Features Australia

The Left vs Reasonable Doubt

13 October 2018 9:00 am

At the risk of propelling readers to throw down this wonderful magazine in despair and shift to watching the latest…

Sharma shafts Shorten

13 October 2018 9:00 am

Australia will soon face what is arguably one of the most important elections in its history, with Wentworth a crucial…

Fish or bear’s paw?

6 October 2018 9:00 am

Last century, when Mao ruled China, shop assistants repeated daily, ‘We don’t have any more’ (Meiyou). I heard the phrase…

Reds on the red carpet

6 October 2018 9:00 am

For the hundreds of millions of people worldwide who watched Apollo 11 land on the moon in 1969, there are…

Castration of the male?

6 October 2018 9:00 am

Expect the US Supreme Court, still captured by political activists, to downgrade men’s rights within the decade, with honorary ‘feminist’…

Troubled land

6 October 2018 9:00 am

This is Burma, and it will be quite unlike any land you know about.– Rudyard Kipling, ‘Letters from the East’,…

The Left’s libricide

6 October 2018 9:00 am

Recently, Erik Jensen, founding editor of the Saturday Paper and convener of the Horne Prize for essays, had been so…

New prophets of doom

6 October 2018 9:00 am

Picture a scene. A cowed audience is gathered to listen to a wise man.  He tells them that he has…

Business/Robbery etc

6 October 2018 9:00 am

You won’t find it in the headlines about the Hayne Royal Commission’s 1,000-page interim report that slammed the greed, ‘profit…

Brash free speech

29 September 2018 9:00 am

It’s taken a while, but the speech wars have reached New Zealand – and an Australian is in the thick…

Julia Gillard’s dropouts

29 September 2018 9:00 am

In 2008, Julia Gillard announced that the Rudd government’s policy of uncapping university places marked the start of ‘a higher…

Dumbing down

29 September 2018 9:00 am

The Commonwealth Minister for Education, Dan Tehan, must be congratulated for rejecting the curriculum model pushed by the OECD’s The…

The media vs the people

29 September 2018 9:00 am

‘The separation of powers means that the legal system is answerable to no one,’ I said, speaking at the Sydney…

No real pain in Paris

29 September 2018 9:00 am

When the infighting over the Liberal leadership raised the possibility that Australia might join the United States in exiting the…

Fear and loathing in Ultimo

29 September 2018 9:00 am

Apropos Michelle Guthrie’s sacking, and the bitchy tweet ‘Excellent decision’ by Four Corner’s Sally Neighbour, the ABC has always been…

Trump’s toughness

29 September 2018 9:00 am

Let’s talk quotas, ignoring social media morons and Trump’s toughness. The first topic has to do with all those laments…

Business/Robbery etc

22 September 2018 9:00 am

As disasters go, 9/11 is now much less of a problem for the world than 9/15. There are no widespread…

Dispatches from the conservative frontline

22 September 2018 9:00 am

In early 2017, as feminists in pink pussy hats marched in shocked outrage at the election of President Trump, a…

Revenge of the Queen Bees

22 September 2018 9:00 am

Three girls in school tunics and battered hats are firing a machine gun in the quad. ‘Girls, girls, a little…

The war of the world

22 September 2018 9:00 am

To properly understand the trend of world political events in recent years, it is essential to appreciate that a titanic…

Aux bien pensants

22 September 2018 9:00 am

You can’t walk on both sides of the street, PM If the Coalition were to go to the general election…

Stolen land? Tell that to the Berbers

15 September 2018 9:00 am

Last month, Greens Senator Dr Mehreen Faruqi spoke some of the most misguided and divisive words heard in parliament in…

Upsetting Maggie

15 September 2018 9:00 am

I had certainly not intended to upset Margaret Thatcher when I joined the Times in 1987 but when we met…

Sovereignty is sacred

15 September 2018 9:00 am

Increasingly, many if not most Australian, British, American and other Western politicians have been imposing policies the people would never…

Toasting Brexit

15 September 2018 9:00 am

When Yes, Prime Minister’s Sir Humphrey explained in 1986 to his PM that the determination of the British Foreign Office…