Features Australia

Clash of the gay-marriage glory-hunters

13 June 2015 9:00 am

Do you need a moral makeover? Maybe you’re the leader of a clapped-out political party whose public image desperately needs…

Gotcha by the Shorten curlies

6 June 2015 9:00 am

Bill Shorten can now celebrate what must be the landmark success of his leadership. His coup has been to make…

Time Gentleman, please…

6 June 2015 9:00 am

Remember Australia Day 2012, when PM Julia Gillard was bundled into an escape vehicle and whisked away from a crowd…

Saving Christianity

6 June 2015 9:00 am

The Middle East is on fire, and the Sykes-Picot map demarcating boundary-lines of that region’s nation-states since 1920 is going…

Making the most of the Age of Entitlement

6 June 2015 9:00 am

Pistol and Boo Boo are living proof that it is not just those who come illegally by boat to Australia…

Some boats shouldn’t be turned back

30 May 2015 9:00 am

Reports that an Australian naval ship, HMAS Choules, has secretively returned about 50 Vietnamese boat-refugees to Da Nang in Vietnam…

Return of the Three Elevens

30 May 2015 9:00 am

Stuck in the unforgiving traffic congestion of Melbourne’s inner north, near where the tunnel which would have fixed it should…

Clash of symbols

30 May 2015 9:00 am

The 1967 referendum exemplifies the difficulties of symbolism in Indigenous affairs. Over 90 per cent of Australians voted ‘Yes’ at…

Bill Shorten, PM

23 May 2015 9:00 am

The commentariat is using every effort to ensure the next election results in a Labor victory. But under Bill Shorten,…

Where’s Waleed?

23 May 2015 9:00 am

Last year, Bernard Keane of Crikey (rather loftily) asserted that the threat posed to Australia by lone wolf terrorism was…

The Mornington after Budget night

23 May 2015 9:00 am

On the Friday evening after each federal budget senior Liberal ministers and adjoining local MPs, Bruce Billson and Greg Hunt,…

Migration diary

16 May 2015 9:00 am

I lived in Geneva for most of the 1990s but arriving by plane on a clear spring day has never…

Our churches have fallen in love with climate change

16 May 2015 9:00 am

Here we go again. Climate change is apparently confronting the world with imminent catastrophe. Greenhouses gases such as CO2 are…

Closing young minds

16 May 2015 9:00 am

Aren’t you wonderfully proud of this nation’s universities? Over there in Western Australia we see a Vice Chancellor on a…

The great divide

16 May 2015 9:00 am

It is always easier to divide a nation than to unite it. It was divisive to force devolution onto the…

Tanya Pliber-split

9 May 2015 9:00 am

Isn’t Tanya Plibersek having a nice time of it? Roy Morgan’s polling has her as the preferred Labor leader. The…

The ever-Greens

9 May 2015 9:00 am

Christine Milne has resigned, and it’s breathtaking how little anybody seems to care. You can’t help but compare her departure…

Sympathy for the devil

2 May 2015 9:00 am

When future chroniclers of our particular moral decline designate milestones on our long slide into nihilism, efforts to mitigate the…

May day! May day!

2 May 2015 9:00 am

Readers will know there’s a big election pending in the UK, one in which a Conservative (albeit coalition) government is…

Rebels with a jihadist cause

2 May 2015 9:00 am

The rise of Islamic State represents perhaps one of the greatest fruitions of adolescent angst. Statistics show that the vast…

Star Chamber Wars

2 May 2015 9:00 am

The unsuccessful inquiry by the NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption into Margaret Cunneen was not only a spectacular own-goal, it…

BDS – the cool new term for anti-Semitism

25 April 2015 9:00 am

I’m a bit late to the party, but there was almost something amusing about an academic – a 15 year…

Choosing to remember them

25 April 2015 9:00 am

Anzac Day embodies the violence, exploitation, repression, racism, and sexism of Australia’s past and present. Its prominence in our national…

Total recall

18 April 2015 9:00 am

‘I feel sick in the stomach,’ Queensland’s Labor Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk lamented when she learned of the criminal record of…

The spirit of cricket

18 April 2015 9:00 am

Twenty four hours after one of the happiest cricketing days of every year, the launch of the Wisden Cricketers’ Almanac,…