Australia

In Vogue

21 September 2019 9:00 am

A kangaroo on the beach with a model was the unsubtle cover of Vogue in December 1965. It will be…

Deserter dads

21 September 2019 9:00 am

Nearly everyone in New Zealand has been made to feel they could play a part in the forthcoming Royal Commission…

What to do to grinning do-gooders

21 September 2019 9:00 am

In the 1860s, Australian colonies adopted, virtually unaltered, the English Companies Act 1862. Despite initial distrust of this new corporate…

Worse than 18C

21 September 2019 9:00 am

The federal government’s draft religious discrimination bill highlights – no doubt unconsciously – some of the limitations on freedom of…

Woodstock woes

21 September 2019 9:00 am

Thanks to the refusal of Australian weather to stick to the IPCC script, Sydneysiders have just experienced one of the…

Iran’s hostage chess

21 September 2019 9:00 am

The gentle reader will never, never know what a consummate ass he can become until he goes abroad,’ wrote Mark…

Brown study

21 September 2019 9:00 am

I have recently been reading two political books each of which was a complete waste of time and money. Then…

Campus of dunces

21 September 2019 9:00 am

Allan Bloom’s The Closing of the American Mind (1987) showed higher education failing democracy and impoverishing students. Forty years later,…

Our unique opportunity

21 September 2019 9:00 am

Australia, more than any other, is a child of the two great English-speaking nations. They have for two centuries successively…

Euro notes

21 September 2019 9:00 am

Hungary rhapsody for Tony Abbott If only the voters of Warringah had been Hungarian. The land of goulash and paprika,…

Conversation stopper

21 September 2019 9:00 am

A s heavy snow fell in southeastern Australia this week, for the third time this year, preparations were still underway…

Diary

21 September 2019 9:00 am

When a few months ago my friend Tom Switzer – former editor of this magazine and now director of the…

Deal or no deal

14 September 2019 9:00 am

No longer can Brexit be considered inevitable: British democracy is on life support, and there are many who want to…

Business/Robbery etc

14 September 2019 9:00 am

‘It was just a good title for a book’, Graham Richardson protested last week, after a federal Labor front-bencher blamed…

David McVicar’s production of The Marriage of Figaro

14 September 2019 9:00 am

It was hailed as a masterpiece at its premiere in Vienna in 1786; it still is a masterpiece. The Marriage…

India notes

14 September 2019 9:00 am

A new golden age built with Australian coal Thanks to the British Raj, English has many words of Indian heritage.…

Not the Right appointment

14 September 2019 9:00 am

From President Eisenhower’s time in office to the end of President Obama’s, there were 27 vacancies on the Supreme Court…

Iran’s dual threat

14 September 2019 9:00 am

The US and Australia will soon raise a glass to a ‘common vision for global peace, security and prosperity.’ On…

Q&A with Savage

14 September 2019 9:00 am

On my visits to Australia I have felt a strong sense of mystery and even apprehension. How is it that…

Anglosphere’s finest hour

14 September 2019 9:00 am

These are extraordinary days for the Anglosphere. As China and the EU show their contempt for ordinary people, the values…

Prince Andrew’s trial by media

14 September 2019 9:00 am

In this year’s Star Chamber trial by media, Prince Andrew has been found guilty with instructions to with- draw from…

Are you being served?

14 September 2019 9:00 am

As Labor politicians dragged their heels back to parliament this week, there are signs of progress through the five stages…

Diary

14 September 2019 9:00 am

For the past three years, I had been looking to say something strong and substantial about Brexit. I first had…

Brown study

14 September 2019 9:00 am

I made three gigantic mistakes in my political career. Not just the usual stupid things that politicians do, like wasting…

Cast members Jonny Carr and Geraldine Hakewell

7 September 2019 9:00 am

John Howard and Tom Stoppard have something quite wonderful and rare in common: they are both members of the Order…