Features Australia

Boot Brisbane, kick Canberra

20 October 2018 9:00 am

‘I am delighted to be speaking in Cairns, capital of the new State of North Queensland,’ I told the new…

Grievance studies gone to the dogs

20 October 2018 9:00 am

If it wasn’t so serious the recent example of peer-reviewed journals being duped would be laughable. Confirming Orwell’s observation that…

The Facebook page of Dorian Gray

20 October 2018 9:00 am

Technology is disruptive. It destroys and creates. It also defines us as human beings. No technology, though, even television, has…

Free speech exclusion zone

20 October 2018 9:00 am

The recent new abortion clinic exclusion zone laws in NSW specify that it is illegal to obstruct and harass people…

Business/Robbery etc

20 October 2018 9:00 am

Whatever the outcome of Saturday’s green-tainted global-warming-fixated Wentworth by-election, it won’t knock King Coal off his economy-boosting throne. And there…

Media mafia and mob rule

20 October 2018 9:00 am

Most right-thinking people, of all political persuasions and of none, will have breathed a sigh of relief when they heard…

Lunch with Leo and Sir Francis

20 October 2018 9:00 am

I was having a chat with renowned Russian writer Leo Tolstoy and brilliant British empiricist and champion of the scientific…

The job of universities

13 October 2018 9:00 am

Amelia is an academic at an Australian university. She reached out to me earlier this year after seeing my work…

Encouraging assimilation

13 October 2018 9:00 am

The bedrock of a successful society is formed by common language, common values, and common goals. When societies lose sight…

Change everything? You bet

13 October 2018 9:00 am

Naomi Klein from Canada oversees courses for tens of thousands of Australian high school students. She’s an anarcho-environmentalist mobilising grass-roots…

The Left vs Reasonable Doubt

13 October 2018 9:00 am

At the risk of propelling readers to throw down this wonderful magazine in despair and shift to watching the latest…

Sharma shafts Shorten

13 October 2018 9:00 am

Australia will soon face what is arguably one of the most important elections in its history, with Wentworth a crucial…

Fish or bear’s paw?

6 October 2018 9:00 am

Last century, when Mao ruled China, shop assistants repeated daily, ‘We don’t have any more’ (Meiyou). I heard the phrase…

Reds on the red carpet

6 October 2018 9:00 am

For the hundreds of millions of people worldwide who watched Apollo 11 land on the moon in 1969, there are…

Castration of the male?

6 October 2018 9:00 am

Expect the US Supreme Court, still captured by political activists, to downgrade men’s rights within the decade, with honorary ‘feminist’…

Troubled land

6 October 2018 9:00 am

This is Burma, and it will be quite unlike any land you know about.– Rudyard Kipling, ‘Letters from the East’,…

The Left’s libricide

6 October 2018 9:00 am

Recently, Erik Jensen, founding editor of the Saturday Paper and convener of the Horne Prize for essays, had been so…

New prophets of doom

6 October 2018 9:00 am

Picture a scene. A cowed audience is gathered to listen to a wise man.  He tells them that he has…

Business/Robbery etc

6 October 2018 9:00 am

You won’t find it in the headlines about the Hayne Royal Commission’s 1,000-page interim report that slammed the greed, ‘profit…

Brash free speech

29 September 2018 9:00 am

It’s taken a while, but the speech wars have reached New Zealand – and an Australian is in the thick…

Julia Gillard’s dropouts

29 September 2018 9:00 am

In 2008, Julia Gillard announced that the Rudd government’s policy of uncapping university places marked the start of ‘a higher…

Dumbing down

29 September 2018 9:00 am

The Commonwealth Minister for Education, Dan Tehan, must be congratulated for rejecting the curriculum model pushed by the OECD’s The…

The media vs the people

29 September 2018 9:00 am

‘The separation of powers means that the legal system is answerable to no one,’ I said, speaking at the Sydney…

No real pain in Paris

29 September 2018 9:00 am

When the infighting over the Liberal leadership raised the possibility that Australia might join the United States in exiting the…

Fear and loathing in Ultimo

29 September 2018 9:00 am

Apropos Michelle Guthrie’s sacking, and the bitchy tweet ‘Excellent decision’ by Four Corner’s Sally Neighbour, the ABC has always been…