Features Australia

Let Charles do the Recognising

27 June 2015 9:00 am

While campaigning for the ‘No’ vote in the 1999 republican referendum, monarchists found themselves received most warmly in regional Australia,…

Pope Greenpeace

27 June 2015 9:00 am

A fter the Second Vatican Council, a large part of the Roman Catholic Church stopped looking heavenward and began to…

Thick as bricks

20 June 2015 9:00 am

Besides the climate, nothing so reminded me of besieged Rhodesia in the mid-1960s, with its sanctions busting business culture and…

Mind games

20 June 2015 9:00 am

Australia leads the world in debates surrounding mental health funding, a precedent that was partially followed in the UK election…

Unsettled science

20 June 2015 9:00 am

After comparing the IPCC to FIFA in the Australian recently I half expected to see a letter in the next…

Big Easy notes

13 June 2015 9:00 am

I’m hoping that at least a few readers will be happy to hear that I survived my first ever trip…

A birthday worth celebrating

13 June 2015 9:00 am

On 15 June the world celebrates the 800th anniversary of an event which, as Daniel Hannan rightly says, is one…

Killing it

13 June 2015 9:00 am

Thank God for Kevin Rudd and Julia Gillard. What tremendous gifts that pair are to the nation. There was a…

Clash of the gay-marriage glory-hunters

13 June 2015 9:00 am

Do you need a moral makeover? Maybe you’re the leader of a clapped-out political party whose public image desperately needs…

Gotcha by the Shorten curlies

6 June 2015 9:00 am

Bill Shorten can now celebrate what must be the landmark success of his leadership. His coup has been to make…

Time Gentleman, please…

6 June 2015 9:00 am

Remember Australia Day 2012, when PM Julia Gillard was bundled into an escape vehicle and whisked away from a crowd…

Saving Christianity

6 June 2015 9:00 am

The Middle East is on fire, and the Sykes-Picot map demarcating boundary-lines of that region’s nation-states since 1920 is going…

Making the most of the Age of Entitlement

6 June 2015 9:00 am

Pistol and Boo Boo are living proof that it is not just those who come illegally by boat to Australia…

Some boats shouldn’t be turned back

30 May 2015 9:00 am

Reports that an Australian naval ship, HMAS Choules, has secretively returned about 50 Vietnamese boat-refugees to Da Nang in Vietnam…

Return of the Three Elevens

30 May 2015 9:00 am

Stuck in the unforgiving traffic congestion of Melbourne’s inner north, near where the tunnel which would have fixed it should…

Clash of symbols

30 May 2015 9:00 am

The 1967 referendum exemplifies the difficulties of symbolism in Indigenous affairs. Over 90 per cent of Australians voted ‘Yes’ at…

Bill Shorten, PM

23 May 2015 9:00 am

The commentariat is using every effort to ensure the next election results in a Labor victory. But under Bill Shorten,…

Where’s Waleed?

23 May 2015 9:00 am

Last year, Bernard Keane of Crikey (rather loftily) asserted that the threat posed to Australia by lone wolf terrorism was…

The Mornington after Budget night

23 May 2015 9:00 am

On the Friday evening after each federal budget senior Liberal ministers and adjoining local MPs, Bruce Billson and Greg Hunt,…

Migration diary

16 May 2015 9:00 am

I lived in Geneva for most of the 1990s but arriving by plane on a clear spring day has never…

Our churches have fallen in love with climate change

16 May 2015 9:00 am

Here we go again. Climate change is apparently confronting the world with imminent catastrophe. Greenhouses gases such as CO2 are…

Closing young minds

16 May 2015 9:00 am

Aren’t you wonderfully proud of this nation’s universities? Over there in Western Australia we see a Vice Chancellor on a…

The great divide

16 May 2015 9:00 am

It is always easier to divide a nation than to unite it. It was divisive to force devolution onto the…

Tanya Pliber-split

9 May 2015 9:00 am

Isn’t Tanya Plibersek having a nice time of it? Roy Morgan’s polling has her as the preferred Labor leader. The…

The ever-Greens

9 May 2015 9:00 am

Christine Milne has resigned, and it’s breathtaking how little anybody seems to care. You can’t help but compare her departure…