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Devil in her ayatollahs

25 April 2015 9:00 am

Looking like a cross between Princess Diana and Michael Jackson, our glamourous foreign minister last week rocked into – of…

Devil in her ayatollahs

23 April 2015 9:30 am

Looking like a cross between Princess Diana and Michael Jackson, our glamourous foreign minister last week rocked into – of…

Spill Bill?

18 April 2015 9:00 am

The major problem facing the Labor party today is one of logistics: how do you get rid of a floundering…

Spill Bill?

16 April 2015 9:30 am

The major problem facing the Labor party today is one of logistics: how do you get rid of a floundering…

Year of ideas

11 April 2015 9:00 am

‘Today, I say very clearly, Labor will support reform which is fair. Labor will fight reform which is unfair,’ said…

Year of ideas

9 April 2015 9:30 am

‘Today, I say very clearly, Labor will support reform which is fair. Labor will fight reform which is unfair,’ said…

The Conversation

4 April 2015 9:00 am

In Francis Ford Coppola’s 1974 cult movie The Conversation, Gene Hackman’s character Harry Caul becomes obsessed analyzing the precise meaning…

The Conversation

2 April 2015 10:30 am

In Francis Ford Coppola’s 1974 cult movie The Conversation, Gene Hackman’s character Harry Caul becomes obsessed analyzing the precise meaning…

The wrong trousers

28 March 2015 9:00 am

In 1986, the year after he officially became an Eminent Person courtesy of both the United Nations and the Commonwealth,…

The wrong trousers

26 March 2015 11:30 am

In 1986, the year after he officially became an Eminent Person courtesy of both the United Nations and the Commonwealth,…

Trinity of mediocrity

21 March 2015 9:00 am

This was the week when the stark contrast between the relative talents of the top three individuals in the federal…

Lynch mob-ette

14 March 2015 9:00 am

There is a disturbing current of vilification running throughout the Australian feminist movement. Even as Australians proudly celebrated International Women’s…

Rape of the Libs

7 March 2015 9:00 am

Perhaps the commentariat now realise that they do not, in fact, run the country, and cannot replace prime ministers on…

Tough talk

28 February 2015 9:00 am

‘Crack down on welfare rorters. Get tough on radical Islam.’ If there’s a whiteboard in the Prime Minister’s office (or…

Fair maiden

21 February 2015 9:00 am

It goes without saying that when one of our most popular columnists, Peter Coleman, instructs his band of loyal readers…

Hockey’s mojo

14 February 2015 9:00 am

If we continue down that path, we are going to leave future Australians with a lesser quality of life and…

Big gamble

7 February 2015 9:00 am

The determination by many in the media, even among conservatives, to hasten the demise of Tony Abbott’s prime ministership is…

Knight takes Abbott

31 January 2015 9:00 am

Of all the potent weapons we never expected to see draw blood from lifelong political battler Tony Abbott, ridicule was…

Australia Day

24 January 2015 9:00 am

At this time of year, perhaps more than any other, it is easy to see why Australia is the envy…

18Charlie

17 January 2015 9:00 am

Even as we were putting the finishing touches to our editorial last week, in which we ‘joined the dots’ between…

Year of living dangerously

10 January 2015 9:00 am

With the nightmare of the Sydney siege still fresh in Australian minds comes the not entirely unexpected heightened terrorist alerts…

Rebooting the government

3 January 2015 9:00 am

Among the many dubious gifts the digital age has endowed us with is an abundance of new ways of expressing…

Morality tales

13 December 2014 9:00 am

‘And so this is Christmas, and what have you done?’ A question, originally set to an agreeably festive tune by…

The art of persuasion

6 December 2014 9:00 am

‘Our job is to simplify, to tear away the unrelated, to pluck out the weeds that are smothering the product…

Advising Abbott

29 November 2014 9:00 am

All of a sudden the world and his pet poodle purport to have crucial advice for Tony Abbott, as the…