Features Australia

Love is a many-gendered thing

19 August 2017 9:00 am

Dateline anywhere in Australia, three or four years from now. Spring is around the corner and love is in the…

But is it art…?

19 August 2017 9:00 am

In the 1950s a childless couple in the deserts of California set about creating their own family. Calvin and Ruby…

Draining Donald Trump

19 August 2017 9:00 am

Big Brother is now stage centre in American political life. The recent appearance in the Washington Post of the transcript…

Aux bien pensants

19 August 2017 9:00 am

Say Yes to No Just as the appeasement of Nazi Germany ended with Chamberlain’s Declaration of War at 11.15am on…

Jesus in the playground

12 August 2017 9:00 am

It emerged last fortnight that Queensland’s Department of Education wants to ban primary school students from talking about Jesus. Kate…

Our survey proves just how horrible you are

12 August 2017 9:00 am

This month the Australian Human Rights Commission lied to the nation. And it knows it did.  It told Australians that…

Time to toughen up

12 August 2017 9:00 am

Conservatives will never turn back the leftist tide swamping our society unless they adopt the techniques the Left uses to…

The abuse of Richard Dawkins

12 August 2017 9:00 am

Richard Dawkins may not have too many fans within the ranks of Christianity. Throughout his public career he has been…

Cold temperatures in hot water

12 August 2017 9:00 am

Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) is in hot water after revelations that have cast doubt on the reliability and veracity…

Taking Melbourne’s temperature

5 August 2017 9:00 am

The city of Melbourne has one of the longest surface-temperature records for anywhere in Australia, stretching from 1856 to the…

Rape crisis? What rape crisis?

5 August 2017 9:00 am

This is a very big week for Australian universities. Across the country they have been  preparing for a flood of…

Chinese whispers at the ABC

5 August 2017 9:00 am

Amedia fracas broke out this past week over Julia Baird’s reports on the ABC about links between Christian teachings and…

Tax addict

5 August 2017 9:00 am

At Australian Labor party conferences in New South Wales and Queensland last weekend, Bill Shorten proclaimed himself the Robin Hood…

Not such an ‘unnatural’ alliance

5 August 2017 9:00 am

Some conservatives appear puzzled at the alliance between the nihilistic Left and Muslim jihadism, between a culture apparently obsessed with…

Business/Robbery etc

5 August 2017 9:00 am

Boris Johnson’s Australian charm offensive will not unscramble the egg. Nor will seeking to love-up the old Commonwealth after divorcing…

Up the pointy end

5 August 2017 9:00 am

Bill Shorten has ramped up Labor’s efforts to stoke envy among the many by maligning the success of the few,…

Abbott’s mission

29 July 2017 9:00 am

As Adam Smith once observed, in most nations there’s often a lot of ruin. His point was that it takes…

The game’s up. Or is it?

29 July 2017 9:00 am

A state division of the Liberal Party will have a State Conference on 2-3 September 2017 to debate the introduction…

Woolf works

29 July 2017 9:00 am

‘What I want to say is I owe all the happiness of my life to you,’ Virginia Woolf composed in…

Batteries fail to spark

22 July 2017 9:00 am

Elon Musk is such a good salesman that, despite formidable and blindingly obvious problems, he has managed to convince everyone…

Ideological evasion

22 July 2017 9:00 am

Malcolm Turnbull’s speech to London think tank Policy Exchange on 11 July provided an insight into his government’s ideology, and…

Tony, Donald and the X Factor

22 July 2017 9:00 am

Ernst Bertram’s study Nietzsche: Versuch einer Mythologie was published in 1918, but its first English translation, under the subtitle Attempt…

Business/Robbery etc

22 July 2017 9:00 am

July is a wonderful month, blessed by federal parliament not sitting and so temporarily depriving the Turnbull government of opportunities…

Economical with… free speech

22 July 2017 9:00 am

The Spycatcher trial established Malcolm Turnbull’s reputation at the time as a brilliant champion of free speech. Personally, reviewing a…

Rape culture frenzy

15 July 2017 9:00 am

The knives are out and sights set on a mighty big scalp. Moves are afoot to fell St Paul’s College,…