Features Australia

Kangaroos and Fertility

6 December 2014 9:00 am

Australia has a serious aging problem: our fertility rate is below the level needed just to keep the population steady…

The Silence of the Barnes

29 November 2014 9:00 am

Many on the right believe the rest of us on the right should refrain from criticising the Abbott government. They’re wrong.

Of myths and messiahs

29 November 2014 9:00 am

There is much about the legacy of Whitlam that is reminiscent of Kennedy and Obama

Abbott’s ‘Goldilocks’ balancing act

22 November 2014 9:00 am

Following the G20, Australia finds itself in an unique and desirable position with the world’s two superpowers

Feminism: no longer a Left/Right divide

22 November 2014 9:00 am

Now the Right have set up their own Feminist Club, much like the Left have. Ordinary women need not apply.

Breaking Republicans hearts

15 November 2014 9:00 am

Fifteen years ago ordinary Australians gave a two-fingered salute to the nation’s inner-city elites

Natural bedfellows

15 November 2014 9:00 am

An exit from the EU could bring Britain and Australia closer than ever before

Apparently it’s the world’s first one-sided war

8 November 2014 9:00 am

Fairfax reporters have form when it comes to replacing journalism with anti-Israeli activism

Birth of the sophisticates

8 November 2014 9:00 am

Fifty years ago, The Lucky Country helped create a whole new breed of Australian

Oh lucky man?

8 November 2014 9:00 am

Fifty years ago, Donald Horne’s enigmatic phrase captured a nation’s imagination. But what did he make of his success, and what did it cost him? Donald’s son Nick and his former colleague Michael Baume dig back into the past

Don’s Party Tricks

8 November 2014 9:00 am

How Donald Horne went from a flamboyant fun-loving Tory to a herald of the new age of Whitlam

Women, Booze & Bedspreads

8 November 2014 9:00 am

It’s a pity Donald Horne didn’t call The Lucky Country ‘Women, Booze and Bedspreads’ instead.  Better still, that could have…

Clowns to the left, Jokers to the right

1 November 2014 9:00 am

Those who critisise the Coalition from the Right for lacking ideological purity do Tony Abbott a disservice

Selfies are the new form of radical protest

1 November 2014 9:00 am

A narcissistic and directionless Left have forgotten that real activism is more than just pictures

Whitlam’s dismissal – it’s not like it was all that unusual

1 November 2014 9:00 am

Those who claim the constitutional crisis of 1975 was a one-off are ignorant of their Australian history

Heard the one about me…?

1 November 2014 9:00 am

The greatest ever Australian was never lost for a one-liner

Freedom’s just another word

25 October 2014 9:00 am

Tony Abbott claims freedom-of-expression is hard-wired into the Coalition’s DNA. But is it?

Polishing Gough

25 October 2014 9:00 am

The last great, failed moderniser has gone. More of that in a moment. For now, let’s talk about me. I…

Whitlam – my part in his downfall

25 October 2014 9:00 am

The wit and charm of Whitlam could not disguise his serious flaws

The difference a day or a few foetal grams can make

25 October 2014 9:00 am

The problem with Zoe’s Law is that it isn’t derived from any medical or philosophical principle

Now it’s the tranny-state

18 October 2014 9:00 am

The transgender community have become masters (er, mistresses?) of intolerance and offence-taking

It’s Our Inquisition

18 October 2014 9:00 am

ABC news anchors and presenters are abusing journalistic standards

Khorasan – now even scarier than ISIS!

18 October 2014 9:00 am

Many in the West misunderstand the linkages and rivalries between the plethora of jihadist brand names

It aint over till the diabetically-challenged lady sings

18 October 2014 9:00 am

Political correctness is playing havoc with our opera

Cheques and balances

11 October 2014 9:00 am

The Palmer/Greens/Labor Senate inquiry into the Queensland state government is a disgrace