Guest Notes

Gender notes

10 August 2019 9:00 am

The trouble with a double-X rating Having worked across several professions, started and run four successful businesses and having a…

Cricket notes

10 August 2019 9:00 am

It was the claim of one of my past editors – Jenny Naipaul – during my 11 years of writing…

Canadian notes

3 August 2019 9:00 am

I’m a virtue-signaller and I’m OK We have left Britain behind on this year-long sabbatical and are now in my…

Dis-con notes

27 July 2019 9:00 am

Wrong way, go back My last Dis-Con Note (‘Watching and hoping, Mr Morrison’, 13/07/19) pointed out that, despite his ‘miracle’…

Euronotes

27 July 2019 9:00 am

Re-stocking the knacker’s yard If there is an Englishman more hated by the European establishment than Boris Johnson, it’s Nigel…

ABC notes

27 July 2019 9:00 am

Not the 7 o’clock news – brought to you by ‘their’ ABC Is the nation getting good value for the…

Dis-con notes

13 July 2019 9:00 am

Watching and hoping, Mr Morrison   With our post-election parliament finally operative, what can we now expect from the new…

Euronotes

6 July 2019 9:00 am

The hybrid Boris Johnson How is it that the likeable Boris Johnson has become such a hate-figure? The British Left…

American notes

29 June 2019 9:00 am

Impeach Trump! (yawn) I suppose it is necessary to say – again – that it is not necessary to like…

Fair notes

15 June 2019 9:00 am

In the land of the so-called ‘fair go’ it comes as no surprise that the words ‘fair’ and ‘fairer’ seemed…

European notes

8 June 2019 9:00 am

Inside the knacker’s yard Why should we care about the European Union’s elections? The most famous thing about the European…

Liberal Notes

1 June 2019 9:00 am

Why we won

Election notes

25 May 2019 9:00 am

At the Anglican boarding school I attended in England as a scholarship boy from the age of ten it often…

London notes

25 May 2019 9:00 am

A Right shambles One of the glories of London is its vast Hyde Park and adjoining Kensington Gardens. On a…

Dis-con notes

11 May 2019 9:00 am

How to Vote, conservatively With only a week until the election, we Dis-Cons (disaffected conservatives) face a dilemma. A Labor…

Campaign notes

13 April 2019 9:00 am

Shorten’s bottom line Could  Bill Shorten‘s ‘Hewson moment’ be a similar turning point in the Coalition’s election campaign? Such a…

Political notes

6 April 2019 9:00 am

Trudeau & the Virtuecrats It is too depressing to say anything much about the UK and Brexit.   Well over half…

Rhetorical Notes

30 March 2019 9:00 am

In the somewhat distant days of my early manhood rhetorical language – that is language designed solely to persuade or…

Zeitgeist notes

23 March 2019 9:00 am

The Inquirer section of the Weekend Australian March 16-17 kicked off with a veritable drum roll performed vigorously by editor-at-large…

Naval notes

23 March 2019 9:00 am

Australian bravery ignored Incompetence, inertia and injustice mar the fighting record of our World War II Navy, and our government…

China notes

16 March 2019 9:00 am

Australia’s China obsession: get over it The Chinese economy is slowing, and everyone except the Chinese Communist Party knows it.…

Catholic notes

9 March 2019 9:00 am

My personal thoughts on Cardinal Pell’s conviction From what I can tell, this is the crime for which George Cardinal…

Kiwi notes

2 March 2019 9:00 am

What ScoMo should have said to Jacinda ‘Thank you Prime Minister Ardern for those blunt comments just now in which…

Aesthetic notes

23 February 2019 9:00 am

Earlier this week I attended a vast party thrown by Tim Storrier in Bowral to celebrate his and his twin…

Political notes

9 February 2019 9:00 am

Refusing to accept the vote One sign of the collapse of political order in a country is the refusal of…