Guest Notes

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,…

Victorian notes

6 October 2016 2:00 pm

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

Dis-con notes

1 October 2016 9:00 am

How long, O Lord, how long? In ‘Del-Con Notes: Election Post-Mortem’ (06/08/16) I surveyed the Liberal Party catastrophe wrought by…

Dis-con notes

29 September 2016 1:00 pm

How long, O Lord, how long? In ‘Del-Con Notes: Election Post-Mortem’ (06/08/16) I surveyed the Liberal Party catastrophe wrought by…

Immigration notes

24 September 2016 9:00 am

This one’s a stitch: according to a recent Essential poll, 49 per cent of Australians believe Muslim immigration should be…

Australian notes

24 September 2016 9:00 am

Brexit, abbott, latham and team turnbull I just learned a fascinating fact. Apparently the voters in Britain actually voted to…

Immigration notes

22 September 2016 1:00 pm

This one’s a stitch: according to a recent Essential poll, 49 per cent of Australians believe Muslim immigration should be…

Australian notes

17 September 2016 9:00 am

Creativity versus identity News flash: At least two young, female, ‘non-white’ aspiring writers did not like Lionel Shriver’s opening address…

Syrian notes

17 September 2016 9:00 am

Raise a glass to Tony On September 10th, 2015, Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced his decision to end RAAF airstrikes…

Syrian notes

15 September 2016 1:00 pm

Raise a glass to Tony On September 10th, 2015, Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced his decision to end RAAF airstrikes…

Australian notes

15 September 2016 1:00 pm

Creativity versus identity News flash: At least two young, female, ‘non-white’ aspiring writers did not like Lionel Shriver’s opening address…

Media notes

10 September 2016 9:00 am

Last Man Standing An inevitability has struck me about the reconfigured Federal Parliament this week. Despite a plethora of political…

Australian notes

10 September 2016 9:00 am

On Quadrant I organised a small fund-raiser to help Quadrant after the Literature Board cut off its grant without explanation…

Legal notes

10 September 2016 9:00 am

What if the leader of a religious group addressed a public rally in Sydney and openly called for the murder…

Australian notes

8 September 2016 1:00 pm

On Quadrant I organised a small fund-raiser to help Quadrant after the Literature Board cut off its grant without explanation…

Media notes

8 September 2016 1:00 pm

Last Man Standing An inevitability has struck me about the reconfigured Federal Parliament this week. Despite a plethora of political…

Legal notes

8 September 2016 1:00 pm

What if the leader of a religious group addressed a public rally in Sydney and openly called for the murder…

Gay marriage notes

3 September 2016 9:00 am

I hate to say it, but the Age made some solid points about the gay marriage plebiscite in their August…

Gay marriage notes

1 September 2016 1:00 pm

I hate to say it, but the Age made some solid points about the gay marriage plebiscite in their August…

Media notes

27 August 2016 9:00 am

Tackling the elephant Let’s cut to the chase; Australian political leadership must find the stomach to deal with the core…

Media notes

25 August 2016 1:00 pm

Tackling the elephant Let’s cut to the chase; Australian political leadership must find the stomach to deal with the core…

Balfour notes

12 August 2016 11:00 pm

For the Jewish people the tiny sliver of land between the Jordan River and the eastern Mediterranean coast has always…

Cultural notes

12 August 2016 11:00 pm

The year 2015 was marked by a fit of progressive hysteria over our so-called ‘rape culture’. Widely circulated and grossly…

Balfour notes

11 August 2016 1:00 pm

For the Jewish people the tiny sliver of land between the Jordan River and the eastern Mediterranean coast has always…

Cultural notes

11 August 2016 1:00 pm

The year 2015 was marked by a fit of progressive hysteria over our so-called ‘rape culture’. Widely circulated and grossly…