Guest Notes

China notes

26 September 2020 9:00 am

Ducking Peking ASoviet-era joke had someone visiting the part of the commu- nist bureaucracy which issued permission to move your…

Covid notes

12 September 2020 9:00 am

I’m at risk, but I don’t want lockdowns It’s hard to credit in a democracy like Australia, but five and…

Trade notes

5 September 2020 9:00 am

Boris picks a real Tory In his two years as prime minister, Tony Abbott achieved more to help Australia’s exporters…

Woke notes

22 August 2020 9:00 am

Chinese aggression and the New Cold War The elderly woman in the ground floor flat was the janitor of the…

Lockdown notes

15 August 2020 9:00 am

A good war Who could ever have imagined that the greatest act of rebellion in the second decade of the…

Euro notes

15 August 2020 9:00 am

How dangerous for Boris is Nigel? The first anniversary of Boris Johnson’s prime ministership didn’t bring him good news. Firstly,…

Dis-con notes

1 August 2020 9:00 am

Reshuffle revisited On 5 July we learned that the Minister for Finance, Senator Mathias Cormann, will leave parliament towards the…

Cultural notes

11 July 2020 9:00 am

My answer to China? The Anglosphere. ‘Enough buying from China! Why do we need their stuff? It’s s—t quality anyway.…

Political notes

11 July 2020 9:00 am

We must resist the American Left’s dangerous race-based lies I have been following the rise of identity politics for 30…

Cultural notes

27 June 2020 9:00 am

While the West slept President Kennedy wrote a thesis in his last year at university that was later published under…

Euro notes

27 June 2020 9:00 am

How DFAT (yet again) let us down Foreign Minister Marise Payne’s robust initiative in leading the call for an independent…

Cold war notes

20 June 2020 9:00 am

In a truly excellent article in the Australian, Stephen Loosley reminded us – in my case rather appropriately – of…

Dystopian notes

20 June 2020 9:00 am

Albion is toast Australia: will you take me? You’ve always been high on my list of escape destinations when everything…

Dis-con notes

23 May 2020 9:00 am

Get a wriggle on, ScoMo Previous Dis-Con Notes (25/04/20 and 16/05/20) proposed eleven policy reforms for Prime Minister Morrison’s consideration.…

US notes

23 May 2020 9:00 am

Can Joe Biden prove more popular than Hillary? In the current climate of massive disruption in all countries, political predictions…

Dis-Con notes

16 May 2020 9:00 am

Well done, Angus Six weeks ago I advised the prime minister to undertake a ministerial reshuffle. Three weeks ago I…

Euro notes

16 May 2020 9:00 am

Two countries divided by a common pandemic In late 1970, British prime minister Ted Heath learnt that his Australian counterpart…

Euro notes

8 May 2020 11:00 pm

Europe’s bogus bogeyman The coronavirus pandemic is proving a tough time for the Left. The all-consuming focus on a real…

Movie buff notes

1 May 2020 11:00 pm

Green ain’t green Normally I waste many hours of my working day sitting in a big red chamber while something…

Dis-con notes

24 April 2020 11:00 pm

Some policy reforms, Mr Morrison Three weeks ago I advised Scott Morrison to dump seven Liberal and LNP ‘Duds’ from…

Corona notes

18 April 2020 9:00 am

Heads Trump wins, tails CNN loses Remember back when that Imperial College in London modelling came out saying that this…

Jewish notes

11 April 2020 9:00 am

Is opposition to Israel anti-Semitic? What is anti-Semitism, and who deserves the label anti-Semite? These are questions that arose from…

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,…