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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…

Australian diary

16 February 2019 9:00 am

Although it is a winter of discontent in Europe, there was little overt evidence of it in Vienna.  It was…

Elvis diary

19 January 2019 9:00 am

Everyone, at least once in life, should go to the Elvis Festival in Parkes, Central NSW.The Leftist elites would hate…

Mentawai diary

5 January 2019 9:00 am

The Mentawais are a chain of islands off Sumatra, Indonesia, the lower southwest coast of which has the highest concentration…

Christmas diary

15 December 2018 9:00 am

I’m embarrassed. Last night I spoke briefly at a black-tie gala dinner of the Institute of Public Affairs. I must…

Spanish diary

8 December 2018 9:00 am

On arriving for the first time in decades on Spanish soil I realise that the last time I visited –…

Canberra diary

24 November 2018 9:00 am

I like Canberra. I’d like it even more if it had been named ‘Shakespeare’, one of the options on the…

Diary

13 October 2018 9:00 am

If I had three years spare I would enrol in the BA at Campion College, at Toongabbie in Sydney’s west.…

Australian diary

25 August 2018 9:00 am

After my stoush with Graham Richardson on Sky News last month I haven’t been invited back onto the show where…

London diary

11 August 2018 9:00 am

One of the things I used to look forward to on London visits was the theatre; but too often now…

Brunei Diary

4 August 2018 9:00 am

Six years before his death in 2015, Singapore’s founding father Lee Kuan Yew gave an insightful interview during which he…

Austro-Hungarian diary

21 July 2018 9:00 am

One of the great pleasures of spending time in Budapest is admiring the city’s restoration. Despite war, communism and 1956,…

Australian diary

30 June 2018 9:00 am

Having become jaded by years of phony multiculturalism, which in Australia has led to cultural ghettos, dual citizenships, victimhood and…

Diary

23 June 2018 9:00 am

The great moment arrives: my audience with The Queen. Foreign ambassadors are received by Her Majesty with elaborate ceremony, which…

Diary

2 June 2018 9:00 am

For the past three weeks, London has been experiencing a glorious early summer: piercing blue skies, long warm evenings, the…

Australian diary

5 May 2018 9:00 am

The frustrating reality of public life is that there’s usually a lot less to show for it than the headlines…

Kiwi diary

28 April 2018 9:00 am

New Zealand has lived up to its reputation as the Land Of The Long White Cloud. Correction. It surpasses that…

Australian diary

14 April 2018 9:00 am

Geneva seems oblivious to the end-of-winter freeze that has paralysed other parts of Europe. The trains and trams continue to…

Russian diary

31 March 2018 9:00 am

On the Russian Presidential Polling Day Sunday, I departed Tullamarine at dawn with a fierce hot northerly blowing, already plus…

Aussie diary

17 March 2018 9:00 am

He died in 1900, but my great grandfather, Archibald Richardson, outback explorer and early Rockhampton pioneer, is even today spoken…

Washington diary

17 March 2018 9:00 am

Washington is now the capital of a resurgent nation, rejecting the untenable proposition that she is in terminal decline, a…

Australian diary

10 March 2018 9:00 am

‘Where are you from? Why are you here? What is this week’s reading from the Bible? Where are you eating…

Australian diary

24 February 2018 9:00 am

For some, it’s spiders or public speaking. For others, it’s being un-friended on Facebook or Jar Jar Binks returning to…

Australian diary

17 February 2018 9:00 am

I returned to Parliament a week early for hearings of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security. The committee…

Rock ‘n’ Roll diary

27 January 2018 9:00 am

There seems no end to the need for trigger warnings in the leftist utopia but I never thought the rock…