Features Australia

Why I support BDS

26 September 2015 9:00 am

I’m writing this article with my Jerusalem travel notes on one side of my desk and a box of documents…

Manicurist nation

26 September 2015 9:00 am

Do you lie awake at night fretting about the prospect of a Manicure Gone Wrong? A bungled pedicure? I do.…

Aux bien pensants

19 September 2015 9:00 am

If Malcolm Turnbull is remembered for anything, it will be for his supreme act of treachery in bringing down a…

On books and pollies

19 September 2015 9:00 am

I am a lover of books. Reading has been one of the great pleasures of my life. In some ways,…

Feeling the guilt

19 September 2015 9:00 am

The picture of the dead Syrian child is a high water mark of the politics of feeling. In a world…

Syrian Anzacs

19 September 2015 9:00 am

Let me be the bastard who states the obvious: there’s no refugee crisis in the West. There’s an economic refugee…

Can Turnbull win over Tony’s tradies?

19 September 2015 9:00 am

I’ve just moved away from the ‘cashed-up bogans’, bling and boats of Melbourne’s bayside suburb of Patterson Lakes. Goodbye to…

I come to praise Tony, not to bury him

19 September 2015 9:00 am

Senator George Brandis did a nice impression before the last election of wanting to be a latter day incarnation of…

NSW: racists welcome

12 September 2015 9:00 am

The failure of NSW authorities to prosecute the Australian head of Hizb ut-Tahrir, who called for deadly violence against Jews,…

Will the intelligentsia fall for polygamy?

12 September 2015 9:00 am

Recent momentous events in Ireland and the United States regarding the legal status of same-sex marriage have triggered a debate…

Labor’s renewables target doesn’t add up

12 September 2015 9:00 am

It has long been the standard fare of green evangelists to prosecute their cause with persuasion by emotion rather than…

Singapore singalong

12 September 2015 9:00 am

Whenever I am feeling low I look around me and I know There’s a place that will stay within me……

Swill? Moi?

12 September 2015 9:00 am

The internet is driving the biggest change to society since the industrial revolution drew people from the land to the…

Let’s just keep on voting until the plebs get it right

5 September 2015 9:00 am

Treasurer Joe Hockey has done what no minister has ever done without resigning − thrown in his lot with the…

The new wowserism

5 September 2015 9:00 am

The first time I darkened the shores of Oz, in 2011, I was delighted to discover that the clichés I’d…

Joe for Prez

5 September 2015 9:00 am

‘The key thing I wish to say today, is we are putting the band back together.’ Thus spoke Peter FitzSimons,…

Grounding jihadists

5 September 2015 9:00 am

‘JIHADIS GROUNDED’ the headline said, ‘Gang of five would-be terrorists stopped at Sydney Airport.’ I’m sure I wasn’t the only…

Raving right-wingery?

29 August 2015 9:00 am

If we are to believe the ABC then this Abbott government is somewhere to the right of Attila the Hun.…

Conflict resolution

29 August 2015 9:00 am

After much inter-factional muscle-flexing, last month the ALP approved a resolution on Middle East policy at its National Conference in…

The Conquest of Russia

29 August 2015 9:00 am

The death of Robert Conquest reminds us of the centrality of the term ‘totalitarianism’, probably the dominating characteristic of twentieth…

Boycott the Israel boycott

29 August 2015 9:00 am

I don’t know who essentially is pushing the Palestinians towards this story of an economic boycott of Israel; to the…

Radio gaga

22 August 2015 9:00 am

A series of programs on ABC Radio National, produced by a long-standing anti-Israel activist, has undermined the objectivity of the…

Aping racism

22 August 2015 9:00 am

There has been a dark, delicious irony to the commentariat’s crying over the booing of Adam Goodes. These mostly white,…

Shock! Horror! Abbott does what he said he would

22 August 2015 9:00 am

The Constitution belongs to the Australian people, and to no one else. In demonstrating their support for this fundamental principle,…

Surely our enemy’s enemy is our friend?

22 August 2015 9:00 am

In a speech to the Sydney Institute, Julie Bishop declared the threat Isis pose to international order is greater than…