Guest Notes

Dis-con notes

4 April 2020 9:00 am

Time for a re-shuffle, Mr Morrison Since its re-election the Morrison government has been beset by one ‘crisis’, real or…

Pandemic notes

4 April 2020 9:00 am

The contraction of globalisation The thought of globalisation as an inherent good of modern life is fracturing. That is not…

Wu flu notes

28 March 2020 9:00 am

My Coronavirus hell Many of you will be wondering what it’s like to get the coronavirus – aka Wu Flu,…

Euro notes

28 March 2020 9:00 am

Tories in the time of Coronavirus Who would have thought until a few weeks ago that Boris Johnson’s success over…

Redemption notes

21 March 2020 9:00 am

Decline of Australia

Short notes

14 March 2020 9:00 am

Confessions of a Coronavirus vulture The luckiest man in the world is a financier friend of mine who decided two…

Euro notes

14 March 2020 9:00 am

Auf Wiedersehen, Willkommenspolitik What a difference five years makes. In the European summer of 2015, a huge wave of illegal…

Hands on the scales of Aboriginal affairs

22 February 2020 9:00 am

Recently we saw the release of the latest Closing the Gap report for 2020. There were no real surprises, so…

Chinese whispers

7 February 2020 10:00 pm

Following a good month and a half of often nocturnal motorised flights from active bushfires both at Echo Point in…

London notes

7 February 2020 10:00 pm

Drinking English champagne A visit to London to watch the end of Britain’s 47-year membership of the European project reveals…

Cultural notes

1 February 2020 9:00 am

Childhood’s end Shouldn’t we target the sheer hypocrisy, the pretence that constantly frightening youngsters with prophecies of doom – now…

Brexit notes

24 January 2020 10:00 pm

A victory for the voters Who remembers the Sydney Morning Herald’s editorial on the eve of Britain’s Brexit referendum in…

Climate notes

24 January 2020 10:00 pm

The Great Global Warming Symposium We can now look back over the past decade and agree that ‘climate change’ has…

Evacuee notes

11 January 2020 9:00 am

Along with thousands of others my wife and I are currently bushfire evacuees. In my case at least this is…

Sic note

21 December 2019 9:00 am

Google’s language skills (sic) We all make mistakes. To quote the Augustan satirist Alexander Pope, ‘to err is humanistic’. But…

Australian notes

21 December 2019 9:00 am

Walking above the waters If you dawdle in the interior of Australia there is a fair chance that you will…

Brexit notes

21 December 2019 9:00 am

The man we must all thank Rejoice! Rejoice! Rejoice! The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland has, like…

Climate notes

14 December 2019 9:00 am

Amid the current crop of climatic horrors being visited on various inhabitants of Queensland and NSW I reflect, having just…

US notes

14 December 2019 9:00 am

Fake news outs itself Credibility used to matter to the media, but in these days of fake news and media…

Euthanasia notes

7 December 2019 9:00 am

Dignity in death ‘Serendipity’ brings to mind instances of happy and mutually-beneficial coincidence. Sadly, a few experiences I’ve had over…

Kiwi notes

7 December 2019 9:00 am

For much of my juvenile life in England, New Zealand existed only as a kind of mysterious dual oceanic blob…

Indigenous notes

23 November 2019 9:00 am

Beware labeling deaths in custody as racially motivated From time to time we hear about tragic events where a person…

Energy notes

16 November 2019 9:00 am

The world needs more Australian coal, not less Most fairy tales contain important life lessons and as the father of…

North American notes

9 November 2019 9:00 am

Al Jolson vs the vulgarian pugilist First to Canada. The election produced a minority government win for the incumbent Al…

Conservative notes

2 November 2019 9:00 am

James Allan and Chris Kenny are wrong Conservatives have long, and rightly, been wary of legislating for human rights—seeing all…