Features Australia

Batteries fail to spark

22 July 2017 9:00 am

Elon Musk is such a good salesman that, despite formidable and blindingly obvious problems, he has managed to convince everyone…

Ideological evasion

22 July 2017 9:00 am

Malcolm Turnbull’s speech to London think tank Policy Exchange on 11 July provided an insight into his government’s ideology, and…

Tony, Donald and the X Factor

22 July 2017 9:00 am

Ernst Bertram’s study Nietzsche: Versuch einer Mythologie was published in 1918, but its first English translation, under the subtitle Attempt…

Business/Robbery etc

22 July 2017 9:00 am

July is a wonderful month, blessed by federal parliament not sitting and so temporarily depriving the Turnbull government of opportunities…

Economical with… free speech

22 July 2017 9:00 am

The Spycatcher trial established Malcolm Turnbull’s reputation at the time as a brilliant champion of free speech. Personally, reviewing a…

Rape culture frenzy

15 July 2017 9:00 am

The knives are out and sights set on a mighty big scalp. Moves are afoot to fell St Paul’s College,…

Tim’s anti-White Australia Policy

15 July 2017 9:00 am

Race Discrimination Commissioner Tim Soutphommasane’s latest push to embed grievance-mongering identity politics at the heart of the nation’s institutions threatens…

Bob Carr has no shame

15 July 2017 9:00 am

Does he have no sense of shame? Is there nothing he won’t do to defame Israel, or the local Jewish…

True selves

15 July 2017 9:00 am

News of a world-first designation of a gender-free baby in Canada will come as no surprise, but should come with…

Aux bien pensants

15 July 2017 9:00 am

Boxers, Accountants & Emperors In cleansing the Liberal Party, their anti-corruption consultant has scored another victory. The latest culprit is…

Three crises

15 July 2017 9:00 am

Commenting on Tony Abbott’s recent Perth speech in Quadrant, Keith Windschuttle identified three crises ‘which, taken together, represent a national…

Done to death

8 July 2017 9:00 am

‘I’m bored!’ declares my companion while yet another naked body is hoisted – like Jesus – onto a makeshift cross.…

Lords a-dancing around Taqiyya

8 July 2017 9:00 am

In Gilbert and Sullivan’s Iolanthe the British House of Lords, which ‘did nothing in particular, but did it very well’,…

Simone

8 July 2017 9:00 am

Canberra, 2026 Simone entered the kitchen, hips swaying. ‘House goddess’ – this was her walking style. David had selected it,…

Point of no returnbull

8 July 2017 9:00 am

The first duty of a leader is to keep the team together. This is Malcolm Turnbull’s biggest failure. The federal…

Verwoerd looking

8 July 2017 9:00 am

The late Allister Sparks (1933-2016), veteran political reporter and book author, in the year before he died, reflected on some…

The flibbertigibbet Pope

1 July 2017 9:00 am

After two Popes of towering intellectual and spiritual strength, it is difficult to become used to the fact that their…

The peaceful majority are irrelevant

1 July 2017 9:00 am

Islam has exported its primitive, age-old and endless Sunni vs Shiite war of religious violence around the world, expanding it…

On a sensitive issue

1 July 2017 9:00 am

In 1939 Paul Hasluck published ‘Our Southern Half Caste Natives and their condition.’ It was a pamphlet based on a…

A penance or a curse

1 July 2017 9:00 am

If the UK general election had been a military battle it would be taught in Army staff colleges around the…

Business/Robbery etc

1 July 2017 9:00 am

What’s left of Australia’s manufacturing industry needs to get its political hands dirty. If it really wants to survive it…

No pie in the sky

1 July 2017 9:00 am

The authoritarian attitude of Qantas CEO Alan Joyce has been challenged by Robin Speed, the President of the Rule of…

Deadly self-censorship

1 July 2017 9:00 am

Political correctness is eating itself. It’s in very real danger of destroying us, and will do so while apologising for…

True Islam

24 June 2017 9:00 am

Each new Islamic terrorist atrocity is denounced by western leaders such as our Prime Minister as a ‘twisted’ or ‘perverted’…

Men of violence

24 June 2017 9:00 am

Almost every other Aboriginal woman I know has been subject to family violence. It is in fact rare for an…