Books Australia

Bronwyn Bishop: personal attack

Unfair and unbalanced

19 July 2014 9:00 am

The thesis of this book is that there is something wrong with politics in Australia. Bryant is right, but not…

Bronwyn Bishop: personal attack

Unfair and unbalanced

17 July 2014 1:00 pm

The thesis of this book is that there is something wrong with politics in Australia. Bryant is right, but not…

Labor partisan’s economic tale

12 July 2014 9:00 am

The old saw about economics being a dismal science turns out, on the evidence of this short but interesting piece…

Labor partisan’s economic tale

10 July 2014 1:00 pm

The old saw about economics being a dismal science turns out, on the evidence of this short but interesting piece…

Perils of activist judges

5 July 2014 9:00 am

Democracy in ancient Athens was often criticised by the aristocracy for not showing significant respect for them and their superior…

Perils of activist judges

3 July 2014 1:00 pm

Democracy in ancient Athens was often criticised by the aristocracy for not showing significant respect for them and their superior…

Labor renewal?

28 June 2014 9:00 am

Ben Chifley once spoke about a shining light on the hill. By the time that Kevin Rudd and Julia Gillard…

Labor renewal?

26 June 2014 1:00 pm

Ben Chifley once spoke about a shining light on the hill. By the time that Kevin Rudd and Julia Gillard…

2016… will she or won’t she?

Hawkish Hillary

21 June 2014 8:00 am

If you were contemplating running for President of the United States, a national book tour would be a handy pointer…

2016… will she or won’t she?

Hawkish Hillary

19 June 2014 1:00 pm

If you were contemplating running for President of the United States, a national book tour would be a handy pointer…

Out of his depth

14 June 2014 9:00 am

There are individuals who, when fate hands them the opportunity for greatness, have risen to the challenge. Rob Oakeshott was…

Out of his depth

12 June 2014 1:00 pm

There are individuals who, when fate hands them the opportunity for greatness, have risen to the challenge. Rob Oakeshott was…

Rupert Murdoch: a newspaperman at heart

With enemies like these…

17 May 2014 9:00 am

Rupert Murdoch’s last five years have been the worst of his career, but a new biography by Sydney University’s Rodney Tiffen is so unfair that even Peter Oborne, one of the newspaper magnate’s severest critics, found himself warming to him

Australia: a land with news

Bold history

17 May 2014 9:00 am

This is a bold attempt to write the history of Australia in 1,200 pages of narrative. A huge team of…

Long goodbye: Malcolm Fraser with Jimmy Carter

Radical nationalist

17 May 2014 9:00 am

Many of Australia’s former prime ministers have been content to spend their political afterlife stoking the embers of their own…

Rupert Murdoch: a newspaperman at heart

With enemies like these…

15 May 2014 1:00 pm

Rupert Murdoch is not simply a great newspaperman; he is also one of the greatest businessmen of the second half…

Long goodbye: Malcolm Fraser with Jimmy Carter

Radical nationalist

15 May 2014 1:00 pm

Many of Australia’s former prime ministers have been content to spend their political afterlife stoking the embers of their own…

Australia: a land with news

Bold history

15 May 2014 1:00 pm

This is a bold attempt to write the history of Australia in 1,200 pages of narrative. A huge team of…

Incoming: anti-Vietnam war protests during President Johnson’s visit, Sydney, 22 October 1966

A noble cause

10 May 2014 9:00 am

I supported Australia’s Vietnam commitment in the decade between 1965 (when the Menzies Coalition government deployed combat forces to South…

Incoming: anti-Vietnam war protests during President Johnson’s visit, Sydney, 22 October 1966

A noble cause

8 May 2014 1:00 pm

I supported Australia’s Vietnam commitment in the decade between 1965 (when the Menzies Coalition government deployed combat forces to South…

‘Qui, moi?’

26 April 2014 9:00 am

In 2008, Bob Carr was on an ABC panel show, pontificating about the wisdom of decisions of the US Supreme…

‘Qui, moi?’

24 April 2014 1:00 pm

In 2008, Bob Carr was on an ABC panel show, pontificating about the wisdom of decisions of the US Supreme…

Letting go

19 April 2014 9:00 am

We are not, by our nature, a militaristic people, and it is significant that our most well-known military venture was…

Letting go

16 April 2014 1:00 pm

We are not, by our nature, a militaristic people, and it is significant that our most well-known military venture was…

A sober critic

12 April 2014 9:00 am

Let’s get one thing straight: gullibility is not a virtue. This simple principle appears to be difficult to grasp for…