Guest Notes

Music lover’s notes

10 December 2016 9:00 am

A late Sunday afternoon visit to Bunnings to acquire a necessity now in short supply, incandescent small bayonet light globes,…

Christmas notes

8 December 2016 3:00 pm

Festive baubles The two seasons I love most in life are elections and Christmas. As we near the year’s end,…

Music lover’s notes

8 December 2016 3:00 pm

A late Sunday afternoon visit to Bunnings to acquire a necessity now in short supply, incandescent small bayonet light globes,…

Media notes

3 December 2016 9:00 am

Mate, I tell ya. Jim-friggin’-Allan. No one else’s writing quite has the power to make me physically sick. His piece…

Media notes

1 December 2016 3:00 pm

Mate, I tell ya. Jim-friggin’-Allan. No one else’s writing quite has the power to make me physically sick. His piece…

Dis-con notes

19 November 2016 9:00 am

The next Abbott ministry Writing here on October 1 last, I said: ‘The Liberal Party now desperately needs a leader…

New York notes

19 November 2016 9:00 am

The great persuader The shock was total. Jaws had dropped, faces were stunned. ‘How could this be?’ was the thought…

Trumpian notes

19 November 2016 9:00 am

Gavin McInnes won Australians’ hearts and minds when he called Waleed Aly an ‘East Indian retard virgin micro-penis’, and I…

Dis-con notes

17 November 2016 3:00 pm

The next Abbott ministry Writing here on October 1 last, I said: ‘The Liberal Party now desperately needs a leader…

New York notes

17 November 2016 3:00 pm

The great persuader The shock was total. Jaws had dropped, faces were stunned. ‘How could this be?’ was the thought…

Trumpian notes

17 November 2016 3:00 pm

Gavin McInnes won Australians’ hearts and minds when he called Waleed Aly an ‘East Indian retard virgin micro-penis’, and I…

MT Vernon notes

12 November 2016 9:00 am

Finally the US Presidential elections are over; it is Trump after all. After a visit to both coasts stateside, I…

Racing notes

12 November 2016 9:00 am

Not just a once-a-year party My spring carnival commenced in August on Lawrence Stakes day at Caulfield. The racecourse was…

MT Vernon notes

10 November 2016 3:00 pm

Finally the US Presidential elections are over; it is Trump after all. After a visit to both coasts stateside, I…

Racing notes

10 November 2016 3:00 pm

Not just a once-a-year party My spring carnival commenced in August on Lawrence Stakes day at Caulfield. The racecourse was…

Conservative notes

5 November 2016 9:00 am

And they wonder why their supporters are deserting them… The whole 18C hate-speech saga is now verging on the pathetic.…

Indonesian notes

5 November 2016 9:00 am

The criminalisation of separatism When Indonesian President Joko Widodo visits Australia this coming week, he may be surprised to find…

Indonesian notes

3 November 2016 3:00 pm

The criminalisation of separatism When Indonesian President Joko Widodo visits Australia this coming week, he may be surprised to find…

Nobel notes

22 October 2016 9:00 am

Bob Dylan won this year’s Nobel Prize, ‘for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition.’ Which…

Nobel notes

20 October 2016 2:00 pm

Bob Dylan won this year’s Nobel Prize, ‘for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition.’ Which…

Nobel notes

20 October 2016 2:00 pm

Bob Dylan won this year’s Nobel Prize, ‘for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition.’ Which…

Provincial notes

15 October 2016 9:00 am

Turnbull was right. Let the states tax us Go and teach a constitutional law course in my native Canada and…

Legal notes

8 October 2016 9:00 am

On the haters and their hatred of ‘hate speech’ In the law of libel a statement of claim still alleges,…

Victorian notes

8 October 2016 9:00 am

High farce and monstrous hypocrisy Earlier this year, I wrote in these pages that ‘Victorians are suffering under the most…

Legal notes

6 October 2016 2:00 pm

On the haters and their hatred of ‘hate speech’ In the law of libel a statement of claim still alleges,…