Australia

Boys and the biff

23 March 2019 9:00 am

Readers might be surprised to learn that Dr Peter Miller and his team of eager researchers at Deakin University are…

The Left’s bad joke

23 March 2019 9:00 am

After the atrocity comes the inevitable blame game. Hardly waiting to draw breath, Wajahat Ali leapt into print in the…

Zeitgeist notes

23 March 2019 9:00 am

The Inquirer section of the Weekend Australian March 16-17 kicked off with a veritable drum roll performed vigorously by editor-at-large…

Simon Collins

23 March 2019 9:00 am

In the early 1980s I went out briefly with the daughter of a Thatcher cabinet minister, and spent several evenings…

Diary

23 March 2019 9:00 am

A visit to Britain reveals growing anxiety that we’re witnessing the Great Brexit Betrayal. One of Twitter’s funniest and most…

Whither withering democracy?

23 March 2019 9:00 am

In June 1995 the New Yorker magazine published a long article by the distinguished American journalist Michael Kelly examining dissatisfaction…

Naval notes

23 March 2019 9:00 am

Australian bravery ignored Incompetence, inertia and injustice mar the fighting record of our World War II Navy, and our government…

Silencing Milo

23 March 2019 9:00 am

The decision by the Federal Government Minister for Immigration to deny provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos a visa to enter Australia is…

Why we need the Muslim Reform Movement

23 March 2019 9:00 am

My visit to Australia from the US was planned over a year ago for this week. In the immediate wake…

Media freedom long overdue

23 March 2019 9:00 am

‘The most stringent protection of free speech would not protect a man falsely shouting fire in a theatre and causing…

Jacqueline McKenzie and Mandy McElhinney

23 March 2019 9:00 am

Mosquitoes is not a particularly alluring title for Australians but it is the title of the latest play by Lucy…

Christchurch

23 March 2019 9:00 am

Australians sometimes think our Kiwi cousins are two hours ahead but more than 20 years behind us. New Zealand is…

Aurum by Alice Topp

16 March 2019 9:00 am

Such a wonderful word: ‘verve’. Not used much now, it’s one of the words we owe to the French. We…

Business/Robbery etc

16 March 2019 9:00 am

Is it $8.5 million of BHP’s shareholders’ money wasted on a directors’ virtue-signalling frolic to further their climate change credentials…

Australian notes

16 March 2019 9:00 am

On academic freedom The dismissal of Tim Anderson from his academic post at the University of Sydney has triggered a…

In praise of Justice Fagan

16 March 2019 9:00 am

One sombre fact of life in contemporary Australia is the steady flow of terrorism prosecutions in which individuals have been…

China notes

16 March 2019 9:00 am

Australia’s China obsession: get over it The Chinese economy is slowing, and everyone except the Chinese Communist Party knows it.…

Diary

16 March 2019 9:00 am

It was well before sunrise on a February morning at Bondi Beach. A handful of walkers, joggers and runners were…

Germany’s schizoid approach to Israel

16 March 2019 9:00 am

One would have thought that, for certain historical reasons, Germany today would show extra-sensitivity in avoiding appearances of anti-Semitism. However,…

My pencil knows best

16 March 2019 9:00 am

A recent Wall Street Journal editorial ‘Who’s Afraid of Socialism?’ laid out the case that much of the US Democratic…

Super Justice Warriors

16 March 2019 9:00 am

Captain Marvel, released to cinemas this month, is more than just another addition to the already saturated superhero film market.…

Judge dread

16 March 2019 9:00 am

Let me talk about an example of an undemocratic trend from my home state of Queensland. A fortnight ago the…

Newspeak, translated

16 March 2019 9:00 am

‘There’s not a good enough reason for Adelaide to be there,’ quipped ALP  grandee Graham Richardson on Sky TV, inadvertently…

Labor goes coal turkey

16 March 2019 9:00 am

Opinion polling last week provided chilling evidence that Australians are planning to elect a Shorten Labor government – the Greenest…

Education and the modern declaration

9 March 2019 9:00 am

The 2008 Melbourne Declaration, endorsed by state, territory and commonwealth education ministers, is the strategic ‘road map’ that has directed…