Features Australia

Not our ABC

16 June 2018 9:00 am

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation is a $1.04 billion piece of public policy and we treat it as exactly that: a…

Letter from Penge

16 June 2018 9:00 am

Australia is now unwittingly linked even more closely with the dreary outer-London suburb of Penge. Not only was it the…

Planetary perspectives

16 June 2018 9:00 am

Here I am, back in Ecuador. Ecuadorians boast that the 6,310-metre high Mt Chimaborazo volcano protrudes 2,073 metres higher into…

Australia, defenceless

16 June 2018 9:00 am

The ability of our armed forces to defend the nation is being crippled, not through any fault of theirs, but…

Punish Pooh-bahs, not poor people

16 June 2018 9:00 am

An ancient dead white bloke, Aristotle, conceived a world with natural masters and servants, writing ‘That some should rule, and…

Canadian notes

16 June 2018 9:00 am

The size of the dog in the fight Can you imagine running on a party platform or manifesto with the…

Blind to their own racism

16 June 2018 9:00 am

As human beings, we often act in ways that are contradictory. Little inconsistencies are fine, but when they become major…

Decline and fall

9 June 2018 9:00 am

It’s official. Our decline into Third World status is accelerating. Our students languish behind those of Kazakhstan and Bulgaria in…

At uni with Mrs Potato Head

9 June 2018 9:00 am

These days, whenever a local council comes up with a lunatic idea that bewilders ordinary Australians, you can be guaranteed…

To Jerusalem and back

9 June 2018 9:00 am

I land at Ben-Gurion Airport just before midnight and begin the long ascent to Jerusalem. The headiness hits me immediately…

Clash of teaching civilisations

9 June 2018 9:00 am

In 1942 Dr Joseph Needham was sent by the British government to China to study China’s universities and see what…

West goes south

9 June 2018 9:00 am

Last November I was lucky enough to have been invited to the Sydney launch of the Ramsay Centre for Western…

White fright

9 June 2018 9:00 am

In the freakish universe of identity politics, there’s no creature sadder than the self-hating white person. All it takes for…

It’s time for primaries

2 June 2018 9:00 am

Political class failure undermines the standing of our governments. Every ignored voter concern, project failure and moment of spin leaves…

Eyes on Gaza

2 June 2018 9:00 am

Israel’s government is often accused of preventing a two-state solution by its actions but rarely are the decisions of Hamas…

What Rotherham means

2 June 2018 9:00 am

The revelations of unhindered Muslim sex-trafficking of thousands of young girls in British towns, including Rotherham, Rochdale and Oxford, are…

Educating China

2 June 2018 9:00 am

Imagine you are responsible for educating the children of China’s current leaders, many of whom may well go on to…

Tony’s trifecta

2 June 2018 9:00 am

Surely it was obvious that, on any reasonable examination, Donald Trump was by far the better candidate in the 2016…

Business/Robbery etc

2 June 2018 9:00 am

Australia’s current corporate leaders, the ‘managerial class’, are slowly destroying the capitalism that has made us such a great and…

Over-rating Marx

26 May 2018 9:00 am

Was Karl Max over-rated as a thinker? It was hard not to ask that (provocative) question as I read the…

SOS for SGMs

26 May 2018 9:00 am

If you were trapped at an upper window of a burning building and a fireman appeared at the top of…

Hangers-on

26 May 2018 9:00 am

The former NSW Premier Neville Wran had an interesting take on the true meaning of working class culture. Having grown…

Amnesty, morally corrupted?

26 May 2018 9:00 am

When Amnesty International concerned itself with campaigning on behalf of individual and identifiable political prisoners of regimes of whatever political…

Bloodshed in Gaza: who’s to blame?

26 May 2018 9:00 am

In the seventy years since the rebirth of the Jewish state, the relocation of the US embassy to Jerusalem is…

Buffoons, donkeys and little men

26 May 2018 9:00 am

Good news for Australia in Beijing this week, if a mild setback for Kiwis. In the twelve months to February…