Features Australia

Greta’s familiar tune

2 November 2019 9:00 am

When I listened to Greta Thunberg’s recent speech at the UN, I was struck by the immediacy of her dystopian…

PM abdicates responsibility

2 November 2019 9:00 am

The drought is our greatest problem today. While they can’t make it rain, it is elementary that governments can move…

Slaving away for human rights

26 October 2019 9:00 am

Mauritania in north-west Africa isn’t really a beacon of human rights. Of the 4.5m population, 500,000 are slaves. Regardless, the…

Business/Robbery etc

26 October 2019 9:00 am

Beware! It is not merely an economic threat to Australia and the world. There will be far more serious consequences…

Two-faced Aunty

26 October 2019 9:00 am

It’s understandable that our national broadcaster feels confused and besieged. So many of her once loyal friends are turning on…

Albo’s climate drought

26 October 2019 9:00 am

These are deadly days for Australians trying to eke out a living on the land but spare a thought for…

Insiders won’t go down without a fight

26 October 2019 9:00 am

    The European Union has a habit of working with the establishment figures in countries to topple governments that…

Eavesdropping on sin

26 October 2019 9:00 am

Whatever the federal government is thinking of doing to protect what the Constitution calls the ‘free exercise’ of religion, it…

Politicians are responsible for the drought

26 October 2019 9:00 am

‘I’m going to make a shitload of money.’ Peter, a farmer, listened intently to the merchant banker boasting to the…

Trump’s blood-Kurdling stupidity

19 October 2019 9:00 am

‘After defeating 100 per cent of the ISIS Caliphate, I largely moved our troops out of Syria,’ tweeted President Donald…

Antisemitism’s perfect storm

19 October 2019 9:00 am

It’s the world’s oldest bigotry and it’s on the rise again. Antisemitism is associated with the darkest chapters of human…

Made-up Maori

19 October 2019 9:00 am

In what may seem a strange request, I recently replied to a government department asking to be addressed in English,…

Harvard’s racist selection process

19 October 2019 9:00 am

You might be surprised to know that Harvard University, along with other American tertiary institutions, routinely and explicitly discriminates on…

Hold on, what about Holdaway?

19 October 2019 9:00 am

What do the years 700, 800, 900, 1000, 1100, 1200, 1300 and 1400 AD have in common, asks British Professor,…

2018 Thawley Essay prize runner-up

12 October 2019 9:00 am

At the time of writing, December 2020, the #newedition movement can be considered a truly global phenomenon. As it sets…

Eat the activists

12 October 2019 9:00 am

I have a modest proposal. Lately, there have been some commendable if flawed solutions put forward to deal with the…

Letter to Greta

12 October 2019 9:00 am

Dear Greta, You should feel very proud of yourself. Your crusade against Climate Warming has taken you into the homes…

Off with his head!

12 October 2019 9:00 am

The President of the United States is a sort of elected monarch, which is why the office itself is imbued…

All the dumb things

12 October 2019 9:00 am

‘Gee our schools are good!’ a friend once said. ‘By the time our kids are 12, they know everything!’ No…

Recognising China (for what it is)

12 October 2019 9:00 am

Scott Morrison’s recent speech to the Lowy Institute was the most important prime ministerial foreign policy announcement in some years.…

Coyote and Road Runner

12 October 2019 9:00 am

The biggest news story for years has been a real-life depiction of those classic cartoons, Coyote and Road Runner. In…

Turmoil in the Anglosphere

12 October 2019 9:00 am

Well, there’s certainly a fair bit of action coming out of Canada, Britain and the US these days.  In my…

Our Manchurian candidate

5 October 2019 9:00 am

‘Power grows out of the barrel of a gun,’ said Mao Zedong and there were plenty in evidence in Tiananmen…

Labor’s forgotten voters

5 October 2019 9:00 am

At the May federal election, Labor’s primary vote in the lower house was just 33.3 per cent – its worst…

Profits not passé

5 October 2019 9:00 am

CEOs have wealth that far exceeds that of the average shareholder in their company, which they have every right to…