has come…

‘That’s the way these things work…’ Bob Carr and China

16 February 2022 9:00 am

One of the most ironic and poignant moments of the Beijing Olympics was when an Uyghur lit the flame. It…

Look who’s cashed-up and running for blue-ribbon seats

15 December 2021 4:00 pm

From Woolhahra, Point Piper, and beyond the multi-billionaires are queuing to support an Independent. But who are they really supporting?…

Inside Canberra they’re riding the Greens Machine

8 December 2021 9:00 am

It was Labor’s Shadow Defence Minister, Kimberley Kitching, who spilled the beans by forcefully declaring that Labor should not do…

Milligan’s Island

1 November 2021 1:30 pm

Just sit right back and hear a tale  A tale of a fateful trip That started from this tropic port…

If a cabinet minister can pay his legals why not ABC journalists?

8 October 2021 3:24 pm

In the national capital the most-used greeting is usually not “How are you?” but “What have you heard?” Canberra is…

Their ABC and ‘allegations’, rather than ‘facts’

8 August 2021 5:18 pm

“When I use a word,” Humpty Dumpty said in a rather scornful tone, “it means just what I choose it…

Their ABC: a closed society

13 July 2021 3:04 pm

Think closed secret societies and what do you come up with – the Calabrian ‘Ndrangheta, even more closed and secretive…

Banks’ blunder

5 July 2021 5:08 pm

One-term MP Julia Banks has written a book based on what she broadly terms the horrors of working in Parliament…

Fighting for democracy, one tea at a time

31 May 2021 4:32 pm

The Milk Tea Alliance — originally some pro-democracy social media geekery in Hong Kong and Taiwan — is racing through South…

The People’s Princess and the poobahs of public broadcasting

25 May 2021 5:02 pm

Goodbye England’s rose  May you ever grow in our hearts  You were the grace that placed itself where lives were torn…

“He’s a turd. He’s easy to loathe…”

10 May 2021 1:53 pm

“[He has] fallen into the classic trap of the egomaniac…This childish business of putting his leadership on the line every…

Mr Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang

27 April 2021 7:58 pm

A kiss on the hand may be quite continental/And Mr Wang’s my new best friend…  Well, it certainly looked like…

Time to put Andrew Hastie in the frontline

12 March 2021 3:54 pm

It’s becoming increasingly clear that Defence Minister Linda Reynolds may be unable to continue in her role, with her problems…

No one is conscripted to work in politics, but we must prevent casualties

16 February 2021 3:07 pm

Your correspondent, having toiled in discrete (and discreet) roles through 30 years in the national capital, federal public servant, Gallery…

It’s the right of Craig Kelly’s electorate to choose their MP, not the media

3 February 2021 7:32 pm

Tanya Plibersek underlined her leadership credential by buttonholing backbencher Craig Kelly in the Press Gallery corridors today, making sure journalists…

War is a continuation of politics by other means – trade too

24 January 2021 2:04 pm

War is a continuation of politics by other means. The German strategist Carl von Clausewitz, who wrote the book on…

Why we want foreign students with a commitment to Australia

11 January 2021 7:31 pm

Last summer, BC — Before Covid — a friend and I strolled around Canberra’s university precinct, called ‘The China Quarter’…

China strife? Blame Canberra’s acronym alphabet soup

8 December 2020 7:41 pm

A World War I slogan in the Kaiser’s Germany proclaimed ‘When the bayonet goes in, it should hit steel, not…

China is deliberately singling out Australia to intimidate the region

1 December 2020 11:26 am

Yesterday’s ugly, viciously confrontational Chinese tweet insulting Australia has been instructive to onlookers. Flat White asked a seasoned Asian diplomat…