Guest Notes

Australian notes

19 September 2015 9:00 am

Everything is tense as I get into the car. None of us can believe it. ‘What’s the latest?’ I ask.…

Australian notes

17 September 2015 1:00 pm

Everything is tense as I get into the car. None of us can believe it. ‘What’s the latest?’ I ask.…

Aux bien pensants

29 August 2015 9:00 am

It’s not so long ago that the commetariat was talking about the end of Qantas, at least as an international…

Aux bien pensants

27 August 2015 1:00 pm

It’s not so long ago that the commetariat was talking about the end of Qantas, at least as an international…

Fromelles notebook

11 July 2015 9:00 am

It’s a small but devoted group, the Friends of the 15th Brigade. Each year it gathers at the Melbourne graveside…

Fromelles notebook

9 July 2015 1:00 pm

It’s a small but devoted group, the Friends of the 15th Brigade. Each year it gathers at the Melbourne graveside…

Beltway Notes

20 June 2015 9:00 am

Like Oscar Wilde’s demand that ‘the man who could call a spade a spade should be compelled to use one’…

Beltway Notes

18 June 2015 1:00 pm

Like Oscar Wilde’s demand that ‘the man who could call a spade a spade should be compelled to use one’…

Diplomatic Notes

30 May 2015 9:00 am

Paris this spring was still beautiful, but tense. Post-Charlie Hebdo, 8,000 smart, almost chic, soldiers supplement the edgy French police.…

Diplomatic Notes

28 May 2015 1:00 pm

Paris this spring was still beautiful, but tense. Post-Charlie Hebdo, 8,000 smart, almost chic, soldiers supplement the edgy French police.…

Monumental selfie

Student notes

9 May 2015 9:00 am

‘Manchester first, or Glasgow?’ I ask Steph. She shrugs. ‘As long as we get to the Doctor Who exhibition in…

Monumental selfie

Student notes

7 May 2015 9:30 am

‘Manchester first, or Glasgow?’ I ask Steph. She shrugs. ‘As long as we get to the Doctor Who exhibition in…

London notes

2 May 2015 9:00 am

I can see the London Eye from my hotel room, but for a panicky, hungover moment this morning I thought…

Hollywood notes

11 April 2015 9:00 am

I have directed 13 feature films in the US and now, for the first time, have shot one in Los…

Hollywood notes

9 April 2015 9:30 am

I have directed 13 feature films in the US and now, for the first time, have shot one in Los…

Deadly notes

3 January 2015 9:00 am

‘The Aussies work out everythin’ backwards,’ says Wilson the Texan in Norman Mailer’s The Naked and the Dead, and there’s…

Deadly notes

1 January 2015 2:00 pm

‘The Aussies work out everythin’ backwards,’ says Wilson the Texan in Norman Mailer’s The Naked and the Dead, and there’s…

Christmas notes

13 December 2014 9:00 am

Some Australians have forgotten how to speak their truth. Some have lost their ability to hear the truth. This is…

Voice notes

13 December 2014 9:00 am

AFTER a year dabbling in radio, I listen to other people’s voices with a new ear. It is like suddenly…

Christmas notes

11 December 2014 3:00 pm

Some Australians have forgotten how to speak their truth. Some have lost their ability to hear the truth. This is…

Voice notes

11 December 2014 3:00 pm

AFTER a year dabbling in radio, I listen to other people’s voices with a new ear. It is like suddenly…

Surrogacy Notes

29 November 2014 9:00 am

Even the most ardent supporters of surrogacy admit that the present situation in Australia is a mess. Commercial surrogacy is…

Surrogacy Notes

27 November 2014 3:00 pm

Even the most ardent supporters of surrogacy admit that the present situation in Australia is a mess. Commercial surrogacy is…

Railway Notes

15 November 2014 9:00 am

Home on the farm, or so it is meant to be this year but of late it has been everything…

Railway Notes

13 November 2014 3:00 pm

Home on the farm, or so it is meant to be this year but of late it has been everything…