Features Australia

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…

Let’s learn from the mess-in-potamia

28 June 2014 9:00 am

What a mess Iraq is! And how dangerously close Tony Abbott has come to compounding Australia’s contribution to it with…

Tony the tradie can fix it

21 June 2014 8:00 am

The Top Tucker Takeaway near my Melbourne suburban office just changed owners, and the other day I ordered a large…

A revenue raiser

21 June 2014 8:00 am

Let’s see if I have this right. There is a ‘budget emergency’ that’s entirely the fault of the Rudd/Gillard/Rudd government,…

The copayment is counterproductive

14 June 2014 9:00 am

For a ‘no surprises’ government there sure were a lot of surprises in the budget. The government has taken a…

Dinner party anti-Semitism

14 June 2014 9:00 am

‘I hate f-—ing Jews!’ screeched one dinner guest, his face contorted in rage only millimetres in front of mine. It…

Bootstraps: Malcolm Turnbull

One of us

14 June 2014 9:00 am

What is it about Malcolm Turnbull? It seems that everyone in polite society is chatting about the maverick communications minister.…

Lacklustre, pompous: Linda Cropper and Philip Quast

Grateful dead

7 June 2014 9:00 am

You would think that Australia in general and the Melbourne Theatre Company in particular would be up to a production…

Little Scotlanders

7 June 2014 9:00 am

 London. Australians are well known as admirers of the Ealing comedy, and no art form has ever been invented that…