Simon Collins

Simon Collins

9 June 2018 9:00 am

Harry and Meghan’s big day was such a media roadblock in Australia that there were about fifteen hours when it…

Simon Collins

26 May 2018 9:00 am

Has Flipper finally flipped? After centuries of challenging dogs for the Mans’ Best Friend guernsey, an incident in New Zealand…

Simon Collins

12 May 2018 9:00 am

Even Australians who consider the Commonwealth Games a meaningless anachronism must have been pleased with our team’s performance last month.…

Simon Collins

28 April 2018 9:00 am

I wonder if Malcolm Turnbull has found time yet to see Armando Innuccio’s new film The Death of Stalin? I…

Simon Collins

14 April 2018 9:00 am

While we’re still in the conference stage of the 2018 Super Rugby competition it’s too early to say whether the…

Simon Collins

31 March 2018 9:00 am

Like many Australians I was greatly affected by the news that James Packer has decided he is not well enough…

Simon Collins

24 March 2018 9:00 am

Ireland beat Australia to marriage equality by five years, and with a Yes victory every bit as resounding as ours.…

Simon Collins

17 March 2018 9:00 am

‘A woman preaching is like a dog walking on his hind legs,’ said Samuel Johnson, ‘It is not done well;…

Simon Collins

3 March 2018 9:00 am

Whenever I can justify flying business class to the UK I go with Malaysian. I do this mainly because three…

Simon Collins

20 January 2018 9:00 am

The critically acclaimed Darkest Hour brings the number of films about Winston Churchill released in the last decade to six,…

Simon Collins

6 January 2018 9:00 am

Thanks to the announcement of the engagement of two foreign celebrities 2017 ended on a cheery note for many Australians.…

Simon Collins

25 November 2017 9:00 am

While Tinseltown gets on with outing the sex pests in its senior ranks it’s too soon to say if it…

Simon Collins

28 October 2017 9:00 am

In a couple of weeks we’ll know whether the last 5 million votes in the same-sex marriage postal survey confirmed…

Simon Collins

16 September 2017 9:00 am

Hate gets a bad rap these days. Children are taught that they mustn’t hate each other, divorcees are counselled not…

Simon Collins

12 August 2017 9:00 am

Perhaps there were plans for some tax-payer-funded, public service web content with a catchy, kid-friendly slogan: ‘From eleven to three,…

Simon Collins

15 July 2017 9:00 am

It has been brought to my attention that many of my closest friends have long-standing connections to communities which have…

Simon Collins

10 June 2017 9:00 am

‘That sounded like gunfire,’ said one of my dinner companions, glancing towards the window. We were a quarter of a…

Simon Collins

13 May 2017 9:00 am

When Geoffrey Blainey’s seminal work The Tyranny of Distance first appeared in Dymocks’ window many people didn’t realise it was…

Simon Collins

8 April 2017 9:00 am

Of all the names Mark Latham was called last week, the one which could most seriously affect his future employment…

Simon Collins

4 March 2017 9:00 am

As a man without a faithful atom in his body I am fascinated by the phenomenon of radicalisation; the alchemical…

Simon Collins

2 March 2017 3:00 pm

As a man without a faithful atom in his body I am fascinated by the phenomenon of radicalisation; the alchemical…

Simon Collins

21 January 2017 9:00 am

As I write this the Trump inauguration is still three days away, so the US intelligence community still has time…

Simon Collins

26 November 2016 9:00 am

Forget Thredbo, Charlotte Pass and Falls Creek; Australia’s best skiing conditions are to be found in Canberra! For reasons which…

Simon Collins

24 November 2016 3:00 pm

Forget Thredbo, Charlotte Pass and Falls Creek; Australia’s best skiing conditions are to be found in Canberra! For reasons which…

Simon Collins

29 October 2016 9:00 am

I can’t be the only Speccie reader who’s lost sleep thinking about the Crown Resort employees awaiting trial in China.…