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In memory of Christopher Koch

14 December 2013 9:00 am

Christopher Koch would not like me talking about his politics. Because the real point about Chris, who died in September,…

The comedy of cricket

14 December 2013 9:00 am

If the government is keen on cutting wasted expenditure so it can waste it on itself, it could do worse…

End of McTernanism

7 December 2013 9:00 am

Last weekend in Canberra a murder took place. It was no ordinary killing. In fact, it involved a horribly painful…

Nick Garland’s take on the Thatcher legacy in the 13 April issue

A tribute to Margaret Thatcher

7 December 2013 9:00 am

The amazing thing about the funeral of Baroness Thatcher was the size of the crowds, and the next amazing thing…

Closed for business

7 December 2013 9:00 am

Pity the Australian people. In 2007, they elected Kevin Rudd as Prime Minister, a man who billed himself as an…

No apology

30 November 2013 9:00 am

Given that spying is the second oldest profession, it would seem somewhat redundant for Tony Abbott to apologise to Indonesia…

An appalling hypocrite

30 November 2013 9:00 am

It has been said that hypocrisy is the compliment that vice pays to virtue. If so, Australia’s Governor-General, Quentin Bryce,…

Australian Letters

30 November 2013 9:00 am

Soft on crime Sir: One of my favourite Spectator Australia columns is Peter Coleman’s. His insightful and calm articulation can…

Apology and appeasement

23 November 2013 9:00 am

Who knew that when Tony Abbott promised to focus Australia’s attention away from Geneva and on to Jakarta he actually…

On top of the Victorian desalination plant, the largest ‘green roof’ in the southern hemisphere

What drought?

23 November 2013 9:00 am

At the height of the ten-year drought, when it looked like Melbourne might never again get the kind of rains…

Confessions of a climate denier

23 November 2013 9:00 am

OK, I got it wrong. My climate change denialism has collapsed under the sheer weight of contradictory evidence. ‘Still think…

Grand delusions?

16 November 2013 9:00 am

This week’s Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting has provoked dissent unusual, these days, within this rather anodyne, harmless and ineffectual…

Who killed Australian cricket?

16 November 2013 9:00 am

Australian cricket fans are not used to losing frequently — at least until recently. And with the resumption of the…

Another clue for you all

9 November 2013 9:00 am

The tragedy of Paul McCartney is that he didn’t die when he was supposed to. Had he been killed in…

In praise of our future King

9 November 2013 9:00 am

On 14 November the Prince of Wales reaches his 65th birthday, the age when, in Britain, he would in almost…

A forgotten hero

2 November 2013 9:00 am

A spectre haunted the Sydney Opera House’s recent 40th anniversary. It was the disconsolate ghost of that foully treated Danish-bred…

Put the expenses ‘scandal’ in perspective

2 November 2013 9:00 am

A month since our new Prime Minister took to the stage and the honeymoon has been cut somewhat short. Quite…

Good night, sweet prince

2 November 2013 9:00 am

 Hamlet Belvoir, Sydney, until 1 December   While the actual Prince of Denmark was charming Sydney crowds during his visit…

Insiders are being starved

26 October 2013 9:00 am

Australia is witnessing the most effective media strategy to be conceived since the dawn of the 24-hour media cycle. Our…

Fire, fire!

26 October 2013 9:00 am

The brazen stupidity of the Greens and the climate change religion has been on display throughout the current bushfires in…

Pity Nicole Kidman and Naomi Watts

26 October 2013 9:00 am

The Oscars, awarded in February each year, bring out the patriotism in many Australian movie buffs and sections of the…

Notes from the old dart

19 October 2013 9:00 am

The headline in The Mail on Sunday conveys a sense of stepping back in time on arrival at Gatwick: ‘Ed…

Go ahead, suspend me

19 October 2013 9:00 am

The trouble with the Liberal party is that it doesn’t realise how deeply it is in trouble. Liberals have missed…

End the Age of Entitlement

19 October 2013 9:00 am

Recently my wife ran into a spot of bother. At the motor registry to pay her overdue rego, she discovered…

My war against the factions

12 October 2013 9:00 am

The State Director of the NSW Liberal party recently advised that the State Executive has initiated a five-year suspension of…