Tina Faulk

Goodbye, Hong Kong?

17 June 2019 1:00 pm

I worked as a journalist, both in print and radio, in what used to be the British Crown Colony of…

KBO, ScoMo. KBO

13 June 2019 5:00 am

“He’s his own man now, not beholden to anyone or any faction.” The words, spoken mournfully, came from a rusted-on…

With media mates like this it’s no wonder Labor lost

20 May 2019 2:32 pm

It’s ironic that Labour’s defeat may be sheeted home to some of its strongest, most vocal allies; the supposed national…

Bob Brown’s Adani convoy: an invasive species on the move

17 April 2019 3:00 pm

Australia has, throughout our history, been subjected to invasive species. Rabbits, cane toads, prickly pear and Indian mynah birds are…

Election 2019: A song of Lies and Ire

15 April 2019 5:03 pm

The dragons are back – as is Cercei, Jon Snow, Danerys Targeryn, Sansa and Arya Stark and the rest of…

Quit ya whinging, Turnbull

8 March 2019 1:22 pm

There is a long-held tradition that Australian notables do not criticise their country, its leaders, government or policies when overseas.…

She’s tackled everything, but can Ita tame the ABC?

27 February 2019 10:47 am

In the halcyon days of magazines in Sydney in the seventies, one name was spoken with admiration tinged with –admit…

The media won’t tell you, but it’s the middle-class rioting in France

9 January 2019 6:51 pm

One less-reported fact about the Paris ‘yellow vest’ riots is that they have sparked by small business traders, petit bourgeois,…

Truth tellers, beware

2 January 2019 2:57 pm

“Tell the truth and shame the devil,” the Inquisitors would  say But for some truth tellers, misery – even death…

Paris is burning

12 December 2018 12:38 pm

Paris burned. The ‘jaune gilet’ (‘yellow vest’) mobs tore through the heart of Paris, trashed the Champs Elysee and graffitied…

Journos are only human, so forgive us our press passes

20 November 2018 7:48 pm

Journalists are human. That is an undisputed fact, though many in Canberra – not necessarily politicians- regard them as the…

The Mark & Malcolm show

12 November 2018 8:50 pm

Harold Macmillan, British Tory prime minister, asked by a journalist what had caused the downfall of his government reputedly responded,…

Kristallnacht in Canberra

8 November 2018 2:42 pm

Peter Witting of Yarralumla, Canberra, 10 years old in 1938, remembered leading his nine-year-old sister to school, past destroyed shops…

Victoria’s secret

7 November 2018 5:52 pm

Our federal parliamentarians – even Labor, since this is new territory – have been caught off-guard by reports that Victorian…

The Bosphorus option

29 October 2018 12:09 pm

Failed leaders or pretenders to the throne in the old Ottoman Empire received no mercy. Having failed the test to…

Hell hath no fury like…

26 September 2018 11:39 am

‘Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.” Or so Lord Byron said – and if anyone would know, it’s…

Bring back those dark, satanic mills

21 September 2018 5:54 pm

Once upon a time – actually, not that long ago, think the seventies — we actually had reasonably good, working…

At least the au pairs don’t want subsidised housing

10 September 2018 10:52 am

A pretty young woman asking a favour, a deputy prime minister pleased to grant it – we’re looking back in…

Sorry, Cory, but I’m giving ScoMo a go

30 August 2018 2:02 pm

Politics takes unexpected turns.  Last week saw a female NewsCorp journalist publicly regret that she had backed Malcolm Turnbull and…

Mandarin jammed?

27 August 2018 2:23 pm

One of the most passed-over media stories was the Malcolm Turnbull payback on the 13 ministers who challenged the then-prime…

Only certain outrage makes the Letters to the Editor

19 August 2018 8:18 am

There are some words and phrases that are better left unsaid and newbie Senator Fraser Anning has now probably realised…

Their really unbiased ABC

24 July 2018 7:58 pm

Paul Bongiorno writes for Saturday as well as being an ABC Radio National commentator on politics and cultural affairs. Very…

What’s Paris still worth?

8 July 2018 12:18 pm

In 1593 Henry of Navarre, a Protestant prince turned Catholic to win the French crown, supposedly remarked, “Paris is well…

Spring is coming?

29 June 2018 7:04 pm

A recurrent theme in the avidly-watched Games of Thrones is ‘winter is coming’. This has been interpreted to mean various…

Don’t forget the hosts

16 June 2018 6:16 pm

There was one not-terribly-well-acknowledged behind-the-scenes heroic figure during the Kim-Trump Singapore Summit. That was Singapore’s leader, the distinguished former Brigadier,…