Features Australia

Business/Robbery etc

18 November 2017 9:00 am

It’s a festering boil on the backside of progress, but no government will lance this offensive double of PM Keating’s…

Danby vs the ABC

18 November 2017 9:00 am

You’d think that, with its $1 billion budget, the ABC could handle a little criticism. Not so, as Melbourne Ports…

Can rotten people create great art?

18 November 2017 9:00 am

Resolving the dichotomy between a work of art, and the artist who created it, has never been more urgent or…

A teacher tweets

11 November 2017 9:00 am

A high-tech revolution is taking place in the world of teaching, but it’s not about AI or virtual reality or…

Climate games

11 November 2017 9:00 am

Who do you suppose wrote this? ‘The changing climate is causing great damage to people and planet right now, and…

Even worse in WA

11 November 2017 9:00 am

We all know that the Liberal party MPs are in a world of pain. The polls are diabolical. Political death…

Fellow citizens

11 November 2017 9:00 am

The High Court’s decision last month to disqualify five federal parliamentarians for being dual citizens represents the worst excesses of…

The deep swamp

11 November 2017 9:00 am

Bill and Hillary Clinton are not unlike Lord and Lady Macbeth. For the better part of twenty-five years these two…

Sacrificial notes

11 November 2017 9:00 am

To the Sun Goddess Wong Visiting Canada, I could not fail but note the absence of any significant campaign to…

Business/Robbery etc

4 November 2017 9:00 am

There was no cost/benefit analysis; it was opposed by the government’s financial advisor, the Treasury; it has ballooned over 25…

A tale of two Andrews

4 November 2017 9:00 am

The story of euthanasia in Australia could be dubbed a tale of two Andrews, the good one and the not…

The new censorship

4 November 2017 9:00 am

One thing thoughtful members of my generation were, I think, unquestioning about was this: democratic West Germany had thoroughly repudiated…

Now the Right’s doing it

4 November 2017 9:00 am

In American football, a rare and highly prized commodity is the dual threat quarterback. For those not familiar with the…

Dissent and depravity

4 November 2017 9:00 am

The propagandising of the Australian outpost of the international religious political party Hizb ut-Tahrir (HT) supplies the foremost contemporary demonstration…

Dystopic pregnancy

28 October 2017 9:00 am

The mathematical, reading and science skills of Australian school students are in serious decline with the average student now close…

The Multiculti cult

28 October 2017 9:00 am

While it is said that a really bad idea never quite goes away, we could surely try to make multiculturalism…

No charge in electric cars

28 October 2017 9:00 am

Imagine ordering a population to evacuate from the path of a hurricane if they only had electric cars to drive.…

Here we go again

28 October 2017 9:00 am

You don’t need a crystal ball to tell you that the next costly national distraction after the gay marriage circus…

Sex and gender in the British Empire, anyone?

28 October 2017 9:00 am

In 440 BC, the Greek historian Herodotus of Halicarnassus broke with tradition by collecting primary sources and then systematically and…

Getting to the bottom of the military

28 October 2017 9:00 am

But just how diverse and inclusive were the Aztecs?

Free votes: a free reform

21 October 2017 9:00 am

When the dispiriting kabuki theatre that is the same-sex marriage survey finally reaches its denouement next month, focus will again…

Chesterton’s prophesy

21 October 2017 9:00 am

To step back and take a broad view of history is to see a constant and almost incessant Muslim onslaught…

Business/Robbery etc

21 October 2017 9:00 am

BHP’s green-aligned sabotage of the Mineral Council of Australia’s battle to save the Australian coal industry cannot be explained simply…

Climate excuses

21 October 2017 9:00 am

Tony Abbott may have annoyed the climate change mob with his speech in London (see Diary), but a far more…

Decaying one day, enchanting the next

14 October 2017 9:00 am

The private island resort of Bedarra was once a byword for excess: champagne baths were not unheard of. But when…