Books Australia

Buffoonery

22 January 2015 2:00 pm

Not so much striding across the political landscape as huffing and puffing his way through the back rooms, Clive Palmer…

Under the bed

13 December 2014 9:00 am

The bogeyman of the ASIO agent under the bed has long been an obsession of the Left, and judging from…

Under the bed

11 December 2014 2:00 pm

The bogeyman of the ASIO agent under the bed has long been an obsession of the Left, and judging from…

Shock jock

29 November 2014 9:00 am

A senior Minister in the NSW government of John Fahey once told me that there was a vacant metaphorical chair…

Shock jock

27 November 2014 3:00 pm

A senior Minister in the NSW government of John Fahey once told me that there was a vacant metaphorical chair…

It’s the Stupid, stupid

22 November 2014 9:00 am

Ironic Capitalisation of That Which You Do Not Like is apparently A Thing. You’ll forgive me for employing this Irritating…

It’s the Stupid, stupid

20 November 2014 3:00 pm

Ironic Capitalisation of That Which You Do Not Like is apparently A Thing. You’ll forgive me for employing this Irritating…

Genocidal thoughts

15 November 2014 9:00 am

It takes a certain type of courage for a writer to complete a book and then admit that he does…

Genocidal thoughts

13 November 2014 3:00 pm

It takes a certain type of courage for a writer to complete a book and then admit that he does…

Lazarus is back

18 October 2014 9:00 am

Australia’s Ambassador to the United States, Kim Beazley, still quips that John Winston Howard is his nemesis. This does not…

Lazarus is back

16 October 2014 2:00 pm

Australia’s Ambassador to the United States, Kim Beazley, still quips that John Winston Howard is his nemesis. This does not…

In the big chair

11 October 2014 9:00 am

Even those of us of a conservative bent hoped that the election of the Rudd government in 2007 would constitute…

In the big chair

9 October 2014 2:00 pm

Even those of us of a conservative bent hoped that the election of the Rudd government in 2007 would constitute…

Racy reading

4 October 2014 9:00 am

In a field which is often characterised by polemics and hand-wringing, Noel Pearson has emerged as both a considered thinker…

Racy reading

2 October 2014 1:00 pm

In a field which is often characterised by polemics and hand-wringing, Noel Pearson has emerged as both a considered thinker…

Head Beaters

27 September 2014 9:00 am

Ah, democracy. The informed will of the majority. If only the practice was as simple as the theory. When it…

Head Beaters

25 September 2014 1:00 pm

Ah, democracy. The informed will of the majority. If only the practice was as simple as the theory. When it…

Thought bubbles

30 August 2014 9:00 am

It is not really a surprise that political parties produce a certain number of oddballs; the scary thing is that…

Thought bubbles

28 August 2014 1:00 pm

It is not really a surprise that political parties produce a certain number of oddballs; the scary thing is that…

Guilt trip

9 August 2014 9:00 am

If you had to pick one emotion to characterise Australia’s attitude towards East Timor, it would be guilt. We are…

Guilt trip

7 August 2014 1:00 pm

If you had to pick one emotion to characterise Australia’s attitude towards East Timor, it would be guilt. We are…

Oz Islam: Eid 2014, Lakemba Mosque, Sydney

Muslim integration

2 August 2014 9:00 am

Growing up is hard enough at any time; coping with additional cross-currents of race and religion is a whole new…

Oz Islam: Eid 2014, Lakemba Mosque, Sydney

Muslim integration

31 July 2014 1:00 pm

Growing up is hard enough at any time; coping with additional cross-currents of race and religion is a whole new…

Battered and beaten down

26 July 2014 9:00 am

It’s surely a fancy, the conviction that my first memory of newspapering came as a three-year-old, but I swear the…

Battered and beaten down

24 July 2014 1:00 pm

It’s surely a fancy, the conviction that my first memory of newspapering came as a three-year-old, but I swear the…