Guest Notes

China notes

19 October 2019 9:00 am

Age of appeasement We can be thankful to the Hong Kong protesters for highlighting the moral conflict at the heart…

Brexit notes

19 October 2019 9:00 am

Sent naked to the negotiating table The British public are absolutely fed up with Brexit. But not for the reasons…

Unneighbourly notes

5 October 2019 9:00 am

More than 20 years of living in Australia has caused me to think that most Australians may now never really…

University notes

5 October 2019 9:00 am

Campus meltdown? Blame les marxistes! Australians have a utilitarian political culture and a talent for bureaucracy. Politicians rarely engage in…

Intolerant notes

28 September 2019 9:00 am

Forcing people to fake respect for your choices is dangerous Pretty much everyone these days sees himself or herself as…

Euro notes

21 September 2019 9:00 am

Hungary rhapsody for Tony Abbott If only the voters of Warringah had been Hungarian. The land of goulash and paprika,…

India notes

14 September 2019 9:00 am

A new golden age built with Australian coal Thanks to the British Raj, English has many words of Indian heritage.…

Energy notes

7 September 2019 9:00 am

LNG is the new coal With the media spotlight focussed on activists, the Greens and even Pacific nations complaining about…

Gender notes

7 September 2019 9:00 am

A new form of child abuse? In early May I wrote on the work of Professor John Whitehall, Chair of…

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…