Features Australia

The artist as entrepreneur

13 February 2016 9:00 am

Not many artists can boast to being engaged to Miss Universe Australia. But, then, Alesandro Ljubicic is not like many…

Chaos and dysfunction

13 February 2016 9:00 am

It is said that Daniel Andrews idolises Paul Keating. The Premier of Victoria is no Paul Keating, he is more…

I’m An Asylum-Seeker, Get Me Out Of Here

13 February 2016 9:00 am

Refugee advocates are partly responsible for the distress of asylum seekers, expressed variably from self harm to alleged rape claims.…

Business/Robbery etc

6 February 2016 9:00 am

Petrol down to a dollar a litre may not be entirely welcome.While a deliberately low world oil price clearly benefits…

Republicans’ cunning stunts

6 February 2016 9:00 am

Almost every Australia Day now features a media promoted stunt engineered by the republican movement. It’s surprising they never put…

Defending Mitchell

6 February 2016 9:00 am

What’s worse: getting so off your nut on booze that you somehow find yourself dry-humping a dog for two seconds,…

Betting on, er, Trump

6 February 2016 9:00 am

This year’s biggest and most consequential election is not the one that will be held here in Australia. In fact,…

Latte sipper of the Year

6 February 2016 9:00 am

There is something deeply soviet about the Australian of the Year awards. The idea that the state might annually pat…

The road to bigger government spending

30 January 2016 9:00 am

Close your eyes and pretend for a moment that you are a top policy-maker in Canberra. On top of that,…

After Cologne

30 January 2016 9:00 am

The New Year’s Eve mass-sexual assaults in Cologne, together with similar outrages in other parts of Europe, should have marked…

Wealth obsessed

30 January 2016 9:00 am

To great fanfare, Oxfam has again launched its annual report on wealth and inequality. This year, as with past editions,…

It’s a Google-mobile

30 January 2016 9:00 am

My grandfather, GP, has a bright red Goggomobil Dart. It’s little, it’s noisy, and it hasn’t always been driveable. GP…

Islamic extremism, Nazism and modernity

30 January 2016 9:00 am

The 9/11 suicide pilots were – obviously – trained pilots, even if they were not interested in learning how to…

White noise

23 January 2016 9:00 am

While the issue of terrorism and how best to engage Muslims will remain a potentially divisive issue within the government,…

Three authors and Islam

23 January 2016 9:00 am

In 1910, with Prussian militarism apparently the greatest looming threat to the British Empire and Western civilization, G. K. Chesterton…

Borderline insanity

23 January 2016 9:00 am

Feeling disappointed That – and I quote – is how the NSW Greens are feeling, according to their Facebook page.…

King Hick

23 January 2016 9:00 am

Are we indeed a nation of hicks? This is a pertinent question to put in recalling the feeding frenzy fomented…

Business/Robbery etc

23 January 2016 9:00 am

For every success story of Australian companies taking on the world, there are plenty of burned fingers. In bidding three…

Stranded monster

16 January 2016 9:00 am

Now and then giant ocean creatures wash up on beaches in a horrible mess. At Kalaeloa Airport on Oahu (Hawaii)…

Charlie n’est plus Charlie

16 January 2016 9:00 am

Lighting candles, signing condolence books, leaving floral tributes and cards – these things have become de rigueur after the all…

Knives in their hands, or knives in their chests?

16 January 2016 9:00 am

There is no chance of expecting the ABC Board or, in particular, its insolent retiring Managing Director and ‘editor-in-chief’ Mark…

Will the real feminists please stand up?

16 January 2016 9:00 am

Feminism is rather unappealing these days. Most young women avoid the word altogether, given the unfortunate connotations with ‘all men…

Jedi vs Jihadi

16 January 2016 9:00 am

Knighthoods have returned! No, not in Australia – Malcolm Turnbull remains PM, and the highest award in the Australian honours…

Turnbull’s chicken entrails

9 January 2016 9:00 am

If an election were held now, the Turnbull government would probably be returned, but with a majority significantly less than…

An Aussie Trump?

9 January 2016 9:00 am

It was as if an occult hand, glutted on Yuletide spoils and reports from the frontlines of the War on…