Features 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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Lies, groceries and feminist statistics

9 March 2019 9:00 am

Successful politics is impossible without lies. Politicians know being truthful doesn’t work. Voters, for all their claims about wanting honest…

Prosecuting Pell

9 March 2019 9:00 am

The important question is not simply whether the verdict in this case is sound but whether a responsible Public Prosecutor…

Bad riddance

9 March 2019 9:00 am

When the Left talks derisively about ‘climate deniers’, they probably imagine someone very different from Dr Peter Ridd. Bearded, bespectacled…

Abbott – the next Liberal leader?

9 March 2019 9:00 am

It might be a little unfair to describe the announced departures of very senior Liberals Julie Bishop and Christopher Pyne…

PM in the Last Chance Saloon

9 March 2019 9:00 am

Australia, we’re told, will soon be under a government of thieves and constitutional vandals, pledged to change laws from the…

An instrument of unconditional surrender

9 March 2019 9:00 am

In a previous article in these pages (Battle of Britain, Mk II, 1 Dec 2018) I argued that the European…

Royally irresponsible

2 March 2019 9:00 am

Over the past year, a belief has taken hold that the main driver of wrongdoing in our banking and financial…

The tyranny of the minority

2 March 2019 9:00 am

When police accused actor Justin Smollett of staging a hate crime, his left-wing cheer squad threw down their pom-poms and…

Business/Robbery etc

2 March 2019 9:00 am

It’s like the farcical Fawlty Towers admonition not to mention the war; in the real world it could not be…

Footballers have rights, too

2 March 2019 9:00 am

There’s a good chance that because of the charge against Jack de Belin, the right to the presumption of innocence…

Deep State steps out of the shadows

2 March 2019 9:00 am

One of Sherlock Holmes’ enduring tropes is the dog that didn’t bark in the night, giving away the fact that…