Australian Notes

Australian notes

12 January 2019 9:00 am

How on earth can we ensure that 2019 is a more positive and constructive year than the last one? Australia…

Australian notes

5 January 2019 9:00 am

Students lacking the basics I am a law professor at the University of Queensland, a G8 university and one of…

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15 December 2018 9:00 am

Good trouble I arrive in Australia to feverish talk of a rebellion. There has been a ‘teenage revolt’. A mass…

Australian notes

1 September 2018 9:00 am

In the hour and a half it took me to drive to Sydney on August 23, I listened to what…

Dear Paul

28 July 2018 9:00 am

Three major articles by the Australian’s editor-at-large Paul Kelly, and Tony Abbott’s even more major Heritage Foundation speech in Washington,…

Australian notes

30 June 2018 9:00 am

Universities of the closed mind A series of leaked emails reveal the depths of prejudice and groupthink at Australia’s universities.…

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16 June 2018 9:00 am

Western Civ That the Australian National University has rejected funding to establish a Ramsay Centre for Western Civilisation proves how…

Australian notes

9 June 2018 9:00 am

On Republicanism The spectacle of so many grisly celebrities clustered together at the royal wedding reminded me why I was…

Australian notes

19 May 2018 9:00 am

Want to know how low the commitment to free speech has sunk these days? About a week ago the White…

Australian notes

28 April 2018 9:00 am

Bank robbery I am a reformed, recidivist bank robber. I did it the old-fashioned way; by storming into a bank…

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21 April 2018 9:00 am

Sorry seems to be the easiest word I am sorry to have to say this, but I think we all…

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31 March 2018 9:00 am

On tour with Jordan I got the phone call back in January. The man on the other end of the…

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17 March 2018 9:00 am

The feminist revolution is already over. Men lost. International Women’s Day is a day when women of the chattering classes…

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10 February 2018 9:00 am

Turnbull’s 18C on steroids Rahm Emmanuel, one-time Chief of Staff in the Obama Administration, once said: ‘You never let a…

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3 February 2018 9:00 am

18C for Tarneen? Last Friday marked the 230th anniversary of a penal colony being founded on the shores of Sydney…

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27 January 2018 9:00 am

Human Rights Commission hoisted with its own petard In the recent Australian Marriage Law Survey, Australians were asked the following…

Australian notes

20 January 2018 9:00 am

Memo to Republicans: Australia is not a colony The fundamental difference between Australia as a ‘colony’ and every other colony…

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9 December 2017 9:00 am

Compare and contrast So it’s coming up to a year since one Donald Trump was inaugurated as the 45th president…

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2 December 2017 9:00 am

The Textorising of the right Let me make a confession, one that should you utter it out loud would mark…

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18 November 2017 9:00 am

The Bennelong bedwetter Some say that this innovative and agile Team Turnbull government continues to go from strength to strength.…

Australian notes

4 November 2017 9:00 am

John Howard and the black hand It is not particularly far-fetched to claim that the Liberal Party is in big…

Australian Notes

28 October 2017 9:00 am

Four pillars of the Museum   Bob, my husband of more than half a century, was born in Tsing Tao,…

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14 October 2017 9:00 am

Black-on-black hate The problem of violence in Aboriginal communities is well known to anyone with an interest in Aboriginal affairs.…

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26 August 2017 9:00 am

Shorten must be stopped For once, Malcolm Turnbull’s current travails are not all his own fault. The Prime Minister could…

Australian notes

19 August 2017 9:00 am

On Noel and Richo Last week in the Australian Noel Pearson wrote a piece responding to Graham Richardson’s earlier claim…