Features Australia

Going coal turkey

5 December 2015 9:00 am

Like a latter day Aussie Marie Antoinette, Geoff Cousins, president of the Australian Conservation Foundation, wants the poor of India…

An interview with Peter Hitchens

5 December 2015 9:00 am

There is a certain contradiction to Peter Hitchens: on the one hand, he’s an author and journalist of immense energy…

The camp of the saints (part II)

5 December 2015 9:00 am

Forty years ago, the French author, Jean Raspail, wrote a confronting novel about a third world invasion of Europe. His…

The Liberals’ Rudd

5 December 2015 9:00 am

On14 September last, 54 Liberal parliamentary members voted to sack the man who had first led them from a hopeless…

French quarrels

28 November 2015 9:00 am

It was perhaps too profound by half for Emile Herzog to have remarked, as he concluded his Histoire de la…

Clash of uncivilisations

28 November 2015 9:00 am

Aussie conservatives, it’s time to take a long, hard look in the mirror. Malcolm Bligh Turnbull’s just put us to…

Don’t risk bringing in terrorists (again)

28 November 2015 9:00 am

An unintended consequence of the coup against Tony Abbott was that he was not available to put some spine into…

United we fall

21 November 2015 9:00 am

It certainly has been a big week in the Muslim world. The biggest news, of course, was the highly successful,…

Conservatives, maintain your rage

21 November 2015 9:00 am

Time, it is said, heals all wounds in politics, apart from those fatal to start with. The present wounds in…

The leaking of Kerr’s resignation

21 November 2015 9:00 am

The media has been awash in recent days with commentary on the motivation and reaction to former Governor-General Sir John…

Shanghai’s unwitting role as saviour

21 November 2015 9:00 am

Shanghai is a magical city – it was in the 1930s and it is again today, although it’s now a…

Motherhood, apple pie and reform

14 November 2015 9:00 am

The recent election in Canada has got me thinking about reform here in Australia. That’s the six letter word that…

Have republicans no shame?

14 November 2015 9:00 am

So all that plotting and leaking, all that destabilisation, was just for this. Tony Abbott was knifed so Malcolm Turnbull’s…

Climate crimes

14 November 2015 9:00 am

Can someone please show me from basic science that human emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) drive global warming? This has…

Forget the doomsayers

14 November 2015 9:00 am

The removal of Stephen Harper as Canada’s Prime Minister in favour of Justin Trudeau has been claimed by green evangelists…

Boomerphobia

14 November 2015 9:00 am

Everyone hates a granny-basher. What is more morally warped than accosting a little old lady as she does her weekly…

Howling with wolves

14 November 2015 9:00 am

In hindsight, perhaps former Prime Minister Tony Abbott should have been more cautious when issuing his threat to ‘shirt front’…

The Gough myth

7 November 2015 9:00 am

The postwar generation had lived a charmed life. With Menzies they rode the long postwar economic boom. The automobile had…

On ‘muscular liberalism’

7 November 2015 9:00 am

David ‘Bacon Whoopie’ Cameron is now the most conservative head of government in the English-speaking world. Let that sink in…

Theatre of the Palestine solidarity movement

7 November 2015 9:00 am

Galway, Ireland. They stood huddled in the corner of the lecture theatre whispering ominously. A final pep talk perhaps, or…

The Wentworth Warbler

7 November 2015 9:00 am

A one-eyed satirical view from the Point Piper undergrowth Oh dearie me. As the media from here to Widgiemooltha nauseatingly…

Happy families

31 October 2015 9:00 am

Anyone in a car can’t help noticing the collections of stick figures labelled ‘My Family’ on other cars’ rear windscreens.…

The N word

31 October 2015 9:00 am

A friend recently introduced me to the concept of negative sentiment over-ride. It means that the observer (usually the spouse)…

Turnbull sticks with ‘offend’ and ‘insult’

31 October 2015 9:00 am

After a bad start, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull appears determined to keep on the same way, and to further alienate…

Kathystruck

31 October 2015 9:00 am

Weren’t we all just… umm… struck by the recent Four Corners blockbuster starring Michael Lawler and Kathy Jackson? Ms Jackson…