Features Australia

Death by reverse dog whistle

14 December 2019 9:00 am

On 9 October, 2012 Prime Minister Julia Gillard famously stood up in parliament to accuse Leader of the Opposition Tony…

Submarines versus Facebook

14 December 2019 9:00 am

Eyeing Beijing, Taiwan’s political class is nervous, yet again. Australia is jumpy too for lesser reasons. Taiwan’s fear looms close…

Brainwashing your kids

14 December 2019 9:00 am

In The New Authoritarianism, University of Sydney academic Salvatore Babones makes the telling observation that while elected politicians might believe…

Politician, thy name is hypocrisy

14 December 2019 9:00 am

In the National Party room… everyone…tenaciously… opposed dairy deregulation. (But) when they came back in here (into the chamber), they…

Labour’s ugly taint of antisemitism

7 December 2019 9:00 am

Religious leaders generally steer well clear of politics during election campaigns and nobody can remember when one ever before made…

Clive’s noble cause

7 December 2019 9:00 am

The great Clive James died on the same day as the great Jonathan Miller but I know which one I…

Business/Robbery etc

7 December 2019 9:00 am

It is not going away. Corporate leaders are increasingly stepping outside their legal requirement to serve the best interests of…

Academia rooted

7 December 2019 9:00 am

The University of Sydney’s Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences continues to be the standard bearer for everything that is…

Teaching untruths about Jews

7 December 2019 9:00 am

Physical Education teachers are caricatured as tormenting the unfit children in the class but in fact they are an essential…

London Bridge is falling down

7 December 2019 9:00 am

On 30 November 2019, we were witness to a shocking display of behaviour on London Bridge, that our misandrist citizens…

Lock up the politicians

7 December 2019 9:00 am

A favourite argument of the elites is that something is ‘inevitable’  or, more subtly, ‘the planets are aligned’. Blasting what…

Trump, impeachment and the media

30 November 2019 9:00 am

Many of us living in the Westminster parliamentary part of the democratic world don’t have much grasp of what the…

Endangered species

30 November 2019 9:00 am

Not long ago, visiting the hospital unit of a local rest home, I listened to a gathering of those too…

Hydrogen’s all hot air

30 November 2019 9:00 am

Faced with evidence that the Paris Agreement on limiting emissions is being ignored, including news that China is building or…

Haunted by the miserable ghost

30 November 2019 9:00 am

I still think back to that night in mid-May this year: scrutineering in some far-flung warehouse in suburban Melbourne, running…

Iran, Israel and DFAT’s award-winning cowardice

30 November 2019 9:00 am

Last week, Scott Morrison was awarded the Jerusalem Award by the Zionist Federation of Australia for his moral courage in…

Aaarrrggh!!

30 November 2019 9:00 am

Earlier this month, 1,100 people crammed into the function room of Miramare Gardens in Sydney’s Terrey Hills, to honour former…

Electric cars crash

30 November 2019 9:00 am

As a senior investigative reporter, I can handle a notebook, a pen and my spaniel Natasha’s leash in each hand.…

Guilt by association

30 November 2019 9:00 am

It was inevitable that Prince Andrew’s interview would be used to support a push for a politicians’ republic. Janet Albrechtsen…

Science friction

23 November 2019 9:00 am

In recent weeks, we have seen yet another public statement from scientists (in the journal Bioscience) prophesying an approaching climate…

Business/Robbery etc

23 November 2019 9:00 am

When BHP changes CEO on January 1, and a practical mining man takes over, hopefully the world’s biggest miner will…

Close encounters of the royal kind

23 November 2019 9:00 am

Prince Andrew has a dangerous habit of trusting the wrong people. Like Emily Maitlis. Why the prince put his faith…

Political correctness kills

23 November 2019 9:00 am

On the third of October, 2019, Mickael Harpon went to work at police headquarters on the Île de la Cité…

Yes, we have a truth emergency

23 November 2019 9:00 am

Last Monday the Australian described ABC journos organising a ‘solutions journalism’ approach to what they call the ‘climate crisis’. This…

Frydenberg’s fantasy federalism

23 November 2019 9:00 am

Josh Frydenberg, the Treasurer of Australia and Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party, last week wrote an opinion piece in…