Features Australia

The Senate is dysfunctional

16 September 2017 9:00 am

Look across the entire democratic world and you will notice that some countries have only one legislative chamber. New Zealand…

Popping down to Winki Pop

16 September 2017 9:00 am

Surfers were the last of this planet’s great explorers. They followed the paths forged centuries earlier by missionaries and colonisers,…

Testing can be positive

16 September 2017 9:00 am

The federal government’s proposed drug testing trial for selected unemployment benefits claimants has been greeted with depressingly predictable objections from…

Stan Grant’s papal bull

9 September 2017 9:00 am

According to ancient legend, Alexander the Great was born on the day that the second Temple of Artemis at Ephesus…

Don’t change the Senate

9 September 2017 9:00 am

Defenders of the constitution have our work cut out for us. It seems that every day brings a new, novel,…

Coming soon to a campus near you

9 September 2017 9:00 am

If you are not worried about the state of free enquiry in universities around the Anglosphere then you are probably…

Business/Robbery etc

9 September 2017 9:00 am

Why are so many company directors diverting their energies into pushing publicly-owned corporations to take up controversial social and political…

Cry me a river

9 September 2017 9:00 am

My local council – Yarra City – is a grab-bag of inner-urban ‘brie and chablis’ lefties from central casting. It…

Aux bien pensants

9 September 2017 9:00 am

Everything and anything to bring Australia down Will our elites succeed in bringing Australia down, just as Argentina and especially…

Where’s Waleed (on gay marriage)?

9 September 2017 9:00 am

When the Chinese family who have a café in the small town near me put a sign in their window…

Heroes of Hyde Park

2 September 2017 9:00 am

Captain Cook and Lachlan Macquarie are being hunted down by didactic leftists. Last Friday one of these ‘correctors’ of history…

#Hug a Nazi?

2 September 2017 9:00 am

When the Nazi knifepoint was at Britain’s jugular in 1940 Winston Churchill told the nation that all it could look…

Apology unaccepted

2 September 2017 9:00 am

It was 18 years ago last weekend that then-PM John Howard moved a Motion of Reconciliation, including an expression of…

Silence of the Lams

2 September 2017 9:00 am

Last month Hong Kong celebrated the twentieth anniversary of its 1997 handover. In those far-off days many Hong Kongers felt…

Lack of same sex protection

2 September 2017 9:00 am

The (thankfully) former president of the Australian Human Rights Commission Gillian Triggs suggested recently that the same-sex marriage debate was…

The roaring ‘silence’

2 September 2017 9:00 am

The notion of a ‘Great Australian Silence’ about Australian history and the treatment of indigenous people might have been accurate…

Man of peace

26 August 2017 9:00 am

By any measure, the trajectory of Sheikh Imam Tawhidi to public prominence has been remarkable. From relative obscurity in South…

Burqas and waffle

26 August 2017 9:00 am

Whatever else may be said about her, Pauline Hanson’s action in wearing a burqa into the Senate, despite the sobbing…

Business/Robbery etc

26 August 2017 9:00 am

Equality of opportunity, not of outcomes; it’s the classic free enterprise backbone of Liberal philosophy. So attacking Bill Shorten’s politics-of-envy…

Hype is renewable

26 August 2017 9:00 am

The announcement of a $650 million solar power plant near the South Australian town of Port Augusta brought forth the…

Silent revolt

26 August 2017 9:00 am

It all started when a contact at the ABC forwarded me a memo which had been circulated to all ABC…

‘I’m offended’ has won

26 August 2017 9:00 am

Earlier in the year, Janet Albrechtsen wrote in the Australian that ‘the cult of taking offence was running rife on…

On the wrong side of history?

26 August 2017 9:00 am

No one wants to be on the wrong side of history. But without hindsight, it can be difficult to work…

Tips, and other tips

19 August 2017 9:00 am

People no longer know how to use restaurants. Maybe they’ve lost the knack. Is it because Australians can’t afford to…

The freedom conundrum

19 August 2017 9:00 am

Recently I attended the Centre for Policy Studies’ Margaret Thatcher Conference on Security 2017 at the august Guildhall in the…