Tina Faulk

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…

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…