Guest Notes

Yuletide notes

10 December 2015 3:00 pm

I can’t help it, call me soppy or simple, but I can’t help but get a lump in my throat…

Asian notes

10 December 2015 3:00 pm

Shopping in the Asian capitals has long been a lure for tourists but I was taken a little aback when…

Republican notes

21 November 2015 9:00 am

Our best defence against jihadism? Abbott Until those acts of appallingly primitive barbarism in Paris, the events surrounding Prince Charles’…

Republican notes

19 November 2015 3:00 pm

Our best defence against jihadism? Abbott Until those acts of appallingly primitive barbarism in Paris, the events surrounding Prince Charles’…

Australian notes

14 November 2015 9:00 am

Poms in the Park To Twickenham for the Rugby World Cup. To Wembley for England’s (soccer) football world cup qualifier…

Australian notes

12 November 2015 3:00 pm

Poms in the Park To Twickenham for the Rugby World Cup. To Wembley for England’s (soccer) football world cup qualifier…

Australian notes

7 November 2015 9:00 am

Australia – the new Italy? There are lies, damned lies and statistics as often referenced. To this I would add…

Australian notes

5 November 2015 3:00 pm

Australia – the new Italy? There are lies, damned lies and statistics as often referenced. To this I would add…

Drunken notes

24 October 2015 9:00 am

I’m a bit drunk, so let’s just get this over with: I love Malcolm Turnbull. Now, hold your tomatoes, proles.…

Drunken notes

22 October 2015 2:00 pm

I’m a bit drunk, so let’s just get this over with: I love Malcolm Turnbull. Now, hold your tomatoes, proles.…

Blue blood notes

10 October 2015 9:00 am

My sole dream in life is to be a champagne socialist. It irritates me no end that there’s no apparent…

Blue blood notes

8 October 2015 2:00 pm

My sole dream in life is to be a champagne socialist. It irritates me no end that there’s no apparent…

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…