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John Stuart Mill, British philosopher and social reformer

John Stuart Hendy

24 May 2014 9:00 am

My father died a few months ago. That was obviously a sad event for my family. However it marked the…

Pitch perfect: Nikki Shiels

An unmistakable glow of greatness

24 May 2014 9:00 am

It’s been a couple of decades since the country saw Neil Armfield direct Essie Davis in Night on Bald Mountain…

The silly culture war on Gen Y

24 May 2014 9:00 am

A scan of recent news would lead one to think that Generation Y invented the closed fist. Add to that…

A PR guide to selling a budget

24 May 2014 9:00 am

‘One: tell them what you’re going to tell them; two: tell them; three: tell them what you just told them.’…

Keeping promises can’t guarantee good government

24 May 2014 9:00 am

I thought Bill Shorten was clever enough not to believe that history repeats itself. But no. Tony Abbott harped on…


17 May 2014 9:00 am

Degrading tribalism     Sir: It’s hard to ignore the irony that a week after my receiving the praise of…

Offending Mother Russia

10 May 2014 9:00 am

There are two ways guaranteed to extend the impact of a piece of journalism: query climate change and question the…

A wicked orthodoxy

10 May 2014 9:00 am

There is something odd about the global warming debate — or the climate change debate, as we are now expected…

Sigrid Thornton: a dangerous Blanche DuBois

Sterling Sigrid

3 May 2014 9:00 am

A Streetcar Named Desire is the best known play of the mid-20th century and it is also (and not unrelatedly)…

No laughing matter: Andrew Neil, Joe Hockey and Tom Switzer on the PPL

An extravagant entitlement

3 May 2014 9:00 am

‘When we lie to ourselves and believe it, truth vanishes and we’re at the negation of the negation,’ wrote Robert…

The fall and rise of Anglo-Australia

3 May 2014 9:00 am

The edition that the Bulletin brought out in 1988 to commemorate Australia’s bicentenary ended up being both a literary treasure…

Exercise your right to be a bigot and pay the price

3 May 2014 9:00 am

When Attorney-General George Brandis told the Senate in March this year that ‘people do have a right to be bigots’,…

Repeal section 18C

26 April 2014 9:00 am

I am a person of Aboriginal descent, and I have a strong personal view on section 18C of the Racial…

In praise of Big Coal

26 April 2014 9:00 am

Why are so many Australians so sniffy about the coal industry? Everywhere I go I meet someone who has a…

Aunty’s deep cultural confusion

26 April 2014 9:00 am

Thanks to the miracle of wireless, the postmaster general informed parliament, it will soon be possible for ‘naked blacks in…

Why we love the Cambridges

26 April 2014 9:00 am

 London Here in Britain we have rather marvelled at the welcome our Australasian cousins have given the Duke and Duchess…

Bob’s your writer

19 April 2014 9:00 am

Everyone can quote Winston Churchill’s (somewhat disputed) zinger to the effect that while he would be sober in the morning,…

Climate change, the movie

19 April 2014 9:00 am

With the release last week of the exciting third instalment of the mighty IPCC trilogy ‘Assessment Report 5’, it’s clear…

The slow death of free speech

19 April 2014 9:00 am

These days, pretty much every story is really the same story: In Galway, at the National University of Ireland, a…

Ditch the Union Jack

12 April 2014 9:00 am

New Zealand is considering changing its flag. And perhaps the most striking thing about the proposal is that it seems…

Kate: buffeted in a republican breeze

Windswept in Wellington

12 April 2014 9:00 am

Kate Middleton’s arrival in New Zealand on Monday wasn’t the most flawless entrance she’s ever made. A stiff republican breeze…

Robyn Nevin: not merely good but great

A strange evening of classic local theatre

12 April 2014 9:00 am

Neighbourhood Watch, the new play by Lally Katz, is a story of an old Hungarian lady, living out her last…

Labor pain

12 April 2014 9:00 am

A life-long supporter of the ALP, never in my 66 years had Labor’s primary vote sunk to the level it…

From 1910 to 2010: the decline of workforce unions

Labour ages

5 April 2014 9:00 am

Here we go again. The Royal Commission into trade union ‘slush funds’, commencing 9 April, will be the sixth into…

Sword of honour: Queen Elizabeth II knights Sir Garfield Barwick at Government House in Sydney, 6 February 1954, during her royal tour of Australia

The PM rushes in where angels fear to tread

5 April 2014 9:00 am

It was only with ‘continuing misgivings’ that that self-proclaimed radical Tory, Garfield Barwick QC, agreed in 1953 to accept the…