Features Australia

Deconstructing Unis

11 October 2014 9:00 am

So what has happened to our universities? There seems little doubt that the way they are governed has radically changed.…

Libs turn 70

11 October 2014 9:00 am

The Liberal party, celebrating its 70th anniversary this week, was a product of passion; particularly that of Robert Menzies. The…

Childcare – the new frontier in the culture wars

4 October 2014 9:00 am

In ancient times (any time before the last decade) the only battles being fought over childcare were whether it was…

But would you have a beer with them?

4 October 2014 9:00 am

Last month, New Zealand prime minister John Key won a thumping election victory. His National party was not only returned…

Sheikh Google

4 October 2014 9:00 am

It was a shocking sight. Newspaper front pages plastered with the face of a boy, fresh from Year 12. Next…

A funny thing happened on the way to the Senate

27 September 2014 9:00 am

Australia’s Constitution copied much from the United States. We explicitly opted for an American-style federalist arrangement whereby only the centre’s…

You can’t judge a book by its author’s genitalia

27 September 2014 9:00 am

Imagine that Kevin Andrews and Gerard Henderson, aggrieved at the lack of representation of Catholic authors on the high school…

Who or what is a fair dinkum First Australian?

27 September 2014 9:00 am

The last thing that Aboriginal people need is affirmation in the Australian Constitution that we are in some way ‘special’…

…and who is a fair dinkum Muslim?

27 September 2014 9:00 am

First, just let me just say that I neither represent, nor speak for, Islam. It’s true, I don’t. I never…

Islamist barbarity can have widespread appeal

20 September 2014 9:00 am

In the wake of Islamic State’s murderous blitzkrieg, Barack Obama has vowed the United States will fight to destroy the…

Time to cull this plague of dunces

20 September 2014 9:00 am

Labor is probably right in saying that fee deregulation will reduce the number of students attending university. One certainly hopes…

Just wait ‘til they get their hands on ebola

13 September 2014 9:00 am

Here we go again. Remember the global concern in the years after 11 September 2001 about the possibility of terrorists…

Not so terrible after all, Muriel

13 September 2014 9:00 am

Quickly: what’s your favourite Australian film so far this year? Trick question, of course. You probably haven’t seen any. As…

Rescuing Tony’s baby

13 September 2014 9:00 am

It has been a year since Tony Abbott was sworn in as Australia’s 28th Prime Minister. Since coming to office…

It’s time – to recognise it was Menzies, not Gough

13 September 2014 9:00 am

Almost half a century after leaving the building, Sir Robert Gordon Menzies is back. Old Parliament House is staging a…

Bottom Drawer

6 September 2014 9:00 am

And tonight the Gold Logie goes to… the one and onlyClive Frederick Palmer!  This unapologetic human headline has eaten up…

Labor – the gift that keeps on giving

6 September 2014 9:00 am

Tony Abbott owes Julia Gillard a big thank-you hug and kiss for his election a year ago, and on the…

It’s the high achievers, stupid

6 September 2014 9:00 am

THE sun was shining, spring had sprung and all was right with the world. The “unelectable” Tony Abbott had delivered…

Reform interruptus

6 September 2014 9:00 am

The climb to Dead Horse Gap is an act of defiance against the law of gravity. Tony Abbott rode it…

Better than those other bastards

6 September 2014 9:00 am

I’ve told Tony Abbott I always have this consolation when work seems grim: I may not be great, but the…

Bottom drawer

30 August 2014 9:00 am

The reaction of liberals and conservatives to the Abbott Government dropping its plans to reform Section 18C of the Racial…

Mavericks and ratbags threaten the NZ Nationals

30 August 2014 9:00 am

When he announced in March that New Zealanders would go to the polls on September 20, Prime Minister John Key…

Gorton vs McMahon: the secret memo

30 August 2014 9:00 am

Former Prime Minister John Grey Gorton walked into the office of his successor, Billy McMahon, on the afternoon of 12…

Smash the Islamic State

30 August 2014 9:00 am

Apologies to the fiercely Marx-minded readers of The Spectator Australia, but: a spectre is haunting the West, the spectre of…

Shorten comes clean

30 August 2014 9:00 am

Federal Labor leader Bill Shorten has revealed police have cleared him of an allegation that dates back nearly 61 weeks.…