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Turnbull lives on

7 June 2014 9:00 am

The Liberal party, its leaders are fond of claiming, is a broad church. But even the walls of St Paul’s…

Not in Howard’s image

7 June 2014 9:00 am

The morning after the budget, the repudiations predictably arrived. But there is no doubt that one critique hurt Tony Abbott…

Campus riff-raff

31 May 2014 9:00 am

What a weird consequence of the budget nightmare. Of all the surprises of this new Abbott Era, perhaps the biggest…

Europe needs a Tony Abbott

31 May 2014 9:00 am

In the frenzied aftermath of his infamous 1968 ‘Rivers of Blood’ speech, Conservative MP Enoch Powell was asked by an…

The Farage touch

31 May 2014 9:00 am

Tony Abbott was made to look a fool again by the left-liberal media the other day. This time — where…

We’re not the real culprits

31 May 2014 9:00 am

Suddenly Australians have become obsessed with freedom, particularly ‘freedom of speech’. For that we can thank the Prime Minister who…

John Stuart Mill, British philosopher and social reformer

John Stuart Hendy

24 May 2014 9:00 am

My father died a few months ago. That was obviously a sad event for my family. However it marked the…

Pitch perfect: Nikki Shiels

An unmistakable glow of greatness

24 May 2014 9:00 am

It’s been a couple of decades since the country saw Neil Armfield direct Essie Davis in Night on Bald Mountain…

The silly culture war on Gen Y

24 May 2014 9:00 am

A scan of recent news would lead one to think that Generation Y invented the closed fist. Add to that…

A PR guide to selling a budget

24 May 2014 9:00 am

‘One: tell them what you’re going to tell them; two: tell them; three: tell them what you just told them.’…

Keeping promises can’t guarantee good government

24 May 2014 9:00 am

I thought Bill Shorten was clever enough not to believe that history repeats itself. But no. Tony Abbott harped on…

Letters

17 May 2014 9:00 am

Degrading tribalism     Sir: It’s hard to ignore the irony that a week after my receiving the praise of…

Offending Mother Russia

10 May 2014 9:00 am

There are two ways guaranteed to extend the impact of a piece of journalism: query climate change and question the…

A wicked orthodoxy

10 May 2014 9:00 am

There is something odd about the global warming debate — or the climate change debate, as we are now expected…

Sigrid Thornton: a dangerous Blanche DuBois

Sterling Sigrid

3 May 2014 9:00 am

A Streetcar Named Desire is the best known play of the mid-20th century and it is also (and not unrelatedly)…

No laughing matter: Andrew Neil, Joe Hockey and Tom Switzer on the PPL

An extravagant entitlement

3 May 2014 9:00 am

‘When we lie to ourselves and believe it, truth vanishes and we’re at the negation of the negation,’ wrote Robert…

The fall and rise of Anglo-Australia

3 May 2014 9:00 am

The edition that the Bulletin brought out in 1988 to commemorate Australia’s bicentenary ended up being both a literary treasure…

Exercise your right to be a bigot and pay the price

3 May 2014 9:00 am

When Attorney-General George Brandis told the Senate in March this year that ‘people do have a right to be bigots’,…

Repeal section 18C

26 April 2014 9:00 am

I am a person of Aboriginal descent, and I have a strong personal view on section 18C of the Racial…

In praise of Big Coal

26 April 2014 9:00 am

Why are so many Australians so sniffy about the coal industry? Everywhere I go I meet someone who has a…

Aunty’s deep cultural confusion

26 April 2014 9:00 am

Thanks to the miracle of wireless, the postmaster general informed parliament, it will soon be possible for ‘naked blacks in…

Why we love the Cambridges

26 April 2014 9:00 am

 London Here in Britain we have rather marvelled at the welcome our Australasian cousins have given the Duke and Duchess…

Bob’s your writer

19 April 2014 9:00 am

Everyone can quote Winston Churchill’s (somewhat disputed) zinger to the effect that while he would be sober in the morning,…

Climate change, the movie

19 April 2014 9:00 am

With the release last week of the exciting third instalment of the mighty IPCC trilogy ‘Assessment Report 5’, it’s clear…

The slow death of free speech

19 April 2014 9:00 am

These days, pretty much every story is really the same story: In Galway, at the National University of Ireland, a…