Tina Faulk

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…

Not another postal ballot?

2 January 2018 1:04 pm

Barely had the last flutes of champagne been emptied,  the last fireworks burst over the Sydney Harbour Bridge, but a…

The Week Before Christmas

22 December 2017 3:02 pm

T’was the week before Christmas And all through the House No person was stirring, not even a mouse. The files…

Dasher is only the iceberg’s tip

14 December 2017 3:06 pm

A Labor parliamentarian who, it is revealed, has links to a foreign power that attempts to retrieve information on Australia’s…

Bill Shorten finds religion(s)

11 December 2017 12:40 pm

An indication of Labor’s concern that in the same-sex marriage vote, the ‘No’s’ were concentrated in mainly migrant-populated suburbs, was…

What Katy didn’t

6 December 2017 4:43 pm

What Katy Did is the heart-warming story in the Louisa May Alcott Little Women genre of a plucky and spirited Mid-Western girl who overcomes…

Don’t dismiss John Barilaro

4 December 2017 6:01 pm

The ancient Greeks had a saying, “Those whom the gods wish to destroy, they first make mad’. Political madness seemed…

Was Bennelong Kristina Keneally’s second choice?

26 November 2017 1:37 pm

Voters in Bennelong who need to front up to the polls once again may be surprised – and perhaps unimpressed…

Farewell speeches

26 November 2017 8:18 am

The Zimbabweans spoke and that old tyrant Mugabe was forced to listen. His resignation speech stated that his decision to…