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Right wing hunting pack

28 February 2015 9:00 am

It’s possible that Australia soon will have a new Prime Minister. Tony Abbott, seriously wounded by the recent spill, struggles…

Sex, lies and, er, rape

28 February 2015 9:00 am

Wait — it’s now a crime to fib your way into bed with someone? That is the take-home message of…

The liberation of butter

28 February 2015 9:00 am

The liberation of butter from the dietary exile to which stern medical opinion had condemned it makes you wonder what…

Out of Commission

28 February 2015 9:00 am

The starting gun on industrial relations reform has been fired. The Productivity Commission is about to begin a comprehensive inquiry…

The harlot throughout the ages

21 February 2015 9:00 am

Like some banana republic, Australia is in the middle of an attempted coup. Not by the army, but by the…

Black humour

21 February 2015 9:00 am

Every day for one year — as termites invaded the Aboriginal housing commission where Nakkiah Lui’s grandparents lived — Lui…

Paying lip service to the Holocaust

21 February 2015 9:00 am

On 27 January 2015 commemorations were held around the world to mark the 70th Anniversary of the Liberation by Soviet…

Freedom of speech, but…

21 February 2015 9:00 am

Was the Copenhagen gunman actually trying to highlight the absurdity of arguments against absolute freedom of speech? Probably not, but…

Abbott and the Gumbys

21 February 2015 9:00 am

Backbenchers call them the Gumby ministers. The reference is to Monty Python’s sketch about a dim-witted brain surgeon and his…

The Y.U.U.Y. disease

14 February 2015 9:00 am

Let me put my money where my mouth is and make this bold prediction. Tony Abbott can save his leadership…

Going troppo

14 February 2015 9:00 am

Just what is happening up there in the Territory? Insomniacs and news junkies stood together as Sky News’ Dan Bourchier…

When it comes to free speech, we’re all hypocrites

14 February 2015 9:00 am

Like a few of his other ‘principled’ policies, Tony Abbott’s commitment to revising the legislative prohibition against insulting or offending…

The age of self-obsession

14 February 2015 9:00 am

It’s not every day that someone performs a gynaecological exposé at one of the world’s most hallowed art institutions. So…

Sir Phil the Greek; the truth

7 February 2015 9:00 am

Who would have predicted that Prince Philip’s knighthood would have been marked by a serious tactical blunder? That wasn’t the…

‘Sir’ Bob Carr and the Round Table of Hypocrisy

7 February 2015 9:00 am

The February edition of the Hong Kong Tatler has not been slow in highlighting the bestowal of the title of…

Our very own Alan Turing

7 February 2015 9:00 am

The brilliant Oscar-nominated film about Alan Turing, The Imitation Game, has introduced a wide public to the crucial role of…

The art of dying

7 February 2015 9:00 am

‘People can go and die [in my science museum] – and then I want to bury them,’ says David Walsh…

No Aussie knighthood for Winston

31 January 2015 9:00 am

January marked fifty years since the passing of Winston Churchill. In commenting on the anniversary, Prime Minister Tony Abbott recalled…

Don’t poke fun at the terrorists

31 January 2015 9:00 am

On Thursday July 3, 2014, the Jakarta Post, an English-language paper with a circulation of around 40,000, published a cartoon…

The viper lurking in our bosom

31 January 2015 9:00 am

During my recent visit to Australia, as I advocated for Project Rozana, the Israeli-Palestinian health mission, I also delivered lectures…

Coolies sold down the river by the bamboo ceiling

31 January 2015 9:00 am

Believe it or not, the purpose of publishing the ‘Daily Life’ section of the Age and the Sydney Morning Herald…

Censorship guide

31 January 2015 9:00 am

Here is a wee little guide for all of you people who work for the ABC, or Get-Up!, or the…

Jarryd Hayne, meet Adam Smith

24 January 2015 9:00 am

Imagine that a Visiting Martian has just landed on earth. The first thing he or she does is to read…

Zut alors – who am I?

24 January 2015 9:00 am

So, I ordered my‘Je suis Charlie’ tee-shirt. Whether I agreed with the crassness and crudities of Charlie Hebdo or not,…

Could an ‘Aussie Hebdo’ survive?

24 January 2015 9:00 am

Imagine a government introducing legislation to declare unlawful anything done in public, including the media, which is offensive to Muslims,…