Australian Notes

Australian notes

12 December 2020 9:00 am

Covid-19 and anti-Semitism In the face of rising anti-Semitism in Australia and the disruptive economic and social impact of Covid-19,…

Australian notes

21 November 2020 9:00 am

The ten per cent One of the chief complaints of the – now almost forgotten – Occupy Wall Street movement…

Australian notes

26 September 2020 9:00 am

18C on steroids The idea that a sitting Tasmanian senator can be dragged before the state Anti-Discrimination Commissioner for her…

Australian notes

12 September 2020 9:00 am

Mike Carlton does not deserve his gong Welcome to modern Australia, where encouraging the strangulation of women, calling them crazy,…

Our threatened eco-system

29 August 2020 9:00 am

Our threatened eco-system A fragile, irreplaceable eco-system is threatened and not a single environmentalist has raised their voice in protest.…

Australian notes

25 July 2020 9:00 am

Takin’ it to the streets Although public protests have exploded in the last few months in some Western countries, there…

Australian notes

17 July 2020 11:00 pm

Vision of justice ‘Justice is the end [goal] of government. It is the end of civil society,’ argued James Madison,…

Australian notes

11 July 2020 9:00 am

Yes, black lives do matter. But let’s have some honesty… The greatest failing of the Black Lives Matter movement in…

Australian notes

27 June 2020 9:00 am

Time to cancel cancel culture If I were ever asked, and I won’t be, I would urge the government to…

Australian notes

20 June 2020 9:00 am

Is it racism or the obsession with racism that is costing indigenous lives? Where’s the outrage regarding the high death…

Australian notes

13 June 2020 9:00 am

Chinese aggression and the New Cold War Over recent weeks commentators both in Australia and abroad have drawn attention to…

Australian notes

1 May 2020 11:00 pm

It’s almost always a binary political world Have you ever wondered what Malcolm Turnbull’s version of the Golden Rule might…

Australian notes

11 April 2020 9:00 am

Imagine, no Magna Carta All over the world, millions of people are being subjected by their respective governments to an…

Australian notes

28 March 2020 9:00 am

Everybody loves borders now What do Justin Trudeau, Jacinda Ardern, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the crazier fringe of the Greens party (here…

Australian notes

21 March 2020 9:00 am

Let’s be a lot more sceptical towards China

Australian notes

7 March 2020 9:00 am

Enemies of free speech hide behind a bill of rights An intriguing feature of the debate about freedom of the…

We could be a superpower, too

22 February 2020 9:00 am

Back in 2008, Kevin Rudd announced a new ‘Green Car Plan’ which in his words would ‘make the automotive industry…

Fighting fires

15 February 2020 9:00 am

The richest man in Rome at the time of Julius Caesar was Marcus Licinius Crassus. Crassus made his fortune through…

Australian notes

7 February 2020 10:00 pm

Elites thwarting the great Aussie dream For too many Australians, the great Australian dream of home ownership becomes more elusive…

Vale Tim Fischer

31 August 2019 9:00 am

Tim Fischer’s penultimate speech in the House of Representatives was in response to a motion condemning the September 11 terrorist…

Australian notes

20 July 2019 9:00 am

Superglued to the Greens The great satirical novelist Evelyn Waugh once catalogued a fictional, remote and newly-converted Christian sect who…

Australian notes

25 May 2019 9:00 am

Eleven random thoughts Let me start with a bow to those who thought it best to vote for Malcolm Turnbull…

Australian notes

4 May 2019 9:00 am

Labor’s water hypocrisy  What water scandal? ‘I acted on the recommendations of my department which had conducted an independent, competitive…

Australian Notes

27 April 2019 9:00 am

Golden transparency of surrogacy secrecy? How many times have you met a person and wondered if they could talk under…

Running on empty

30 March 2019 9:00 am

If anything happened to disrupt our imports of oil and fuel, such as a blockade of shipping through the South…