The feminist-approved, media-driven ‘gender’ agenda is ignoring where the real problems lie
I am writing this diary from the Opera, not the theatrical sort, we are on a cruise ship anchored for…
Now the Right have set up their own Feminist Club, much like the Left have. Ordinary women need not apply.
Political correctness is playing havoc with our opera
We have been in Italy since the beginning of May when I had what people politely term a ‘significant birthday’,…
In mid-2009, I landed in Italy for an extended break, as it happened, on the day of the L’Aquila earthquake.…
I have been spending the week in Rome, having breakfast and dinner most days with Pope Francis I. Literally. How…
It’s time parents said ‘no’ to deadly end-of-year hedonism
We have been in Italy for the past two weeks and I am writing this from the terrace of our…
Despite the success of La Traviata, opera in Australia is still trying to balance art and commerce
Memoirs are all the rage, and Australian memoirs have a particular flavour. They tend to exemplify what seems today like an old fashioned stereotype: the little Aussie battler battling through. That this form of memoir, pioneered by Albert Facey’s classic A Fortunate Life, continues to be popular in this country shows that perhaps there is more truth to the little Aussie battler story than the doom and gloom story vacuum that is so much postmodernism.
Australia still leads the world in speech therapy
Catherine Deveny’s appointment as an ambassador for the disabled shows what nonsense these positions are
Rome I am here for the canonisation of Australia’s first saint, Mary MacKillop.
A Pressure Cooker Saved My Life: how to Have It All, Do It All and Keep It All Together
by Juanita Phillips
ABC Books, $35, pp. 259,