Features Australia

Tony Abbott – the new David Cameron?

16 August 2014 9:00 am

I remember when Tony Abbott won the leadership of the Coalition by one vote of caucus. I was a fan.…

Drowning in a sea of factional self-interests

16 August 2014 9:00 am

Are Tony Abbott and Mike Baird drowning or just waving? By not reaching for Liberal hero John Howard’s lifeline of…

I’m being stalked by Facebook

16 August 2014 9:00 am

I don’t recall how it happened but some time ago I got signed up for Facebook. Why I’m not sure…

Labor must not turn its back on Israel

16 August 2014 9:00 am

Like many supporters of Israel across the Australian community, I am stunned by the erosion of sympathy and advocacy within…

A dark day for Australia

9 August 2014 9:00 am

In caving into censorious chattering-class pressure and ditching its plans to reform Section 18C, the Federal government has failed its…

It’s time to stop funding ‘elite’ sports

9 August 2014 9:00 am

Something just shook to the core Australians’ boundless confidence in their own manifest destiny: the Poms creamed Australia in the…

Betraying Israel for the Muslim vote

9 August 2014 9:00 am

When a political party changes a long-standing policy platform, it indicates a change in the mood of the voting public;…

Black and deep desires: Melita Jurisic as Lady Macbeth, Hugo Weaving as Macbeth

Dark star

2 August 2014 9:00 am

The cover of the programme for Sydney Theatre Company’s minimalist new Macbeth is as stripped as Birnam Wood will be…

Aussie superheros

2 August 2014 9:00 am

Recently I was sent a graphic novel, or as we might have called it in the past, a collection of…

Menzies: wanted Winston’s job

Ming was not a nationalist

2 August 2014 9:00 am

The Liberal party has moved much further to the right than in the days of its illustrious founder Sir Robert…

So much for the claimthat Labor is reformist

2 August 2014 9:00 am

In the wake of Labor’s 2013 defeat, where its primary vote sank to its lowest level since 1931, we’ve been…

Hockey and the dole

26 July 2014 9:00 am

It is no surprise that social workers are completely unmoved by Joe Hockey’s call to end the age of entitlement.…

Who’s afraid of Vladimir Putin?

Stand up to a bully

26 July 2014 9:00 am

Tony Abbott’s clarion call for action against Russia after the shooting down of the Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 over Ukraine…

Infamous confrontation: Javed Miandad and Dennis Lillee at the WACA, November 1981

Magic moments

26 July 2014 9:00 am

The first ever Test match that Australia played against Pakistan was a classic. It was October 1956 and the Baggy…

Two Roses (2005)

A legendary artist

19 July 2014 9:00 am

In the early 1960s Robert Dickerson gave his father a collection of his paintings. Regarding them as a waste of…

Not at our expense

19 July 2014 9:00 am

That a single cent of public money was spent on the Fifa World Cup is a disgrace. The fact that…

Bush telegraph: get the message

Big smoke vs region

19 July 2014 9:00 am

Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane or the bush. I could continue but I am sure you discern my drift. Those who have…

Magna Carta turns 800

12 July 2014 9:00 am

We all know that next year’s centenary of Gallipoli is a big deal. But were you aware of another important…

Newspaper legends… Rupert Murdoch with Chris Mitchell

The Oz turns 50

12 July 2014 9:00 am

Who would have thought, 50 years on, this country would still be talking about the Australian? When Rupert Murdoch started…

The art of political comebacks

5 July 2014 9:00 am

Most people learn from their mistakes and failures — even politicians. Some of us even get a second chance to…

How Kevin Rudd nearly destroyed Labor

5 July 2014 9:00 am

Phew! That’s a relief. Labor’s long-awaited review into why it was soundly trounced in 2013 by the hated, reviled, moronic,…

Rolf Harris CBE, child abuser

Be grateful this criminal left your lucky country

5 July 2014 9:00 am

It is not the least tragic aspect of the case of Rolf Harris that when Reader’s Digest Australia compiled a…

The Recognise T-shirt. Display solidarity, $18.70

Recognise what?

28 June 2014 9:00 am

The Recognise brand offers a great deal to the consumer-activist. The recognise.org.au website provides advice on how to get involved…

Just another witch hunt

28 June 2014 9:00 am

One of the most admirable things about Australia is that no witches were ever burnt here. As Nick Cater has…

Our lone wolves

28 June 2014 9:00 am

We all know about the crucifying sadists who comprise the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). But did you…