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The truly pathetic bias of Fairfax media

13 October 2017 5:26 pm

Clearly spurred on by Mark Powell’s excellent piece this morning on the decline of its Sydney sister, The Age has…

Drug decriminalisation: no pipe dream

13 October 2017 1:03 pm

In a time where government expenditure is a staggeringly high, the war on drugs needs to be tackled with more…

RIP, Mr Fairfax

13 October 2017 10:38 am

I really miss the Sydney Morning Herald. And I’m pretty sure I’m not alone. I miss those halcyon days where…

Some die, others appear on The Drum

12 October 2017 8:01 pm

Working as a journalist has always had its hazards. Follow the story and you may find yourself in some uncomfortable…

“No” campaign dad shows why we need school choice

12 October 2017 5:01 pm

Last week, Buzzfeed reported that Steve Tourloukis, a Canadian father prominent in advertising by the Coalition for Marriage, “asked for…

When France puts you to shame with IR reform, you’re in trouble

12 October 2017 2:01 pm

Australia needs politicians like Emmanuel Macron – politicians who are willing to take on powerful vested interests for the sake…

What happened at Fatima 100 years ago?

12 October 2017 12:00 pm

On Friday, 12 October 1917 many had walked barefooted to the Cova da Iria in Fatima, in central Portugal, to…

Why Labor should stop pretending and ditch same-sex marriage

12 October 2017 7:26 am

Labor voters are the most considerate, salt-of-the-earth people you’re ever likely to meet at a polling booth sausage sizzle. How…

Campaigning for cancer

11 October 2017 7:26 pm

If you were told that the Cancer Council along with the Australian Medical Association were campaigning for more cancer, you…

Casting couch conundrums

11 October 2017 3:00 pm

The casting couch is not the most comfortable seat in the room. You could say it is downright uncomfortable, especially…

Climate critics can’t keep up with Abbott

11 October 2017 12:17 pm

Sneers and insults were the response de rigeur from the uninformed to Tony Abbott’s speech a couple of days ago to the Global…

Same-sex marriage and the war on biology

11 October 2017 7:29 am

Maybe there are folks out there in plebiscite land who believe that there are no robust intellectual arguments against same-sex marriage or, if there are…

Regulating away freedoms

10 October 2017 5:13 pm

One of the paradoxes in the world today is that day-to-day life in a communist country like China is much…

Kinsey and Hef

10 October 2017 12:27 pm

A couple of weeks ago, the human face of the modern sexual revolution, Hugh Hefner died in the Playboy mansion…

Julie Bishop backflips

10 October 2017 7:22 am

To repeat the well-used words and heart-stopping sentiment of many parents of teenage children, “Julie, we’re so disappointed in you”.   It was surprising to see Bishop…

Labor’s desperate sales pitch

9 October 2017 4:16 pm

Nothing says desperation more than calling on the Bob Hawke to do your selling and evoking the memory of a…

What’s Greek for ‘chutzpah’?

9 October 2017 12:12 pm

Cockiness to the point of crazy-brave has been a Hellene characteristic down the ages (the Greeks were Hellenes before they…

What’s left of Western culture? Just about everything

9 October 2017 7:24 am

There is something very wrong with Western culture today. At first, it seemed only as if in gradual decline, but…

The Human Rights Commission’s lazy white male slur

8 October 2017 5:35 pm

Gillian Triggs may be gone but the Australian Human Rights Commission is still doing its best to be as divisive…

Corporate subsidies don’t keep the lights on

6 October 2017 2:02 pm

A wise man once told me watching business people talk about economics is like watching a dog walk on its…

The same-sex marriage revolution: same as them all

6 October 2017 11:00 am

David Sergeant chilling piece “What’s changed in Britain since same-sex marriage?” describes the way in Britain the anti-marriage revolutionary agenda…

Reshuffling the ABC is futile

6 October 2017 7:49 am

So many promises: each as useless as the last. What is the point of the ABCs overhaul of current affairs…

Teaching at Maechaem

5 October 2017 5:04 pm

For some weeks now in Thailand I’ve been teaching English to teenagers with a disability, many of them in wheelchairs…

Repeating Turnbull’s blunder

5 October 2017 2:54 pm

Watching the Conservatives fall apart over leadership gives me uncanny déjà vu after Australian politics. In the last eight years, Australia has…

Conservatism is dying. Could Islam help save it?

5 October 2017 7:31 am

Francis Schaeffer: ‘A co-belligerent is a person with whom I do not agree on all sorts of vital issues, but…