Features Australia

No lemons here

25 July 2015 9:00 am

I was lying in bed with a cold on a typically overcast Melbourne afternoon, when an email provided a moment…

Why conservatives should love Shorten

18 July 2015 9:00 am

It’s not looking good for Bill Shorten is it? Two days in the dock at the Royal Commission, the two…

Fat Duckling

18 July 2015 9:00 am

A miniature underwater world is placed on the table. It is like gazing into a rock-pool: meticulously positioned on glass…

Orange glow

18 July 2015 9:00 am

I’ve been having a good think about King Billy and the Glorious Revolution. Well, I’ve been trying—my brain is a…

Queering their pitch

18 July 2015 9:00 am

In the wake of the Irish referendum in May and the decision of the US Supreme Court in Obergefell v.…

Dockside humour

18 July 2015 9:00 am

A reader of my book Australia’s Secret War: how unions sabotaged our troops in World War II has sent me…

Iranian bombshell

11 July 2015 9:00 am

Ayaan Hirsi Ali, the courageous Somali woman and former Dutch MP, was in Australia some years ago to launch her…

Killing a Vietnamese pig

11 July 2015 9:00 am

The decision to kill Hillary involved little hand-wringing or soul-searching. She was a pretty annoying pig, truth be told, giving…

Qui est Charlie maintenant?

11 July 2015 9:00 am

It was just over six months ago that the world woke up to the news that gunmen had opened fire…

A pox on both their houses

11 July 2015 9:00 am

Mark your calendars. On 18 July the fricks and fracks of radical Australian politics will once again face off at…

Elevating victimhood

4 July 2015 9:00 am

The latest bubble of gas to arise from the identity politics cauldron is the case of US civil rights activist…

Squawk du jour

4 July 2015 9:00 am

It seems as if every parrot in every pet shop is squawking over and over ‘Don’t make jihadists stateless’ and…

Islamic State, Year One

4 July 2015 9:00 am

Last August, full of piss, vinegar, and youthful enthusiasm, I wrote a piece in this publication entitled ‘Smash the Islamic…

Our ABC – independent or not?

4 July 2015 9:00 am

In 2012, during the dying days of the Gillard Labor Government, two pieces of media legislation sailed seamlessly through the…

On the politeness front, the Aussies are bound to lose

4 July 2015 9:00 am

Landing in England on the same weekend as the latest Australian cricket touring party I was immediately struck by two…

Mission impossible

27 June 2015 9:00 am

Tom Cruise has made an awful lot of commercially successful movies.There’s the one in which he cross-examines Jack Nicholson who…

Hearts and minds

27 June 2015 9:00 am

During World War II the Allies established a Monuments, Fine Arts & Archives unit. Its mission was to save European…

Let Charles do the Recognising

27 June 2015 9:00 am

While campaigning for the ‘No’ vote in the 1999 republican referendum, monarchists found themselves received most warmly in regional Australia,…

Pope Greenpeace

27 June 2015 9:00 am

A fter the Second Vatican Council, a large part of the Roman Catholic Church stopped looking heavenward and began to…

Thick as bricks

20 June 2015 9:00 am

Besides the climate, nothing so reminded me of besieged Rhodesia in the mid-1960s, with its sanctions busting business culture and…

Mind games

20 June 2015 9:00 am

Australia leads the world in debates surrounding mental health funding, a precedent that was partially followed in the UK election…

Unsettled science

20 June 2015 9:00 am

After comparing the IPCC to FIFA in the Australian recently I half expected to see a letter in the next…

Big Easy notes

13 June 2015 9:00 am

I’m hoping that at least a few readers will be happy to hear that I survived my first ever trip…

A birthday worth celebrating

13 June 2015 9:00 am

On 15 June the world celebrates the 800th anniversary of an event which, as Daniel Hannan rightly says, is one…

Killing it

13 June 2015 9:00 am

Thank God for Kevin Rudd and Julia Gillard. What tremendous gifts that pair are to the nation. There was a…