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Corey Bernardi: songs in the key of strife

19 January 2018 8:29 pm

Musicians get quite touchy about their music. It is their baby after all, and who wants their baby touched by a…

It’s marvellous the difference Milo makes

19 January 2018 1:30 pm

People who wondered what the fuss was about when Milo Yiannopoulos visited here should read Dangerous, in which he shreds…

Stop playing gender politics with people’s lives

19 January 2018 8:08 am

Aziz Ansari went on a date. Now, his reputation is ruined. That’s how rapidly the hateful #MeToo flames can take…

The only solution to bullying

18 January 2018 5:31 pm

Einstein said, “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” The…

The Greens fail at 2018

18 January 2018 7:52 am

Inhale and all chant together – the Greens have failed at 2018. Watch through half closed eyes and you’ll observe…

Has identity politics shattered Martin Luther King’s dream?

17 January 2018 7:33 pm

Martin Luther King Jr’s character and life offer a stark illustration that only a few saints and monsters walk the…

The great Indigenous funding fallacy

17 January 2018 4:07 pm

Aboriginal people in the ACT are receiving a similar level of government funding to those in Western Australia, despite having…

“Israel… has nothing to do with Jews”

17 January 2018 2:27 pm

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas — now in the thirteenth year of his four-year term — has delivered a “wide-ranging”…

Greens patronising over Australia Day

17 January 2018 8:22 am

In the last few minutes (history time) some white dudes, notably the Greens, have taken it upon themselves to speak…

The Greatest Showman: celebration of capitalism, or moral failure?

16 January 2018 4:37 pm

When I heard that The Greatest Showman had received negative reviews in the media, I knew I had to see…

Why not tax obesity instead of sugar?

16 January 2018 1:30 pm

Once upon a time, New Year’s resolutions were the purview of the individual. You made an unwritten pact with yourself…

One year of Trump; one year of winning

16 January 2018 7:57 am

Contrary to the latest fashionable dogma, character is not everything in politics. It has its place, of course. But character…

Call the Kiwis!

15 January 2018 8:02 pm

Some decades ago in Canberra, your column writer toiled in what was then termed the Ministerial Correspondence Unit, a team…

Crony unionism, coming soon to a hole in the ground near you

15 January 2018 4:20 pm

I had a shock recently when I read an article in the New York Times that wasn’t critical of Donald…

Do I look racist in this hat?

15 January 2018 1:30 pm

Some feminists are ditching the pink “pussy hats” as the symbol of the “resistance”, but not because they’re silly: The reason:…

The house of review needs review

15 January 2018 8:37 am

Since federation in 1901, Australians have always known bicameral governance. With the nation’s constitution largely based on the American founding…

Vote for (the other) Chelsea!

14 January 2018 8:07 pm

Chelsea wants to run. No, the other Chelsea: Chelsea Manning, the transgender U.S. Army soldier who served seven years in…

There are snowflakes – and then there are snowflake’s snowflakes

14 January 2018 4:31 pm

When you’re about the begin the final year of study and totting up a daunting debt in fees it’s not…

It’s just not cricket

12 January 2018 1:43 pm

Well, what about that sea of pink at the cricket last Saturday?  So many men in pink showing their support…

Big is not beautiful or why fat is a feminine issue

12 January 2018 11:49 am

Not so long ago American feminist, Naomi Wolf, did an international lap of honour to celebrate 25 years since the…

Revenue and responsibility

11 January 2018 4:48 pm

The Queensland government submission to the Productivity Commission review of GST distribution suggests the Commonwealth government should share its income…

Puffed-up public health poohbahs pan our happy heroes

11 January 2018 2:32 pm

So the public health poohbahs are off and running in 2018.  The prurient puritans, the humourless harridans, the admonishing androids…

John Gorton: a rugged Australian idealist

11 January 2018 12:36 pm

Following the death of Sir John Gorton on 19 May 2002, Christopher Zinn wrote in the Guardian that “Gorton left…

Goodbye boozy Tuesday?

11 January 2018 10:22 am

If we had been asked to name the most cuckoo council in Australia in 2017, Melbourne would have stood a…

What’s to gain from an Australian republic?

10 January 2018 10:58 am

On New Year’s Day, the Prime Minister was goaded into commenting on the prospect of opening up the debate on…