Features Australia

From red-shirts to red shoes

8 December 2018 9:00 am

Maybe like Dorothy of the ruby red shoes former foreign minister Julie Bishop is hoping that the scarlet stilettos she…

Slippery oil industry

8 December 2018 9:00 am

When oil prices spiked to $US140 ($A193.85) a barrel in 2008, veteran analysts declared that prices would reach $US200 or…

Show me the man…

8 December 2018 9:00 am

‘Show me the man and I’ll show you the crime,’ secret police chief Lavrentiy Beria assured the equally loathsome mass-murderer…

Making a hash of the climate debate

8 December 2018 9:00 am

According much of the media, last Friday’s climate change ‘strike’ staged by school students across Australia was an epoch-making moment…

Sleight of hand of the ‘moderates’

8 December 2018 9:00 am

Ever heard of the wonderful American magician team of Penn & Teller? My son and I saw them in Vegas…

Life tips for getting ahead in the modern era

8 December 2018 9:00 am

Malcolm Fraser said life wasn’t meant to be easy and then went and joined the Greens anyway. So here are…

Battle of Britain, MkII

1 December 2018 9:00 am

The European Union has never tolerated democracy. It preaches it to its member states and lectures about it to the…

Quit Paris, halve migration

1 December 2018 9:00 am

The Victorian election demonstrates a desperate need for powerful leadership based on principle, something last seen in the 2013 Abbott…

The waffly centre won’t hold

1 December 2018 9:00 am

I am writing this the morning after the Liberal party’s election fiasco in Victoria. And yet again we have more…

Cursed by their own art

1 December 2018 9:00 am

Why do all our favourite, talented (e.g. Jim Carrey, Richard Gere), much acclaimed film stars (e.g. Meryl Streep, Sally Field)…

We don’t need no enculturation

1 December 2018 9:00 am

What is the purpose of education?  The question is rarely asked as school funding dominates the debate along with the…

‘Til we build Jerusalem

1 December 2018 9:00 am

The two most commonly heard observations by Australians who visit Israel are firstly, that the country does not resemble the…

Business/Robbery etc

1 December 2018 9:00 am

An act of utter corporate bastardry – but there was no alternative.  When the Commonwealth Bank’s new duo of chairman…

Churchill’s shameful heirs

24 November 2018 9:00 am

It would be difficult to imagine a more cowardly and contemptible action, or one heavier with the promise of long-term…

Aux bien pensants

24 November 2018 9:00 am

Next year in Jerusalem Scott Morrison has no alternative now but to move the Australian Embassy from Tel Aviv to…

Terror’s wet nurse

24 November 2018 9:00 am

There is a famous fable that if you threw a frog into a pot of hot water it would immediately…

LGBTIQX-men

24 November 2018 9:00 am

Stan Lee’s contribution to modern pop culture was nearly without comparison. His creations in the pages of Marvel Comics –…

My plan for a new Korea

24 November 2018 9:00 am

Trump does not nibble, he leaps, to high ground or low. North Korea is an issue ripe for a Trump…

Illuminating

24 November 2018 9:00 am

The Bruce Munro interview

Very public health

17 November 2018 9:00 am

I’ve known health minister Greg Hunt for over twenty years. When he is convinced about something he doesn’t hold back…

No guilt, no apology

17 November 2018 9:00 am

Convicted of murder, Derek Bromley can teach us all a lesson about saying sorry when we are not guilty. And…

Business/Robbery etc

17 November 2018 9:00 am

Beware of lawyers making recommendations about regulating the business community; they will inevitably lead to more business – for lawyers.…

Sisters aren’t doing it for themselves

17 November 2018 9:00 am

Every era has its noble lies – the ideas that underpin a civilisation. The noble lie of contemporary culture is…

Labor’s quagmire of incompetence

10 November 2018 9:00 am

A standard political tactic (of all sides) is to paint your opponents as inhumane or wreckers and wilful destroyers of…

And then there was one…

10 November 2018 9:00 am

Exit, stage right, Ross Cameron.   Sky TV has fired its second Outsiders host. This time the charge was racism and…